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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” (5 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So, the alarm went off at 5am. Guildford-Patterdale (with a quick stop to visit the in laws en route). As it was a Friday I'd booked for dinner as restaurants are few and far between round these parts. We sat outside as we had 2...More

Thank HWD1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the white lion while visiting friends and had a meal. I was welcomed into the place by the lovely staff. The menu options were great and I went for the curry. I was served with a lovely manner and the food was...More

Thank _amythomas87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint pub with a great menu with good vegetarian choices and a vegan special. The food was really tasty and was served very quickly. The pub had a good atmosphere and an excellent range of gins.

Thank scarlett65Preston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly frequent the White Lion during my visits the Lake District. Always very welcoming from the onset, great pub food and selection of drinks. Ordered food and arrived quickly - pub was about half full. Atmosphere is great with walkers - biscuits at the bar...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and it's very nice inside. About 100 yards from Patterdale Hotel so you've got a couple of dining options in the locality but we didn't eat here.

Thank BeverleyBlue
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Geoff D, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us, it’s very much appreciated, Best wishes and safe travels, Ashley, Andy and the White Lion team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a traditional pub and the menu has a good choice. However, in line with other reviews, we had a to wait a while (45 minutes) for our food. We were warned that there would be a delay and it was a Saturday night,...More

2  Thank Christine2011
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christine2011, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave us a review of your experience, if what not a little disappointing. We do get busy and the food wait time can sometimes vary, however that’s why we tell people in advance and...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Had a chicken curry which was quite average. The tables were sticky and the carpet had crumbs and food scattered around. If they had been open all day I suppose that was why. The pub is long and narrow so we sat in a little...More

Thank Mendesmob
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mendesmob, Thank you for the review although a little disappointing. The chicken curry is a very popular dish and rarely do we get a complaint about it, so perhaps that’s just down to personal preference. Please accept our apologies about the cleanliness, we can...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Busy on a Sunday during World Cup, but we were seated promptly although we had no reservation. Specials of the day included cottage pie served with mixed cooked vegetables, and macaroni and cheese served with an excellent salad. Yum! The only negative were the flies...More

Thank Karen M
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Karen M, Thank you for such a lovely review and we are delighted you had such a pleasant evening. Also we are really pleased you enjoyed our specials board. We try our best with the fly situation, we have electric zappers all around, but...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Our party of 5 dined here on Monday, May 28. We pre-booked a table as it was a bank holiday weekend. Surprisingly it wasn't busy and we were seated promptly, at a somewhat cramped table. Food was good, although service very slow and not exceptionally...More

1  Thank Mark H
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for taking the time and effort in leaving a review. Firstly let me apologize that your particular experience wasn’t that of what you were expecting..... but after reading through it a couple of times it appears your main gripe is the way...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Having just walked across Place Fell we popped into the White Lion on route back to Glenridding, for a shandy and chips and this pub supplied both :-) We walked into a very friendly greeting which we appreciated. We sat in the Snug and were...More

Thank CoatHanger145
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear CoatHanger145, What a lovely review, thank you so much for taking the time and effort. We are delighted that your whole experience of the White Lion was such a pleasant one. We try our very best and it’s very much appreciated when people see...More

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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, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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