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The White Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Macclesfield Road, Leek ST13 8LD, England
+44 1538 398823
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great selection of dishes ,, friendly staff ,, fantastic selection of ice creams ,, excellent main and starters too

Thank raymond c
Leek, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming here for years, and we always have a great time and great food. Love the atmosphere, totally relaxing, and the owners are always friendly and take time for a chat. Fantastic, home cooked, quality food. They get a lot of large bookings, and it can get extremely busy, so best to book ahead.

Thank Shifu69
Leek, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

9 of us went to celebrate a 'big' birthday. We had lovely food and excellent friendly service, and the children in the party were well catered for. Our server offered to bring their meals with the starters so they weren't kept hungry. We all enjoyed our meals and thought the value was good too.

Thank Sue P
Stafford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for tea and was warmly welcomed with our dogs. We had a fabulous meal and I recommended the pie and the desserts were amazing. See pictures

Thank margstafford
Leek, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pleasant welcoming Inn is well worth a visit. There is an extensive menu that should please all the family, whether you are sinning inside or out; there is adequate parking and a beer garden with play area at the rear.

Thank pearsonjb
rushton england
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for 8 for the 25th Feb, unfortunately the pub had it on their system for 25th March ! The landlord was great, sorted out a table, though this did slightly spoil the evening as we ate a lot later than we would have liked. The service and food from this point was excellent, as was the... More 

Thank martandvic
Stafford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My partner and I visited The White Lion for a meal and a couple of drinks, we ended up staying long after it closed chatting to the lovely owners! We were very warmly greeted when we arrived and were immediately sat at our table, an amazing bottle of wine was suggested, a sweet german wine if I recall, which really... More 

Thank KJDouglas
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We go here most Sunday's, The staff are very welcoming and make you feel at home right away. The food is absolutely amazing had the slow braised steak this week definitely having it again it fell apart so tender. Promise to take photos next time 5* every time

Thank 587kerry
Leek, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I went for a meal with friends from work last week. I was immediately impressed by the ambience when I walked in. The staff were great and everyone enjoyed their various meal. I'll definitely go again.

Thank Mary A
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have had several meals here but not lately. The steaks were very good but so overpriced and when you add up your drinks as well you could not eat here on a once weekly basis, also lighting not good with all the dark wood.

2 Thank Mary M
kelvin2206, Owner at The White Lion, responded to this review

Ah yes as Benjamin Franklin once stated..... "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" :) More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macclesfield Road, Leek ST13 8LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Leek
  • Phone Number: +44 1538 398823

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