REVIEW – Guilty Lily, Bonnington


Guilty Lily


I love Guilty Lily on Bonnington Road.  It allows the option for one person  drinking herbal tea as the other sups on real ales whilst tucking into scones and other baked goods at all times of the day.  The food on offer is varied and can be eaten in the dining area at the rear of the premises or at the low tables in front of the comfy couches in the main part of the bar.  

Service is warm and welcoming and on asking the barman one day what a sporting score was, he said he didn’t know, but went through the back to check on his iphone and came back with the result.  I was more than impressed with that personal service. 

Wonderful beef  (and vegetarian) nachos, £6.95 sit alongside the usual pub grub suspects.   Lady sized burgers are available from £6.95  and more meaty man sized burgers for the hungry male customer.  I love the inventive breakfast dishes such as ‘Eggs Benny’  – a variation of eggs benedict and ‘Smokin Lily’ .  They’re served every morning and all afternoon at the weekends. 

Do not miss the ‘Guilty waffles’ which are definitely the stars of the sweet goods on offer.  The waflles with crispy bacon and maple syrup, £3.50 get my vote most visits. 

Free wifi is available and a TV for background sport (not a sports dominated pub).  Families are made welcome and during the day Guilty Lilycan be popular with mums meeting up for something to eat with their wee ones.  It’s a cosy bar, that’s hard to leave and luckily on my bus route from home.  

Relaxed seating


On the visit that this review covers, I had the eggs Benedict ciabatta and herbal tea for brunch and my dining partner had a pint of real ale with a man-sized burger.  No complaints for either of the dishes – the food here does not disappoint. 

Eggs benedict ciabatta


 Suitable for disabled?  Yes, you can enter through 2 doors which give you access to the whole place and accessible bathrooms.

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