The reviews made here are by our hotel guests/visitors, they are genuine and have been taken from a reputable and independant source and one of the largest web based hotel room booking sites in the UK. We have not edited or been selective in what we have placed on this page and each review is in the same order recieved from the hotel room online booking agency. We have not changed the visitors comments in any way, good or bad, and have left the original text spelling and punctuation unchanged.
Our current visitor/guest rating as per the independant website is as follows:
98% - Would recommend The White Lion Inn accommodation to a friend
98% - Would stay at The White Lion Inn again
The above rating has been based on The White Lion's:
- Customer service
- Cleanliness of accommodation
- Quality of room
- Value for money
- Quality of food
- Family friendly
The percentage rating has been based on 56 reviews which is the number received to date and only since The White Lion Inn has been working with the online hotel room booking site.
Our latest guest/visitor comments:
The White Lion Wherwell
Reviewed by: G Collins - Tunbridge Wells, England (October 2010)
Very friendly, fantastic food and quality accomodation, will definately be staying again. Most enjoyable.......
Lovely pub in a lovely village
Reviewed by: John S - Kendal, England (October 2010)
The pub is lovely and the staff are all friendly. Good selection of real ales. Evening meals are great - and reasonably priced. The full English Breakfast kept us going all day. We'll be back.
Traditional country pub
Reviewed by: Valerie R - Sale, England (October 2010)
Very friendly; very accommodating; excellent food; comfortable clean rooms. Stayed o/n to visit son at Winchester Army College which was literally only 10 mins (max) away from Wherwell. Hope to stay again for next visit.
Although we only stayed one night
Reviewed by: N.K - England (October 2010)
We felt extremely welcome and were well looked after by the owners. The pub has a lovely atmosphere and the accommodation above was perfect for our stay. We would thoroughly recommend, and had we had more time, would've stayed longer to enjoy the location. Many thanks to the owners!
Reviewed by: David Walton - Newcastle upon Tyne, England (October 2010)
Cheapest digs on offer, but exactly what we wanted - roaring log fire, pleasant staff and customers, good real ales and a magnificent breakfast. Heartily recomend it all.
Late booking......but what a little gem!!
Reviewed by: Carole Cooper - Preston, England (October 2010)
We recieved a warm welcome upon arrival. After a few drinks in the bar we were shown to our room which was larger than expected, even for a family room. Being an old building the floors sloped in different directions and after a few drinks we found walking around the room quite funny, as it was like being on a ship! We booked dinner and glad we did, it was really good and the wine wasn't over priced! We explained we had to leave early the following day and wouldn't require breakfast, before we could say anymore the landlady suggested they make us some sandwiches/crisp/apple to take with us.....which was a lovely gesture. We have no hesitation recommending this accommodation and we'll return when marshalling again at Thruxton next year!
Excellent little hotel
Reviewed by: Tom V - England (October 2010)
Wonderful Experience - lovely room/pub/Restaurant. Only downer was having to walk to the bathroom - but well worth the inconvenience for the overall experrience.
White Lion Inn
Reviewed by: J. Smith - Liverpool, England (October 2010)
We were looking for pet friendly accommodation, we found it at the White Lion. Our stay there was excelent and we would go back again. The accommodation, food and staff were to be highly recommended. I would also like to add, the location is wonderful.
Made to feel very welcome
Reviewed by: Susan C - Dover, England (October 2010)
Felt completely looked after following a nightmare journey in the pouring rain on the A303 - a fantastic welcome, a restorative drink and a good night's sleep.
White Lion near the A303 to London
Reviewed by: R. Frankland - Plymouth, England (October 2010)
We had a lovely stop over at the White Lion, Superb spacious room with great local ale and food. We shall definately stay there again when were in the area. Be sure to walk around the village whilst there.
Reviewed by: Colin Easter - Stanford Le Hope, England
Staying at this hotel/pub was a wonderful experience, the owners and staff made us feel really welcome. The double room (Bushell) was quite large & well decorated with a ver comfortable bed. The only downside of the room was that it had no ensuite. There was a fine selection of real ales at a well stocked bar and the food was superb. If you go here, trying one of their famous pies is a must. Oh and the full english breakfast was as good as I've had anywhere.
Price quality very good I will go back there
Reviewed by: Philippe Caestecker - St Andries, Belgium (September 2010)
Reviewed by: Antoine Rocourt - Heemstede, Netherlands (September 2010)
A very nice old Inn, run by highly service minded and very friendly couple and their staff. We really enjoyed our stay and wholeheartedly recommend the White Lion to all travellers passing by the beautiful village of Wherwell, to tourists planning to visit Winchester, Salisbury or Stonehenge, and hikers and fishermen enjoying the rural countryside.
Reviewed by: A. Innes - Chatham, England (September 2010)
Superb food, Landlords very hospitable.
Lovely charming hotel for a break from the rat race..
Reviewed by: J Lawrence - Grays, England (September 2010)
My partner and I stayed for a couple of nights. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly, helpful and so hospitable. The pub is full of charm, locals are friendly and the atmosphere was so relaxed. Room was great, everything you need and spacious with it. Food was great value, choice was excellent and the breakfast superb. I could'nt recommend the White Lion enough and congratulate the staff on there fabulous work and look forward to staying there again.
Just what I needed after a very hard stressful day!
Reviewed by: Sophie U - Kidderminster, England (September 2010)
We arrived absolutly shattered and in need of some serious chill out time and were welcomed and taken straight to our spacious room and big bed was lovely, meal was very good country pub food. Service was excellent. We had a great stay in what we call a typical english country pub. Will definetly return if down on business agian.
Very nice Pub/Hotel in pretty village. Very accomodating hosts and enjoyable stay
Reviewed by: Ian T - Sale, England (September 2010)
Best kept secret!
Reviewed by: Michael G - Casletown, England (September 2010)
Wow! What a wonderful experience. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel very welcome. Lovely spacious, charming rooms. Excellent food and all the staff were friendly, but professional. Highly recommended!
Wonderful White Lion Inn at Wherwell!!
Reviewed by: A Godsiff - London, England (September 2010)
Sean, Sally and the rest of the staff were really welcoming, friendly and helpful. They bent over backwards to offer us advice on where to go, what we could see and how to get to Winchester and Thruxton. The beautiful 17th century pub has recently been done up but maintains the beauty of it's past with a contemporary twist. Our double room was huge, clean and really lovely. It was well equiped with TV, DVD (lots of DVD's availiable to borrow at no cost), tea, coffee, kettle, hairdryer, alarm clock and towels. Our kingsize bed was wonderful - my partner and I woke up trying to find one another!! The only downside is that it isn't ensuite so you share one bathroom (bath,shower,loo and sink) and one seperate loo with sink with other guests. Don't let this put you off though, we didn't see anyone else and the staff, rooms and ambience definitely makes up for this. We ate lunch, dinner and breakfast there - the food was good - London prices. We booked through late rooms and got a slightly reduced fee which was great. A home from Home - highly recommended.
Very happy and would stay again
Reviewed by: Rachael W - Clontarf, Australia (September 2010)
The owners and staff were all fantastic. Breakfast was wonderful with plenty to eat and was very happy with our room. Felt very welcomed and homely.
We had a lovely one night stop
Reviewed by: J Lister - Leicester, England (August 2010)
The staff were very friendly & helpful. Going to our room 'behind the bar' was novel! A very 'dog friendly' pub. Our room was spacious with a lovely view. No ensuite, but this was not a problem, as toilets & bathroom were just outside the room. The breakfast was first class, a lovely home cooked 'full English' breakfast. We have recommended it our 'dog mad' friends. We will be coming back.
Beautiful location, excellent food, superb accommodation
Reviewed by: Stefanie R - England (August 2010)
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The White Lion at Wherwell. I can be quite picky at times but I could not fault anything! The staff were so friendly and made us feel at home from the moment we stepped through the door. We enjoyed a three course meal in the evening, as two vegetarians we had far more choice than we usually have. The bed was so comfortable and the seperate bathroom was not a problem at all. Very clean, all the facilities we required and a delicous breakfast in the morning. Smiles all round.
Reviewed by: M James - Jersey, England (August 2010)
Unfortunately we only stayed for one night at the White Lion. It is a lovely traditional country pub in a beautiful village. We booked the family room (we have a 9 yr old daughter). The room is nice and big and although it is directly above the bar (you actually go behind the bar to go upstairs) it wasn't too noisy. The rooms aren't ensuite but there are two bathrooms for 4 rooms, so there is no waiting. We had our dinner in the pub that evening which I can highly recommend (wholesome pub food and good value) The full english was fantastic, one of the best I have ever had. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, they even gave my daughter some bread to feed the ducks in the nearby stream. If you are looking to stay in a traditional country pub in the beautiful countryside then I recommend this one.
A welcome haven
Reviewed by: S Spark - Tollerton, England (August 2010)
Arrived after very long and tiring day moving son into uni digs to find a warm welcome and lovely room. Not ensuite but bathroom close by and no problems. After refreshing nap wandered down to reserve table - loved the fact that we did not have to tie ourselves to a specific time to eat. Sampled local wine and enjoyed a good meal. The Trivial Pursuit cards were a fantastic find - bought us back to life and we spent an enjoyable evening. Long lie in and cooked breakfast certainly set us up for the day.