- Very Good
- 19 guest reviews
"Very good service in a very pleasant old world atmosphere.Lots of beams, mind your head, and rustic charm with modern facilities...."
"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..."
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.
- Parking (charges may apply)
- 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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95% would recommend it to a friend
a good sleep over
Very good service in a very pleasant old world atmosphere.Lots of beams, mind your head, and rustic charm with modern facilities.
Not a good experience all round - smell of fresh paint in the room was overwhelming; the tv didn't work although the landlord replaced; the room was very cold at night, i.e.
heating turned off centrally; no breakfast served before 8am (useless for a business traveller); no hot water in the morning. I'm sure this accommodation would be ideal for a romantic break, but definitely no good for a business trip.