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The White Lion - CLOSED

White Lion Goring Road | Crays Pond, Reading RG8 7SH, England
+44 1491 682293
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Jul 22, 2014
“CLOSED - being turned into a house”
Aug 10, 2013
“Excellent food - New tenants - New phone no 01491 682293”
Restaurant Hours Closed
White Lion Goring Road | Crays Pond, Reading RG8 7SH, England
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Was a terrific pub that was a focal point for the hamlet, but is being converted into a house. Council have intervened and long delays will surely follow ... but in the meantime don't walk here from Reading expecting a feed!

3  Thank Anders4077
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This lovely pub/restaurant has changed hands yet again...for the better !!! The Sunday carvery was just delicious with a good choice of meats or turkey and fresh well cooked vegetables. Book before you go though. The new tenants have had a lot of previous experience,...More

3  Thank JanPangbourne
Reviewed August 2, 2013

A quiet day because it was overcast, but friendly staff made up for that. Bacon and cheese baguette with salad was quite filling. Jacket potato with prawn filling and salad was really tasty. There's something about English jacket potatoes that you just can't find anywhere...More

1  Thank Frances A
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Having booked a table it was disappointing we had to wait over half an hour for a table. It was Mother's day so understandably busy, but clearly they over booked. Finally we sat down to eat and had the worst Sunday lunch I have eaten...More

3  Thank feb201039
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a cosy pub in the countryside just outside Reading. I chose it for lunch from the Tastecard website. We ate off the lunchtime menu, I had a steak and ale pie and my partner had a burger. The portion sizes were good but...More

Thank Quietman70
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Place can be so lovely and accomodate all ages if given bit attendtion Old outside furniture gives wrong impression Food is great so worth a lunch time snack

Thank Sarah-John09
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Just OK. Nothing really bad but nothing really good either. The food is typical pub grub and is..well..average

Thank JamieA152
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Wanted to go somewhere local and nice for Sunday lunch and had read some previous good reviews and noticed that the pub had previously been in the good pub guide. I also clocked that the place had changed hands a couple of times over the...More

1  Thank jimbrum
Reviewed February 6, 2012

This country pub/restaurant is situated in a rural area above the Thames on the edge of the Chilterns with lots of woodland and open walks and cycling routes close by. We visited it on the snowiest and coldest day of the year so far and...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed December 21, 2011

I took my family for an early Christmas dinner on a Wednesday night and from being a local who enjoyed eating at the White Lion I must say I was appalled at the quality of the food, atmosphere and service. It was very quiet, there...More

Thank Charley A
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Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White Lion Goring Road | Crays Pond, Reading RG8 7SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 682293
  • E-mail
Only minutes drive from Reading, Pangbourne and Goring, the White Lion provides a laid back and comfortable atmosphere. Our dining area charms with its open fires, candles and oak floors. The conservatory overlooks the garden through its large window bays. In the kitchen, there is a real emphasis on quality, freshness and attention to detail.
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