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The White Lion

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104-108 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RX, England
+44 1252 890840
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
“open fires” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
104-108 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We popped in on the spur of the moment for Sunday lunch, arriving around 2 pm when the main rush had gone, and there were a few tables available. This was our first visit to the pub in a long time. The bar wasn't too...More

1  Thank Good Names All Gone!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although The White Lion was not our first choice we were able to get a booking for about twenty people who attended on 31st January where they prepared a buffet which was a nice spread of sandwiches, fish and chips, chicken pieces, pizza and salad...More

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had friend visiting us from some distance away and called this place to book a table for four people, we specifically requested a table in the room with the open fire.. The booking was confirmed by the lady, whose name we had.. We arrived...More

Thank Raffles29
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Popped in here for a quick light lunch and wish we hadn't! As a party of three we ordered a lamb kofta, BLT and veggie wrap. One order was served and it was then 45 minutes before the other two dishes arrived. Totally appalling, but...More

Thank basil_peacock
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Basil_peacock, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one.

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in and decided to have a basic ham egg and chips, there’s large and small and we had one of each. When the food eventually came (after ordering I’d managed to drive my car back home and walk back). I couldn’t believe how...More

Thank Speedingsiv
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Went with the intention and of eating from the Christmas menu but there were some items unavailable. This included the soup. How can a restaurant run out of soup at 8pm on a Saturday. And it was tomato and balsamic. Hardly the most complex option...More

Thank Steve J
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Hi Steve Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback I'm glad to hear you mostly enjoyed your visit. I do however apologise about the availability of some of our festive dishes. As we only serve this menu for a small portion of...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

We must have been lucky as we pulled in just before the rush on a Friday lunchtime without a booking. Despite other's comments, we had no problems with service or food being cold. It is a chain so I didn't have high expectations on the...More

Thank Carlals
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and will share with the team. Best wishes Brandon and Team

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Me and my sister have been coming to The White Lion for a number of years, often 2 times a week either for just drinks and a chat in its great atmosphere or food which is always well cooked (especially the steak), comforting and filling....More

Thank leanne_castle
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Leanne, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you and best wishes Brandon and Team

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Compared to other Vintage Inns the White Lion is disappointing. The service is slow with long gaps between courses and when taking orders (and it wasn’t full). The food was ok, but, in the case of the sea bass dish not as advertised as the...More

Thank arborfieldman
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. I will share your feedback with the team to help us see where we went wrong here. Kind regards Brandon

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

As with previous reviews. Do not come on busy time. Meals we’re served cold and service was extremely slow. Poor!

Thank Sarah G
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Sarah G, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory.

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Response from boromover | Reviewed this property |
I have just spoken to the White Lion in Yateley but it was difficult to get my query across before the line went dead. Tried again but no-one picked up the telephone. This PH is part of the Vintage Inns group and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104-108 Reading Road, Yateley GU46 7RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Yateley
  • Phone Number: +44 1252 890840
The White Lion in Yateley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
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