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The White Lion

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Street | Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF, England
+44 1691 662361
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday and we had the most wonderful roast lamb dinner. Later, we order a cheese board and that was also very tasty. The staff were all very friendly and cheerful. If you are on a canal trip on the Blackwater Meadow this is a definite visit as the taxi rides are very... More 

Thank Amandabeddoes1
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While passing through the small village of Whittington we decided to stop at The White Lion for lunch.There was ample space to park the car easily.On entering we decided to sit in the lounge which on reflection was a mistake because the room was quite chilly it may well have been warmer in the conservatory.we chose our meals from the... More 

Thank TripMember020820161
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very regular customers and never disappointed. Lunches have various choices, but undoubtedly their baguettes 🥖 served with triple cooked chips and a lovely side salad are the winners. Every visit producing exceptional food and quality remains the same each time... been there twice this week!! Lovely staff, service and setting right next to Whittington castle.

Thank baggpus
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Excellent staff. Fabulous food ! Great quality cooked excellent ! Deserts are thinking outside the box! Yey! Blackcherry merengue with ameretto ice cream! I do not have deserts but this one amazing ! Steak! Garlic mushrrooms! Amazing 16 of us that all ate at the same time hot food ! Brill!! No complaints or requests .

Thank Lesley S
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It has been several years since our last visit and sometimes the experience isn't so good, not so here, it's lovely to have found things haven't changed. We live locally so the fact that there is a castle next door complete with moat and ducks is something we are used to but never fails to impress. We had booked and... More 

Thank chrisR4289EA
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Have a nice three course meal here. The services was very prompt and the food was good. Sat in the conservatory which was very pleasantly environment with view of the castle.

Thank Jenzco
Steeple Ashton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 3 business colleagues - looking for the best meal in the area, and for quiet chats over it. Not disappointed - menu comprehensive, main course not outstanding but quite acceptable - colleagues were happy, although service was quite slow - but it was a Monday! Conservatory dining area quite comfortable and pleasant, and tables not too... More 

Thank Mike Y
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to have our Christmas party here , 18 of us, staff were all very well organised and our meals came out just as we had ordered. Food itself was very well presented and fresh . We ran up a drinks tab and that worked well , staff are trustworthy and we're very polite , I can highly recommend this... More 

Thank daveboat
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant hidden away in a little village. One of our first choices when we decide to go out for a meal. Never had a bad meal here

Thank Catjones21
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a fantastic meal here. The staff were friendly & helpful and the food was brilliant. The garlic mushrooms were the best garlic mushrooms I have ever had. The meal deal was great value for money 2 courses for 12.95 there was plenty of food we both couldn't finish! I would recommend this restaurant/pub to anyone it had great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Oswestry
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 662361

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