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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here the other week! And they serve Birra Moretti which is a great lager! I had the scampi which was gorgeous just not enough pieces! The fudge cake was to die for to! Will definitely be coming here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

New to the village we are very pleased to have a pub as nice as the White Lion for our local. Chris, Yolanda and the staff are always welcoming and efficient and we've had some pleasant meals here. Portions are very generous, and we've struggled to fit in a pudding, which is a shame, as they're generally delicious! My husband... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Welcome officially to Whissendine and how very kind of you to write a review. Thank you for your positive comments on the food, ales and of course our staff. Wishing you a happy time in the village and of course at the pub!! Kind regards Yolanda and Chris More 

Glos UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't stay in rooms just used the restaurant.....lovely food, nice bar area, lots of tables booked quite early on,, really busy place even on a Thursday night. Friendly staff, landlord a magician. All food served looked very nice. Would use pub again when in the area.

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. It was very pleasing to read you that you had a good time when visiting our pub and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at the White Lion as it was the only place with a vacancy due to visitors to a local show making accommodation around Rutland Water extremely difficult to find. We were pleasantly surprised after we had checked in - there was a slight hiccup when they couldn't find our booking - our twin room was in... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 4nights and were made most welcome by Chris and Yolanda.Our room was very comfortable and the meals we had were tasty and well presented ,breakfasts included double yoked eggs each morning. It was amazing that the village windmill really was in the centre of the village.

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to visit the local sights. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Coalville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

First visit since the refurbishment a couple of years ago. The surroundings are very pleasant & still retains the country pub atmosphere. Had a lovely lunch, pan fried chicken fillet with onion & garlic highly recommended while the other meals we had were equally good and the chips (I'm not a chip lover) where really good. The staff are very... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and approved of the refurbishment we have undergone. As regards the 'Magic' ........ Best wishes Yolanda and Chris More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I stayed on my own for a couple of nights for some much needed down time. Yolande and Chris have created a haven and their welcome could not have been more warm and reassuring. New decor and furnishings are tasteful and elegant while retaining the feel of a genuine local. The staff are a huge asset, all so helpful and... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and many thanks for such a wonderful review - it's lovely to read you had such a relaxing and happy stay with us - good luck with your move. Best wishes Yolanda and Chris More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A wonderful warm welcome to a delightful English pub with a comfortable room and delicious food. Wish we could have stayed longer and sampled more of the dinner menu. No wonder the Fish and Chips ae so popular, the best we have tasted and the mixed grill satisfied even my Master Butcher husband! Good vegetarian options too. Yolanda's hanging flower... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and your comments on our food is very much appreciated. Thank you too for the kind words about my baskets and hostas they are certainly looking lovely now. Kind regards Yolanda and Chris More 

Solihull
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58 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

A party of us took all the accommodation here for a weekend in connection with a charity walk, and we were looked after admirably. This is a beautiful, unspoiled village in an area full of beauty and places to visit. The White Lion is a classic country pub - cheerful and efficient staff, a very warm welcome, excellent real ales,... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and our many thanks for such a great review on our pub. We have shown your comments to our Staff who very much appreciate being mentioned. Chris certainly does love entertaining folk with his Magic!! To read you enjoyed the food, ales and accommodation is also very rewarding and reassuring that we are maintaining high standards. Thank you very... More 

Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

What a wonderful place, the staff are so lovely and very welcoming, the afternoon tea was amazing! so good we went back for dinner on the Saturday and had the carvery on Sunday. Can't fault this place, we enjoyed it that much we have booked to go back in August. To sum this place in one word would be EXCELLENT.... More 

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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello to you both and so pleased to read you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea to celebrate your husband's birthday for paying us so many visits over the weekend. We look forward to seeing you in august! Kind regards Yolanda and Chris More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chris and Yolanda Welcome you to The White Lion Inn Whissendine. Nestled in the heart of Whissendine, which lies between Melton Mowbray and Oakham in Rutland -, England's smallest county- The White Lion Inn is much more than the average local pub. Welcoming families and dogs, it boasts a bar with cosy seating areas, a real log burning fire, restaurant, function room and 8 en-suite bedrooms. TripadviserWe have a beautiful garden set next to the Village stream with 2 Petanque Courts, ample tables for outside dining and children's play equipment. We also have a free large car park, secure storage facilities for bikes or fishing equipment etc, with easy access to local villages and towns from a bus stop directly outside the pub. Our Landlord Chris is also a professional 'Close Up Magician and regularly entertains Guests at the pub. Chris is also available for outside private bookings, corporate events; parties and anniversaries. So if it's a quiet drink, a celebratory meal or party or even a mid week break to explore the local attractions you're after- The White Lion Inn is for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Lion Inn

Address: 38 Main Street, Whissendine, Oakham LE15 7ET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Rutland > Oakham > Whissendine
Price Range: $84 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Lion Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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