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The White Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had pre booked the festive menu. When we arrived we where just plonked on a table told that all the roasts had gone other than pork. We where not allowed to see the festive menu as the manager took it with him. No one approached us with a apology or even ask us if we wanted drinks. We always... More 

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Thank Elliot L
europe,america,australia,new zealand,italy,
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and welcoming for a November night Staff very attentive and accommodating Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere Food was good Could not eat all mine Waitress kindly boxed it up for me and I ate and enjoyed it the next day Definitely will go again and on my experience recommend it

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Thank bObby1_9
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello bObby1_9 Many thanks for your review and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Now the nights are drawing in, it is nice to sit by the fire with dinner 😊 We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Flori More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited this pub/restaurant many times over many years so was disappointed that the service and food quality is not up to scratch. Table booked for early evening Saturday - order taken quickly but then waited ages for drinks - having asked twice we finally got the drinks but the wine was not what was ordered!. The starter of Garlic... More 

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Thank 1962Lainey
whitelionteam, team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi 1962Lainey, Sorry to hear that you felt your visit to The White Lion was not up to our usual standard. If you'd like to give us a call to discuss what happened in a little more detail please don't hesitate. We take pride in the taste and presentation of our food and so this is something I'd like to... More 

united kingdom
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was taken here by my son as a thankyou. The food and service were great. I had the sunday roast and even though this was in the evening it was fresh and very substantial. This was followed by apple pie and custard which went down very well. I look forward to going here again

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Thank brianuk
whitelionteam, Hyena member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Brianuk Many thanks for your review of The White Lion. I'm so glad you enjoyed your roast and Apple Pie. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Flori More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly this pub no longer seems to be the welcoming place it once was, operating on shoe string staffing and not really interested in looking after the few customers it does get through the doors. Last night was particularly poor, beginning with a choice of just two ales, then from about 9pm onwards it became apparent that the staff were... More 

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Thank Rob C
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello, Really sorry to hear this happened to you and I'll definitely look into it and as to why there were only two ales on. Hope to welcome you back soon. Flori. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here two Saturday evenings running and been very happy with the food and service on both occasions. We did eat early evening so the pub wasn't busy. Lovely atmosphere with different age groups enjoying drinks and food. Could do with more bar staff sometimes but the guy who I assume is the manager is very efficient and friendly.... More 

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Thank jkc319
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review of us at The White Lion. We look forward to seeing you again soon Flori More 

Coventry
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AVOID AT ALL COSTS - UNTIL BASIL AND MANUEL GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER! Rarely and only very occasionally do I write a negative review... but on this occasion, I feel it is WHOLEHEARTEDLY AND ENTIRELY justified! Visiting The White Lion with some very dear and important friends for Sunday lunch I was aghast at the appalling service and appalling food.... More 

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Thank HolidayStuart
Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went after hearing it was under new management with 6 friends. Booked table via Bookatable.com so also got 20% off. Menu looked lovely and the service was very good. This said we believe that even with the 20% discount the overall bill was a lot higher than we would have expected. After reviewing the bill we discovered that the pub... More 

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Thank James M
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your review and I'm happy to hear your service was to your standard. We hope to welcome you back to The White Lion soon! Flori More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sunday 30/10/16 - I Ordered Broad bean & asparagus risotto - but wished I hadn't bothered, risotto was stodgy - Broad beans counted 4, asparagus they must have ran out ? very very poor meal.

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1 Thank donandanita
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello, Really sorry to hear you had a bad experience at The White Lion. We do strive to provide excellent food and service. If you'd like to contact us to discuss your visit in detail please don't hesitate to call or pop in. Flori More 

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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Father in law took us here tonight as a treat. Both his and hubby's prawn and lobster starters were tiny! Probably 4 prawns each,lots f lettuce,teeny tiny bit of lobster and lots of paprika. Very disappointing. Mine and hubby's main,chicken puff pastry pie was very tasty. The only thing that made me give an average rating-rather than a poor. Never,ever... More 

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Thank Debslovesjohn
whitelionteam, Team Member at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience of us at The White Lion. We'd be happy to discuss what went wrong in more detail if you'd like to call us or pop in. Flori More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
Description
The White Lion in Allesley 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?