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The White Lion

Bar, British, Pub
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The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
441308867070
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Belper
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The most awful fish & chips I have ever had. I can only guess that a chef was not there that evening and things were taken from freezer and served, rubberised and luke warm, from the microwave.Dreadful.

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Thank 145c
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review Glad you had a good bubbly reception on arrival . Sad news about your meal , we do around 500 meals a month And since we arrived in November your comment is the 1st bad one about our food . I hope you returne in the future... More 

Telford
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in at the White Lion when staying close by. What a fabulous friendly place it is. It was steak night! What a treat that was fantastic food at an amazing price. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank foxypear
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your lovely review and taking time to write it . The steak nights we have every other Friday are a great night out , and lovely food Glad you enjoyed your evening . We are a family run pub and we try to run a nice pub which has a nice feel to it when You... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After staying at Hollis Hills and popping into Lyme Regis we left Lyme feeling hungry as pub meal prices were a bit of a liberty! We got to the White Lion and noticed a "bookings" sign, so with trepidation we asked for a table. "Yes sir, we can fit you in certainly" and we went to a table, and within... More 

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Thank Keith P
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review . Glad you enjoyed your meal with us and found the price was good too . We try to make everybody feel comfortable and happy during the time they are with us . Hope to see you next time you are in the area Kind regards Richard & Kate More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tonight last minute and was accommodated without problem. Steak Night tonight and was beautiful rump steaks had by all and cooked to perfection! Friendly staff and happy to accommodate very young children. Well worth a visit!!!!

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Thank OTO007
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our pub . Glad you enjoyed your meal we will always try to accommodate people when ever we can . Thank you . More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were having a short break in the village, shame we had to wait until Wednesday before we could sample the food. Very good atmosphere, friendly owner and good quality pub food freshly cooked.

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Thank barrieb452
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review . Glad you enjoyed your meal with us at the White lion . We hope to see you back at the pub on your next holiday . Thank you More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We ate here on two evenings, the first was "steak night"; meat was cooked perfectly. The second visit I had steak & ale pie, my husband had faggots, both very tasty; plenty of good meat in the pie and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the landlord and staff were very friendly.

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Thank maca5a
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our pub . Glad you enjoyed the meals you had with us. We cook all our food to order which helps the food to be very fresh and tasty . Thank you and we hope to see you againe the next time you are in Broadwindsor More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I live locally, and have seen this pub go through a succession of lack lustre landlords( which is the bad reviews on here). Richard and Kate have now taken over and breathed new life in to this lovely country pub. They have made some outside seating areas, and are in the process of sorting the courtyard garden ( previously always... More 

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Thank couchap73
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your honest review of our pub. We have been in the White lion only since November And trying to turn the pub around . We have had great support from the village and surrounding area . It's a great village and we hope that everybody is enjoying the pub now . Thank you for... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The White Lion is wonderful; it has something for everyone. Great food, reasonably priced,lovely friendly atmosphere and a fantastic team lead by the owners Rich and Kate. They really are a credit to the village. There is a steak night every other Friday- delicious, served with mushrooms, tomato, Kate's homemade onion rings and the best homemade chips I’ve tasted. 'Spice... More 

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Thank Herbie246
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments . We are very glad you and the village are enjoying Whet we are doing at the White lion . Thank you very much for your support Rich & Kate More 

Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The first Sunday in the month is quiz night, so this month as it also coincided with evening meals on a Sunday starting, we decided to eat and exercise our brains as well. I went mad and had all three courses, which in my case consisted of deep fried Brie starter, Followed by an individual beef and ale pie baked... More 

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Thank Michael E
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Michael Thank you for your review on our quiz night . Glad you had a great evening and enjoyed both the Food & quiz . Let's hope your answers match the questions on the Next quiz . Thank you Rich More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We decided to book a table and eat here on a Thursday evening. The booking was easy and we were so very welcomed by Richard the owner upon arrival. There are a good selection of drinks and in the time that we were there, we got to know the pub and its personality. On consulting the menu we were a... More 

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Thank Rachel O
Richard M, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review . Glad you have enjoyed your visit to our pub , We try to get the feel of s typical country pub as There are not many about anymore really , So we are happy you enjoyed your meal and Time with us . Look forward to your next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square,, Broadwindsor DT8 3QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Broadwindsor
  • Phone Number: 441308867070
Description
We are a country pub that sticks to tradition . We have a log fire . Nice ales , a family feel to the pub . We do lunch & dinner from Wednesday - Sunday's Theme nights Friday's steak or curry . We have board games , darts boats , table skittles In the bar area . Can seat 40 people in bar / restaurant .

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