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LINCS.ENGLAND
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived New Years Eve for the one night stay . Booked last room prior to traveling & wasn't disappointed. Chris & Yolanda are great hosts they made us feel very welcome as did their team. Very homely & friendly atmosphere .We will certainly visit again soon.

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Eye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 night stay over Christmas. Chris and Yolanda were thoroughly splendid hosts and very welcoming. Their team are all quite lovely and very efficient. Rooms warm and spotlessly clean. Good food and great selection of Everard's real ales on cask. Added bonus of bus stop right outside for short ride to Oakham. Also an easy short drive to Rutland Water....

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

Hello both and Happy New Year. Thank you for your glowing review on the pub and rooms which we were very happy and pleased to read. Many thanks Chris and Yolanda

Whissendine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live in the village and booked the largest (family) room for visitors whom we couldn’t accommodate. They were very happy with both the room (clean, warm, comfortable, well-lit and quiet despite being over the bar; I babysat so can vouch for these) and with the exceptional breakfast (their view). Adequate parking despite being a Saturday night. Bar staff and...

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

Hello and many thanks for your kind review on our pub and are very pleased that your family enjoyed their stay with us . Kind regards Yolanda and Chris

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Just returned from a two night stay at The White Lion & just wish we had stayed longer! The greeting when we arrived was warm & genuine. The room was superb with a big bathroom & everything was spotlessly clean. The pub was just lovely, really cosy, excellent food & superb real ale! I sampled all that were on &...

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review and we are so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you Kind regards Yolanda and Chris

London, England
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had a very warm welcome. In fact all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely. We had everything we needed and most importantly, the bed was very comfortable. Everything was very clean. It was very quiet during the night and we slept really well. The breakfast was excellent too. We had a bar meal in...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again at The White Lion

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016

It's always nice to find a gem hidden away in an olde english village. A warm welcome is the start of a most pleasant stay. Good beds , excellent ale and a lovely breakfast all served with a smile. Great place to unwind.Just don't tell too many as there are only a few bedrooms!

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review which gave us much pleasure to read. Kind regards Yolanda and Chris

Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Made welcome on entry ordered drinks asked for menu we were given time to read the menu i ordered the Gammon ham egg and chips with peas and a half tomato my friend ordered bubble and squeek with bacon and mustard sauce both meals were exellent the puddings were very good Apple crumble and custard and the other was date...

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

Hello and many thanks for your wonderful review and so pleased you enjoyed our home cooked food and desserts. It is reassuring to read you were made welcome and had a good experience with us. Kind regards Yolanda and Chris

Henfield
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night on 30th Sept whilst visiting the area. We could not have done better, very comfortable room, great dinner & delicious breakfast. But most of all we were made so welcome by such a nice couple and their incredibly friendly team from the moment we arrived until we left. It was especially nice to...

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

Hello and wow, what a great review. It is wonderful for us and our team to read all your positive comments and very much appreciated. We enjoy looking after our guests/customers and clearly this shows in the comments you have made. We look forward to seeing you next year! Best wishes Yolanda and Chris

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stayed at Greendale, Tranquil Park, in Whissendine. Third time. Recommended to "try" the White Lion for food. Used this place before under old management. Real nice pub, nice atmosphere, good selection of drinks and sociable staff. Good beer garden. Well happy with everything so far. My wife and I ordered the sea bass from the menu, early evening, pleasantly busy...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on The White Lion Inn and note that you enjoyed the hospitality of the pub environment. We are disappointed to read that you had to raise a concern as to the vegetables or lack of. It is most unusual and certainly hasn't occurred before, as we always ensure guests receive a proper portion....

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Stayed for 5 nights in a single room adjacent to the family room that was used by the rest of the family. The room was sufficiently spacious, comfortable furniture and a generous sized bathroom. Chris, Yolanda and their team are very friendly and efficient in attending to requests. Excellent full English breakfast available each morning. The team were generous in...

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

Thank you for giving a thorough review of bedroom 4 and pleased to read you enjoyed the hospitality shown to you and your family. Many thanks Chris and Yolanda

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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: $79 - $92 (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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“Lovely setting in a nice village.”
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 of 5 bubbles kennethollerhead, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Check with hotel first if you wish to bring a dog.”
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“Our room was warm at night. Not an issue for us but worth mentioning.”
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