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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, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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452 reviews
164 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 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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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 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
8 hotel reviews
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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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

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 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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 

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