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The White Lion

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104-108 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RX, England
441252890840
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly pub cum restaurant with lots of local clientele. Nice selection of food on menu but slightly above the average pub grub prices. Full service restaurant in the evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While sat here I read lots of reviews saying this place was not very good. Poor portions, rude staff etc. I have just finished lunch and found almost the complete opposite. The food was really good and the speed of service excellent the only thing missing for me is the occasional smile from the stoney faced staff. Let me know... More 

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Thank premier1970
Yateley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I have visited the White Lion on many occasions over the past 36 years, some have been good and some not so good. I recently took my Canadian visitors there for an evening meal and we were very disappointed with the service. We had to wait an hour and a quarter for our meal with no update or apology for... More 

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Thank Brenda S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Surprised that ianthejock had an endless list of gripes considering we were sat in the same restaurant at the same time on the same day. I guess some people feel the need to feel important by reeling of an endless list of dribbling lies. The service, food and atmosphere was excellent on this day, as is standard. Ianthejock is clearly... More 

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Thank Iain B
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were down in Yateley visiting family and the White Lion was our local. We visited there four times - dinner, lunch, Sunday roast and just casual drinks. Every time the staff were polite, friendly and attentive. The food was always great (we tried a variety of dishes across all three courses) and found the portion sizes... More 

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

Hello Beth Thank you for your feedback and custom. I am glad you enjoyed your time at The White Lion and will pass all your comments to my team. We are all hoping to see you soon while you visiting your family again. Kind regards Kate More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have eaten at the White Lion together with my family on many occasions. However my last visit on 3rd July was a huge disappointment. I will never eat there again. On arrival we found that many tables had not been cleared and the place looked a mess. However we were shown to a table and our order was taken.... More 

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Thank Paul1333
Yateley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Popped in to escape from the post Brexit doom. Sat outside in the lovely sunshine. Nice red wine, great clientele, superb service from staff. My Brexit woos were soon extinguished. If you haven't tried the homemade pork scratchings with gooseberry jam then you haven't tasted heaven! Smashing pub, awesome service, great menu and superb tasting food.

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

Hello Ian Thank you for sharing with us your thoughts about The White Lion. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Kate More 

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

My girlfriend took me for Sunday Lunch for my birthday so I was looking forward to it. On entering the eating area was very dark (this was at lunchtime) and we were sat at a table where it was pretty draughty and gloomy. We moved to a table at the window which was much better. Starters were excellent, however the... More 

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

Hello Ian Thank you for your feedback I can assure you we are taking guests comments very seriously and try to address all the issues. I am sorry your birthday was not as special as it should been and please accept my apology for not meeting your expectations on your recent visit. Kind regards Kate More 

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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Had lunch there with a couple of friends. The welcoming was not one of the best and a bit indifferent. Food was fine and so was the service. Not much else to say.

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

Hello Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that we did not welcome you properly but we are glad you enjoyed our food. I can assure you that I will address the welcoming issue to our team. Kind regards Kate More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Media okay slow service although not too busy chicken and ham pie only one tablespoon full of filling all puff pastry topping! Onion fritter served with steak over cooked very dark!!! Burger served on vintage inns liner paper which makes eating difficult as food slides about. However the chocolate brownie for dessert is lush

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

Hello I am sorry we did not make your expectations. We take all comments very seriously and already removed the vintage paper from the burger meal and changed the fritter mix. Hope you will visit us soon to appreciate the improvements. Kind Regards Kate More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104-108 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Yateley
  • Phone Number: 441252890840
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?