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“Lovely food, lovely staff, great location!”
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The White Lion
Ranked #1 of 2 Bourton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely food, lovely staff, great location!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Was recommended this pub for a Sunday roast and was glad we were! Lamb roast with all the trimmings and one of the best apple pies we've all had in a long time!

The staff were really friendly and we can't wait to go back next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night to break up the journey to Devon. After initially going to the bar for something to eat, ended up there till closing time having great banter with the staff and locals. Food was amazing both at tea and breakfast. Room was small but full of character. Overall great stay, would definitely recommend and would return.

  • Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We only stayed for one night but were really pleasantly surprised by this White Lion. The building was beautiful and the room was really pleasant. The staff were all very friendly and enthusiastic. I would, without question, stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
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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
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5 reviews
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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
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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