Reviews & Awards

Clad in his whites, owner/chef Mike Womersley gave a friendly welcome and carried our case to our annexe room. His wife, Jayne, is charming, very switched on.’

They write: ‘This is a family business, and we warmly invite guests to bring their children & dogs.

Good Hotel Guide ; No printed menus; you order from a portable blackboard. ‘Tables gleamed with good glassware and cutlery. The food was exceptional, notably starters (fresh asparagus and wild mushrooms; smoked haddock galette); and desserts (intensely flavoured sorbets). We could not fault the quality of any dish.’ Main courses include casseroled partridge; wild turbot with saffron sauce.

The continental breakfast, included in the price was ‘first class: fruit, cereals, good croissants, delicious coffee’. Full English breakfast costs £8.95.

Daily Telegraph; Within minutes of arriving I was immersed in an outdoor hot tub …. no fleet of therapists could have relaxed me more than this.

I think the most accurate description is ‘English Auberge’. On all counts The Three Lions fits the description.

Simply described food is very accomplished, owing much to French cuisine, but also to local English produce.

Superb food, cooked with love ….. perfectly judged vegetables and deserts, especially Jayne’s special hot chocolate surprise.

Awards

At the Three Lions …

  • 2017 :  22 years in the Good Food Guide
  • 2017 : Best Chef finalist The Trencherman Guide
  • 2017 : Certificate of Excellence (Trip Advisor)
  • 2013 : Officier Chaines des Rotisseurs
  • 2012 : In The Telegraphs 150 Best Restaurants In The UK (Good Food Guide)
  • 2006 : Hampshire Restaurant of the Year (Good Hotel Guide)
  • 2003 : Fellow of “The Masterchefs of Great Britain”
  • 2001 : Which Good Hotel Guide National Newcomer of the Year
  • 2000 : Hampshire Commended Restaurant of the Year (Good Food Guide)
  • 1997 – present : Hardens Guide 2 stars
  • 1996 – 2005 : AA 3 rosettes
  • 1996 : Hampshire Achiever of the Year (Good Food Guide)

At Lucknam Park (1989 – 1995)

  • 1994 : 1st Prize Prix des Deux Cartes (Mouton Cadet)
  • 1993 : Finalist Pierre Tatinger Competition
  • 1993 : RAC Blue Ribbon Award
  • 1991 – 1995 : Alkerman Clover (Alkerman Guide)
  • 1991 : National Top Tea Place of the Year (The Tea Council)
  • 1991 : Hotel of the Year (Exec travel)
  • 1990 – 1995 : Michelin Star & 3 AA Rosettes
  • 1990 : 1st Prize Wine & Food (Yorkshire Fine Wines)
  • 1990 : Country Restaurant of the Year (Good Food Guide)