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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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Hatfield
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice clean bedroom, delicious breakfast, tastefully furnished throughout,rooms and pub, good food and beer, friendly staff, nice village, locals were friendly too! Would definitely stay there again when in the area.

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

It was extremely satisfying to read how much you enjoyed everything the pub has to offer, from the food, Ales, staff and even the locals.!! Many thanks and hope to see you again. Regards Chris and Yolanda More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently and would highly recommend a visit if you're in the area great room great food and friendly staff.the room was clean and the shower was hot. The WiFi worked! Breakfast was great. I would not hesitate to go back again

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

Thank you for your review on our pub and Bed/ Breakfast. We really appreciate our guest's feedback which is very important to us and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Yolanda and Chris More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of June (sorry we're a bit late leaving the review!) we had a party at the White Lion to celebrate my wife's 'significant birthday'. The food was fantastic; the staff incredibly helpful; and the overall atmosphere just brilliant. I have to add that we're regulars at the pub because it is pretty well perfect in every way.... More 

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

Hello and many thanks for your wonderful review. It is so rewarding to read how much you enjoyed the food, beer and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Yolanda and Chris More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited this restaurant with parents and family for Father's Day. The carvery was excellent especially as my mother always gets put off her food when she is served too much. This way she could take just the amount she wanted. The meats were great and an excellent choice of vegetables. The staff were attentive and helpful. I would recommend this... More 

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Sunday Carvery. We were very pleased that you enjoyed the quality and freshness of the food. It was also very reassuring to note that our staff were friendly and attentive to your needs. Again thank you and hope to welcome you back. Regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A great meal here last night . Menu varied and interesting and portions big ! I had the chicken pasta and my husband the local sausages and mash ! Tempura veggies to share share as a starter were lovely . The place was busy but service was very good and staff helpful We will come back and stay next time

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

Hello and thank you for your kind review - we do give generous portions and believe in quantity as well as quality when we prepare our dishes. Hope to see you again in the future. with best wishes Chris and Yolanda. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited the White Lion on a Saturday evening on the late May bank holiday with my wife and another couple , we had just cycled around Rutland water a few hours previous so we were quite hungry and thirsty. The staff were pleasant and welcoming and we were told that we could eat in the bar or dining room... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and are glad you had a pleasant stay. Regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Wow what a wonderful place in a wonderful setting with wonderful people! We arrived early Friday evening and following a swift well needed pint we headed to our room which was fab everything we needed, my sister and family had the family room which they were worried about but there was no need, they had plenty of room for the... More 

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

Hi Matt and Family, May we say what a wonderful and informative review. So pleased to read how you enjoyed the magic, breakfast, location and of course the pub. To know that we have created such a good atmosphere and enjoyable place to stay rewards all our efforts. Many thanks and it was our pleasure to look after you and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was at the White lion for 2 nights, before and after a friends wedding in the vicinity. My room was large and very comfortable, with an excellent shower and large airy bathroom. The staff couldnt have been nicer, more welcoming, more cooperative, they get a resounding 15 out of 10. The breakfast was good rather than excellent, but it... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to place a review. Its a real boast to us all to read that we are doing things right and more importantly that you were made to feel welcome by everyone at the pub. Best wishes Chris and Yolanda More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Don't hesitate if you are staying in the region. Lovely village, fabulous pub with great food and good accommodation. Friendly owners...nothing too much trouble. Mill is well worth a visit...Nigel Moon a real character.

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

Hello and thank you for your kind review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had chance to visit the Mill. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Yolanda and Chris More 

Leicester, UK
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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