The Lilley Arms is situated only a stone's throw between the two towns of Hitchin and Luton. What was once a former coaching inn built in 1705, has now been a home to the Brown family since 1984 and is set in the tranquil and picturesque village of Lilley. The majority of its historic character still stands in the roots of the pub as do our efforts to please everyone who walks through the door. There are miles of green lanes to explore, perfect for walkers, cyclists or horseback riders (we have a hitching rail to tie your horse up to). You could go for walks ranging from 20 minutes to several hours.
Once a tenancy, The Lilley Arms is now a 'free house' offering a range of wines, gins, other spirits, and an ever-changing range of real ale. Our main priority is to serve home-cooked food at reasonable prices. We can also cater for vegetarians or most other dietary requirements. We open at 12 pm from Monday to Sunday for drinks. We finish lunch at 2 pm during the week, 2:30 pm on a Saturday and 3 pm on a Sunday. Usually, Sundays are one of our busiest due to our popular roast dinners so it is always best to book in advance. From Monday to Saturday we serve food from 7 pm to 9 pm, but unfortunately not on Sundays. We do, however, cater for any type of occasion, from christenings to funerals, at any point of the day. You can choose from a selection of venues to suit your requirements. Right from a small, cosy snug to a converted barn complete with its own bar and a garden that can accommodate up to 80 people, we have it here.
We offer accommodation in three en-suite bed and breakfast rooms at reasonable prices which are perfect for walkers, bird watchers, holidays or business trips. We have tables in the beautiful garden for during the summer and lovely fires in the bar and restaurant for during the winter. We welcome everyone including dog owners. Dogs can come inside the bar or the garden but aren't allowed to enter the food areas. However, you can sit in the snug or bar with them to have your food. The parking is in the courtyard. You will also find a lot of free space out in the front of the pub and it is only 2 miles away from Luton, and just off the A505 on the way to Hitchin. It is the perfect place to come and enjoy yourself.