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The White Lion

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New Road | Ellesmere Port, Childer Thornton, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
+44 151 339 3402
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for evening meal on last night of a 2 night stay I area, having eaten at hotel the 1st night. Restaurant was full when we arrived but we were offered a table in an overflow room. Food was exceptionally good and service was even better. All staff & landlord ensured we felt very welcome. We expected a long wait... More 

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Thank Rossies
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in with my friend to celebrate her birthday. We were greeted by lovely floral arrangements. On entering the pub, the fire was roaring and it all felt so lovely and homely. We enjoyed baguettes, I had hot beef and onion with chips and side salad and my friend had sausage and onion baguette. As always, the food was fabulous.... More 

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Great Sutton
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy little village pub with small restaurant. Service and food were both very good. Well worth a visit if you are passing through Childer Thornton.

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Thank Julie B
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Julie been looking at your reviews you certainly have been around some fabulous places so happy we are on your travels and we were able to serve you well look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Sue Brown More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just reading the review titled "Awful" and had to write this review, we were also in the white lion over the same weekend, and had a fabulous meal, the pub was very busy as usual, which gives it a lovely atmosphere, we were a party of six, and were looked after by the very friendly staff who could not do... More 

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Thank garfieldChester
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi to you valued customers I am so pleased you were here with us on Sunday , you would know how busy we were but as you witnessed myself and husband were away but strangely still managed to upset some people !!! we have had great feedback from the weekend and so we will continue to do what we do... More 

Manchester
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Oh My this place is fab. From the moment you walk in to a warm welcome to leaving with a satisfied tummy !! I really have enjoyed every time I've eaten here. Last time it was the home made lasagne but this weekend (25.2.17 & 26.2.17) I thought I'd try something new and I can honestly say I wasn't... More 

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Thank MrsFManchester
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind response I know you have been here on several occasions and always share your experience with us hope to see you again soon Regards Sue Brown More 

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow.... Fantastic place.... Had a lovely top class meal. So much better, without question than the premier inn onsite restaurant(Awful place). The White Lion is so quaint. Lovely friendly staff, Hector and Chris especially. Lots of choice on the menu and very reasonable prices. Hubby was so happy with the choice of ale's. If we are ever in... More 

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2 Thank J500
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thankyou for your report very kind regards Sue More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would give this place another go after having an awful experience a couple of months ago...... I wish we hadn't! Rude staff and you cannot blame with being managed by the even ruder owners/mangers that run this place. God forbid you complain about anything you are not happy about, as you can tell from the managers responses... More 

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1 Thank MichellePritch
Ellesmere Port
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal tonight , 24.02.17, with my sister, niece and two friends. To be honest we had booked for 4 and we were accommodated to a bigger table as another group of 4 had just been seated at a larger table. Our waiter,Adam, was fantastic and actually the reason I have given 3 stars. also another young... More 

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4 Thank Janet R
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello Janet I can only apologise for the experience and service you say you received unfortunately we were on a weekend break away . Having spoken to staff on duty that evening they did explain that you booked for four and turned up with five but they were able to move customers to accommodate you I can assure you I... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the White Lion for lunch. First time we had visited, found the atmosphere lovely in this pub which is nearly 300 years old. Staff were very friendly and helpful, service was quick and efficient. Food was excellent and the drinks were good. After all these superlatives, we were surprised to find the bill was very reasonable Will certainly come... More 

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1 Thank foodie472015
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review we really do appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your visit regards Sue Brown More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Meadow Brook Hotel, went here for dinner last night and going back tonight, within walking distance. Lovely pub, great food, nice staff and good prices : )

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Thank Gabzball
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

I hope you enjoyed your break and thank you for choosing The White Lion to eat we have enjoyed having you here hope you may return soon Sue Brown More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Road | Ellesmere Port, Childer Thornton, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Ellesmere Port  >  Childer Thornton
  • Phone Number: +44 151 339 3402
Description
Described as a hidden gem in rural Cheshire, The White Lion is a friendly village inn with large open fires, wooden beamed ceilings and cosy snugs. It has been standing pride of place in the village of Childer Thornton since 1724 and welcomes both the local community as well as visitors to the area.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?