User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Random news of the day with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

Picture of The White Lion
Image posted by Paul Brett
Submitted on Saturday, 10th August 2013
With picture contributions to 1194 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (5 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The White Lion, Bristol

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
High Street
Thornbury
Postal town: Bristol
BS35 2AQ
Phone: 01454415132
Correct details

Pub Type

Local Pub (Marstons)

Served areas

Reviews of The White Lion (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Blackthorn _ left this review about The White Lion

A good-sized pub in Thornbury’s High Street, it extends back quite some way from the front with a barn like area at the rear that could perhaps be used as a function room, although it was not segregated from the main part of the pub. It was very quiet on our Saturday afternoon visit with only a handful of other punters in, although perhaps that was due to the lack of any real ales on – apparently there had been some “damage to the lines” and all the pump clips were reversed.

Décor wise, it’s fairly traditional, although also rather plain and bland with little in the way of any character. There were dark wooden boards on the floor, and the front part of the pub had an Artex covered ceiling with more white plasterwork on the upper part of the walls and blue/grey wood panelling down below as well as some areas of exposed stonework. The barn area the rear was somewhat more attractive and split in to two halves, with a vaulted wood panelled ceiling, much exposed stone walling, fitted banquette seating and a few pictures dotted around the walls. The other half of the extension to the left seemed the most popular part of the pub for some reason.

As mentioned, all the real ales were off unfortunately, although from what I could see from the reversed pump clips they usually included Directors, Bombardier and Pedigree. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Gold and Haze, Stan’s Cheddar valley and Strongbow Dark Fruit. Overall, this was ok for a pit stop I suppose, but the lack of any character means I’d be unlikely to make a point of returning.

On 8th February 2024 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1936 recommendations about 1850 pubs]

External web links for The White Lion

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Patchway, 6.81 miles, 2 hr 11 min walk (show)
Pilning, 7.23 miles, 2 hr 19 min walk (show)
Yate, 7.42 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Lion, Thornbury
8th Feb 2024, 12:01
Review submitted by Blackthorn _
 
13th Jul 2021, 14:39
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 27 September 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed