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The White Lion

91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans, England
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Ranked #55 of 226 Restaurants in St. Albans
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a pub that does food, not strictly a restaurant.
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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
Faversham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Went to eat here due to positive reviews on TripAdvisor but couldn't as they don't allow kids in. Bah humbug.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A proper English pub with some great beer, simple tasty food & excellent atmosphere! Tucked away, in an old part of St Albans city centre, it's definitely worth the walk.

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st albans
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I used to drink in the White Lion 25 to 30 years ago, and returned recently to have an evening meal with friends. The range of beers being served was wide ranging, and had a few obscure brews, which i always find interesting. The food was a real surprise. the menu had some rare finds including rabbit! I chose the... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

After a long walk round St Albans last Sunday eight of us decided to pop in the White Lion for a drink and ended up staying for lunch. the young lady behind the bar was excellent and albeit the food was pub food it was excellent. Will try again when in that area.

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