Nestled in the charming village of Berriew in Montgomeryshire, mid-Wales, the Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant offers visitors a fusion of old-world charm and modern sophistication. Its restored Jacobean exterior conceals a visually lavish, welcoming environment, where mirrored artworks by sculptor Andrew Logan and vibrant colour schemes complement the rustic 17th century architecture with a modern, metropolitan flourish.
Each room is a feast for the eyes, but the Lion Hotel also caters exceptionally well to the palate, whether you’re looking for afternoon tea or dinner in our Blue Restaurant or Red Room, or just a quiet drink from our well-appointed lounge bar.
Upstairs the fusion of historic charm and contemporary art continues in our 7 themed, en-suite hotel rooms, each decorated with artworks by Andrew. The marriage of art and original wood features is possibly best appreciated while relaxing on our very comfortable beds!
"Logan has achieved something beyond the reach of any other 20th Century British Sculptor, even Henry Moore: he has managed to open his own museum, dedicated entirely to his own work and carried it off with showbiz flair."
John Russell Taylor — The Times
Built in 1618 to house workmen building the neighbouring church, The Lion Hotel has an old black and white oak-timbered, wattle-and-daub architecture that reflects the agrarian history of Berriew. After this holy undertaking was complete, it then served as a coaching inn and pub. The Lion’s recent restoration was completed in 2018/19 by its current owners, Andrew Logan and his partner, the designer and producer Michael Davis.
The village of Berriew, frequent winner of the ‘Best Kept Village’ award, attracts visitors from around the world, both as a base to explore the beautiful landscapes, nearby attractions like Powis Castle and Garden, canalside walks and neighbouring Georgian market towns, as well as for its own charms.
Not to be missed is the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture, a 4 minute walk from the Lion Hotel. Opened in 1991, the museum was the first in Europe dedicated to a living artist and is a bedazzling grotto of art objects reflecting roughly 5 decades of Andrew’s fascinating and idiosyncratic output.
"Andrew's work doesn't offer that much to the would-be catalogue mystifier: if you start saying anything too pretentious about it, it sort of laughs in your face. It's hard to place, because it doesn't really quite belong anywhere, guilelessly straddling a number of heavily contested boundaries - such as those between art and craft, between art and decoration, between pop and fine, between the profane and sacred. But I don't think this straddling is some sort of ideological position that Andrew has contrived - it's just where he happens to find himself when he makes the work he wants to see."