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The White Lion

) #354 of 495 Restaurants in Coventry $$ - $$$ , British,
Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“chicken pie” (5 reviews)
“pies” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
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1 - 10 of 435 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for our anniversary meal as we knew we wouldn't be let down Wonderful food coupled with great service This really is one of those few pubs were you can walk in and be comfortable, nobody looking because you aren't local Keep up the great...More

Thank ian007dq
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Ian007dq, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This pub has a nice atmosphere and excellent customer service, however the food doesn't have that wow factor. It's so so typical pub fast food. I had the salad where the lettuce was past it's best. But still tasty. The service from the staff however...More

Thank David H
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello David H, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The White Lion, Allesley

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall very good. Very friendly bar staff. Food arrived quickly and was tasty. The cheesecake could have done with a scoop of ice cream as was a little dry. Other than that a lovely meal. Lovely country pub in great location and very well kept...More

Thank Matthew D
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Matthew D, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care. Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hot day 30deg didn't help as inside the pub / restaurant was just as hot with no air conditioning but service, food and surroundings were good. The beer garden is pleasant. If I had to make a negative comment is that they served children's...More

Thank d4vidp4ge
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am pleased to to hear you've enjoyed your visit with us. Regarding children being served food on hot plates, this is not something that we normally do. Thank you for your feedback, we will make sure it is just one off and will not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this lovely place every year to celebrate our lovely late Aunts Maggie's birthday. Maggie loved this place and was her favourite place to get together. we now get together on the 15th June every year.

Thank missnatfrench
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First of all dear Maggie we would like to wish you Happy Birthday with many returns!!! And missnatfrench many thanks for the high rated feedback. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for lunch and were served by a lovely friendly waitress. Unfortunately however, the food we received was only average frozen pub grub. The chips being particularly disappointing. It filled a gap but that was all. Nothing special to get excited about!More

1  Thank Gailew
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gailew, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Your feedback helps us improve, so thank you for taking the time to let us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The steak and mushroom pie was out of this world. The wine marinade in the steak was exceptional. I ordered sticky toffee pudding for dessert, and it was the best I've had in England. We had great service too. The ambiance is cozy and warm.

1  Thank neenandscadad
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Neenandscadad, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on 4th June to celebrate my birthday with my wife. We have been here before but quite some time ago and remembered that they did a sharing three meat sunday roast platter. We had not booked but we were shown to a table immediately...More

1  Thank David W
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

David W, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated! Your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to review this place again as it has gone up in our estimations, and the Sunday Roast is just perfect, local to where we live, a great meal, which is why we keep on going back, can highly recommend the food and service is...More

1  Thank JY-and-PT
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jy-and-pt, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived to a freezing cold pub, had drinks and were seated, asked about a steak supper that was on website to be told no we don't do that, when pointed out it advertised on website they went to speak manager and suddenly a clearly freshly...More

2  Thank kg12jkg
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Kg12jkg, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Our manager would really like to speak with you more regarding this matter. Please reach out to us at 442476332841. We look forward to hearing...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
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Description
The White Lion in Allesley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar
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