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Hawkes Mill Lane, Coventry, England
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 printed menu appeared, the waiter to be fair couldn't be faulted at this point, but... More 

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2 Thank kg12jkg
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

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 from you. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a table for a Friday lunch and arrived early. We were almost the first table therefore expected speedy service but it was not to be. Staff were friendly-enough. But we waited ages for each course to arrive. Little food was coming out of the kitchen so it seemed that the kitchen was short staffed, as much as service... More 

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Thank 301lisa33
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

301lisa33, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We regret that you had a negative experience, and will use this as an opportunity to improve. More 

Kenilworth
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We meet a group of friends several times a year for lunch,and always choose the White Lion.The food appears to be made on the premises,very tasty and well -presented.We have never experienced the poor service some reviewers complain of.Last weekend we were served by Rafael and Vania,who were very efficient and welcoming.This place is well worth a visit.

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Thank Val_and_Tony
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Val_and_tony, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The White Lion, Allesley. We're happy we could meet your expectations! Thank you for letting our team know how we did! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Take care! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprised to find the restaurant quite quiet as always been busy in the past though haven't been for a while. Greeted pleasantly and shown to a nice corner table. Drinks order taken. 20 minutes later still not arrived. Asked waitress about drinks so she came over to take order even though we'd already ordered. Asked her what the soup was... More 

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1 Thank 421rosemarys
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Rosemary S, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. I can assure you that the feedback given on the day was acknowledged and we will review the way the number of staff on duty it's managed to be able to provide a good service. Please accept my sincere apology and we hope... More 

Rome, Italy
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was used to come here with my friends and family. In the last few months quality of service and food worsened. Today I have booked to spend a dinner here with five friends of mine. Disappointing experience!!! A steak was served well done when asked medium done and one of the best main dishes like beef pie served completely... More 

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1 Thank Andry
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi Andry, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. The kitchen team has been informed regarding your comments and they will work to improve the quality of food. We are so sorry you weren't satisfied with your experience. We hope you will give us another chance. Thank you and have a great day.... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start with the positives 1st the waiter was very polite 2nd the pub is very pretty and has so much potential. Now for the negatives - where do I start! Firstly we ordered the starters, they arrived 40 minutes later but mine was missing, I was looking for a waiter but nobody came past, so I got up and... More 

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2 Thank Kelmck123
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi, 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. Please reach out to us at whitelionallesley@vintageinn.co.uk so we may assist you in moving forward towards a resolution. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What a delight to be served excellent food, fantastic wine, and such a friendly efficient waiter. Best place to eat in Coventry.

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Thank Christine R
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Christine. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The White Lion, Allesley. You really made our day today. More 

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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere here, seating area nice and spaced so not too close to other tables. Ordered the mushrooms and calamari to start and both were a little tasteless with minimal seasoning so not the best start. The mains were much better we had the fillet steak and the hunters chicken both of which were full of flavour. The steak was... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Shadowjetsetter, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with The White Lion, Allesley. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Booked to come here for Mother's Day as it is my mothers favourite pub. Phoned up, staff member took card details to reserve £5 per head deposit. Only to find they haven't taken a note of the booking. So we were without a table for Mother's Day but did not know this until we arrived on the day! Went to... More 

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2 Thank hally87
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hally87, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Meal was tasty and come out all together -but service don't was best look like they don't like them job

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Thank leomN894CX
General Manager A, Manager at The White Lion, responded to this review

Hi, Leomn894cx, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. The team has been spoken to regarding your feedback. We are pleased you've enjoyed your meal and we primisse on your next visit you will receive the full service you diserve. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?