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The White Lion Inn

| Near Penrith, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The White Lion is a perfect example of a Lakeland country Inn - where you just want to relax in after a hard days walking in the area. They are very walker friendly, which is becoming rarer! After a days walk up to the Knott we came back to the pub and stayed several hours enjoying much needed drinks and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just completed a long walk into patterdale and we were hungry and thirsty! In all honesty I think most people would walk past the white lion and on to the Patterdale Inn if they didn't know how good it is inside! Staff are friendly and accommodating, moving a smaller group from a large table so that our party... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in here to overnight after Day 4 of my Coast to Coast walk. Check-in was easy. All staff were friendly/helpful. The food at dinner [trio of sausages] was great, as was the breakfast and packed lunch. The bedroom was perfectly adequate for an "inn with rooms" and I had a private shower room bathroom with a superbly hot shower.... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed here on a previous tour a few years ago and it was just as good second time. They sell great beer and have a fantastic pub atmosphere. Popular place with friendly staff. Excellent pub meals - really satisfying. Our small group thought this was the best breakfast - friendly morning staff.

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Darlington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love this place so much we even had our wedding breakfast here in Sept 2014! We brought all of our guests down from Blencowe Hall on a vintage double decker bus to the White Lion Inn for our 3 course meal. Everyone loved the food as much as we do and the staff are always great! We went back... More 

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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I can only comment on the food, as we called in for a meal after a day on the hill. Of interest to walkers, they are walker friendly which I find is less and less so in the Lakes these days as they all go up market, so no problems going in with boots and rucksacks. Its a Lakeland pub... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

After a long hike from Grasmere on the C2C we were looking forward to a restful evening. However, you can't expect a hotel located a few feet away from a main road above a town pub to be quiet. The bathrooms were extremely small and the shower plumbing not in proper order. The restaurant tables were sticky like they needed... More 

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Liverpool, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited a few times as we were here for a week and there isnt much choice around. Staff were friendly and the beer was fine. Everything really pricey and food very average. Guess they have a captive audience so dont need to make much effort.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

More pub than hotel which simply confirms it history. Feel of an old coaching inn. Very steep stairs up to the accommodation which wasn't particularly welcomed carrying up cases after a day's walking. The breakfast in the morning was very good and prompt - a big plus for coaster to coaster with a long/ tough day ahead to Shap.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

went to this pub after a long walk in the mountains of patterdale, it was like a scene from fawlty towers, my partner and i entered the pub , no bar staff to be scene behind the bar, waited a fair while when somebody eventully arrived, ordered drinks and some soup , we sat at our seats when a bearded... More 

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