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The White Lion

New Road | Ellesmere Port, Childer Thornton, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
+44 151 339 3402
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
New Road | Ellesmere Port, Childer Thornton, Merseyside, Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port CH66 5PU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a top rate pub for a delicious meal any time of day. There is an extensive choice of food - all cooked to a high standard. The pub is furnished well - with real coal fires - ideal on a cold winters night.

Thank mavis1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service at the White Lion was excellent value. Really good freshly cooked pub grub and I would recommend highly. Went with 2 young children and staff were very helpful providing high chairs and suitable children food. Very good

Thank guesthenrypeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Steak and Ale Pie, fresh Veg. Superb service, happy to go extra mile with seating or amendments to food order. Will return soon.

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

Hi Greg Thank you for sharing your visit and your comments with us we are so pleased we were able to accommodate you regards Sue Brown

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely spot on. Food is good and reasonably priced, service good and staff are friendly. Loads of locals in which is always a good sign!

Thank 1986AG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the Premier Inn, Burleydam, we were looking for a decent meal after a very disappointing outing to the adjacent Brewer's Fayre. The White Lion is only a short walk away, but not obvious to find at first. We had very friendly service in...More

Thank Patrick K
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review . We are so pleased you found us and enjoyed your visit not sure why you were disappointed with our Sunday lunch We have so much great feedback from our customers I hope you may give us another try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch, and booked a few days before, as we know how popular it is. Seat in the older part of the pub, where we had requested. I had the roast beef, and my better half had the chicken. Plentiful amounts of everything....More

Thank sickbag7
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit means so much to us all here hope to see you again soon Regards Sue Brown

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit this afternoon for Sunday lunch after recommendation from friends. Small and cozy country pub, gets extremely busy but a nice welcoming atmosphere when you arrive. We were sat in the snug so felt nice and private and out of the way. Our server...More

Thank alydan12
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went here as we were told how amazing It was from a friend. However he did not say that you needed to book but the lovely lady managed to squeeze us in. You really can not fault the three course Sunday Roast here it...More

Thank NicolaMLidgett
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Just returned from an excellent Sunday Lunch. Nice home cooked food and first class service from Donna. Slight mix up on our ordered table as we were three not two. This was promptly resolved by a regular diner swapping tables kindly organised by Donna. Excellent...More

Thank 480Ron
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

So pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us hope to see you again soon regards Sue Brown

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This place yesturday was great doing my wedding food was amazing hot the staff you can have a laugh with love coming here its my local although id like to go often due to the great customer services can never go wrong here the owners...More

Thank Cheryl L
Susan B, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Cheryl We are so pleased that you enjoyed your special day you looked amazing It was our pleasure to have you all here and hope you will return in the future regards Sue Brown

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Cheshirelad13
29 July 2016|
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Response from Brendan F | Reviewed this property |
I really think your question is beyond the realms of a review site like this, which contains simply comments and observations by customers. If you want to do a survey of pay, training and conditions for employees in the... More
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Susan B
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Response from Bethancc | Reviewed this property |
I think you can improve parking by not parking over the disabled area yourself to be honest. no I doubt I will come again if I cant park were I can be sure I can get into my car when I return to it I have to be able to open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Road | Ellesmere Port, Childer Thornton, 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
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.
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