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The White Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
The White Lion PH 91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RN, England
+44 1727 850540
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
“fish chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The White Lion PH 91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in The White Lion by chance and what a delightful surprise! The Sunday Roast was great - one veggie and one meat - and the service was in a class of it's own. We almost don't want to shout about this place -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was bit disappointed in this deal £19.95 for starter and meal. The starter salmon - minimal, main meal - disappointed with vegetables options. Didn't feel it was worth £19.95.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karenb1212016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive staff, table drink service, knowledgeable bar staff, lovely food (loved the very crispy roasties and beautiful rare beef, even the horseradish was fresh!). For a festive party a bit of background music would have topped it off, still had a great night and had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cla1re9
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Three of us visited The White Lion for Sunday Lunch and I have to say from start to finish our experience was great: good draft beers and cider and really excellent roasts - including a very appetising veggie one - with perfectly cooked veg. Honestly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank luxurylover52
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint, small, friendly pub. I booked in advance, think you would need too as it’s quite small. We went for a Sunday roast. We all enjoyed our food, I had a veggie roast, my daughter and hisband had pork and my son...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kelly m
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked the first table available on Sunday lunch as we had other arrangements later. We both ordered the beef. Now I’m quite a fussy eater and the beef was way to pink for my liking, my partner who isn’t fussy said it would have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
6  Thank FellowTraveler646568
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Excellent food, good range of beers and very friendly staff combine to make this a really nice place to visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank jim24hg
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Out of the tonnes of pubs in St. Albans - this is one of our absolute favourites. We have enjoyed it in all seasons - the lovely garden in summer and the cosiness in winter. The food is lovely and they regularly hold themed evenings...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Star20144
Reviewed August 15, 2018

No time on my hands so quick snack lunch and tried the Lamb Croquettes (£6.00) which has never cropped up on a pub menu before.Three chunky croquettes served with a small green salad and some excellent homemade.onion chutney.All washed down with a remarkable local beer...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank mncrbest
Reviewed May 31, 2018

My wife had a couple of after work drinks one sunny Friday evening after work and decided to spoil ourselves with some food in the pub garden! The place came highly recommended. She had fish & chips and I had a burger - neither quite...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JPM2109
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shelley c
July 16, 2017|
Response from MandsV | Reviewed this property |
Hi I had my Birthday in the garden with a Hog Roast. All went to plan and the guys were great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The White Lion PH 91 Sopwell Lane, St. Albans AL1 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St. Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 850540
  • E-mail
This is a pub that does food, not strictly a restaurant.
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