- Very Good
- 33 guest reviews
"Really convenient accommodation to enable us to attend a wedding locally. Staff were really helpful, even offered to take us to our destinat..."
"Traditional style Pub with much history. Room was small en-suite small shower poor and cubicle mouldy due to poor ventilation (needs regular..."
"A lovely location and a beautiful 18th century building with oodles of character. The room was clean and spacious but on the down side, the..."
"We have now stayed here twice and it has not let us down with it's friendly service and great food it is first class along with a lovely 'ol..."
About the hotel
Here at the White Lion Inn we know what a pub should be like. After many years working hard eating and drinking in other pubs, purely for research purposes of course, we have used our extensive experience to offer you the very best traditional Dorset pub experience in the county, if not the world…probably. The White Lion is a beautiful old building dating from 1723 and we offer a warm welcome in a comfortable and relaxing environment, excellent beers and ciders, superb food with fine wines, a cosy bar with open fire, an elegant restaurant and a large beer garden, but so do other pubs, so what makes us special? The atmosphere – our locals and friends who make it feel like pubs used to feel, like home just with more beer and no washing up.
So come along and meet us all! As if being probably the best pub in the world was not enough we are also located at the heart of one of the most beautiful and interesting parts of the West Country. As we are the most northerly Inn in Dorset we’re also very close to the borders of Wiltshire and Somerset, comfortably positioned close enough to the A303 to be a very welcome diversion from a drive between London and the West Country, while being far enough from the traffic to be a peaceful haven. Nearby is the wonderful National Trust property of Stourhead with its world famous English landscape garden complete with decadent follies. Just down the road Alfred’s Tower marks the spot where King Alfred raised his standard before marching to defeat the Danes. It’s well worth the climb for the spectacular views from the top. Stonehenge is just a short drive away and the old Anglo-Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury is nearby and worth a visit, while the sublime architecture of Bath is also within easy reach.
Showing Monday 30 November 2015 to Tuesday 1 December 2015Change Search
- Car parking available onsite
- Restaurant , Bar
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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100% would recommend it to a friend
One night stay
Really convenient accommodation to enable us to attend a wedding locally.
Staff were really helpful, even offered to take us to our destination as no local taxi firm would pick up the phone!
Ok for 1 night.
We stayed here for 1 night to visit family nearby.
It was a late booking and pleased we found somewhere close, for a reasonable price. Arrived late after an extremely tiring 7 hour journey from the North. Warm welcome but rushed and weren't given full lowdown on what, where etc. Room was extremely small and cold, as the heating wasn't on in the evening nor when we woke, although the room was nicely fitted out for a small space, with nice furnishings and exposed original beams. Bed was comfy, but short in length - hubby had to sleep with legs curled round there was a fixed bed end. The bathroom was adequate in size with basic fittings, but the shower was very disappointing. Mould on tiles and on ceiling. The shower head desperately needs de-scaling or replacing as water spouts out from sides and flow is intermittent. Breakfast was at a time of our choosing, which was a good to hear, so no rush. Breakfast was ok, but nothing special.
It has to be noted, that there are other rooms in the pub and I can only review our room and it's no reflection on other types available. The pub's restaurant was busy when we arrived and although we didn't eat, the food looked excellent. It was also lovely and quiet during the night. Staff were pleasant and welcoming and on the whole it was fine for 1 night.