THE white lion
in the heart of the test valley

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"Slow down and enjoy life, it's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."

Eddie Cantor

Opening Times
Monday - Closed (Except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 3pm then 6pm to close
Satuday -Sunday: 11am to close

A warm greeting awaits you at The White Lion Inn, a quintessential old English coaching Inn with origins from 1611 AD. The Inn lies at the centre of the historic and picturesque village of Wherwell which is located deep in the heart of rural Hampshire and the beautiful Test Valley.

The White Lion is known for serving excellent and varied meals to its customers but is famed for its large range of award winning speciality handmade pies and sausages, accompanied by a wide selection of quality ciders, real ales, lagers, wines, soft drinks and other beverages.

The Inn is open all day Tuesday to Sunday with service commencing at 11.00 am until close. Our kitchen service opening and closing times can be found on our eating page.

We also have a function room with attached marquees located within our pretty courtyard garden which can be hired for private functions. For further information please see our function room page.

Conveniently located to many major historic towns and cities within the county of Hampshire and neighbouring counties, there is much to offer those visitors seeking places of interest, leisure, countryside, field sports and other activities.

Only an hour by road or rail from London and just 5 minutes drive from Andover and the A303/A34 the Inn is ideally located for that special meal, to break a journey or a mutually convenient meeting place in the middle for business, friends and family.

Many thanks to David Lowman for the supply of a number of images featured within this site.