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The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
01308 867070
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations, Seating

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
lunch after New Year

decided to lunch out after New Year at the White Lion. So we ate at The White Lion as a thanks for a great night. They finished festivities at about 4 am but still managed to open the Restaurant for Lunch with a full menu. We had the Gammon with all the trimmings as you would on New Years day.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael E
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Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub... friendly managers... nice beer. But every other Friday they do a Curry night... and it is well worth travelling for. 'Mess style' tray with curry, dal and naan bread. £10... and it is fantastic value for money. I own a restaurant and pride myself on cooking a nice curry... and this was every bit as good as you... More 

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Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

decided to lunch out after New Year at the White Lion. So we ate at The White Lion as a thanks for a great night. They finished festivities at about 4 am but still managed to open the Restaurant for Lunch with a full menu. We had the Gammon with all the trimmings as you would on New Years day.... More 

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Thank Michael E
Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

dined there because of the live country music, glad we did. food is excellent and well cooked. good service (even warm plates !). friendly atmosphere, even the music (which does vary from time to time). they have quiz nights and open mic sessions. Palmers are the ales, and a reasonable choice of wines, coffee includes decaff.

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Thank Michael E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This pub deserves more than 3 but not 4. Simple food, well cooked but not cheap. Nice ales, pleasant staff. A friendly atmosphere, I want to & will return. Pubs like this need & should be supported. A proper, old English pub. Keep it up!

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Thank Ben L
Hants, UK
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Broadwindsor. Good beer, friendly staff and decent food just what you need after a long drive.

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Thank Carrieradiostar
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A place to enjoy local beer. Most of the local will have gathering here after their dinner, just talk, drink and meet people

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Thank CarrieHK
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with new tenants attempt to feed us,the food needs to get away from frozen items warmed up,shame used to serve very good meals .

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Thank Sue S
Somerset
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Frozen food deep fried. Real shame as the new owners (in the last month) seem to be making a real effort. Come on guys you have a lovely pub and a great way about you... just don't serve obviously frozen food for £9 a plate. Lovely new owners just hope they get a new chef that will not allow this... More 

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Thank PeteTPie
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited The White Lion on the first and last nights of a weeks stay in the village of Broadwindsor. The food we had was excellent value for money. Home cooked fish pie/ fish cakes, " Hunters Chicken" and steak pie, plentiful and very tasty. Lots of choice. Good selection of local beer/cider. Staff very friendly and interested in our... More 

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Thank sunshine142014
Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

we moved in to the village at the end of January and I needed to feed the workers!! we went down the pub but all the tables where reserved. after talking to the landlord he managed to fit all 6 of us in before one of the reserved table parties came in. the food is excellent, varied and tasty, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadwindsor
  • Phone Number: 01308 867070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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