The Lion Hotel was taken over by the Crook family in September 2014 adding to The Boars Head and Littleover Lodge. The hotel was originally a 18th-century coaching inn and is located in the beautiful Belper countryside. The rich history of the building is present in every aspect of our hotel and restaurant with charm and character radiating from all of our rooms. Head Chef Ian Brennan has created tasteful and unique Christmas Menus with something to suit everyone. Ian uses local suppliers and locally sourced ingredients to create the perfect dishes this Christmas. With party nights every Thursday, Friday & Saturday and three-course meals from £18 a guest, this cosy venue really does have everything to offer. Afterwards, the friendly staff can accommodate you in one of their beautifully furnished rooms which is ideally situated near the idyllic Chatsworth House.