The White Lion
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
We started with a rustic terrine of chicken, asparagus and woodland mushrooms all wrapped in salty ham, with a sweet balsamic jus. The apple and Stilton tart, both sublimely piquant and pungent, was served on a bed of salad and saw tart fruit and warm, gooey blue cheese encased together in a rich butter pastry. Main courses were hearty and traditional - slow-roasted belly pork, and beer-battered fish and chips. The pork was impossibly tender and came with a healthy serving of crackling. The supremely light and crispy beer batter on the fish just barely held back the tumbling white flakes of meaty haddock. But it's the extras that really seal the deal on these dishes - homemade apple sauce and mushy peas with comforting mash and proper chips. There is a range of hand-pulled cask ales, and you are encouraged to have tasters of the grassy, citrusy, flowery and mellow honey blends on offer. A pub of olde-world charm, The White Lion is the perfect village inn for stepping back in time and whiling a few hours away.