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The White Lion
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91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
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91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
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Description: This is a pub that does food, not strictly a restaurant.
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Great food
5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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sara753
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

My family and myself had tea here on a Saturday night, given we had a little bit of a wait, which is to be expected, but we loved it. We were a group of 6 people and they accommodated this... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My family and myself had tea here on a Saturday night, given we had a little bit of a wait, which is to be expected, but we loved it. We were a group of 6 people and they accommodated this in reasonable time. We all loved the food, it was really very nice and dint take long to arrive. Would... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We have to say that we had one of the greatest experiences at this local pub/restaurant! The owners/staff were aware of our every need, and took every personal care of us and we were in need for nothing else. The staff were very informative about the local area and answered all of our questions about this historical and very busy... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've been to the White Lion before. Friends of ours used to live in the same street until a year or so ago. Dave ran a great pub, with good food and well kept beer, and the garden was great in the summer. On our way back to london from a flight into Luton we suddenly decided to go back... More

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Herford, Germany
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited for lunch on a Friday and were met with excellent, friendly service and a menu of traditional but wide-ranging pub food. Our order was taken at our table as part of a conversation and we were made to feel very relaxed. The food was freshly cooked to order and came within 20 minutes. Our meals ranged from a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Faversham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had an early evening meal at this pub. I had Sea Bream, pan roasted in a mustard and tarragon sauce which was well priced, eacellent seasoning and well presented on serving. A good dish. For my dessert I had a chocolate torte. Difficult to cook in order to keep the chocolate still runny in the middle. Success, well cooked... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Finally able to appreciate our local pub. Kids are now welcome under the new management and they have a fantastic garden for them to play in. The staff are very friendly and always make us feel very welcome. Fantastic food, especially the Sunday roast, and an extensive kids menu. Probably the best family friendly pub around!

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice local pub to enjoy a pint or two, sit out in the beer garden and enjoy the weather. Everyone was a local but us and we were treated quite nicely. Ate there twice and enjoyed it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This pub has one of the best beer gardens I have seen, it actually feels like a garden, no roads are visible and only old historic buildings surround it. Ordered a chicken mayonnaise sandwich, got a big plate full, good bread, fresh chicken with coleslaw salad and crisps, not bad for 4 quid. Friendly staff. Great shout at lunchtime.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nipped in for a pint with friends as it was recommended in the good pub guide. Lovely little pub with friendly staff and a good range of beers. well worth a visit.

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Markyate, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

From what I have been told the White Lion is under new management. My wife and I met up with another couple for a Friday lunch and remembering how busy the pub has been in the past I booked a table on-line (which was acknowledged promptly via email). I needn't have bothered with the reservation as the pub was unbelievably... More

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Address: 91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
Cuisine: British

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