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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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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked table based on trip advisor rating. Not very busy so had choice of table. Nice bar atmosphere and good beers. Meal choice was ok, nothing that stood out. Service was prompt and pleasant but food was pre pack and not presented well. Probably more a lunch on the go type of place.

Thank DavidPugh2014
spencer s, Manager at White Lion Inn, responded to this review

Hi, well your review is titled "expected more" yet contains no details as to what it was you "expected more" of. What did you eat? Why was it presented badly? Define pre-pack? (Incidentally whilst reviewing your grammar, pre-pack is hyphenated.) What actually did you eat? We ask during your meal if everything is ok and again at the end of... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got recommended of a friend after lovely afternoon walking lumsdale valley, we popped in for a drink and end up staying for tea ! Which was really good sea bass was beautiful . We sat in bar because we have two dogs which were made to feel very welcome. Great atmosphere very nice staff. We will be calling again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From. the moment we arrived the place comfortable and cosy . The setting of this pub is fantastic. About a 10 minute walk from Matlock. Great selection of beers . Plenty of choice on the menu and on the selection board . The food was excellent. The staff very helpful and friendly. This place is definitely on the to go... More 

1 Thank Frank H
East Yorkshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, excellent food. We discovered this pub by accident, we were very pleased we did, it was not very busy but it was a Wednesday night. Would certainly recommend, it is also a dog friendly pub.

Thank barbara j
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't fault our meal here. We arrived early evening (having booked in advance) and were sat in the Lounge. (Dogs are allowed in the hard-floor area of the bar, but not in the Lounge, which we were pleased about - not that we don't like dogs, but not in a restaurant.) There was a wide choice of drinks at the... More 

Thank Betttee
Derby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We visited mid week and discovered it was 'steak night'. Husband had a huge steak ( he chose t-bone )that he thoroughly enjoyed and the price was incredibly good value and seemed very nice quality meat ...he polished it off! Me & my son both commented on how lovely our starters were also...bread was lovely and fresh & warm with... More 

Thank 880dawn
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to this pub recently during a big group holiday. They managed to make us all a delicious meal, made even better by the wonderful staff and friendly locals. The manager even heard that one of the people we were with was getting married and gave him a free bottle of champagne. Brilliant place. Would highly recommend.

Thank owheaton
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had a meal & few drinks here as we were staying in the area (The Gables). Food was great pub grub, desert was amazing & all reasonably priced. Sat outside for a few drinks as the views are beautiful. Would definitely recommend :)

Thank francescaplows
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Visited today for Mothersday meal....absolutely fantastic food....the seabass was gorgeous. Highly recommend if you have a celebration or just fancy a relaxing afternoon in a friendly country pub!

Thank Wendy S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We called into the White Lion for a quick drink following a walk with our dog, very welcoming staff, great choice of beers and wine. We sat in the front garden in wonderful sunshine looking down the valley at the cable cars in Matlock. Based upon this experience we returned mid week to dine, again a very warm welcome, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Steakhouse, British, Pub, Vegan Options, 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
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?