The White Lion, Allesley
Hawkes Mill Lane, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9FQ +44 2392119903
- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30
Just fab food and lovely service
07 June 2017
Once a family home, and later a local shop, The White Lion Allesley now runs as a watering hole and restaurant in the Coventry countryside. The anterior gravel courtyard caters for al fresco dining, while inside, exposed oak beams and a traditional hearth attest to the pub’s steep history.
Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The White Lion menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while the ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.
Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.
The White Lion in Warwickshire is home to a network of rural trails just off the beaten path, while Coundon Hall Sports Club is only a 2-minute drive away.
The White Lion, Allesley
Hawkes Mill Lane, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9FQ
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Customer reviews for The White Lion, Allesley
((((( 7 June 2017 by Angela Horton from Coventry
Just fab food and lovely service
((((* 7 June 2017 by Gilly Mills from Coventry
Booked the table for 3 adults online for 20:15, but arrived at 18:45 for pre dinner drinks, lovely to have an area with comfy chairs for this purpose. All the staff were very friendly and obviously very busy, the restaurant was full when we took our seats. We all ordered the Wagyu beefburger which came with skin on french fries onion rings and a little pot of tomato salsa, I had my burger without the brioch bun, but with bacon relish. The downside, all of us felt that the Wagyu burger was overcooked and dry as a bone, mine, without the bun, had 3 small lettuce leaves and 3 thin slices of tomato, but no mayonnaise dressing like the others had so was like eating cardboard. It took a long time to arrive, as I said they were very busy, but I think this contributed to the poor cooking of the burger. On the plus side, the french fries were good and the onion rings were the best I've ever had, but we were so disappointed, we ordered this burger because Wagyu beef is supposed to be the best, most succulent beef and for this you do pay a premium, as we did, this was worse than the cheapest frozen burger ever.
When the waiter came to take the plates away, he asked how we enjoyed our meal and I did tell him how dry the burger was, he said he would let the chef know. We finished our meal with a dessert, the choice was very good and we all enjoyed our choices, I had vanilla cheesecake with a carrot cake base, it came with fresh strawberries and a jus, I would have liked a bit of cream with it, but hey, minor point, if I'd asked for it I'm sure I'd have got it.
They gave us £10 off the bill for the poor burger, which was good of them although we would have preferred a perfectly cooked burger
((((( 1 May 2017 by Jeanette Hill from Nuneaton
Excellent service , lovely clean restaurant and pub facilities , very welcoming .
((((( 16 April 2017 by Edward Morrice from Coventry
We had a lovely evening at the White Lion, the food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and polite. Next time we visit Coventry we would definitely dine at the White Lion.
(((** 27 March 2017 by Tony Mills from Bedworth
Nice surroundings, friendly staff, had to wait quite a long time to be served the main course. The sirloin steak was cooked just right but quantity of the meal was poor for the price.
((((( 19 March 2017 by John Hackett from Nearby
Great atmosphere, great food, great staff although always seem short staffed behind the bar, IMO.
((((* 27 February 2017 by Karen Williams from Nuneaton
We booked a table, on arrival we were welcomed to the dining room restaurant, the staff were friendly.There was a wonderful choice of menu choices, we opted to for a Sunday lunchtime meal of 28 day roast beef, with an addition of cauliflower cheese. The meal was thoroughly enjoyable and the drink service excellent, with a good choice of ales for my husband & son.
We opted for a dessert, mouth watering choices which were very enjoyable, we chose the apple and sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate brownie & ice cream.
Overall a really nice place to dine with excellent menu choices, which were excelllently cooked and presented, so well done Catering team. The service by the staff was excellent, it was a very enjoyable Sunday lunch, last meal with son before going back to Uni.
We will be back again, and look forward to another enjoyable meal with family and or friends.
(((** 13 February 2017 by Dawn Webb from Coventry
Very busy. We waited for over an hour from our booking time to get our main meal. Luckily we had ordered olives and bread to keep us going. No gluten free bread and youngest member asked for id to get a g and t with our starter. Have been before and service was much better. Food was ok - have had better here.
(**** 21 January 2017 by Linda Spicer from Coventry
Arrived 5mins early then guided to our table and waited for half an hour before drinks and starters/mains were ordered. After having had our starters waited another half hour or more before mains were served. Gravy was poured already over our meals when it shud have been in a jug according to menu. Asked waiter for bill .....never came so had to pay at the till. No tip given and wouldn't go back again although it was a lovely x cosy pub. Might come just for drinks as service be quicker.
((((( 27 December 2016 by Pauline Blackham from Coventry
My husband and I visited on Christmas Eve evening and although the dining room was busy we had a superb meal in a very good atmosphere and all the staff were in good spirits
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