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The White Lion Inn

| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
+44 17684 82214
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
“chilli” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although the place looks attractive from outside it needs a bit of loving internally. The food was disappointing with a tasteless Cumberland sausage which was undercooked and a chewy steak and ale pie. The chips were very good. Not a place I'd recommend

Thank MichaelMawson
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great pub in the village of Patterdale at the southern tip of Ullswater Lovely ambiance and great beer!

1  Thank BigDave1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch, quite busy , if visiting later in the afternoon for a meal would suggest reserving a table. Friendly staff, good range food.

2  Thank Sandyteesside
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just coming to the end of our 6 days stay at the White Lion and will definitely be back. The breakfasts were very wholesome and have as much or as little as you want . I enjoyed the full breakfasts and my " grumpy "...More

1  Thank stella042
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Towards the end of our walk we stopped off at the white lion inn, just what we needed! Nothing to complain about, nice refreshing pint and the food was lovely! The service was just brilliant and I have to give a special mention to the...More

1  Thank jamiesunderland39
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The options for evening meal in Patterdale are not huge, but The White Lion is absolutely fine and very popular, so best to book ahead. Very good pub food and a good selection of local real ales. As we were doing the Coast to Coast,...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Was looking forward to visiting but was disappointed to be honest. Booked a table for Friday evening. It was so busy, waited ages to be served at bar just for drinks, then waited ages again to order food. Took hour and half for food to...More

2  Thank Samantha S
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Samantha S, It’s not hard to make a curry you are correct and it’s a very popular dish, so perhaps it was just personal preference, I hope you alerted a member of or staff and thank you for the compliments from the rest of...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Was not told how long the wait would be for food - it took 2 hours. I wouldn’t mind but at no point did they say “by the way, it’s 2 hours for food”. 11.25 for a veggie burger which was meant to be Thai...More

3  Thank Tori W
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Tori W, We were caught short last weekend with a staffing problem and I agree 2 hours is far to long to wait. I’m told that everyone was told at the time of ordering about the extended wait time, if you weren’t I can...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I booked before we came up after reading the reviews as it's a busy popular place to eat. Arrived Friday eve for our booked table met at the door by a friendly lady who showed us to our table, we ordered and we're informed of...More

1  Thank G-M_Bradley-Stoke
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi G-M_Bradley-Soke, Firstly thanks for having such an awkward TripAdvisor name, it only took me 87 attempts to get it right with predictive text !! Thank you for your excellent review of the White Lion, It’s very much appreciated that you took the time &...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

We finished a long walk and decided to have a bit of lunch albeit 3pm. We are always enticed into the White Lion with their sign outside advertising Theakstons Beer. But yet again no Theakstons was available!! The next best was Wainwrights, which was a...More

Thank Diane G
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Diane G, Thank you for your honest review of the White Lion, It’s very much appreciated that you took the time & effort. Our motto is MuddyBoots & Dogs Welcome and that’s what we are all about, We will never go down the gastro...More

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8 April 2017|
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Response from AshleyVaughanWatson | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we are unable to keep on top of all of the social media platforms being a small pub in the Lake District. Enquiries coming from so many sources it's far easier going... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Patterdale
  • Phone Number: +44 17684 82214
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