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The White Lion, Ross-On-Wye

Wilton Lane
Wilton
Postal town: Ross-On-Wye
HR9 6AQ
Phone: 01989562785
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Quinno _ left this review about The White Lion

A revisit for a function found the place pretty much as described before. Three Wye Valley ales on at the bar and all in good shape. The hitherto unexplored garden by the river was fully appreciated on a lovely sunny day. Upped by a point.

June 2009
Popped in on the strength of its GBG entry whilst we were heading through town a few weeks back. Dating from the 16th century, it's a big old place next to the River Wye, which affords a nice view if you sit by the window or on the patio. There's a real fire which injected some much-needed warmth that day, complementing the beams and stonework inside. Ales on offer were Otter and Wye Valley Bitter. There was a third handpull, with a clip turned (I forget what). I was feeling very unwell that day, so the fact I was able to have a couple of halves says as much about the good beer quality as anything. Food is offered and we tried some - not bad but relatively formulaic, I suspect it's from a Brake Bros type concern. The fresh salad side was good though. Well-worth a stop if you happen to be nearby, though I wouldn't call it an essential experience.
Rated 7

On 1st June 2015 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The White Lion

Tucked away down a side turning, can be easily missed if you don't know it is there. Most notable for its riverside garden, food trade and a couple of good beers, but somehow doesn't quite make best use of the historic buildings and setting. A shame as it could be be exceptional with a little more effort.

On 27th November 2014 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The White Lion

The White Lion is situated in a small hamlet just the other side of Wilton Bridge, about 10 minute walk from Ross on Wye town centre. The building dates back to 1650 and was previously used as a police station, the original lock being to the right of the pub as you look at it.

The interior is divided into 3 sections with the main bar to the right of the entrance. The bar has a modernish extension to the rear with the remnants of the original outside wall splitting the bar into front and rear sections. The front has a handsome fireplace and a few artifacts on display including an original copy of the lease. The rear is quite plain with an assortment of local pictures and views down to the river behind the pub. The bar itself has a mass of hops covering the canopy and a series of pump clips from the various guest beers that pass through.

A few steps up from the bar is the Gaol restaurant which is contained within the aforementioned lock up. This solid stone wall room has another handsome fireplace and is no doubt a lot more cosy than some of its earlier incumbents would have found it. There is another dining room to the left of the main entrance but this was closed on my visit so I didn’t get much of a view of it.

Behind the pub is a large attractive patio with several benches and a robust covered area. Beyond is a grassy riverside area which is owned by the pub but is also a public right of way. Basic camping is an option here if the pub’s own accommodation is a little sophisticated for your tastes.

There was a hat-trick of Wye Valley beers available - Bitter, Butty Bach and Dave’s Blond which I’ll assume to be a generic personalized rebadging. A 4th pump was unused. There is a decent range of traditional food with main courses ranging from £8-£14 although I didn’t eat here on this visit.

There was some piped background musaic but I didn’t note any TV’s. Much of the entertainment seems to be by way of canine mischief (Bailey the pub dog has the run of the place) and a weekly quiz night.

The pub was welcoming enough, ticks all the comfort zone boxes and is certainly worth the picturesque riverside walk from town to visit.

On 29th April 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Hereford, 12.8 miles, 4 hr 7 min walk (show)
Ledbury, 13.49 miles, 4 hr 20 min walk (show)
Lydney, 17.31 miles, 5 hr 34 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Lion, Wilton
9th Aug 2015, 15:48
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4th Jun 2015, 20:04
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 29 April 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 27 November 2014 by Graham Coombs
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