Last week I took my Grandma to The White Lion in Wrightington for her birthday lunch. We met my cousin and her little boy there who we hadn’t seen for months so it was a nice little catch up.



I haven’t been to The White Lion for years but my friend recommended it as the place they always take friends when they are on date nights. It has a good sized car park and from there you can enter through the back.


The White Lion, Wrightington review


The first thing I fell in love with was the cute beach hut style seating area they have in the beer garden. That is a fab first impression. When we went into the pub we were asked if we wanted to sit in the pub area or the restaurant area. As we had 2 toddlers I decided on the more relaxed looking pub area.

We arrived at 12.30 and there were a couple of tables taken, by the time we left at 2, the whole of the pub and restaurant area was full. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxed and the staff were really attentive.


The White Lion, Wrightington review


We were given 3 menu’s and a children’s menu. There was a normal menu, an early bird menu and a light bites menu. The children’s menu also consisted of 2 different sections for younger children and older children which I thought was a really good idea.

I ordered Lucas chicken nuggets, chips and beans from the younger children’s menu and my Grandma, cousin and I chose from the early bird  menu.


The White Lion, Wrightington review


I had steak and ale pie followed by chocolate fudge cake. My cousin had bacon and cheese omelette followed by chocolate cheesecake. For the omelette there are a variety of fillings and you can choose 2 in it. My Grandma had fish and chips followed by apple pie. We were all really impressed by the portion sizes and it tasted absolutely delicious, I sometimes find on early bird menus the portions can be a little stingy but they were generous portions here. The early bird menu is served Monday-Friday 12-6.30 and costs £11.95 for 2 courses and £15.95 for 3 courses.


The White Lion, Wrightington review


I loved how everything was presented from the food on the plate to the sauces being in little jars and the milk in glass bottles with the tea pot rather than a jug. The pub was lovely and warm with a fire burning and it was nicely decorated for Christmas. I will definitely be returning to explore some more of the menu x


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12 Comments on The White Lion, Wrightington review

  1. Joanna Davis
    December 15, 2017 at 7:31 pm (6 months ago)

    The food looks great and generous portions are always a plus, especially on the early bird menu. The steak and ale pie sounds very yummy, I would order that as well as I love the flavors in it.

  2. rhianwestbury
    December 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm (6 months ago)

    The beach huts are so cute and I bet they would be awesome in the summer time. You can’t beat a good pub dinner x

  3. Angela Milnes
    December 15, 2017 at 8:14 pm (6 months ago)

    Ooh this does sound like a lovely place to visit and the food looks super tasty. That chocolate cheesecake looks yum.

  4. forkwardthinkingfoodinista
    December 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm (6 months ago)

    The White Lion looks awesome and the food looks so yummy. I love the outside beech hut seating would be ideal for the summer x

  5. Bread
    December 15, 2017 at 10:24 pm (6 months ago)

    Oh wow I love the beach hut seats. That looks like it will be amazing in the summer.

  6. Nina Louise
    December 16, 2017 at 12:35 am (6 months ago)

    This looks so cool! I love the quirky beach hut seating in the garden too, I would definitely sit there whilst eating lunch! The food looks so delicious too, that cheesecake made my mouth water.

  7. Dr. Elise Cohen Ho
    December 16, 2017 at 5:41 am (6 months ago)

    Everything looks delicious. I would totally go there in warmer weather and take advantage of the darling seating areas.

  8. Sarah Bailey
    December 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm (6 months ago)

    The food looks delicious and definitely looks like generous portions. That seating outside is absolutely gorgeous, definitely a summer must visit

  9. melissazia90
    December 18, 2017 at 11:33 am (6 months ago)

    Looks like a nice place to go with unique decor. The food looks delicious too

  10. TheLondonMum
    December 18, 2017 at 5:31 pm (6 months ago)

    I love those garden beach huts! they’re so sweet. Sounds like a great place!

  11. Nicol Wong (@yuk_lui)
    December 19, 2017 at 11:58 am (6 months ago)

    this actually makes me miss England! I miss going to the pub and fish and chips. it’s the little things like that haha


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