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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to stay as a very last moment thing on the recommendation of a fell walking friend. I spent three nights here in a single room at £50 per night. I found the White Lion to be an unpretentious Lakeland pub which offers an appealing and traditional ambience based on good food, drink and very friendly and accommodating staff. As...

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two nights here and at first everything seemed very promising. Credit where it is due: £40 each per night for B&B is very cheap for the Lake District and the staff who took the booking and checked us in were very helpful. On the day we checked out, we were allowed to park our car...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi...... firstly I won't start by thanking you because having read your other reviews it's fairly obvious that the reviews you leave are more of a reflection of you then any establishment. Remembering for a moment that this is a pub where people come to unwind, chat, listen to music etc your miserableness was infectious, and you managed to make...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in after walking and exploring the local area for lunch, fantastic fish and chips, great beers and very friendly staff, would highly recommend this place. My first visit to the Lakes and this is a great spot to refuel

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Thank MARK B
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mark B, Great review, thank you. On my first visit to the lakes I actually said said I'll live there one day and it only took me 25 years ! Glad you enjoyed our pub and thanks again, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Whitby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here so we could visit family who were staying nearby, and we had a great time. Good value, friendly staff and lovely food. We especially enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar, it was like sitting in our favourite local at home. Booked again for April and already looking forward to it 😎

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Right back at you ! Super cool guests, lovely to meet up again and don't leave it so long next time. Pretty impressed you did Helvellyn considering the weather, see you again in April, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Great Barrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit Patterdale quite regularly and always go to The White Lion for a drink in the evening. A very relaxed atmosphere, with lovely log fires. Anita and Lorna, the barmaids are always very friendly and helpful. When Lorna's around, who needs extra entertainment!!! Ashley and Andy, the new owners, are busy putting their own stamp on the place, and we...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Great Review, thank you it's very much appreciated. Both Anita and Lorna are very grateful for the mention and we do agree with you, they are both stars. We look forward to your next visit, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, from the moment we pulled into the car park we were blown away by this amazing place. The setting is to die for, surrounded by mountains topped with snow. The pub, the staff, the food and everything about the White Lion is so authentic and it is a true Lakeland pub that ticks all the boxes. Most places seem...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Veronica our Canadian stalker, you found us lol. Thank you for the lovely review it's never taken for granted. Glad you enjoyed your stay and no doubt we will see a lot more of you. You are right about Patterdale though and dare I say it's the nearest thing we could find to your homeland. Best wishes Ashley &...

Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally on a weeks holiday. Visited a couple of times, on both occasions greeted by friendly staff. Bonus that it's dog friendly and they have treats behind the bar. Good range of local beers and generous portions of well cooked food.

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bryan, thanks for taking the time and effort to review us it's very much appreciated, Best wishes Ashley & Andy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the good: the food, for typical pub fare, was very good, well-cooked, pletiful and fairly priced. Also, the service from the bar staff and the breakfast lady was good and friendly. Secondly, the not so good: my room (a double for single occupancy) was very small, with a wall on one side of the bed and a window on...

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1Thank John W
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

As with your mates review just below I concur neither of you will be staying here again. Thank you by the way for making your review more laughable in its authenticity than your friends, perhaps you should have got together to agree on what actually did happen. The only other things that I would pick up on, because I really...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The White Lion has changed hands since I was there a year ago but not altogether for the better. I will say up front I got a very cheap deal for 4 nights B&B through the previous owners which was honoured by the new management. The pros: the barman who was on in the evenings for the first 3 nights...

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1Thank jamespilgrim
AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Let me say it how it is and i'll be very frank with this response. Firstly i'll pick up on your finishing line first, on which we are in 100% agreement, before I address the rest of your Jackanory Story... You will not ever step foot over the threshold of this pub as long as Andy & I own it,...

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please stop giving The White Lion amazing reviews it is a Little Gem and we want to keep it for ourselves. Stayed in Patterdale for a week and visited four/five times for either drinks or food. Fantastic food, just what is needed after a days walking. We booked food for a party of twelve on a Saturday afternoon and everyone...

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AshleyVaughanWatson, Owner at The White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Wow, thank you, although I would say that like most things in life you get out of any situation what you put in. The staff thrive on lovely people and that's why you got such a reciprocal response. Thank you for taking the time and effort, best wishes Ashley & Andy x

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The White Lion Inn

Address: | Near Penrith, Patterdale CA11 0NW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Patterdale
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The White Lion Hotel Patterdale
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