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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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On holiday down in the area and reviews indicated this would be a worth while stop for a pub meal. It was. We booked earlier in the week because we'd been warned it was popular on theme nights. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome & finding a high chair at the last minute wasn't a problem. There... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with a friend and was instantly made to feel welcome by both Richard the landlord, and by some of the locals. A decent range of drinks and a menu (which I didn't try). Some live music was on during the evening, and everyone really enjoyed it. There's a great age range using this pub and beer garden, which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New to the village what a great village pub food was great. Staff are friendly and very attentive. Can't wait to eat here again. even though busy but still found time and space to book us in. And a great pint as well. Thanks

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the pub . Glad you enjoyed your meal and had a good time . We look forward to your next visit Kind regards Rich & Kate More 

Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my partner. Can not fault the staff. Friendly and welcome atmosphere. Lovely choice of food beers and wine, will definitely book again 😊

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

Hi Thank you for your kind review of our pub . Glad you enjoyed your meal and drinks . Will look forward to your next visit Kind regards Rich & Kate More 

Belper
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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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 July 7, 2016

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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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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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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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 July 1, 2016 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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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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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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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, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?