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The White Lion Inn

| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
+44 17684 82214
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Dog-friendly, great food. Feels local and part of surroundings. Husband loved the steak and ale pie, and I appreciated the Linda McCartney sausages.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nicolakey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 2 nights. and found the staff friendly Food is hearty and large portions .And met Ashley and had an entertaining evening. Loved it !!!!! Diane and Dave 😂😂😂😂😂

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 687DianeJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in a few times during our stay in Patterdale. We were always made to feel very welcome by the bar staff (we even got a lift up the road to our holiday cottage by one very kind bar man). The dogs were very welcome...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Arrived today for a few days walking.......great warm room welcomed us as well as friendly staff who were very accommodating.. After a 7 mile walk....came back to a cozy warm pub and some well needed food........thank you ......

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank becks1972
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and great local atmosphere. Food was great and having open fires really helped warm up after walking around on the local hikes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bhitchin
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We drank here a couple of times while staying at the Patterdale, good price beer and a warm welcome. Big log fire and many beers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheBigdutchman
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Really amazing place .... VERRY welcome .... The staff people very friendly and allways there when we need them ... The drink was allways there when you need it ... The room was perfect worm toilets ok and an unforgettable view for how like mountain...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nittipiratu
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Called in today on a wet lunchtime - ordered jacket potatoes and pots of tea. Both potatoes were delicious - fillings of tuna and salad, and beef chilli with salad were generous and really tasty. Huge pot of tea lasted us through a lovely lunch....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SueH2104
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We stopped here on the way back from climbing Scarfell Pike and were very pleased with our choice. The pub welcomed our two dogs, it had a great selection of beers, and served proper pub food that tasted great filled you up and wasn't over...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

The White Lion is a very traditional pub and the nicest in Patterdale. It is long and narrow and can get pretty busy, so I would certainly recommend booking a table if you plan to eat. I visited with friends off-season and it was necessary...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Inverbell
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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