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The White Lion Inn

| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
+44 17684 82214
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
“chilli” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
| Ullswater, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Waited ages for order. Took 90 minutes to arrive. Pub was not busy at time and was not warned of such a delay when ordering. Complained about wait after about 60 minutes. Was accused of being aggresive. Asked for money back which was given under...More

Thank howwasdinner
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear howwasdinner, Thank you for your second malicious review that’s quite frankly laughable. You haven’t been in the pub again, you were barred after your first visit, need I go on ? You also live in Australia..... to be this vindictive is a true reflection...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate here whilst on our C2C walk. This is a busy pub set as it is on the walk route. Food was typical pub grub - we had gammon and scampi - good size portions and well presented. We also had Wainrights Golden Ale which...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many positive reviews we had high hopes for our local pub while staying in Patterdale. It was not for us. Grease, grease and more grease is what I'd say. The food was not pleasant, I had a burger which had a triangle cut...More

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

Hi Morag T, Right back at you, I’ll hide behind my IPhone whilst I respond ! I assume you said nothing at the time and knowing how busy we are and knowing this isn’t an issue at all normally with all our other customers I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was our first to the Lakes and won't be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed the views from our room and the bar windows of Place Fell, the views (when reached) were just as wonderful. The staff were all very helpful and couldn't do...More

1  Thank Sarah T
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah T, What an amazing review, thank you so much for sharing your positive experience. We never take anything for granted and we are all blessed to live and work somewhere which is simply magical. Thanks again, it’s very much appreciated, Very best wishes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely pub with fantastic views over Place Fell. Good choice on the menu at very good prices - and food is delicious. Staff very friendly and service is excellent......AND its pet friendly!More

1  Thank vitodd2018
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi vitodd2018, Not a day goes by that that view isn’t taken for granted, it’s a wonderful place to live and work and we know we are pretty blessed. Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave such a positive review it’s very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a couple of beers at end of the day on C2C walk. Very popular with locals and walkers alike. Ale presentation poor. Tried a few cask ales, head collapsed very quickly on all we tried which would suggest a dispense issue rather...More

Thank sjkeno
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review sjkeni, I assume you run a brewery or you are Tim Matin so i really do value your opinion .... I particularly love the fact you said nothing at the time, this always helps if/when there’s a problem. God forbid the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our travels through the lakes. Good old fashioned traditional pub and hotel. We only stopped for lunch but enjoyed the tuna mayo and the bacon, beans and cheese jacket spuds we ordered. Bacon was especially nice, and amount of side...More

1  Thank Garry W
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Garry W, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave us such a positive review, it really is very much appreciated, We are blessed to live & work somewhere so special, apologies for the gents we are looking at revamping the toilets...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

Walked through the door- greeted with two big smiles from the bar staff. Checked in with the owners Ashleigh and Andy, both very polite and good to have a pint with. They have lovely little spaniels too! Love a dog-friendly pub... This review isn't 5*...More

1  Thank Tom P
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Firstly thank you for taking the time and effort to leave us such a positive review, it really is very much appreciated, We are blessed to live & work somewhere so special. Oh and right back at you, we rate your performance the...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Just had the most amazing stay at the White Lion. Beautiful scenery, fantastic food and great entertainment by the very relented Tom Powell. The owners and staff were very welcoming and friendly which helped the make evening very special. Great place to stay to explore...More

2  Thank Jane W
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jane W, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave us such a positive review, it really is very much appreciated, We are blessed to live & work somewhere so special. Very best wishes and safe travels, Ashley, Andy and the White...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely pub with incredible views! The staff were incredible and so friendly. I’d recommend here over any other place in the area, possible even the whole Lakeland area!More

Thank Alfie O
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alfie O, Thank you for taking the time and effort to leave us such a positive review, it really is very much appreciated, like most things in life it’s mainly down to reciprocal treatment, Very best wishes and safe travels, Ashley, Andy and the...More

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phuonghoang273
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
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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