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The White Lion, Allesley

Hawkes Mill Lane, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9FQ +44 2392119903

((()* British
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
  •  - Warwickshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Prompt attention in taking orders, staff knowledgeable about dishes, food came quickly serving staff friendly.

Trish Kingdon 08 January 2018
from Coventry

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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

Contact +44 2476332841
Reservations +44 2392119903

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Customer reviews for The White Lion, Allesley

3.4 ((()* (based on 41 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (23)
  • lunch (19)
  • private dining (9)
  • value (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • business (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 8 January 2018 by Trish Kingdon from Coventry

    Prompt attention in taking orders, staff knowledgeable about dishes, food came quickly serving staff friendly.

  • (**** 7 January 2018 by Maxine Gibbons from Coventry

    Appalling service. This took customer service to a new low.
    Starters were fine, then a 45 minute gap when we were completely ignored apart from fresh cutlery brought to the table. When asked to stop taking fresh orders until we had been served our main courses, I was told not to be rude he would sort it in a moment.

    There was then raised voices in the kitchen and within seconds our meals arrived !

    Sea bass dried up, potatoes warm, carrots cold.
    Short rib of beef burnt on edge, carrots burnt on tips - rest cold. Mashed potatoes had a skin where they had been under the lamp, Luke warm underneath.

    Requested FRESH meals and again told not to be rude.

    At this point we put on our coats and left, never to return.

    Worst experience eating out ever

  • ((((( 23 December 2017 by Karen Pollard from Coventry

    Really enjoyed the food value for money. Waitress very pleasant and attentive will definitely eat there again.

  • ((((* 29 October 2017 by Ann Scalise from Coventry

    Had a lovely meal for 4. Very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((* 28 August 2017 by Eddie Head from Nuneaton

    Enjoyed thecmeal and service was excellent.

  • ((*** 7 August 2017 by Sarah Davies from Warwickshire

    Disappointed. Both had Sunday lunch. My beef was as tough as old boots and parnios inedible as they weren't cooked. Really disappointed and for the money it wasn't a cheap disaster.

  • ((((* 2 July 2017 by Karen Williams from Nuneaton

    The service was good, friendly and welcoming, but professional also.
    The food was nice. I had hunters chicken, would have preferred more salad rather than just 2 tomatoes and less chips, but that is a personal think. Was well presented and well cooked.
    Would definitely go back.

  • ((((( 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 .

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