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The White Lion Inn

| Near Penrith, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
The White Lion Inn
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one night here as part of a walking party. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Rooms are modest but for the price perfectly acceptable. Beer great and food was decent if not great. I'm vegan and there were suitable dishes so that's a plus but others also had decent meals. And they did us... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night bed and breakfast in early May and were very happy with our experience. The White Lion is an oddly shaped building on quite a confined site. There is car parking over the road. This is a pub with bedrooms rather than a fully fledged hotel as there are no separate rooms for residents such as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Arrived here on my first night in Patterdale. Looked inviting as an 'oldie world' pub in a sleepy village. However, once inside I found that this must be the place to come!! There were no available tables to sit at. It was 7pm and every table was marked 'reserved' and I mean every single table in the pub. Food must... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

four of us for drinks and dinner...great atmosphere as Sat night. Food cooked well and presented by friendly staff who seemed to enjoy their work. beer was fine and the wine NOT overpriced..very reasonable. never had much of a wait at bar even though the place was fully booked and very busy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Arrived at Glenridding with two hours to spare before the next Ullswater steamer. Plenty of time, we thought (!), to take a scenic walk from Glenridding to Patterdale and get some food at the White Lion before catching our boat. To be honest, the warning sign was there when we first arrived. I caught one of the staff look out... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went there while waiting for the next boat at Glenridding to go on ullswater lake, drove a couple of mins to Glenridding and found this pub we had a sandwich and the scampi it was lovely food, quick service and friendly. Doesn't look the best inside but it's a lovely traditional country pub.

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Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A large group of friends enjoyed our last evening of our week in the Lakes in the pub looking forward to a hearty meal. We weren't too disappointed the fish and chips took top honours and did look good, unfortunately the steak and ale pie arrived luke warm, however this was quickly rectified and returned hot (the pastry top had... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just had a great 2 night stay here with a friend whilst we walked in the area. Very friendly,helpful staff and the rooms looked like they'd just been updated with new bathrooms. Good nights sleep as very quiet. We ate in the bar both nights, lovely food. Would recommend.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took advantage of the winter accommodation deal at the White Lion in Patterdale and this certainly proved to be excellent value for money. At £25 per person per night and £30 at the weekend this was an excellent deal but with 3 nights for the price of 2 it was a fantastic deal. Outside of January and February the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stayed at the White Lion on New Years eve and new years day as I was attending a wedding locally. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent and good value with a very good selection of beers. The mulled wine going down very well. The rooms are small but it was all we needed so... More 

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