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US$9 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 20+ friends to the White Lion on Sat 20th Nov to celebrate my Wife's 60th Birthday. The who service for the staff was excellent, all the staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was great. Everybody really enjoyed it. Bar staff...were exceptional and funny.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t fault this place. Went to celebrate mums 80th birthday today. Food spot on as always. Staff polite and attentive. 10/10 and a big thumbs up. Excellent choice of gluten free menu as well which is always a plus.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outside area of this pub is lovely and we will definitely go there in summer. Inside the pub it has a lovely atmosphere from the minute you walk in the door. It is spotlessly clean and the staff are fabulous, very attentive. The food...was hot, really tasty and the portions generous. It is a really busy place so I would recommend booking if you can although we didn’t. Great place, can’t wait to visit again!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moved to the area in July and we've not been able to keep away from this place! We usually only try to eat out once a month, but we've been here about 8 times in the last 3 months! Not only is the specials board...forever changing to incorporate new, fabulous foods (the last thing i had was a male syrup and peanut butter beef burger... what the hell, they don't go together, i mean who would even think that combination up? but OMG it was the best tasting burger I've ever eaten! And most (if not all) of the menu is available in a gluten free option too! The steak is the best around, and cooked to perfection each time. All the staff are happy and friendly, nothing is ever too much trouble for them, and it's such a lovely experience having this alone, especially having experienced numerous restaurants where staff clearly don't want to be there! But the staff at the white lion are clearly a well respected family/ team. We took our kids to a Halloween event there at the weekend, and saying they're 3 and 10, they both were made to feel part of the event and was age appropriate to both. I don't know who had more fun, me or the kids! Outside is the amazing heated wooden boothes which i love, and inside is a little quirky which makes you feel like you're somewhere totally different compared to being outside. We love it! Defo an all-rounder family favourite this place, from ages 3 to 60... even the outlaws loved the food, and we all know how hard THEY are to please ;-) So pleased to call this place "our local", its been a long time coming finding a little golden nugget like this.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

This is what a true British pub should be. Absolutely amazing food. Duck pancake for starters with hoisin duck sauce, very tasteful. For main course, mint lamb sauce pudding. Slow cooked lamb. A real nice range of beers and cider, with a real nice view...of Winter Hill. Would recommend,More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Well organised staff ensure a pleasant and enjoyable meal out. Interactive smiling waitresses went beyond normal to service to make our visit memorable. Food choices are varied with plates giving value for money. Our food today was excellent and can highly recommend the steak pie...slice which was full of chunky meat and tasty gravy, the White Lion club sandwich was awesome. There was a good selection of drinks that together with our food made for a good meal out.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

I had the Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Risotto which was very nice + I liked the cosiness of the covered eating area. Yes a nice lunch.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021 via mobile

Impromptu date meal at the white lion yesterday. The food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back. The chicken wrapped in bacon was delightful and my husband had the burger and said it was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Great location, the outside area has been done up so lovely. The staff were helpful & polite and the food was really nice! Thank you

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Went for breakfast in this fabulous pub. Food was amazing and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. You could tell that it was important to them that you had a good time.

Date of visit: September 2021
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10 March 2019|
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Response from Mo B | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so
30 December 2018|
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Response from ROGER N | Reviewed this property |
Yes children are very well catered for and everything provided, you will not be disappointed.
gayboy H
28 September 2018|
Response from supergran2018 |
The white Lion is and always has been in Lancashire and apart from proximity has no connection to Wigan or Greater Manchester.
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Yes, The White Lion offers takeaway services.

The White Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4