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The White Lion Hotel

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Hebden Bridge
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ROB Camra left this review about The White Lion Hotel

Now reopen after a reputed £400,000 refurbishment. I've no idea where they spent the money as it looks pretty similar to before as far as I can see. Very much specialising in dining now, it was very busy on our Bank Holiday Sunday visit. Somebody has to pay for the refurbishment and it's you. The bar prices are very steep, even for Hebden, this was by far the most expensive round on the day. Having said that my pint of Slightly Foxed Prairie Fox was in good nick and the other half enjoyed her red wine. It's much improved since my last visit, but it will never be my favourite pub, it's too touristy.

I've been to this pub quite a bit in the past but this was my first visit for about 2 years. Sadly I'm not impressed at all now. The pub is generally very foody and as you enter you are hit by the all pervading smell of fried food. I think the oil needs changing guys, it shouldn't smell so bad. Both the main room and the side room off to the left are full of dining tables & chairs, so not very drinker friendly. Six handpumps on the bar with four turned round at 7 p.m. on a Friday, that's bad. I had a very average half of Copper Dragon Golden Pippen and left. It's hard to believe that this is the same pub that was in the GBG for years. Not a hope in hell of getting back in it at the moment.

On 14th May 2012 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1570 recommendations about 1524 pubs]

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Steven Bradbury left this review about The White Lion Hotel

Great find!

A large number of different real ales in a fantastic setting and a lovely building to boot. Food looked good quality.

On 20th October 2006 - rating: 10
[User has posted 12 recommendations about 12 pubs]

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27th Aug 2014, 11:32
Pub map correction submitted by ROB Camra approved
27th Aug 2014, 11:32
Pub map correction submitted by ROB Camra

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally

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