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South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very busy pub/accommodation in Patterdale surrounded by the undoubted beauty of the North Lakes. Mixed crowd of locals and tourists across the age ranges. Most of the tables were booked for 7 or 8.30pm, managed to bag one with an 8.30pm reservation, so that we could have a couple of drinks and eat comfortably without being rushed. Friendly, helpful staff...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Neil d, What a great balanced review, it's very much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thank you for understanding that the food can sometimes have a delay, and we know that the portions can be a little on the large side. We have to agree, we also love the location, it's very difficult for us...

Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a night here with friends doing coast to coast, had a great night. Busy very friendly little old inn, basic but clean room (overlooking Place Fell) All the facilities for walkers, excellent food at sensible prices and tip top service,especially from Lorna who never misses a thing. Great breakfast next morning.

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi JandJ620, thank you for your pleasant review and we are happy you enjoyed your stay..... we never tire of looking at Place Fell, it's truly magical. Good luck with the rest of your C2C adventure, safe travels, Ashley & Andy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They'd run out of veggie burgers but that was probably because they sounded so amazing!! Good food, pleasant staff and easy parking across the road. Will happily return. And the beer was very welcome too!

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Suyen T, Thank you for your nice review and apologies that we had run out of veggie burgers, they have proved to be very popular. We look forward to your return visit, Best wishes & safe travels, Ashley & Andy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub for a meal, very small inside which gives it a cosy atmosphere. Was here over a bank holiday weekend when it was running a bit over its capacity with long waiting times for food and limited table space. Staff were friendly and did let us know the waiting times at order, so that was good. Imagine this is...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

3 stars means average yet your review seems more positive. You can't keep everyone happy all of the time and we will never be everyone's cup of tea...

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times for different things. I stopped in on a whim on after the Ullswater steamer and popped back again during their Burn's night bash. More recently I've stopped in after walking the surrounding hills and on a Sunday for a roast. Very impressed with the place and fortunately I live close enough to stop in...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

A great review, thank you rating us. Like most things in life, lovely people get reciprocal treatment, it really is that simple. We look forward to your next visit, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic ride through the Lakes and Kirkstone Pass to find Patterdale and this lovely little place. I don't know if it's the realist in me, or the place itself, but it was a totally genuine little place, on the side of the road (literally) that we will go back to again....and again. The food was simple and good,...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Lol, loved the wonky carrot chat and we'll hold you to the Brie. Lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you next time you are passing through. Thank you for the review, it's very much appreciated, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't normally make comments where I've been but really wanted to tell everybody about our little find... We have just spent a week in the Lake District staying in Ambleside and after doing lots of walking and canoeing, eating good food is very important to myself and my wife! Having spent the day on Ullswater, we were driving back to...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

David C, thank you for your rather amazing review and for booking a room to come back and see us in July. We are very happy that you loved the place and believe us not a day goes by that we don't appreciate what a fantastic magical place that Patterdale and the whole Ullswater Valley really is, Safe travels and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the C2C walk we thought this would be a good choice for our evening meal. The first pint had to be changed as it was cloudy and at the end of the barrel. When we ordered our food we were warned that it may take an hour as the kitchen was very busy. In the event it took an...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for rating our food as excellent and apologies for the delay, although we do tell everyone at the time of ordering how busy we are, perhaps there had been a breakdown in communication somewhere. As for getting our " act together " neither of us can sing or dance and X Factor auditions are never held in the...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here over the bank holiday and it is just as good as i remember. it was very full but we got our food in 30 mins which is more than acceptable. food very good, good size and good taste. well worth a visit just book if at a weekend

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you for the review it's very much appreciated. You are quite correct that we can sometimes get incredibly busy and there is sometimes a lengthy delay on food, however we are really pleased it was worth the wait, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Stopped at The White lion for drinks and quick bite mid-walk. It was very busy (Easter weekend) so quite a wait for food, which wasn't really a problem but the chips were not good and one person's was not served. When we asked for them, the reply was not helpful. However, two bowls of chips were served (one complementary) and...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Sometimes when I read the reviews we are left I really do despair. Once upon a time when I was a little boy my parents said to me " If you have nothing positive to say then say nothing at all. " That sort of stuck with me and I must say that if you waited until you got home...

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  • Free Internet
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The White Lion Inn

Address: | Near Penrith, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Patterdale
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The White Lion Hotel Patterdale
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