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The White Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Street | Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF, England
+44 1691 662361
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent staff. Fabulous food ! Great quality cooked excellent ! Deserts are thinking outside the box! Yey! Blackcherry merengue with ameretto ice cream! I do not have deserts but this one amazing ! Steak! Garlic mushrrooms! Amazing 16 of us that all ate at the same time hot food ! Brill!! No complaints or requests .

Thank Lesley S
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been several years since our last visit and sometimes the experience isn't so good, not so here, it's lovely to have found things haven't changed. We live locally so the fact that there is a castle next door complete with moat and ducks is something we are used to but never fails to impress. We had booked and... More 

Thank chrisR4289EA
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Have a nice three course meal here. The services was very prompt and the food was good. Sat in the conservatory which was very pleasantly environment with view of the castle.

Thank Jenzco
Steeple Ashton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 3 business colleagues - looking for the best meal in the area, and for quiet chats over it. Not disappointed - menu comprehensive, main course not outstanding but quite acceptable - colleagues were happy, although service was quite slow - but it was a Monday! Conservatory dining area quite comfortable and pleasant, and tables not too... More 

Thank Mike Y
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to have our Christmas party here , 18 of us, staff were all very well organised and our meals came out just as we had ordered. Food itself was very well presented and fresh . We ran up a drinks tab and that worked well , staff are trustworthy and we're very polite , I can highly recommend this... More 

Thank daveboat
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant hidden away in a little village. One of our first choices when we decide to go out for a meal. Never had a bad meal here

Thank Catjones21
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a fantastic meal here. The staff were friendly & helpful and the food was brilliant. The garlic mushrooms were the best garlic mushrooms I have ever had. The meal deal was great value for money 2 courses for 12.95 there was plenty of food we both couldn't finish! I would recommend this restaurant/pub to anyone it had great... More 

Thank Zoe D
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As a party of 7 we enjoyed our recent trip to the White Lion. The food was lovely, home cooked and piping hot! Excellent choice of vegetarian dishes to choose from, in fact I was spoilt for choice which makes a refreshing change. Couple of minor niggles, I ordered the cauliflower and broccoli bake which stated it was served with... More 

Thank Tracey2876
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to the white Lion and thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal . I started with the garlic mushrooms and main course was the chicken pasta dish very tasty and well presented . Could not manage desert so another visit is needed. Overall very nice recommendation glad we decided stop there.

Thank cazrich
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As expected great success ,food good, service good, view good . Party of 11 mixed all enjoyed this family get together totally. We'll be back !

Thank jae628

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street | Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Oswestry
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 662361

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