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The White Lion Inn

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips”(11 reviews)
“the pub”(24 reviews)
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All reviewsfish and chipsthe pubcumberland sausagenew ownershonest foodlovely friendly pubbeers and lagersmuddy boots and dogsbasic accommodationolde worldpiped musicdog treatscoast to coastlovely little placehuge portionssteak and ale pieprevious owners
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

For many years we've been coming to the White Lion when climbing local hills or staying in the Patterdale area. Having just spent a couple of nights in the Priest Hole cave (Dove Crag) it made the first couple of real ales go down even...More

1  Thank SkinnyJonny
Response from AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion InnResponded 18 March 2018

Dear SkinnyJonny, I note you only rated us average which is fair enough, but your comment about our staff seems a little unfair. Anyway after reading your other reviews I note you also rated Qatar Airways as average because you had to detour because the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Been using this pub for years when visiting Patterdale. Seen the good,the bad and the indifferent. The new owners are at the better end of the scale with improved food quality and well kept beer. Why then only three stars - they are dog friendly...More

1  Thank c13ett
Response from AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion InnResponded 13 March 2018

Dear c13ett, we do not actively encourage dogs on seating. Occasionally ours are sat on a blanket when the pub is quiet, if thats what your review is referring to on a recent Facebook post. Customers are asked not to have their dogs on the...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Clean comfortable warm rooms. Great food with extensive menu. Staff willing to take the extra step to enhance your holiday experience . Ideal spot for walking and relaxing. Sky TV for the sports fans in bar areaMore

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Response from AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion InnResponded 14 March 2018

Hi hukafalls58, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave such a positive review of your experience, it really is very much appreciated. Glad you liked the Sky Sports, we were not sure it would work. Best wishes & safe travels, Ashley, Andy...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here after spotting the winter room deals. We'd eaten here in previous years when camping at nearby Side Farm so knew already that the food was decent. We hadn't realised it had been taken over by new owners. They've made...More

2  Thank Kevyl
Response from AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion InnResponded 14 March 2018

Now that’s a review !! Whooow thank you. We pride ourselves on our staff and after reading the aforementioned we are over the moon. Any business is only as good as them and ours work very hard, sometimes in challenging circumstances. Once again, thank you...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Found this place by sort of mistake when camping in the lakes, we stopped off for a pint and some food, noticed they were on face book so added them. Fast forward a year and booked it for a two night stay with my wife...More

3  Thank Steven V
Response from AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion InnResponded 13 March 2018

Wooahh !! Thank you Steven what a fabulous review, it pretty much sums up what we are about and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit. Very best wishes & safe travels, Ashley, Andy & the White...More

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I'm sorry I disagree I have been there many times and I will make myself known on my next visit. and this is my real name. I've just found your attitude and mannor intolerable regardless of your personal life / problems... More
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My staff work exceptionally hard in an industry that can sometimes be very challenging, I simply want to protect my staff from trolls and untruthful comments.
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"Even the rooms above the road where ours was wasn't disruptive at all, you'll have a peaceful night"
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"All clean and comfortable"
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"Rooms were being updated whilst we were there, our room was first floor"
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"only had food"
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