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The White Lion

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Bar, British, Pub
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The White Lion PH | 91 Sopwell Lane, St Albans AL1 1RN, England
12:00 - 23:00
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1,033 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful bar Classy interior Very good selection of ales my mate loved the Rebellion A worthy stop 🍻

Thank davethedrill
St Albans
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173 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I looked at several local options to celebrate Burns Night (not Scottish, but I'll celebrate anything), and decided on the White Lion, St Albans. We weren't disappointed! Warm black pudding salad and cullen skink were delicious staters! The venison stew, with mash and buttered leeks, which the visit was decided on, didn't disappoint. £15 for the 2 courses. I washed... More 

Thank TravellinTomS
St Albans, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited the White Lion in St Albans for a Christmas meal, from the first mouthful to the last the food was excellent (Pigeon Breast, followed by Game Pie and finished with a Blackberry Panna Cotta) and all for £24. The honey and almond biscuit severed with Panna Cotta was superb. What more do I need to say?

Thank Andrew081
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Last weekend we had a Sunday Roast at the White Lion and it was superb, not only the food, but the atmosphere and service as well. Off the back of that we have booked again this weekend for family from the states and Andrew is going out of his way to cater for a Vegan diet. Thank you so much.

Thank CMSaunders
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Pub was recommended by the Hosts of the B&B I was staying at. I arrived to find the chef was running late and the Guy behind the bar must have been new as he hardly knew where things were. I ordered the Scampi and it was overcooked and very dry. The chips were not that much better and the... More 

Thank Stephen B
Dubai UAE
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Doing the best that Pubs can do, no need to say any more! OK, I will add that the beer choice is good but could offer more traditional bitters but that's being picky

Thank lincolnimpDubaiUAE
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This great pub has been under new management by James Ward for the last year or more and is once again restored to its former glory. It serves a wide range of real ales including Woodford Wherry as a regular. It has an excellent bar menu with quirky snacks such as black pudding scotch eggs or chicken wings. If you... More 

Thank Katherine B
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visit on recommendation. Friendly service, well kept beer, simple but delicious pub food. I had chicken pie which was so good I nearly ordered a second portion! Great mash and fresh vegetables. Cosy beer garden. Fair prices. What is not to like? Don't miss it.

Thank MootHouse
Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Called in on the off chance for Sunday lunch. Delighted. Excellent food, friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Julie W
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I appreciate the the new revamped White Lion had been running for a while but not had a chance to get in there. Glad we did. Decor is great, light and airy with an area more suited to the drinkers and the other for the diners. Great range of beers, ciders and lagers catering for all needs. The menu is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The White Lion PH | 91 Sopwell Lane, St Albans AL1 1RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: 441727850540
This is a pub that does food, not strictly a restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?