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White Lion Inn

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195 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 5JA, England
+44 1629 581227
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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East Yorkshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly atmosphere, excellent food. We discovered this pub by accident, we were very pleased we did, it was not very busy but it was a Wednesday night. Would certainly recommend, it is also a dog friendly pub.

Thank barbara j
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't fault our meal here. We arrived early evening (having booked in advance) and were sat in the Lounge. (Dogs are allowed in the hard-floor area of the bar, but not in the Lounge, which we were pleased about - not that we don't like dogs, but not in a restaurant.) There was a wide choice of drinks at the... More 

Thank Betttee
Derby, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid week and discovered it was 'steak night'. Husband had a huge steak ( he chose t-bone )that he thoroughly enjoyed and the price was incredibly good value and seemed very nice quality meat ...he polished it off! Me & my son both commented on how lovely our starters were also...bread was lovely and fresh & warm with... More 

Thank 880dawn
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this pub recently during a big group holiday. They managed to make us all a delicious meal, made even better by the wonderful staff and friendly locals. The manager even heard that one of the people we were with was getting married and gave him a free bottle of champagne. Brilliant place. Would highly recommend.

Thank owheaton
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal & few drinks here as we were staying in the area (The Gables). Food was great pub grub, desert was amazing & all reasonably priced. Sat outside for a few drinks as the views are beautiful. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank francescaplows
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for Mothersday meal....absolutely fantastic food....the seabass was gorgeous. Highly recommend if you have a celebration or just fancy a relaxing afternoon in a friendly country pub!

Thank Wendy S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called into the White Lion for a quick drink following a walk with our dog, very welcoming staff, great choice of beers and wine. We sat in the front garden in wonderful sunshine looking down the valley at the cable cars in Matlock. Based upon this experience we returned mid week to dine, again a very warm welcome, the... More 

Thank David F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited this inn for a Saturday evening treat. We had a two course meal which was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent and the environment warm and friendly. We both chose prawns for a starter, which were very tasty. The Pork Loin with black pudding was extremely delicious, as was the hunter's chicken. We were so impressed that we... More 

Thank Glen F
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went with a large group to celebrate a birthday. Food came quickly. Not massive portions but what we got was very nice. Lovely staff. Would return.

Thank 0798anne
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went out for a family birthday and had a lovely time at the White Lion pub. Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere and nice food. They even brought a cake out. Recommended

Thank Lambers2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Steakhouse, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 5JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 581227
The White Lion, a Great genuinely unique traditional British Pub, Great food and ales, real fires. Pedigree, Cumberland and and at least 3 other guests weekly, Carlsberg and the new craft lager Revisionist. Food served 5.30 to 8.30. Tues to Friday and 12 To 9 Saturday,12 to 7 Sunday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?