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The White Lion Inn

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38 Main Street, Whissendine, Oakham LE15 7ET, England
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank maggi s
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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank sheilapshop
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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84 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank pm46
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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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank shaz_23
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 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We spent two nights in this lovely little pub. We were made very welcome by Yolanda and her staff. The food was excellent - both evening meal and breakfast. The beer was good too and a real cider was a plus. We would definitely stay here again/

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

Thank you for your lovely review and to read you enjoyed the food/beer and were made very welcome is wonderful . Many thanks Yolanda and Chris More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We held our Wedding Reception at the White Lion and Yolanda, Chris and the team were fantastic. We picked this venue because many friends had praised the food. We were not disappointed !! The marquee was beautifully decorated and the gardens were perfect for all of the children to play safely in. The afternoon tea had lemon drizzle cake "to... More 

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

Hello Steve and Debbie - May we thank you for your lovely review and were so pleased that your day was such a success! May we wish you both every happiness for the future. Best wishes Chris and Yolanda More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A lovely local pub, offering a good range of beers and a great welcome. We travelled as a family of three - the room was warm and comfortable and a good size. We enjoyed a really nice meal in the bar. We would certainly recommend this pub and hope to visit again.

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

Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to read that you had a great welcome which we feel is so important to the start of your stay along with good beers and nice meal. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Chris and Yolanda More 

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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at this pretty little pub, friendly service,great food and hubby enjoyed the local beer, Everard tiger beer, I had wine spritzers, I had a tomatoe and mascarpone cheese tart served with a lovely leafy salad, hubby had whitebait, served with bread and tartare sauce and lemon wedge, he said it was the best he'd ever had.... More 

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

Many thanks for such a great review! It reads like you had a wonderful time with us, which is what it is all about. We hope to always give amazing service and serve honest food with good beer. Our locals are great at making newcomers welcome and are so pleased that you had such a good time with us, Thank... More 

Bristol
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great place. Lovely friendly hosts (Chris and Yolanda). Lovely comfy and clean room. Tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms as well as free wi-if in the rooms. Food was fantastic. Ate in both nights whilst we stayed. Had the steak and ale pie, chilli and fish and chips. Also had to try some of the puddings - apple... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your wonderful review. It is so satisfying to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the food was fantastic. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Chris and Yolanda More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Choice of beef, pork or gammon or some of each, plenty of different veg, roast and boiled new spuds, and all the trimmings. Very tasty and filling. Vegetarians are catered for if requested in advance. Good selection of beer and cider. Staff helpful and friendly. Booking recommended. My wife told me that there is baby changing in the Ladies loo,... More 

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

Hello and so pleased to read you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us along with being served by our helpful and friendly staff. We always have real ales and good ciders available which are changed on a weekly basis. Good to read you made use of the baby changing facilities too!!. See you soon Best wishes Chris and Yolanda More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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: $85 - $110 (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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