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“Very Relaxed and great food”
Review of White Lion Inn

White Lion Inn
Ranked #9 of 82 Restaurants in Colwyn Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: British, Pub, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The White Lion is possibly the oldest country Pub and Restaurant in North Wales with parts of the building reputed to date back over 1200 years. We offer a wide selection of food from sandwiches to beautiful home cooked food, fine wines, and cask conditioned real ales, all served up in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Relaxed and great food”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came across this wonderful pub whilst looking for somewhere to eat locally to Abergele where we were staying. The reception was wonderfully friendly and we were made very welcome. The food we had was to a very high standard and one of the party proclaimed that his roast lamb was the best he had ever had. The total bill was very reasonable and we would thoroughly recommend this pub to all.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank RichSiday
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A breath of fresh air”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Was totally fed up by the 'gastro pub' offering in colwyn bay so tried the white lion on the off chance. So glad we did. A really wonderful experience. Made me want to return nightly! The food was delicious but what made it for us was the atmosphere. Truly magical; try it yourselves. You won't be disappointed if you like a really 'local' feel with friendly reception and live music. The epitome of a perfect night!

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Nialaw
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wales uk
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful little pub...”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The owners are always on hand to ensure the experience you have is a pleasant one. The food is wonderful the atmosphere is relaxed and most enjoyable. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff or owners not so you return but because this is what they are about. Lovely friendly people. The menu is varied and price range to suit all. Its good value for money and often you will find the owners supporting a charity or local groups and live music is often present. If it is a birthday meal your treating someone to and you want to surprise the birthday person Simon the owner with a bit of warning has been known to trumpet happy birthday to them. I have never heard of so many ways for happy birthday to be trumpeted its a magical place. There is an open log fire for the winter months making it cosy and there is an outside eating area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank smurphskiii
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Off the beaten trail but authentic!!!”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ventured up the small road to this Inn based on the good reviews and we were happy we did. Great food, reasonable prices and a solid local experience. We could tell that there were many regulars there and the owners made us fit in well with good service and friendly advice about the area. Not a huge menu and they do not open for dinner till 6pm most nites but worth the wait!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank SteveSeattle63
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sighip
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delicous Food and Wonderful Atmosphere”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had dinner here one night and while busy the waitress/bar staff happily found us a nice table. Food is delicious with special mention to their amazing pork dishes. Everyone seemed quite happy and the place came across as a homely countryside pub. Highly recommended.

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Thank sighip
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