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The White Lion, Covent Garden, WC2

24 James Street
WC2
WC2E 8NS
Phone: 02072401064
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Pub Type

Nicholsons (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Tris C left this review about The White Lion

Dating from 1889, I hadn’t been in here since the summer of 1988, but recall something a little more traditional to what’s now on offer, with Farrow & Ball paint, a white ceiling, modern boarded floor with fluted shades over the bar which has a wire ceiling gantry. Not large, much of the drinking takes place to a ledge, so you can look at the wall or one of only two friends, though neither simultaneously. There are tea lights on tables and dining upstairs, which given the location just off Covent Garden piazza, probably revolves around fish ‘n’ chips, doled out to tourists.
Ales included Tribute, Nicholson’s ‘coming soon’, Ghost Ship, Doom ‘coming soon’, Pride and Proper Job at £2.70 a half and good.
I think I’ll leave this one to the tourists and office workers; Covent Garden isn’t a hotbed of good pubs, but the Nag's Head next door is a better bet.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 4
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Brainy Pool left this review about The White Lion

a very small and fairly dull Nicholsons pub in central London. this kind of pub is ten a penny around here and this does little to stand out. Doom Bar, London Pride and a few other pale dishwaters available tonight.

On 13th May 2019 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The White Lion

A traditional corner pub in Covent Garden, handy for the tube station, with the usual one room downstairs and dining room upstairs. Not a bad pub but can get stupidly busy. The draught beer range was Doom Bar, London Pride, Nicholson's house St Austell ale and two from Great Yorkshire Brewing

On 17th March 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.5 miles, 9 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
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2nd Nov 2021, 17:48
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C
 
2nd Nov 2021, 17:48
Review submitted by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 02 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 November 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 02 November 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - But not to toilets - last updated 11 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 November 2013 by ROB Camra
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