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The White Lion

91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
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Ranked #40 of 237 Restaurants in St. Albans
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a pub that does food, not strictly a restaurant.
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English first
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Table for three booked ahead but the eating area was cold. After requesting heat to be turned on, it was suggested we move to the snug where there was a fire lighting. I enjoyed beef shank in delicious sauce. My friends had fish which was rather overcooked for their liking. Overall quite a pleasant experience with cheerful and helpful service.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This place is 5 mins walk away and is always busy so we thought we'd try it out. The result for us was the "roastinator" which is 2 meats, great for a hungry husband. Clearly home cooked and delicious gravy, you must give this lovely pub a try.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We absolutely love The White Lion. We have eaten here many times and also been for drinks. The food is amazing and we would rate this as the best pub in St Albans for food and atmosphere. We have even recommended friends from out of town to go here and always bring family and friends when they come to visit.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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 

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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
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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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Additional Information about The White Lion

Address: 91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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