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“Proper little pub”
Review of The White Lion

The White Lion
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $33
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Described as a hidden gem in rural Cheshire, The White Lion is a friendly village inn with large open fires, wooden beamed ceilings and cosy snugs. It has been standing pride of place in the village of Childer Thornton since 1724 and welcomes both the local community as well as visitors to the area.
Reviewed February 21, 2014

A snug little country pub packed to the brim tonight as the food is so good, friendly staff and good ales.

1  Thank Amanda D
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Tried to go to the White Lion early evening yesterday, just for a couple of pints. Turned up with family and was met with a "frosty" glare by the not so friendly landlady. It seems that the pub I have been drinking in for the last 30 years + no longer welcomes people who are not eating, unless you want to sit outside. Its a shame as I have spent many, many hours imbibing in the previously hospitable atmosphere, no more!! I can't comment on the food but if you want a nice friendly pint in a convivial atmosphere, drive on elsewhere!

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9  Thank RuddsterFullbore
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Matt E, Public Relations Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2014

Hi there. Sorry (very sorry) for the delayed reply, we have only just opened out TripAdvisor management page. We would really like you to come back and for you to experience the high levels of service and the traditional atmosphere we strive to give. We have recently reopened after our small restaurant extension. We now have the pub, which is a great place for you to relax and enjoy and drink, and then the separate restaurant where you can enjoy some great food if you wish. If there is anything that we can do for you, please do contact us through our Facebook page, which you should find by searching 'The White Lion Childer Thornton' on Google.

Once again, we are truly sorry that this was the experience that you had and for the delayed reply.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Three ladies looking for a nice place to eat, with reasonable prices. We decided to try The White Lion after recommendations from friends. We loved it! It's a really lovely pub, with a very varied menu and excellent prices. It's a lovely village pub which appears to have the right recipe, when so many pubs are failing. I had the Fishcakes with a chilli dip. Very nice! The food is homemade and tasty. Lots of lovely puddings on the specials board! Chips are "proper" chips. A lovely eating experience. Nice staff and the Landlords care about what their customers think about their food and their establishment. Their Sunday lunches are advertised at two courses for £7.95. Homemade! How can you lose!

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2  Thank CheshireBeachbums
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

The food is great, I try and order something else besides the steak ale pie but the memories and the voices tell me otherwise... And they never have let me my wife and her guide dog down!
It's a friendly pub that serves great food and even better atmosphere... If your in the Burlydam Premier don't bother eating anywhere else..
The real log fires are kept burning and giving the place a warm friendly atmosphere..along with the great beers, why go anywhere else?

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1  Thank DevaDave27
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

The 'White Lion' pub serves Thwaites's' real ale, and the food is very good also. Heading for Birkenhead along the A41, passing Burleydam Nurseries on the left, take the second road on the left after the nursery, go to the small crossroads, cross them, the pub is just 50 yards on the LEFT.

It is only a small place, but it does serve some lovely food there. It has quite a comprehensive menu, I can recommend the Ale Pie, the Cottage Pie and the Gammon egg and chips. On Tuesday evening you can get 'Curry and Rice' and a glass of wine, white/red for only a £5.

It is one, in 'fact' it is the ONLY pub which serves real ale in the Ellesmere Port area, and is a CAMRA rated pub. There is also a beer garden and an undercover area where you enter the hotel at the rear.

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2  Thank davidg1725
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