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The White Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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104-108 Reading Road, Yateley, England
+44 1252 890840
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst we often drink in the White Lion, only on a few occasions have we eaten there and its always been snacks. But we had made a booking valentines Day as there was a set menu that caught my wife's eye. It was priced very competitively and looked tempting. The food was very good and great portions on all courses.... More 

Thank Steve F
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Steve, Thanks for your review. The team are currently working hard to improve the service that we offer to all of our Guests and I am glad they you both had a good time on Valentines Day. I have passed your positive feedback onto the kitchen team and to Michelle, Andy and James. It is nice to be recognised for... More 

Hampshire, UK
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a pub with a lovely welcoming atmosphere and ok food but over the last few years has declined in both the customer service and the food that they serve their paying customers. Last night was the final straw for me and my family and without a doubt our worse meal ever. Ordering basic meals, I had... More 

1 Thank Julie F
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Julie, Thank you for taking the time to talk with me earlier, As we discussed we all want to provide an excellent experience for our guests and sorry that we did not achieve this. Your concerns have been taken seriously so that we learn where we need to improve and identify deficiencies and training needs to ensure that this becomes... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we ordered our food, I was told that my choice, salmon, had run out. My mum ordered roast chicken which had also run out. I asked what else had run out before making a second choice. Two other items were unavailable and my dad ordered the last lamb! It would have been helpful if the waiter could have informed... More 

Thank hazelm00n
General Manager A, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hazel, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review we value all of the feedback we receive as it helps us to identify the areas that we have to work on. Your comments about giving better information about menu availability have been addressed, we ain to keep all items in stock, however should items not be available then... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late lunch and were very impressed with the menu and quality of the food. Yes there is a wait but as the food was freshly prepared this is a positive! Wish we lived nearby as it would become a favourite pub!

Thank Lynne S
General Manager A, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Lynne, Thank You for your review, I have passed your comments onto the team and they are chuffed that you enjoyed yourself. Hopefully you will be passing again soon and will pay us another visit. Kind Regards Phil. More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We used to love this pub. Decent food (nothing too extravagant), reasonable pricing with nice and friendly service. Also good atmosphere. We went there for Christmas Eve (booked and pre-ordered food in advance) and it was awful, truly, utterly awful. Food was cold, insipid, badly prepared and presented. Total lack of service (wrong order, wrong bill). Atmosphere was just plain.... More 

Thank disappointed535
General Manager A, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, I am sorry that your experience was nothing like that which we all would have wanted. A number of changes have happened since the Christmas period, including a chance of Management Team and I am confident that moving forward, we will be able to provide a great experience for all... More 

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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Lovely looking pub Cosy and appears welcoming Lovely waitress who served us well. Two of us had the soup which was ok - and we all had the sandwiches. But - Oh dear. Rolls with no butter-very dry- a tiny piece of ham . English mustard instead of whole grain which was mentioned on menu - and that was it.... More 

Thank Mistymiagi
General Manager A, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry that it was a disappointing experience. I have recently joined the business and the whole team are focusing on providing and excellent and consistent experience for all guests. I am glad that your server provided a positive vibe to your visit. Your comments on food quality have... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Service was very slow. Only ordered a sandwich. Waited nearly an hour. When it arrived it was nothing special- chips were over cooked. The waiter grunted at us when we asked how much longer the food would take. Not impressed and won't be returning anytime soon.

Thank Lorraine B
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245 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

So what did I expect. Certainly not spending an hour after our starters before anyone noticed that we were not eating. When someone did and we said we were still waiting for our main course they were shocked. The food was good when it arrived and we enjoyed ourselves even though we had a wait. Noisy as usual at this... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The fact that they managed to serve one course in two hours says it all -- and we had young children with us. Sunday lunch: the roast beef was tough and the dish was scarcely warm. Had to be begged to clear the plates. Then to produce desert menus. We ordered four mini deserts with coffees: had drunk the coffees... More 

Thank MJHWokingham
Blackwater, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

On arrival the place looked cosy, staff gathered round the end of the bar not acknowledging us for a good few minutes, then the manager rudely spoke to her staff and told him to serve us. The dining area was very quiet for a Thursday evening, we were sat in a little corner out of the way which had no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 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: 104-108 Reading Road, Yateley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Yateley
  • Phone Number: +44 1252 890840
The White Lion in Yateley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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