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“Friday night stay”
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The White Lion
Ranked #1 of 2 Bourton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Friday night stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We received a warm welcome on our arrival and were shown to our room by a friendly young man. Our room was wonderful, beautifully furnished, full of character and a very comfy bed.

We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was superb. Our shared starter of king prawns in a garlic, leek and cream sauce was delicious, and we followed with slow roast pork belly which was expertly cooked and a huge burger, freshly made with quality meat!

There was a band playing and it could be heard in the bedroom, though as we were tired after quite a long drive and a filling dinner, it didn't stop us sleeping but they ought to forewarn guests booking a Friday night stay.

A miscommunication meant we missed out on breakfast in the morning as we had to dash off to an event. This poor service and failure to return calls the following day was in part made up for when the landlord eventually replied and waived the charge for the room.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I don't usually stay in pubs but found The White Lion Inn to be ideal. The food at breakfast and dinner was of a very high standard as was the service during our two night stay. The room had everything that we needed in it and it was lovely to sit in the beer garden enjoying a drink in the summer sun. A good place with lots to se and do nearby, would recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Fantastic food and service. Menu is really innovative but also has all the things a pub would offer as well. We have a wonderful time every time we go there. Can't recomment it enough. Staff remember you but treat new people just the same! If you are driving by, then chose this pub. Can't really recommend highly enough. Original, authentic and warm reception!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I stayed for 6 nights at the White Lion, for a getaway break, and to explore the local area. From the warm and friendly welcome, from Duncan, to the best wishes, from Will on my departure, everything was perfect.
The food was excellent, well cooked and presented, more than ample helpings accompanied by some good local ciders.The regulars took time to make conversation with you, and again, make you feel at home.
Well done to everyone at the White Lion Inn, and thank you for a great week.
Hope to go back in September.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, just look out for the low beams.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Clitheroe
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Recently spent two nights in this beautiful old coaching inn. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food both in the restaurant and the bar, was excellent. The burger is delicious and my only complaint is that it's too big. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting north Dorset, it is close to Stourhead and Sherborne and a lovely place to holiday. First class.

Room Tip: There are only three rooms, and they are all gorgeous.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Found the hotel on laterooms.com as we were travelling from Brighton to go to Longleat the next day. Was greeted by friendly bar staff on arrival. Room was very clean, was a bit small but adequate for us just for one night. Decor of the room and whole pub was beautiful. Very very good value for money. Breakfast (included in the price) was very nice and cooked to order for us. We were made to feel welcome and would definitely stay there again if in the area.
Only criticism my partner and I could think of was that the bed was not very comfy as it dipped in the middle (think it was broken and being held up by a crate underneath) and was very squeaky. However, the sheets were nice and soft. Oh and they had their very own pub cat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

My son booked this beautiful pub for myself and my husband for our birthday and xmas presents whilst we visited Longleat Safari park, The service was amazing nothing too much trouble and the food was lovely to. A lovely friendly atmosphere and a lovely friendly black cat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The White Lion

Property: The White Lion
Address: High Street, Bourton SP8 5AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bourton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bourton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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