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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The White Lion at Hankelow - CLOSED

The White Lion at Hankelow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An award-winning, quirky country pub with great atmosphere and proud of it's locally sourced menu. Set in the Cheshire countryside, overlooking the beautiful Hankelow village green. "Local Food, Local Drink, Local Country Living!" Voted "Pub of the Year 2013/14" in the Nantwich Dining Out Awards.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Had a lovely meal and plenty of drinks with friends I had not seen in such a long time. The food was excellent and staff very welcoming!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stanley12345678
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TheWhiteLionHankelow, General Manager at The White Lion at Hankelow, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us..! We hope to see you soon..
The White Lion Team
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English first
Cheshire
Level Contributor
232 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A great Village Pub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

It is fantastic to have the White Lion now open again as a proper village pub.We have been a number of times and always had a great time.The real ales on offer are a good choice and the food is local, staff are offer great service.The quize night(Last Thur.of the mth.) Are very well run and fun!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joe H
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TheWhiteLionHankelow, General Manager at The White Lion at Hankelow, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review! We are very pleased that you are enjoying the reopening of The White Lion..
We love putting on the Quiz nights (last thursday of every month) and we're glad they are going down a treat!
The White Lion Team
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Wales, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An excellent come back for this village pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

How fantastic it is to see a village pub re-open in these difficult economic times, and the White Lion shows just how to do this well. It has been excellently refurbed inside and out, but even better is the atmosphere and friendly welcome and on a number of visits over recent few months we have enjoyed the excellent food and drinks they serve. The new landlord and landlady have got it just right and are fast making the White Lion the hub of the Hankelow village community. Good work!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicky J
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TheWhiteLionHankelow, General Manager at The White Lion at Hankelow, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We think the pub has come a long way and with reviews like yours it makes it all worth it!
Much more coming soon..!
Thanks,
The White Lion Team
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Very good Restaurant / Pub food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

Recently in new ownership ..... what a difference. Very well run Pub/ Restaurant .Pleasant friendly staff. Nice setting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ericleroi7
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TheWhiteLionHankelow, General Manager at The White Lion at Hankelow, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Many thanks for the review. We hope to see you again soon, trying one of our ever-changing seasonal menus!
Thanks,
The White Lion Team
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Doing Well!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

At last, the White Lion has owners who are making a success of this village pub/restaurant. After a fairly chequered history including life as an Indian restaurant, it has finally 'taken off'. It has been tastefully re-furbished and has plenty of choice of seating and eating areas. There is still a public bar element where you can play darts and watch television, or you can just have a quiet drink or meal away from the TV (though on the night we visited, we found the 'piped' local radio station a bit intrusive until the pub got busier).
Food is mainly locally sourced and freshly prepared and the chef is very visible, even bringing your meal to the table sometimes. There is a good range of beers and the wine is not exorbitantly priced. Hankelow is a small village between Audlem and Nantwich, and apart from the White Lion there is little else there, but it's worth a drive to the White Lion for some excellent, reasonably priced food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gr1000
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TheWhiteLionHankelow, General Manager at The White Lion at Hankelow, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very glad that you are pleased with all we are doing with The Lion. Hankelow is such a lovely village and deserves a traditional pub.
Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon,
The White Lion Team
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