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The White Lion Inn

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38 Main Street | Whissendine, Whissendine LE15 7ET, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night. It's a nice pub in a nice location and close to Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Rutland Water. We booked last minute so only had a choice of rooms 5 or 8 and we chose 8 because we were told it had a king size bed and a walk in shower which 5 didn't have. Before... More 

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ChrisYolanda, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello Mr Smith/Smoff and thank you for your review. as you pointed out in your review, you did not give us the opportunity of addressing any of these matters either during the evening or in the morning at breakfast. Yes it is an old pub about 100 years old. The toilet seat we have noted and will action The bathroom... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights using the pub as our base to explore Rutland and the surrounding area on our bikes. Chris provided us with safe secure covered storage for our bikes . I shared a family room which was spacious,very clean and had bath,shower and plenty of radiator space to dry wet cycling gear overnight! The bath was a Godsend... More 

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ChrisYolanda, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello the Silver cyclists! It was a pleasure to look after you all, you were charming guests, especially when the guys put on their dinner suits! Many thanks for the positive review and very much appreciate the confirmation that we are doing it right. Kind Regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find close to Rutland Water and Melton Mowbray. Accommodation was lovely, light and airy. We didn't use the restaurant as we had our soppy Labrador with us but were able to have the same food sitting in the bar area. Chris and Yolanda and all the team made us very welcome and the food was fabulous. Yolanda even gave... More 

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ChrisYolanda, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. As you say we welcome 'soppy' friendly pets into our bar area and selected bedrooms so every one gets a holiday! Hope the receipe worked out for you and you enjoyed the Leek and Stilton sauce. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Yolanda and Chris More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for only one night whilst visiting friends. Room was clean with good facilities, free WiFi everywhere, tea and coffee making and of course the tv. Bathroom with shower and toiletries very good. Your hosts and staff all very friendly nothing being to much trouble. The food was excellent and can be served in either the bar area or the... More 

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ChrisYolanda, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your positive review. It is important to us to have feedback and to read we are getting it right for our guests gives us a great satisfaction. Kind Regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

In a very pretty village location and great for visiting Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Rutland Water. Beautiful décor in our room and with lovely muted colours and spotlessly clean. The bed was firm but comfy and the shower was nice and powerful for an invigorating wake up in the morning. The pub itself was in traditional style with open fire... More 

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ChrisYolanda, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our pub. Your review really sums up what we hope our Guests experience when they stay with us and it is very heart warming to know you had a good time, enjoyed the surroundings and food that we offer. Many thanks Chris and Yolanda More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the second time we've stayed here whilst visiting family and its a great find. Friendly, nice sized and comfortable rooms and a great breakfast to start the day, the gluten free bread was tasty which is always a bonus. With the addition of a free magic show from Chris the owner in the bar which was very good... More 

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cheeselongnor, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello Folks and thank you for your review. It was good to see familiar faces again and very pleased you enjoyed your stay again. Hope to see you soon. Chris and Yolanda More 

Kettering
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It was the reviews of this hotel which attracted me and the tariff was ideal given that one gets what one pays for. The room had been recently refurbished and was very comfortable; the bathroom was excellent. The hosts are extremely friendly as are the other staff. Meals start at 5pm which is great although we did not eat until... More 

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cheeselongnor, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. There was indeed some noise from the pool table beneath you and we apologise for any intrusion of noise. If you should stay with us again we will endeavour to place you in a room that is not situated above the bar area.... More 

Derbyshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just returned from a couple of days at the White Lion. Location was perfect for local attractions. A lovely friendly establishment and we were made very welcome. Accommodation clean, our room was warm with a comfy bed & lots of hot water. Staff were friendly, helpful with great knowledge of the surrounding area. Food was excellent. Breakfast and evening meals... More 

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cheeselongnor, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to see the many sights around the area. Looking forward to seeing you again in June!. Many thanks Yolanda and Chris More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ended up staying here on boxing day after we found ourselves stranded in the snow, knocking on the door at 11PM asking if there was room at the inn. We were welcomed in and given a beautiful, newly rennovated room at a good price and even offered nightwear, toothbrushes and toothpaste after my girlfriend mentioned to... More 

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TheWhiteLion2014, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a kind review. We were only too happy to help you that night and only wanted for you to be comfortable and warm after your exhausting journey trying to get home in the awful weather. Many thanks and hope to meet you again. Chris and Yolanda More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a fantastic stay! I could find nothing wrong with this b&b. The room I stayed in was warm and clean. Fresh clean bedding, lots of clean soft towels. From the outset it was a warn friendly welcome. Breakfast was fantastic, they could do nothing more to make us feel at home. Brilliant....

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TheWhiteLion2014, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for such a wonderful review, its so good to know that you felt so welcome and of course that the bedrooms were clean and fresh. We really do want guests to feel they are home from home and enjoy their time with us, many thanks Kind Regards Yolanda and Chris More 

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