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London, England
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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 More 

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 More 

Henfield
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 More 

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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... More 

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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.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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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 More 

Sturminster Marshall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2016

The hosts Chris & Yolanda are extremely welcoming, likewise all their staff,who were always so cheerful & helpful. Chris did brilliant breakfasts & amazed my grandson with his tricks. it would be hard to find a better place. The food is bought locally so is really good.

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

Hello and thank you for your kind review and very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes Yolanda and Chris More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 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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YolandaRees, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hello and so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and of course the Birra Moretti which as you say, is a great lager. We hope you will visit us again soon . Many thanks Yolanda and Chris More 

London
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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130 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

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  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $86 - $101 (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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