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The White Lion

New Road | Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
+44 151 339 3402
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
New Road | Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a little gem we stumbled across today on our first visit to the area. As soon as we arrived myself my partner and children received a very warm welcome and couldnt help us enough. The meals were beautiful couldn't fault them at all, homemade...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regular eater at The White Lion - due to the fact they offer Gluten Free Options on most Menu items for My Husband Never had a bad meal

Thank l0rraine13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect.... we arrived ready for lunch after a boozy Saturday night and had the perfect hang over cute... home cooked lunch without the washing up at a very reasonable price!!

Thank Julie D
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi julie thankyou for the great review hope to see you again soon regards sue Brown

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was not what I expected at all. Really good home made good, lovely setting and the service was top class. The ladies who looked after us were so attentive and held genuine conversations with us. Love this place! We would absolutely recommend and we will...More

Thank KevinandStephen
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi guys thankyou so much for the great review hope to see you again soon regards Sue BROWN

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before and never fails to disappoint. In a large party of 30plus having just visited a local church. Excellent organisation by Donna, no messing and food delivered quickly despite numbers. Hope we will go again soon and not lose anyone on the way......More

1  Thank Leslovesfood
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went there last Saturday and my husband had the crispy belly pork which he couldn't get down his neck quick enough. I had the chicken saag which was also very nice. We shared a cheesy garlic bread to start which is lovely but ran...More

1  Thank CathyMac71
Reviewed 4 July 2018

After visiting the church at Shottwick village we went o the White Lion for lunch. There were 34 of us and I must give a big thanks to Donna and her team for looking after us so well. The food was excellent and the service...More

Thank _paulk2000
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Paul It was lovely to see you again hope you had a great day and thank you for your feedback regards Sue Brown

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours at this pub which we frequent on a regular basis. The food and service cannot be faulted and I consider their steak and ale pie to be the tastiest to be found anywhere on The Wirral. This, served...More

Thank docholliday34
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your visit on Trip advisor and your review hope we see you again soon Regards Sue Brown

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I have just returned from a lovely meal. We ate starters - breaded mushrooms, black pudding stack, garlic bread and two portions of nachos - gorgeous, we really did enjoy our first course. My mains we ordered chicken and veg pie, mash...More

Thank MichelleH1969
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and partner had a last minute child free night to celebrate our anniversary and also our 1 year to go wedding mark (if that’s even a thing!!)...We chose to stay close to home and remembered this little gem that weirdly I’ve only ever been...More

Thank natpimo
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Questions & Answers
31 May 2018|
Response from Susan B | Property representative |
Hi We are situated around the back of the Burleydam Hotel we would be able to do you a breakfast from 11.30 hope this helps regards Sue Brown
Sarah R
16 February 2018|
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Response from Barry W | Reviewed this property |
There is a garden outside plus an outside covered area where dogs are allowed. Great in the summer but not so good in the cold weather
Julie A
14 January 2018|
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Response from paul b | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Road | Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Ellesmere Port  >  Childer Thornton
  • Phone Number: +44 151 339 3402
  • E-mail
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.
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