The White Lion Pub, North Kilworth

4.6/5 based on 160 reviews
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Personal cooking and friendly staff convenient to the M1. BJunction 20 with convenient parking and access to local footpaths.
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My partner and I decided on a last minute mid week treat and decided to visit the White Lion. Can thoroughly recommend this place as it has a very warm atmosphere combined with great service and delicious food. We had the homemade pies this evening which looked and tasted amazing. Thank you to the White Lion for a wonderful evening! We will be back!!
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My partner and I really enjoy coming to the White Lion, we live in the next village which has a very upmarket food pub, however we always find ourselves being drawn to the cosy bar area of the White Lion. We are always extended a really warm and genuine welcome. The food is always of a very good standard here and especially the home made pies. The service is always Excellent and it's clear that this place prides itself on this. The decor is modern traditional and has a real nice vibe.
Highly recommended.
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First time visit to The White Lion, impressed by the appearance and decor. But being a cold and frosty night outside, it was a pity the log burner wasn't on - the place was cold and we had to sit with coats and scarves on to keep warm. We were given the menu to peruse, but had to listen to a list of choices which were not available, including steak. We ordered from what was left, but 10 minutes later the waiter returned to say that they were out of lemon sole which two of our party had ordered. Given there was hardly anyone else in the restaurant eating, it seemed odd that they had run out of so much stuff. When seated at our table, it was near a radiator so thankfully we got warmed up! The meal arrived in dribs and drabs - first of all two people got theirs, then a few minutes later a couple more arrived, then again we had to wait for the final two meals. Then we had to wait for the vegetables and chips, by which time the first two people had finished their meal. However, when the food did arrive it was well presented and delicious. We ordered sweets, the special being apple crumble - ideal for a cold and frosty January evening. Asked for custard with the crumble but told sorry, no custard but we could have clotted cream. Said OK but ten minutes later waiter returned "sorry, we have run out of clotted cream"! So all in all, the food we had was lovely, but considering the prices, this place needs to massively sort out its food availability and logistics in the kitchen. It has let them down badly.
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Team meeting was made special by super friendly and welcoming staff. Had a great time. Thank you very much
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Stopped for lunch, nice food and reasonably priced.
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We have been here a number of times now and always enjoy the food. The Pie Night is especially good. Another favorite is Sunday Lunch. Generous portions and all cooked fresh so do expect a slight delay, but it is worth it. Good selection of wine too. Staff are all very helpful and friendly.
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Excellent food and service and good music to follow, had a great night!! Would recommend the cheesecake for pudding!!
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WE had a fantastic night at the White Lion.
The food was excellent, the ambience a treat and the company even better.I tore into an 8oz sirloin steak and chips.
It wasn't cheap at £21 with a stilton sauce but the meat was cooked to perfection.My wife Loraine loved her seafood linguine while our two friends hailed their lamb and braised beef.
The service was friendly and brisk and the beautifully-decorated pub itself reeked of character and history.You'll find cheaper food elsewhere but as a complete package for a fine meal out one night this is very hard to beat.
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Delighted last night to sample the new pasta menu for Tuesday evenings. Could not be faulted as both meals were well cooked, filling and great value for money.
The look of the restaurant is really attractive and the service helpful and friendly.
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Came here for a business brunch. Exceptional service and menu choice. Atmosphere was relaxed and very enjoyable. Sandwiches were amazing value, massive and delicious. Will definitely be back with more business partners. Thank you the White Lion.
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We arrived at 5 pm on the dot on a Sunday at the end of October. Even though the restaurant is meant to close at this time, the staff were very accommodating and made us feel welcome, which we appreciated.
We ordered from the Sunday 2/3 course menu. I had the mussels to start, followed by the roast sirloin of beef. Portion sizes were fantastic for the price, and the beef was succulent. We appreciated the "tower" presentation of the roast beef and trimmings, which was a nice twist on a traditional meal.
My partner had the soup which, owing to the time of year, was pumpkin. We were assured by the waiter that it was made from the innards of the pumpkins on display outside, which was a nice touch. This was followed by the sea bass with mussels, which she enjoyed.
Overall, very impressed. We will certainly return in the near future.
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Service was exceptional and the food was perfectly cooked. I had the braised beef, red wine shallot which was beautifully presented and tasted divine. My friend opted for the confit of duck which she said was very tender and enjoyable to eat. The portion sizes are also very generous and I think are really good value for money. The atmosphere is very relaxed without being too casual. The White Lion have got it just right.
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We visited the White Lion for a family meal on Saturday night. We were offered the choice of two tables, which was fine, the internal of the restaurant was decorated really nicely and tastefully. When we arrived the atmosphere was a little flat - no music playing and just a few locals propping up the bar. The wine was lovely (we chose a more expensive Sancerre, which was great, although I'm still waiting for the glass of ice that I asked for to go with it). Also, for a place that calls itself a wine bar- the choice felt a little limited - would have been nice to have even more options! The starters were lovely - the goats cheese bruschetta was really simple but delicious, and my main course of seafood linguine was also good. My family also enjoyed their meal, the food was good, nothing particularly special though, perhaps this is because we are spoilt by some other very good restaurants nearby and our expectations were higher. The service was ok, again not overly special, and quite slow to bring out mains to the full group, meaning some waited about 5 minutes to start. When we left there were more people dining but also more people at the bar. Overall, it's not bad at all, perhaps a bit more atmosphere and slightly improved service this could be great.
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Not very much beer on tap and expensive, don't know if I'd visit again, wasn't impressed at all, don't think I'd eat here as to expensive staff wasn't bad
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Have been a couple of times in the past and had excellent food. The meal was ok with the restaurant very quiet for a Saturday night
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We really enjoyed our lunch. Good food and friendly efficient service for a reasonable mid range price.
Chicken Liver Pate needs spicing up a bit. Roast Beef was very tasty, would cut three thinner slices as opposed to two thick ones, particularly good spicy horseradish. Personally I would keep the Yorkshire well away from the gravy! But these are fine tuning and personal taste.
A good bottle of D'Ouro. Excellent Espresso
Two happy customers
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We enjoyed lunch at the White Lion today. Unfortunately there were no other customers. However the food was very good indeed. The service was also good. The pub itself is very nicely decorated and has a good feel about it. We would certainly return.
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food and service spot on, good choice on the menu, early bird option as well. Nicely furnished inside, nice atmosphere
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We booked this for friends, who are very fussy food connoisseurs !!!
They were very impressed, the food was very tasty, pleasing to the eye and excellent value for money. The staff were very efficient pleasant and knowledgeable .We will defiantly be going again, well worth a visit.
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Went for a pre-show meal, food was really good, service was faultless and the bill was surprisingly cheap for such a great meal. We'll definitely go again.
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Found this through TripAdvisor and found the food and service excellent. Would recommend and come again
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Went along with freinds for pre theatre meal. 2 out of 4 main courses very nice. The girls had Baked Plaice which was too small and wafer thin. There were no vegetables served with our meal apart from potatoes. We queried this with the waiter who said he had forgotten them and went to fetch them , only to return and state that " pre theatre menu does not come with veg" We thought this very odd.
Desserts were very nice with a very generous cheeseboard. We left however feeling slightly disappointed.
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Visited here for a meal from their pre-theatre menu as a last minute booking due to the weather. Could not have been more impressed. Service was great, food arrived quickly and tasted amazing. I'm only sorry we didn't have time to try the desserts. We will definitely be back.
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Our first visit was of an exceptional standard. The White Lion has the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a traditional pub but the ambience of a sophisticated wine bar and eatery. The service was second to none with staff very attentive and polite. Our food, a full three courses, with a mixture for mains of steak and fish was delicious and well presented.
Definitely worth another trip ... Soon!
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