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White Lion Inn

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195 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 5JA, England
+44 1629 581227
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my husband and our 3 children for a meal and we had a lovely evening . Atmosphere in the pub/dining area is lovely and relaxed with brilliant service too . My 8 year old remembered eating here just before Christmas and he insisted this time on trying steak ,cooked rare ...he's a big meat fan :-) he polished... More 

Thank 880dawn
Rugby, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed local to the pub and had booked a table for a Saturday night.. Great pub, menu catered for all tastes and food delicious... Staff all very friendly and wished the pub was nearer to where we lived... Excellent...... Give it a go......

2 Thank BigDave0
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this afternoon and have to say that the whole experience was excellent. From the greeting on arrival, the quality of the food and the after service, everything was brilliant. We will be visiting again this week.

1 Thank lj0405
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this pub, very cosy, fabulous food, and very friendly. Visited on a short break but made to feel very welcome by both owners and locals. VERY highly recommended. Loved it ❤

1 Thank Julie W
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the warmest welcome when we arrived, felt like we'd invaded someone's living room when we arrived rather than visiting a friendly local pub. The food was ok - I had a steak. I'd say it was chain pub standard, but cost about twice as much. Certainly had much better from country pubs. Didn't have a sweet as over-priced and... More 

2 Thank neilth0mps0n
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was well cooked and presented. We were seated in the bar as we didn't book in advance. It can be a little draughty when other diners come in and out. The large woodburner was however good and being seated near it helped. Staff were very friendly and obliging and the food etc was reasonably priced.

1 Thank SunshineRob
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my Birthday meal midweek although the pub was a little chilly and there didn't seem to be any starters on the menu,the food was excellent the salmon was fresh and nicely cooked the veg very fresh and the portions were plentiful, the steaks were amazing,the staff are very accommodating and very friendly i would highly recommend a visit... More 

Thank Michelle R
Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome as always. Staff helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and great food. Lots of choice from the menu though I tend to go for the great steaks. Just wish we could go more often!

1 Thank lesley367
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for Sunday lunch, we were the only diners in the pub. The menu is ok, no starters really to choose from which was a shame. I ordered "pie of the day" which was chicken and stuffing, hubby had steak. The meals came out very quickly (always a bit worrying) my pie of the day looked like one... More 

2 Thank SunbeamPinky
spencer s, Owner at White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review though we are somewhat at a loss as to what exactly you want from wherever you visit. To address your points in turn: 1:You say "the menu is ok, no starters". The menu does in fact list starters, but on arriving and being handed a menu you will have been directed to the specials board... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were fourteen of us that went here for my wife's cousins twenty first birthday lunch. We were all staying in the area for the weekend and my wife's auntie already had a menu for this place,so we could pre order our food. When we arrived we where shown to our seats,we had the whole of the back of the... More 

1 Thank Mark B

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 5JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 581227
The White Lion, a Great genuinely unique traditional British Pub, Great food and ales, real fires. Pedigree, Cumberland and and at least 3 other guests weekly, Carlsberg and the new craft lager Revisionist. Food served 5.30 to 8.30. Tues to Friday and 12 To 9 Saturday,12 to 7 Sunday

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