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White Lion, Bristol Central, Bristol

Colston Avenue
Bristol
BS1 1EB
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Reviews of White Lion (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about White Lion

A single-room city bar of the very best kind, which has been trading since 1806. It's small, welcoming and lively, and it sells excellent beer. Of historic interest is part of the City wall which in included in the pub's architecture. There is seating on the pavement outside, and going to the gents' involves a perilous walk down a very tight flight of cat iron spiral stairs, and the bar is sparsely furnished. There was a small selection of megakeg, but the important bit was the array of 5 handpumps, all with Wickwar beers on draught. I ordered Bob, but it went off half way through pouring. Second choice was Try Time, which was in perfect condition, as you would expect. The others on were Falling Star, Cotswold Way and Shanakee Stout. The same beers (less the stout) were available in bottles, plus 2021, but time (and driving licences) meant we couldn't sample them all. The background music was acceptable, the one barman was good company. I'd be very happy to come back here, hopefully for a longer session next time, or maybe as part of a crawl.

On 6th April 2018 - rating: 8
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Mark Davey left this review about White Lion

Excellent tiny one room pub with decent beer and a nice atmosphere. Beware the steps to the gents. Otherwise, well worth dropping in for the Wickwar brews. third time in here and will call again.

On 7th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about White Lion

Small pub but with some outside drinking space to the road. Does the range of Wickwar beers.

On 1st April 2015 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bristol Temple Meads, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Clifton Down, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for White Lion, Bristol
12th May 2018, 20:19
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12th May 2018, 19:59
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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 20 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 March 2018 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 23 March 2018 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 March 2018 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 March 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 October 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday11:30am - 10pm
Monday11:30am - 11pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm
Thursday11:30am - 11pm
Friday11:30am - 11:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: October 28th 2017
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Events at White Lion
12pm, Wed 28th Feb - 2pm, Wed 19th Dec