On Thursday 25th September 2014 the Crooks family became the new owners of the Lion Hotel in Belper, adding to The Boars Head and Littleover Lodge, with this hotel in a prime location. The hotel holds many fond memories for the people of Belper and has been in business since the 18th century.

Over the coming months, the Crooks family focused on bringing the Lion Hotel back to its former glory, transforming the much loved hotel. Through hard work, commitment and a love for the hotel, our dream became a reality. We initially worked through a sympathetic refresh of the hotel and grounds which was then followed by further refurbishments of the main hotel.

Today, the hotel stands proudly in Belper. With a luxurious and quirky interior, The Lion Hotel is now the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend, special occasion or just for a quiet drink with friends. During the transformation, the charm and character of the hotel was retained and the hotel continues to hold fond memories for both the people of Belper and guests.

Christmas 2017

Christmas Fayre Lunch

Get in the festive mood with our Christmas Fayre Lunch. Christmas Fayre Lunch is served all week, midday – 2.30pm £18 Per Person

Evening & Party Nights

Get your dancing shoes on & celebrate this festive season in style with a Party Night at The Lion Hotel. Their Party Nights include dinner & disco. Available Thursday, Friday & Saturday throughout December 7pm – Late

The Christmas Fayre menu without disco is available Sunday – Wednesday throughout December

Sunday – Wednesday £25.00 Thursday £26.50 Friday & Saturday £28.50

Christmas Day

Christmas Day shouldn’t be stressful, so let us take the stress out of your Christmas Day Lunch! Enjoy a 5 course lunch freshly prepared by their team of Chefs.

Contact The Lion Hotel Belper

The Lion Hotel,
Bridge Street,
DE56 1AX

01773 824033


Opening Times

Gastro Bar

Monday – Sunday 12.00pm – 9.00pm

Stonebaked Pizza Oven

Monday – Thursday 12.oopm – 3.oopm and 5.oopm – 9.oopm

Friday- Sunday 12.oopm – 9.oopm


Monday – Sunday 11.ooam – Late