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The White Lion, Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol

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Passage Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS9 3HN
Phone: 01179592897
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Ember Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The White Lion

A good sized Ember Inns pub in the centre of Westbury village, it has a rather bland, corporate style of decor similar to many other chain establishments up and down the country. It is a large pub split over a couple of levels and in a roughly O-shape formation with a central bar counter accessible from the lower level.

The front part of the pub seems to be more the drinking area and there were a number of fruit machines here as well as a plasma that was showing Midsomer Murders, although quite why anyone would sit in a pub and watch that, especially when the volume was so low as to be virtually inaudible, I’m not sure. The paintwork was a mixture of very pale green and contrasting maroon, whilst the flooring was primarily a generic patterned carpet with some tiling around the bar. A few old black and white photographs of the locale were dotted around the walls and there were a number of small alcoves tucked around the pub with book cases and such like trying to create a cosy ambience. There were also a number of open fires around which was a nice touch, although these all appeared to be gas rather than coal or wood.

The menu offered an extensive selection of dishes divided in to sections such as sharers, pasta & salads, burgers, fish, chargrill and proper pub food, the latter consisting of options such as lasagne, chilli con carne, chicken & leek pie, etc., and these mostly appeared to be priced around the £8 - £10 mark.

There was a good range of beers on tap, and all the beer mats tacked above the bar counter suggest a frequently changing selection. On this occasion the were 6X, Butcombe, Brakspear’s Bitter, Doom Bar, Top of the Hops, Bombardier and Rev James. Ciders too were well represented with Thatcher’s Gold, Stowford Press, Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Old Rascal. All In all, although I’m not really one for chain pubs, I thought they’d made a decent effort with this and I would happily return if in the area.

On 18th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Sea Mills, 2.03 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 2.37 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Redland, 2.42 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Lion, Bristol
15th Mar 2016, 00:31
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
15th Mar 2016, 00:31
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 21 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 February 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 30 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday & Sunday - last updated 21 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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