No problem with the accommodation on arrival. Great advice at breakfast in regard to getting to the NEC at a cost of £2.60.
Reviewer:Chris J | Wed 10th Apr 2019 | 1 week ago
A very pleasant place to stay, very quaint building and exceptionally friendly staff.A warm welcome, good food and lovely room. Thank you.
Reviewer:Kealie F | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 2 weeks ago
We stayed in a room in a converted outbuilding which was very nice well kitted out, the breakfast was good, and everyone very friendly
Reviewer:Mrs T | Sun 31st Mar 2019 | 3 weeks ago
I enjoyed my stay without friendly and the comfortable accommodation. One small point is that it would have been easier to shave, had there been a light above the bathroom mirror.
Reviewer:Mr T | Sun 31st Mar 2019 | 3 weeks ago
I had a pleasant stay at the White Lion.Unfortuantely it was for only one night!The room was very clean and I slept well.My only observation is that the lighting in room 8 was rather dim.
Thanks for your kind comments
Reviewer:Steve G | Mon 25th Mar 2019 | 4 weeks ago
Booked a twin room at the White Lion which turned out to be in a small annexe across the carpark from the main building.Comfortable room if a little small.The addition of a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries etc. would be useful.Shower only which was electric and not very powerful.Food was very good and breakfast excellent.All in all good value for money.
Reviewer:peter B | Fri 15th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago
Room clean and everything in it you require.Shower poor as either scalding hot or freezing cold.I know there is a warning of low water pressure but there are pressure boosters you can add.Disappointed there was no food available on the Sunday night
Reviewer:Ray R | Tue 12th Mar 2019 | 1 month ago
Always a pleasure to stay at my second home, the White Lion. Great staff, friendly local folk and excellent food.
Reviewer:Kenmare C | Mon 25th Feb 2019 | 1 month ago
Thanks again to the White Lion Inn - we always have such a wonderful stay with Chris &Fanfan and book year after year. As exhibitors at the NEC we are often out fairly early morning and back late evening and they are always so accommodating. Also - lovely food both in the evening and for breakfast! See you next year xx
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Reviewer:Laura M | Sun 10th Feb 2019 | 2 months ago
We found The White lion when looking for accommodation for a large 3 day trade show at The NEC. It’s very reasonable and so close.. and turned out to be so much nicer than any travel lodge or holiday inn could ever be.The pub is characterful, a 400 year old pub with lots of history The hosts/landlords are lovely, the rooms are clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could want. There is a good selection of traditional pub grub and drinks. It was really nice to have somewhere welcoming at the end of the day to come back to instead of eating in some chain restaurant at the NECBreakfast was simple and delicious with all the cooked options you could want. They were very accommodating about serving breakfast early as we had to be on our stand early each morning.We will definitely be back for next years trade show.It felt like a home from home. I will never stay in another commercial hotel at the NEC again. We had a car to get back and forward but there is also a train station right next to the pub which is just one short stop.Thank you white Lion
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Reviewer:Tamara H | Wed 23rd Jan 2019 | 3 months ago
A wonderful evening a band of people returning to the Lion, which had at some time in the past, when the Long family held the licence had been our local. This time to celebrate a 70 th Birthday. The beer and Food were most enjoyable. We slept well after words (room 7 for my wife and me) comfortable and a great breakfast to round it all off.
Reviewer:Mr G | Mon 14th Jan 2019 | 3 months ago
Very comfortable warm, clean room. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. 2nd time we have stayed here and would definitely return if in area
Reviewer:Richard C | Mon 14th Jan 2019 | 3 months ago
Very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyable stay thank-you.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs W | Sun 30th Dec 2018 | 3 months ago
Really friendly inn, full of character, nice en-suite rooms and great home cooked food.
Reviewer:Mr S | Sun 23rd Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
I stayed at the White Lion with my mum whilst attending a function in the village. The White Lion staff were very welcoming, the pub was cosy, and the food great - even though they were also catering for several large Christmas bookings at the same time. The heating and plumbing in the rooms could be better - but that's to be expected in a 400 year old pub. Would definitely recommend the White Lion!
Reviewer:Jackie L | Fri 21st Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Just spent a very comfortable2 nights at theWhite Lion . Although our room was quite small it was very cosy andhad everything we needed. We had a delicious eveningmeal in therestaurant. Breakfast was freshly cooked and came piping hot,excellent coffee . All thestaff were very helpful and friendly.
Reviewer:Mrs Carol B | Mon 17th Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Clean, comfortable, caring staff.
Reviewer:Mrs Margery H | Tue 11th Dec 2018 | 4 months ago
Lovely staff, comfortable room, if a little warm for me, Gr8 breakfast Internet fine
Reviewer:martin c | Fri 30th Nov 2018 | 4 months ago
Another excellent stay, lovely food and good selection of beers. Used to visit the NEC via nearby station.Will be back next year,
Reviewer:David M | Mon 26th Nov 2018 | 4 months ago
We stayed for one night. The food was delicious and the bed was comfy. We had a lovely, interesting room up in the eaves. The only problem was the height of the shower. If you are tall it is impossible to use. The room was warm, quirky and cosy.
Reviewer:Sue R | Mon 19th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
From first walking into the White Lion Inn on Friday evening the greeting was fantastic service was great in the restaurant with very obliging staff and the room was clean and comfortable My daughter and I had a lovely experience Thank you
Many thanks, so glad you understand what we do. hope to see you again
Reviewer:Enid R | Mon 12th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Lovely helpful staff. Excellent food in generous portions. Our room was on the small side, so not much room to move about and put suitcases.Shower was an issue, in that it ran scalding hot and freezing cold, even though we weren't using the sink (as mentioned on the sign on the wall).I would stay again, but in a larger room.
Reviewer:Tara W | Fri 9th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
We stayed overnight on a Saturday to attend a nearby wedding reception. The staff were very pleasant and there was a great atmospheric to the place. We decided to have a drink before leaving for the wedding and had a great pint of Doom Bar, there is a good selection of gins, which pleased the wife. The bedrooms are very quirky and the beds comfortable. The breakfast was freshly cooked and very enjoyable. Would certainly recommend if staying in the area.
Reviewer:Tony C | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
As always a pleasant stay, comfortable room and friendly staff. The Restaurant was shut so had to seek alternative eating.
Reviewer:Steve T | Mon 5th Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
Great food and lovely rooms.
Reviewer:Mistral Bus & Coach P | Fri 2nd Nov 2018 | 5 months ago
I have been visiting this pub and guest house for over 5 years. Food is fantastic and the rooms are clean and comfortable.great staff as well
Reviewer:Mark P | Mon 15th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
Lovely clean attractive room, great location, excellent staff. However, the room over the bar was way too noisy for us so if you don't want to be kept awake till midnight ask for a garden room. We also got caught out by change of breakfast times between weekends and weekdays. In a pub we didn't really expect them to stop serving breakfast at 9am. Thank you though to the staff who very considerate and helpful.
Reviewer:Sandra M | Fri 12th Oct 2018 | 6 months ago
Lovely friendly pub, good food.
Reviewer:Sarah W | Thu 20th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
What a lovely welcoming pub, we had a great party downstairs in the bar area and a fantastic night sleep in the rooms above. Our room was truly cosy, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Breakfast in the morning was tasty too.
Reviewer:Rosy C | Mon 17th Sep 2018 | 7 months ago
As i was visiting NEC for a quilt exhibition it was nice to get away somewhere quiet for a drink and a lovely meal.
Reviewer:Brenda W | Thu 16th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Lovely cute room and good breakfast.
Reviewer:Daniel J | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
This is a comfortable, friendly place to stay. It feels safe and pleasant for a single female traveller. Very convenient for the NEC, and much nicer than the impersonal hotels at the NEC. The station is 5 mins walk away and it's 3 mins to Birmingham International by train. The food is really tasty, much more than 'pub grub'.
Reviewer:Stephanie R | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 8 months ago
Perfect location.The room was small but pleasant.Breakfast was excellent
Reviewer:Melanie B | Mon 23rd Jul 2018 | 9 months ago
Highly recommend. would stay again if ever attending the NEC. easy transport links. Great breakfast. comfortable bed. lovely pub and rooms
Reviewer:Gregor D | Thu 7th Jun 2018 | 10 months ago
Room was very hot , but it was an exceptionally hot night . When we arrived and requested early check in . This was not possible we were not offered an alternative . Our friends arrived and even though their room wasn't ready they got the key and popped the bags in . We had to ask to do the same . But if they hadn't been friends we wouldn't have known about this option . Code was given and the stay went to plan . But pure good luck on our part I would say .
Reviewer:Margaretp | Tue 5th Jun 2018 | 10 months ago
Lovely comfortable stay convenient for the NECHave stayed there before and will use again. Good food as well which is a bonus. Would strongly recommend
Reviewer:Abco E | Tue 1st May 2018 | 11 months ago
A lovely old world country pub in easy reach ofthe airport and NEC. Good food and a nice wine lust. Warm room with a comfy bed.
Reviewer:Rita W | Sun 29th Apr 2018 | 11 months ago
The White Lion was welcoming as we were only stopping one night for a wedding reception/evening at the Hampton manor it was perfect for our requirements. Just a walk across the main road to the Manor.The full English after a night partying was the perfect pick me up. Very accommodating and pleasant staff, compliments to the chef. We would visit again
Reviewer:Keith b | Mon 25th Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Nice pub with rooms only 3 min train journey from NEC station.Friendly landlady, good beer and lovely, quirky bedrooms (400 year old building).
Reviewer:John S | Sun 3rd Dec 2017 | 1 year ago
Wonderful atmosphere with good food. Close to the train station. Internet was spotty. Even so I will be staying there again.
Reviewer:John H | Tue 28th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
stayed here after visiting NEC, nice pub in a quiet location only 4mls by car.The room itself was very small but clean and warm. There was only 2 table lamps for lighting, which was a problem for my wife trying to apply her make up! The bed was very comfortable.The food in the restaurant was ok., although my wife's steak was inedible as it was riddled with sinew, they did not charge for it, which was fair enough. The waitress was very helpful, even though she was run off her feet! We did not have breakfast as it finished at 9.00, which is far too early if you are on a break!We would stay here again, but would ask for a larger room and discount for not taking breakfast.
Reviewer:Jeff J | Fri 24th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
We've been syaying here for the past 5 years now for the NEC and wouldn't stay anywhere else. Many thanks to you both for another lovely stay. All the very best to you both.
Thank you for your kind comments, good to see you again
Reviewer:Liz O | Thu 23rd Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
This has been my third visit to the White Lion.It is friendly, comfortable and full of character.Norman Hodge.
Reviewer:H | Wed 22nd Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
enjoyed our stay. good selection of beers which i enjoyed. room warm and comfortable. shower area very small, could not stand up in it.enjoyed our food. lots of great walks around the village.will stay again when in area
Reviewer:Richard H | Sat 18th Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
A very nice old English pub with a little bitof aContinental feel the food was excellent the staff were awesome very Nice location was easy to get to the NECor Birmingham new Street would deafly recommend this place to stay again
Reviewer:Simon M | Fri 3rd Nov 2017 | 1 year ago
Always a great time at the White lion. Room was a bit cold but we found the portable heater easily enough.
Reviewer:Ian B | Wed 18th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
Great location and lovely stay.
Reviewer:mark wayne p | Thu 12th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
I stayed for a night with my daughter and it was perfect! We were so beautifully looked after by such friendly people. It was more like going to stay with friends in the country! The food was delicious both in the evening and breakfast and I would head back in a heartbeat!
Reviewer:Sally Seyfried H | Fri 6th Oct 2017 | 1 year ago
Friendly helpful staff and a good standard clean room near the NEC.
Reviewer:Stephen D | Sat 16th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Stayed there for one night,everyone very friendly, excellent food,Room lovely and clean,A lovely country pub...
Reviewer:william m | Thu 7th Sep 2017 | 1 year ago
Our stay was lovely, we had four rooms and every one was lovely, a very welcoming place to stay. Very clean inside and also the surrounding grounds. The owner/staff were very polite and did everything to make our stay comfortable. Will Definately staff again.
Thank you for your kind comments
Reviewer:Alice R | Mon 21st Aug 2017 | 1 year ago
We were able to check in before the scheduled time which was a bonus as we were attending a wedding at Hampton manor, the accommodation was lovely, clean and cosy. There was ample of tea bags an coffee to drink in the room and biscuits if you wanted them. Owner/staff were very accommodating with special requirements for my elderly mom, will Definately stay again. Thank you for making our stay very welcoming and comfortable. Ps the breakfast was lovely.
Thank you for your kind comments
Reviewer:Suzanne T | Mon 21st Aug 2017 | 1 year ago
Nice quaint pub with accommodation attached. Check in smooth and evening meal good. Great breakfast. Room had slight damp smell and seal on shower door not the best.
Reviewer:keith r | Thu 13th Jul 2017 | 1 year ago
Very good location for access to Birmingham. Very good pub with separate room for locals, good selection of wines and beers, good food when served, and friendly staff. Rooms seemed newly refurbished but missing towel rail in bathroom and missing coat hangers and hanging rail in wardrobe. The rooms might be draughty in winter and the lighting was dim. Fresh towels each day but bin not emptied and mugs not washed.There was no food served Saturday because the restaurant was used for live music [loud] until 12:30am we were not warned about either in advance of arrival.
Reviewer:michael b | Tue 27th Jun 2017 | 1 year ago
Great proprietor and staffWonderful welcome to dogsLoved bar atmosphere and drinksFine breakfastComfortable roombut lighting was poor so too dark fir easy reading
Reviewer:Andrew H | Tue 30th May 2017 | 1 year ago
A very enjoyable stay, comfortable room, a good selection of ales, and excellent food, I had the homemade steak and kidney pie, probably the best I've had, Staff were all friendly and helpful. I will definately stay again.
Reviewer:Alan S | Sat 27th May 2017 | 1 year ago
My second stay at this fantastic pub and hotel;brilliant location, brilliant drinks, brilliant food, brilliant hosts and brilliant value. Wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else locally. Thank you for another great stay and look forward to seeing you next time.
Reviewer:Mr. Dan S | Fri 26th May 2017 | 1 year ago
I've stayed here a couple of times and have had a pleasant visit both times.Accommodation is comfortable and quiet, food is good and the beer excellent.Full English breakfast with black pudding is a great start to the day too.Staff friendly and helpful too.
Reviewer:Brian Cutts| Mon 3rd Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
Stayed here for one night with my teenaged daughter to enable a visit to a show at Genting Arena. Couldn't have chosen a better place - good food, six interesting beers on the bar and a comfortable twin room. Staff friendly and helpful.
Reviewer:Simon F | Mon 20th Mar 2017 | 2 years ago
We had a brief but enjoyable stay. A very warm welcome from the landlord. A comfortable room, shower room was small but adequate. Very conveniently located not far from the M42. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewer:Mrs. Alison P | Sun 22nd Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
Friendly welcomeLovely local pub with great atmosphere.Dinner was excellent mespecially my seafood linguini, worth company ng back for.Comfortable, attractive bedroomNothing to criticise,
Reviewer:Sheila D | Fri 13th Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
It is a pleasure to stay at the White Lion
Reviewer:Eric C | Thu 5th Jan 2017 | 2 years ago
I booked here as our office is just around the corner and if I am honest my expectations were pretty low but it was absolutely lovely and I can see myself using it a lot in the coming years.
Reviewer:Chris S | Mon 19th Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
Quirky and very comfortable accommodation, excellent pies, food and beer!Staff are brilliant...will be back.
Reviewer:Helen W | Sun 11th Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
A pleasant stay in a small village very close and convenient to Birmingham airport.Good food and lovely local beer .Excellent breakfast .
Reviewer:Mr. NiallK | Thu 1st Dec 2016 | 2 years ago
Pleasant stay, comfortable room and good food
Reviewer:Julie G | Mon 28th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Have been staying here for the last six or seven years now when we visit the motorcycle live show at the NEC. Food is delishious, great hospitality lovely clean comfortable rooms &great location for the NEC. Many thanks Fan Fan &Chris, see you next year. Liz &Jan
Reviewer:Mr. Jan O | Mon 28th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
This location is very convenient for the NEC, located just south to Coventry Rd. A 500 year old pub, retaining many of the charms associated with that era. Good food and prompt service. Unfortunately, this is countered by some negatives. Being such an old building, the low ceilings (including the shower room) were relatively impractical for a tall person such as myself. The TV remote in my room has functions such as Netflix and YouTube, but were rendered useless because the internet connection was so poor (admittedly this is out of the proprietor's control). The main downside for me was the fact that there was a loud noise from what sounded like a ventilator near my room (outside room 1). The latter made it difficult to get to sleep, and stay asleep. This needs looking at. The proprietor also needs to ask a member of the bar staff to refrain from the repetitive use of bad language (swearing)within earshot of customers.
Reviewer:Dylan P | Sat 26th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Nice welcome, bed was very comfy and I'm a very fussy bed person. Could have done with a tad warmer bedding in cold months and I would think people who are not so stable on their feet would probably appreciate a hand rail to get down the few steps to the annexe rooms. Delicious breakfast!!!Perfect for NEC
Reviewer:Lesley G | Sat 26th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Very welcoming and helpful staff. Good breakfast and evening meal menu excellent and food tasty. Good range of real ales.Location is terrific for NEC with a ten minute walk to the station which is only one stop from International.The only thing that stops me from giving five stars is that breakfast isn't served until 08.30 which is rather late if you are attending an exhibition at the NEC.
Reviewer:Mr C | Mon 14th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
We stayed at the White Lion for just one night after a trip to the Classic Car Show at the NEC. The inn is very conveniently close and a much more characterful option than one of the faceless giant hotel options. Check in was friendly and efficient, and our room (3) had everything that we needed. We had an excellent evening meal - advise booking ahead as the restaurant is clearly a popular place. Very glad we could be squeezed in though as the food was good with excellent service. A couple of negatives were the bed (slats popped out, as they are wont to do - but then we're not the sveltest of folks!) and the breakfast service was very inefficient - we waited over an hour for ours and the order (2 full English, no black pudding) was wrong when it did finally arrive without an apology, and a very defensive attitude when my other half complained about the wait. Overall though a lovely quaint place to stay.
Thank you for the kind comments.Sorry to hear about the breakfast situation, we will look in to what happened as a matter of urgency, to see what caused the delay in service.
Reviewer:Rachael D | Mon 14th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
As ever an excellent place to stay. Food great, room good and lovely hospitality. Thank you
Reviewer:Mr. Stephen T | Mon 7th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed 2 nights and ate in both nights.Enjoyed food and quirkiness of an old building.Am a heavy sleeper but clock bell could be an issue for some.
Reviewer:Michael W | Fri 4th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Good value for money, excellent quality selection of real ales, comfortable room and a very tasty full English breakfast.It's no wonder we keep coming back!
Reviewer:Mr. Peter S | Sun 30th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Food and drink all good, staff fine and no probs with the accomodation. However guilty of the age old lazy check-in i.e. you've just driven four hours to get there but you need to stand in the open restaurant in front of everyone with your two bags holding a suit (no hooks naturally) and hand fill in your autobiography (didn't have my glasses to hand) all of which was in your booking request ("Why do I have to do this when you've already been sent this". Helpful reply "because it's the procedure"). Nice girl took me to my room but let me struggle with two bags and a crumpled suit (by now). Purely because of the pain of this I won't be staying again but it's a good place other than that.
Reviewer:Graham N | Fri 28th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Good location for the NEC, clean, warm &comfortable with enjoyable food &wine.
Reviewer:Mrs. Eileen C | Fri 21st Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Nice place to stay with great food and good atmosphere
Reviewer:P | Fri 21st Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Lovely pub with ambience. I stayed one night only after a conference at the NEC. The food was very good in the restaurant.The biggest concern was the bed- not very comfortable. Mattress very thin and could feel the springs several times during the night! Overall a pleasant stay.
Reviewer:Samantha A | Fri 21st Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Ideal for an overnight stay prior to an early morning flight from Birmingham. Clean, comfortable room. Check in was easy despite the bar being busy. Polite, helpful staff. Lovely pub serving great food &great cider !
Reviewer:Mrs. Tracey P | Wed 19th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
In a lovely area. Clean, quirky, full of character. Food delicious. Staff lovely. Room 1 not ideal if you're 6 foot! Wifi iffy. Loved our stay. Didn't see any ghosts but the room temperature kept dropping through the night. Take from that what you will??
Reviewer:Mandy H | Sun 16th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
had room 1, very quaint, very comfortable bed, bit of road noise.Bathroom small but all facilities, could do with either a curtain or some sort of door.Had lovely evening meal, very relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed our stay very much.
Reviewer:MR H | Sat 15th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
The White Lion Inn is the archetypal village inn with accommodation. Great breakfast and friendly staff made up for quirky bedroom with interesting plumbing arrangements.
Reviewer:Chris H | Fri 14th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
The welcome, friendly staff and food was top drawer, but maintenance is required to improve standards.Room no. 8 had a radiator stuck on hot and thermostatic valve was broken, the shower requires adjusting as the shower head holder wasn't functioning and you had to hold it to have a one handed shower.There was a horrible sewerage smell coming from toilets in restaurant. Which was off putting.
Thank you for your comments.The plumbing problems you mention,unfortunately we were unaware of when you arrived, however all have now been either replaced or remedied. We hope you will visit us again
Reviewer:Miss. DelythB | Thu 6th Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
Great pub, a warm welcome, lovely food and a nice bed - what more could you want!
Reviewer:Vicki L | Mon 3rd Oct 2016 | 2 years ago
This is pretty much the perfect pub, good ales and food with friendly locals.The rooms are quirky but clean and comfortable.If they could sort the wifi it would be 5 stars.I'll do it for you if you like!
Reviewer:Marcel D | Fri 30th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
We greet with a warm welcome and helpful staff, the inn is very convenient for Birmingham airport which is only ten minutes away vie country roads
Reviewer:Stephen R | Wed 28th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
A very warm and genuine welcome awaited us. We were so pleased that we had booked a room at the Inn which is in such an appealing village. ( We thought we might have been extras in Midsomer Murders! )The fact that the Inn is also a pub is an absolute bonus.
Reviewer:Denise R | Tue 27th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
We arrived to be met by friendly staff, we were shown to our room although small had everything we needed. we had a drink and meal in the pub customers werefriendly the staff very good but the food was excellent good price very good quality, lovely village one train stop from necwould go back again.
Reviewer:John G | Mon 26th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Staff friendly and helpful. Good food and drink. Rooms small but in a four hundred year old inn that is not unexpected. Good value for money.
Reviewer:Christopher R | Tue 20th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Food great.Good beers selection.Room not large but clean and all the facilities so who cares about the wasted floor space you might get elsewhere.Lovely village.
Reviewer:Alan M | Mon 12th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
My aunt and I stayed here for one night as she had a 6:30 check in at Birmingham airport. We had a relaxing place to stay, early dinner which we both enjoyed, great choices and then an early night before an early departure. We were in an outside room so it was easy to leave at 6 without disturbing other people.Would recommend this to any one.Cathy
Reviewer:Catherine V | Thu 8th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Comfortable and a little quirky. Good breakfast and interesting diner menu
Reviewer:Simon H | Wed 7th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Fantastic welcome. The nicest place we have stayed at near the NEC.The food was delicious. Beware large portions!Would recommend this place highly.We had a few issues with the bedroom and bathroom but I believe these are all being refurbished shortly.
Reviewer:Mrs R | Tue 6th Sep 2016 | 2 years ago
Very impressed with the facilities this little place had. It was just what we needed for a one night stop over for a wedding across the road. Mattress was a little springy and the room was very warm even with window open and no heating but other than that a comfortable nights stay with a good breakfast in the morning.
Reviewer:Kathy W | Tue 30th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Good location and easy to find.The room (twin) was confortable with everything I needed.....including a decent hairdryer.It was a very hot night and with being on the ground floor I didnt feel I could leave the window open, perhaps a small fan would help.Only critisism is the shower was lose and proved awkward when showering.All in all a great stay, with lovley restaurant food and staff.Will be back when in the area.
Reviewer:Elizabeth H | Fri 26th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
This is a lovely b and b to stay at if visiting NEC. Close enough and easy to get to by train, and away from hustle andbustle of NEC. Lovely village to walk around. Very friendly andcomfortable accommodation. Meals substantial. I guess the bar area is in process of being updated as carpet on the worn side. However will not hesitate in staying there again, so easy off motorway to get to.
Reviewer:Mrs. Brenda W | Sun 14th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
The White Lion Inn, an attractive 17th century Inn, situated in the pretty villagein Hampton in Arden.The only drawback was the sound of the traffic and planes, living in rural Wales with only the sound of sheep...but the convenience and hospitality of the staff more than made up for this.
Reviewer:Kate B | Sun 14th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
Bed in room 10 was like sleeping on a bag of spanners. New mattress desperately needed.Otherwise nice pub restaurant convenient to NEC,Birmingham and Coventry.
Reviewer:Mrs P | Fri 12th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
A very friendly pub. Good food and pleasant room. The dog was made to feel more st welcome.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lynne S | Sun 7th Aug 2016 | 2 years ago
The room was comfortable - décor a little tired and a bit dusty. Breakfast was okay - daughter had boiled eggs which were overcooked and poached eggs were swamped by the toast. Feel the price was a bit steep as we've stayed in better for less. Staff were very nice.
Reviewer:Mrs. Andrea D | Sat 30th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Friendly attentive staff. 3rd time I have stayed.
Reviewer:Mr. David M | Sat 30th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Due to attending a local wedding, decided to stay here. The room we had was quirky but lovely! The room itself was a decent size and had a really comfy (if a little soft) king sized bed! The decor suited the building, and yes a couple of the floor boards creaked and were slightly uneven (they are 400 years old!), and the doors are VERY low (I'm 6'5). The only downside to the room was lack of a door or curtain to the en-suite and the ceiling was just to low to be able to use the shower. The staff were really pleasant and food and drink outstanding!! Great place, would recommend it and will stay again :) Thank you!!
Reviewer:Matthew G | Tue 26th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Very friendly hotel/bar was ideal for us as my best friend got married over the road &was with in walking distance of the Hampton manor where we continued to celebrate there wedding.Would recommend this quant hotel.
Reviewer:Miss. Lisa W | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Found this Inn on the internet whilst looking for somewhere to stay, a short distance from the NEC.A what a find!The family run Inn has cosy - comfortable rooms, the bar makes you feel welcome with a selection of real ales and the food is truly first class. A great place to relax.As the NEC is about 15 minutes from the breakfast table, a short walk and by local train (no hassle), it's well worth staying here.
Reviewer:Chris R | Sat 9th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
The 4 rooms my family and I had were all excellent. We all loved the low ceilings and beams (although there were a few bumped heads). The atmosphere in the pub was wonderful and all the staff were friendly and courteous.Breakfast was very good and we all had a good stay.
Reviewer:Mrs Lynne E | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
We travelled from Devon for a local wedding, meaning we needed access to the room early, before checkout time! The room was ready, the welcome very pleasant. Could not do enough for us. Room very comfortable &clean, lunch speedily arrived to enable us to change for the event. Breakfast delicious. Would love to have the White Lion as our local, but it's a bit far!We would not hesitate to return or recommend it.Thank you.
Reviewer:Mr W | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 2 years ago
Great friendly atmosphere and incredibly helpful staff. I would certainly recommend it to friends.
Reviewer:Sue F | Sun 19th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Really pleased to be accommodated with a room to change in as wedding was at 12 and check-in only 2pm! Thank you for this! Had a really pleasant stay, an old building wth lots of original character, our room was above the bar but also rooms in gardens, clean and comfortable Lovely breakfast morning after!
Reviewer:Mrs. Lynne S | Mon 13th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
A beautiful country village. The pub is very welcoming and homely so felt #at home' straight away. Rooms are relatively basic but they are large and comfortable. Would definitely use again if in this area.
Reviewer:Stephen S | Fri 10th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Very nice pub. Friendly staff. Wifi unreliable breakfast service slow and expensive accomodation.
Reviewer:Jonathan T | Thu 9th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
My stay at The White Lion was only for on night to enable me to meet my son arriving at Birmingham Airport on the following day. This is an excellent place to stay for anyone wishing to be within fifteen minutes of the airport and it is surprisingly quiet considering the airport's proximity. Everyone who works at The White Lion has a pleasant demeanour, the food is very good and the overall environment is very pleasing. I was generally pleased with my room except for my mattress. I could feel the springs and so would suggest replacing it or adding a mattress topper to make it more comfortable.This may be something that only applies to the room that I was in. Overall though the stay was very good and I would go back there again.
Reviewer:Hugo T | Thu 9th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
The lady who checked me in was rather brusque, as if it was a bother to hand me a key and tell me my room number. Everything else was A-1:the dinner (fish and chips were the best I had in 10 days in the UK), the breakfast, and the friendly wait staff in the restaurant, both evening and morning. Four and a half stars.
Reviewer:Mr. Marc F | Mon 6th Jun 2016 | 2 years ago
Lovely home cooked pub food. Friendly staff. Slight mix up with the room booking as we requested a family room with 2 children but on arrival, was told they were only expecting1 child. They offered a mattress on the floor but we sorted it out ourselves. Clean rooms with tea/coffee/ biscuits/ bottled water. Shower was very small so my husband had to bend down to get in but this is due to the character of the building. All in all, an enjoyable stay
Reviewer:Joanne O | Sat 28th May 2016 | 2 years ago
It's hard to fault The White Lion. An extremely warm welcome on arrival. The room was the perfect size and spotless. The food was supberb and great choice of beers. With the daily specials and the menu it was a diificult choice. If you are looking for somewhere to stay close to the NEC you've got to consider The White Lion. I will be coming back here.
Reviewer:James M | Thu 26th May 2016 | 2 years ago
We had a very pleasurable stay, would be happy to stay again.
Reviewer:D | Wed 25th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Everything we needed for a short stay, good service and lovely food. Thank you
Reviewer:Miss. Michelle S | Wed 25th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Would definitely revisit again
Reviewer:Mr. Chris B | Mon 23rd May 2016 | 2 years ago
Excellent would use again
Reviewer:Allan P | Mon 23rd May 2016 | 2 years ago
Good location. Friendly hotel/pub. Car park full of litter not good first impression
Reviewer:Anna D | Thu 19th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Charming pub, friendly staff (and locals), good food;job done.
Reviewer:Martin C | Thu 12th May 2016 | 2 years ago
The room was above the pub and sufficient in all aspects. The pub was lovely and food was delicious!
Reviewer:Miss. Laura B | Thu 5th May 2016 | 2 years ago
Stayed for a family wedding nearby. Accommodating in allowing us to access our room early to enable us to change, thank you! Room was a little small but nicely decorated with a small but good en suite. The staff were not very friendly or warm towards us throughout or stay. Breakfast was nice but there is no vegetarian cooked breakfast option!
Reviewer:Miss. Sarah D | Thu 5th May 2016 | 2 years ago
A great place to stop, staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
Reviewer:Mr. Sam B | Sat 16th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Warm Freindly welcoming atmosphere good food and outstanding staff. Only missing a bath then it would be 5 star
Reviewer:Mr. michael L | Sat 16th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
This was our second stay (last October we held a small party to celebrate my aunt's 90th birthday) and as before was very enjoyable. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food and accommodation good and the location very central for our needs. It is particularly nice that we are able to have our dog with us. We hope and intend to stay again.
Reviewer:B | Sun 10th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Very Nice B &B, room clean, breakfast was lovely. Great location for NEC/Genting Arena.
Reviewer:Amy S | Mon 4th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Our triple room was located in the main building and was clean and spacious enough for 3 adults.The building is old so expect creaking floorboards whenever you move and the plumbing is also very loud! These details can't be helped however the mattresses can be and should be changed.The springs could be felt through the mattress and it was so uncomfortable that one of the party took to sleeping on the floor to try and get some sleep.The metal bed surround made noises at every move so don't expect a good nights sleep if thats what you're after!With that being said, the lunch we had when we arrived was very tasty and the service was good.I cant comment on the breakfast as we left too early (they don't serve breakfast prior to 8.30am on a weekend which was a shame).The pub is within walking distance to the train station with links directly to the NEC so is really convenient.All in all an ok stay but could be a good stay if the beds were upgraded.
Reviewer:Lorrayne S | Mon 4th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
What a brilliant little find. If you are visiting the NEC or surrounding attractions look no further. Staff, food, rooms, and cleanliness all first class. We will be visiting again. Thanks all. Xx
Reviewer:Mr. Kevin T | Sun 3rd Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Charming pub with old world charm and a welcoming,homely atmosphere. The staff were friendly, efficient, attentive and friendly. I recommend this delightful pub for a nice quiet drink or a meal in the restaurant. I would definitely stay again.
Reviewer:Alan C | Thu 31st Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed Easter Sunday.Excellent room/ales and service as usualSee you again soon and thank you
Reviewer:Stewart T | Tue 29th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
We were attending a funeral and decided to stay two nights. Our room was very pleasant and very clean.The White Lion staff were excellent, the food was also excellent and when in/near Birmingham again, we will stay here.
Reviewer:Peter M | Thu 24th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
A great place to stay.Travelling alone can be quite isolating as a single female traveller.Not here, the atmosphere is so relaxed that people chat to one another. Food is also good and freshly prepared and my room simp,e but very clean and a comfy bed. Slept like a dog as did my two dogs who also had a great time.
Reviewer:Pauline W | Thu 24th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
I stayed one night at the White Lion inbetween two days at the NEC. We ate our evening meal there, had a few pulled pints and our breakfast in the morning. The place has character, friendly staff, comfortable beds and safe parking. oh and WIFI. I couldn't have asked for anything more... I'll be back
Reviewer:Mr. Jeremy B | Wed 23rd Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Really friendly staff who do everything they can to make the White Lion a lovely place to stay. It is a beautiful old building and I love the way it has been decorated downstairs. The rooms are comfortable but small, I am 5ft 4 and could only just stand up in the shower! But worth putting up with the quirks if like me you prefer somewhere more personal when on business.
Reviewer:Ms. Jenny E | Mon 21st Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
This is the 3rd time I've stayed at the White Lion. It's great for:3 mins by train from NEC, traditional pub atmosphere with good food, comfortable room and friendly staff - a welcome haven from, but close enough to, the NEC.
Reviewer:Mr. Tom B | Thu 17th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
a very warm welcome and all staff very friendly. room was comfortable enough and the food good. surprised not to able to get food on a sunday evening however the beeches bar and grill was excellent.
Reviewer:Kevin C | Wed 16th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Another stay with Chris, FranFran and The White Lion gang. As always amazing food, comfy rooms and fantastic locals. The White Lion is beyond any other hotel (including the 'posh' one the boss stays in!) in the area and I will continue to recommend the White Lion to all those looking to stay with in 5 mins of the NEC. Thanks again and see you next year!
Reviewer:Lighting Design S | Tue 15th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely old pub with restaurant and good beer. Good location for NEC and Airport, 10 mins walk to station, one stop to BHI. Quirky;small doors add to the character,but look out if you're above 5'7"
Reviewer:Mr. Lawrence D | Wed 9th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
We really enjoyed our stay at The White Lion. It's the perfect location when visiting the NEC or Birmingham. The staff were fantastic, as were the ales, wine, breakfast and room!Would recommend the Inn to friends and look forward to visiting again.
Reviewer:Miss. Anne F | Tue 8th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Another pleasant stay at the White Lion.Always made to feel welcome!Back next visit to the NEC!
Reviewer:Steve Wood S | Wed 2nd Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
Very friendly evening staffBasic room ,too much ikea like furnishings.Could do with inspirationGreat location for NEC
Reviewer:Lesley F | Mon 29th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Friendly service and conveniently located for a very quick train journey to the NEC. Our accommodation was a 'cottage' in the garden which was cosy and quiet despite the idiosyncratic lighting system and loose tap. It is under the flightpath which is noticeable, depending on which approach is used but, even so, quite tollerable and it does stop between midnight and 7am, so a quiet night was had. The food is all homemade which results in either pretty good or pretty bad. The tomato soup was superb, the beef pie well filled but with beef that was quite tough and my linguine was overpriced and awful. The pasta was over cooked, the seafood was overcooked and almost non existent and all served up in a thick sickly sauce. Stick to the English food and you will be fine. Enjoyable stay let down by the food.
Reviewer:DAVID W | Sat 27th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Good hospitality service, and Food.I do not think that overall quality of the room ( no 9) justifies the rate of £95.00from my experience of staying at many different types of establishments.I realise its location is a major asset though.
Reviewer:Roger P | Fri 26th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed at The White Lion for 1 night earlier this week whilst visiting the NEC for an exhibition. Warm and friendly welcome from the bar staff, lovely warm and cozy double ensuite room, plenty of parking and nothing negative that I could comment upon. The highlight for me would have to be the lovely evening meal I enjoyed in the pub. Absolutely beautiful lamb shank and the most tasty sticky toffee pudding I've ever had! Would happy stay here again if I'm in the area.
Reviewer:James C | Thu 25th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Nice welcome, friendly and helpful staff. Good pub food. Room was very small but functional. We would stay there again
Reviewer:Peter S | Wed 24th Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Just a quick overnight stay made very enjoyable by the friendly welcome, clean room, excellent beer and nice breakfast.Would certainly stay again, unfortunately fully booked when I wanted to make a booking for 6 months time!Would recommend.
Reviewer:Mr. Nick T | Tue 23rd Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
The staff there are lovely and really tried to help me get wifi which I did eventually - the room however was tiny and the mattress springs stuck through into me so I found it really hard to sleep - food great, staff lovely - room not so much... Thats what brings my rating down to average.
Reviewer:Mrs. Nathalie D | Mon 1st Feb 2016 | 3 years ago
Third time using this inn and had another good stop.Stayed in the main building this time so have now sampled most room types all have been good but the latest is my preferred. As always every thing wanted in a B&B provided to a high standard, food is really good. Locals and staff friendly especially "Jill of all trades"Teresa who was running the place almost single handedly. Will definitely be back again
Reviewer:Mr. Tom F | Wed 27th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Unfortunately there was an awful smell of drains in the bedroom when we arrived. One of the staff did use bleach and spray to alleviate the smell and luckily we were going out for most of the day. the smell had largely gone by the time we returned.Otherwise it was comfortable and the breakfast was veryGood. I am not sure about the Very warm welcome.....staff were polite but definitely not that welcoming I am afraid.
Reviewer:Neil H | Mon 25th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Reasonably priced very well situated for the exhibition venues , Great pub with good food . Will definately use again .The station is a five minute walk and one stop from venues , Taxi back in time for last orders
Reviewer:Mr. Hamish B | Thu 21st Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
great food,drink &atmosphere downstairs but room 5 is very modest in size(charming?) with a poor mattress and an unmanageable heater and directly above the kitchen where there appeared to be a party going on until 11.15(luckily i didnt need an early night)and the floorboards are very thin.I appreciate its an old property and quaint but i feel £90 for that room was a bit much for single occupancy and the noise was an issue.
Reviewer:B | Fri 15th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Friendly welcome, good beer and atmosphere. Great breakfast but unfortunately they don't do food on a Sunday night. However, there is an alternative for food nearby which was very satisfactory.
Reviewer:Mr. Mike H | Tue 12th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Very lovely people and very accommodating. We were travelling all day and didn't arrive until 10.30pm with a young 7 week old puppy. The room was great, very warm and clean! Very very happy!!!
Reviewer:Olga K | Mon 11th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the pub with great food and fantastic rooms. Very much recommend it!
Reviewer:Mr. Chris K | Mon 11th Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Loverly stay before flying off from Birmingham airport - less than 10 minutes drive away. The building is quite quirky being about 400 years old. The bedroom was fairly basic but clean and comfortable, the bathroom had modern plumbing etc, the bar and restaurant were lovely selling nice food and drinks at reasonable prices
Reviewer:Mr. David J | Sat 2nd Jan 2016 | 3 years ago
Fantastic inn, great hospitality superb selection of wine and classic real ales and then, just to complete your stay a great selection of traditional english breakfasts - this is the only place we stay when visiting Solihull
Reviewer:Stewart T | Mon 28th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
We had a great time at The White Lion (we stayed over after a Christmas meal). A very warm welcome was provided:rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable (but also in keeping with the age of the pub. Very nice breakfast in the morning as well.
Reviewer:Ian B | Sat 19th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Booked last minute and not disappointed, good value and great food and great service
Reviewer:Stuart M | Fri 18th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
I STAYED AT THE WHITE LION IN WITH MY ADULT DAUGHTER AND OUR POODLE PUPPY. WE STAYED IN RM 8 IN THE BAKERY BLOCK WHICH SUITED OUR NEEDS VERY WELL. SPACIOUS.COMFORTABLE BEDS AND DESPITE THE ADVANCE WARNING AN ENJOYABLE HOT SHOWER.DOWN SIDE THE ROOM TOOK ALONG TIME TO WARM UP.I HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES, WALK WITH A STICK AND FIND STEPS DIFFICULT. UNFORTUNATELY THERE WERE 3 OUTSIDE STEPS TO REACH THE ROOM. A SIMPLE SOLUTION, A STURDY HANDRAIL COULD BE PLACED ON ONE SIDE WHICH WOULD ALSO AID THOSE WITH GOOD MOBILITY. THE BREAKFAST WAS EXCELLENT, THE SAUSAGES AND BACON VERY GOOD QUALITY AND NOT TOO HIGHLY SEASONED AS SOME CAN BE. A CHOICE OF JUICE WOULD BE GOOD AS NOT EVERYONE LIKES ORANGE. ON SUNDAY FAMILY JOINED US FOR LUNCH. WE ALL HAD THE ROAST. IT WAS THE BEST SUNDAY ROAST I HAVE EATEN IN MY LIFE. THE SELECTIION OF FRESH VEGETABLES WERE COOKED TO PEERFECTION AND THE MEAT TENDER. MY DAUGHTER NEVER HAS GRAVEY BUT SHE ATE EVERY LAST BIT, IT WAS EXCEPTIONAL.THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL STAY.
Reviewer:Mrs S | Thu 17th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Nice atmosphere, lovely room and excellent food.
Reviewer:Alison D | Mon 14th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Very cosy and friendly. I would recommend to all my family and friendswas the ideal stay after a friends wedding at the manor
Reviewer:Mrs. Diane R | Mon 14th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
The place it self is a very nice old pub but the service was not great. When I arrived I was told I had not booked a room, then another lady went to look into it and eventually come back with a key and showed us to our room. Very small room which I didn't really mind but the bathroom door would not shut and we had to barricade it shut with a stool which still didn't shut it completely so therefore had no privacy whilst in the bathroom. Not acceptable! The mattress felt like you were laying on someone's ribs! So uncomfortable! So no sleep either. When we arrived at 9.15 we asked for a meal and the lady said hurry with order as kitchen closes at 9.30 but she came straight back saying sorry but the kitchen was closed already. We couldn't even get a sandwich! . In the morning I had a meeting at the NEC at 9 so came down ready for breakfast at 8.30 but still in darkness, eventually a young man came in and eventually put the lights on so we could order. Such a disappointment !! After a 3 hour drive straight from work it was all very disheartening, you have a beautiful pub and could do so much better. I paid £90 for that room and service and I feel completely cheated out of money!!
Reviewer:Claire S | Sun 13th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Thank you this was our first stay and we were very impressed
Reviewer:Cheryl P | Sun 13th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
I found the staff to be very friendly a good service, the beer and food was extremely good. The room was very small but adequate clean plenty of towels the TV was a little small However in scale with the rest of the room. Tea Coffee making facilities. decor to a high standard. The only issue was with the mattress needs to be renewed as it has seen better days and the Bed needs to be repaired as it squeaked loudly when you moved or turned over waking you up each time. That said very good just wear ear plugs so not to hear the Church Bell chimes through the night and some one should tell the vicar that the chimes of the clock bell are set wrong as at 4am it chimes 3 times, very confusing. On the whole I would definitely stay there again.
Reviewer:Kevin Paul F | Thu 10th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Disrupted by noise from the pub until around, 12.45am, this continued until 2am from other guests. Room above the bar so may be worse than other rooms. Draughty window and noisy road. Basic room. Had better nights sleeps in a budget hotel!
Reviewer:Mrs. Lisa C | Mon 7th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Been staying here when we go to the NEC for about five year now, stayed in lots of other places over the years but this is our favourite. Delicious breakfast sets you up for the day and when we return in the evening we look forward to a beautiful meal. Set in a lovely village a really cosy pub with a great atmosphere.Thank you so much Fan Fan &Chris really enjoyed your company too.All the very best, Liz &Jan
Reviewer:Liz O | Sun 6th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
A perfect stay for our visit to see a concert at the NEC. The welcome was warm and genuine, the room provided us with everything we needed and the breakfast was of a high standard. Help was provided with arranging a taxi to and from the NEC and we were back in time from the show to enjoy drinks in the bar with very friendly locals. Will DEFINITELY stay here again when we next want to visit the NEC.
Reviewer:Sarah B | Sun 6th Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Travelled down by rail with a mate for the NEC Motorcycle Show. Comfortable twin bedded room complete with "olde worlde"creaky floor. Good selection of "proper"beers although rather expensive against what I pay nearer home. Good menu and excellent food. Would most definitely stay again.
Reviewer:Mr. Michael W | Thu 3rd Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
We stayed at the white lion because we had two events to go to at the NEC. The white lion was perfect, the room was cosy, the bar and staff where very welcoming, and the service was very good. A hidden gem, perfect location for the NEC and the airport, will definitely spread the word and return to the White lion. Thank you
Reviewer:Glenys W | Tue 1st Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
We spotted the White Lion 5yrs ago on a walk by when staying in nearby hotel in the village.....thought it looked quaint and promised we'd give it a go if we visited again... Glad we did come back. The bar and lounge are so relaxed and full of English charm.... Friendly staff and locals. Rooms fairly basic but clean, warm and comfortable.Access to rooms was via an extremely steep winding staircase .... Full of character but for the able bodied only! There may be better access, didn't notice. Breakfast was very good, perfect eggs!Was reasonably priced and easy to reach from the airport and NEC as just one train stop away and a short walk. Would definitely be back to stay again. The pub restaurant was closed on Sunday evening but staff were able to recommend a close by restaurant.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lorraine B | Tue 1st Dec 2015 | 3 years ago
Great location for the NEC, 5 minute walk to the train station, one stop and you are there for £5.00 return per couple. Friendly pub with a nice atmosphere. Room was clean with everything you would need, plus free bottles of water. Only down side was that our mattress was awful, could feel every spring, but apart from that we enjoyed our stay there.
Reviewer:Ms. Lisa C | Mon 30th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Friendly staff, good food.Our room was a bit on the small side, but it was a last minute booking.Despite this it was clean and had everything we needed.
Reviewer:Mrs. jane t | Mon 30th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Very enjoyable stay all staff friendly room clean and food excellent very pleasant experience
Reviewer:Judith O | Mon 30th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Lovely old room, friendly staff and great food.
Reviewer:Mrs. Amanda P | Wed 25th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
The accommodation was very convenient and the breakfast was tasty. The only drawback and disappointment was the uncomfortable bed. These days it is possible to stay at a Premier Inn and have a really comfortable bed. That makes it even more disappointing to have paid for a 'luxury' room and have such a poor quality bed one that really was quite uncomfortable.
Thanks for your comments. The bed frame in that room turned out to be broken ,and has now been replaced.
Reviewer:Mrs. Dawn L | Sun 22nd Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Very friendly place with a warm local feel to the bar &restaurant. Excellent evening meals &also lovely breakfast. Ample parking facilities close to the railway station.
Reviewer:Mr S | Sun 22nd Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
I stayed at the White Lion due to a very early flight the next morning.The service was excellent and I was made to feel very welcome.I stayed in a little chalet room in the garden which was a lovely change from some of the more corporate hotels you find near airports.The pub restaurant served great food and had a great atmosphere.
Reviewer:Nikki R | Thu 19th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
Would always recommend The White Lion as a place to stay. The landlord, land lady and staff were just outstanding in levels of service and friendliness. Can't rate them high enough. Have pre-booked another stay next year
Reviewer:Mr. David B | Mon 16th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
I had reason to stay in the Solihull area on Business on the 10th November.This was my first trip to the area for a while, and I found my usual venues had all gone up in price considerably since I was last there.So I tried the White Lion for the first time.I was a little concerned that I would not enjoy the usual facilities you get when staying at 3 or 4 Star Hotels, but I was pleasantly surprised.The White Lion was very welcoming, my Room was excellent, very clean with everything I needed (or expected), and all at an extremely competitive price.Throw in an excellent Breakfast and there really wasn't an argument.At this price, I'll certainly be back.
Reviewer:Mr A | Thu 12th Nov 2015 | 3 years ago
The Inn and its surroundings are very well maintained and in the centre of the conservation area of the village.The public areas, restaurant and bars, are clean and inviting having the appearance of being recently refurbished.At the time of our visit there were 6 real ales on offer.Those we tasted were in excellent condition.The restaurant is quite cosy with very attentive and friendly staff offering well presented and tasty food.The Inn is over 400 years old so in the accommodation floor the ceilings are quite low and none of the doors are square.The room we stayed in was comfortable with most of the facilities one comes to expect these days.The only disappointment with our room was that we could feel the mattress springs when we laid on the bed.
Reviewer:Mr. Laurie M | Thu 29th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Thank you for our one night stay with breakfast, you were extremely helpful and friendly.Lovely room with fluffy towels.
Reviewer:Sara L | Mon 26th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Thank you to the staff for a good stay .Our room was quiet ,clean ,beds comfortable and breakfast excellent!Friends joined us for a good Sunday lunch which agin was very good.Would recommend as a different experience to the hotel chains and budget hotels.
Reviewer:Vivienne W | Mon 26th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
All good very different we enjoyed it.
Reviewer:Mr. John E | Mon 26th Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
The White Lion is perfect for working at NEC. Rooms are a little small but this is a very old building. Food excellent and staff friendly
Reviewer:Nick M | Fri 2nd Oct 2015 | 3 years ago
Very quirky accommodation, but absolutely delightful. Very clean and staff very helpful.Room 1 does not have a door on the bathroom, which I think is essential, but apparently the others have.
Reviewer:Barbara S | Thu 10th Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
Food good, rooms fine, stairs amazing perfect place to stay for wedding venue just down the road and easy walking distance.
Reviewer:Mr. Peter H | Tue 1st Sep 2015 | 3 years ago
We were in the annexe which seemed to be a converted stable.It was clean and comfortable shower head needs adjusting though as only points up in air so have to hold by hand. We had an evening meal and two breakfasts which were good.A bit chaotic when arrived as only one woman dealing with bookings and running the bar all at the same time, and most people were booking in for the same wedding and had been travelling for hours on a bank holiday Friday, that needs to be sorted. A fair price for what was on offer
Reviewer:Mrs. Jackie E | Mon 31st Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
we were in the outbuildings across the carpark, very clean tidy rooms although a little compact had everything we needed, breakfast was delicious
Reviewer:Mrs. Mandy M | Sun 30th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
HiI was just staying over night and the staff were very friendly and helpful.The food was good and value for money.The only issues which I found were the size of the room and its layout.Also sleeping above the air-conditioning unit made things very noisy.The toilet system was located in the corner and made things very cramped.I would recommend this this as a good short stay hotel/pub
Reviewer:Scott C | Wed 26th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Over the years I've had to visit the NEC for business and always stayed on site - at anonymous and not very special chain hotels. However, travelling to the quilt show at the NEC and being disorganised, the 'official' hotel had no rooms left and wanted over £200 for a single room. So I found the White Lion and I wished I'd found it years ago for all those soulless trade shows. Friendly staff, nice food, good service, quiet and quaint.Room 10 is small though - fine for a single person, but I'd be worried about someone taking a tumble down the stairs trying to navigate to the loo in the night! For the sake of those of us with dodgy knees (and to preserve the paintwork) I'd put a handrail up the aforementioned stairs - also a light over the mirror in the bathroom which is small but functional - and dark.All in all, somewhere I'd certainly stay again if at the NEC.
Reviewer:Dianne S | Sat 22nd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Very nice large room,slept very well,did not stay for breakfast,all in all very pleasent stay.
Reviewer:Mr R | Sat 22nd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed for one night heving dropped daughter and son in law at airport as they were going to work abroad for 2 years. Headed to bar for much needed drink. Bar was very cosy and barman extremely helpful and pleasant AND a choice of gins to drown my sorrows....brilliant. Hendricks served properly.We ate in the restaurant and had the best curry that we've had for years.Our room was small but had everything that we needed. Sadly the walls are thin partition and our neighbourarrived back just before 1am shouting and carrying on waking us from our much needed sleep. So our sleep quality was very poor.Having said this, a lovely hotel near the airport in super little village. We will return in happier times.
Reviewer:Beverly L | Thu 20th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
I stayed at the White Lion following a local wedding reception and found my room to be spacious and clean.The breakfast was excellent and served to order.I would have appreciated a warning about the lock on my door as I had some difficulty in getting into the room when I returned after the reception.As it was after midnight there was no-one to speak to and it took me several minutes to get in - I had begun to think that I was not going to get to my bed and was going to have to knock on the door of my sister and brother in law who were also staying!In the end it was simply a case of the key going too far into an old lock in a very old door which allowed it to turn and turn without touching the mechanism.
Reviewer:Mrs. Maggie R | Tue 18th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
We were attending a wedding at Hampton Manor so the White Lion was very handy!Comfortable, clean accommodation, friendly staff and good selection for breakfast.
Reviewer:Elizabeth W | Tue 18th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
My mate and I were coming to watch a couple of days of the Edgbaston Ashes Test. Let's not say any more about that but I wanted to stay in an English pub rather than some standard hotel. The White Lion was exactly what we were looking for and we have a great stay. Food and beer was great. Rooms had character and were very comfortable and the atmosphere of the place was spot on- right down to the locals in the front bar making fun of the Australians who'd come to watch the cricket!
Reviewer:Mr. Shayne A | Mon 17th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Quiet, comfortable garden room.Very good evening pub food, choice of beers and atmosphere. Tasty, good quality breakfast and good coffee.Near station and easy reach of NEC &Birmingham.
Reviewer:Mrs. Pauline P | Sun 9th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Very nice Inn and good Pub with excellent food. Would consider it more often, but breakfast is served only from 7:30 am, so I cannot get the typical morning flight...therefore one star less...
Reviewer:Konrad M | Thu 6th Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Nice place to stay. Good range of quality real ales. Good food. Rooms very clean and tidy.Would stay again.
Reviewer:Pete S | Mon 3rd Aug 2015 | 3 years ago
Although the rooms are small has other good points great staff,good food and convenient place to stay in this area. Also car parking
Reviewer:Philip A | Mon 29th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
5 of us traveled up from London to stay here as part of a wedding party and I simply can not praise this establishment or its staff enough.We were treated so well from the moment we arrived to when we finally dragged ourselves away from the excellent Bloody Mary's from the bar the following day.Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were spacious and comfortable.Clean, bright and an overall treat to say here - will definitely visit again 10/10 :)
Reviewer:Mr. Jem T | Thu 25th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Excellent hostess,food &rooms,will recommend
Reviewer:Mrs. Nicola B | Wed 24th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
We were visiting Warwick University and our stay for one night was excellent. Evening meal and breakfast were great and the friendly landlord spent some time giving us directions that avoided local roadworks. Excellent stay and will come back if we are in the area again.
Reviewer:Mr S | Mon 22nd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
A lovely stay (as usual)fabulous meals and a very warm welcome awaits any one who stays.
Reviewer:Mr. IanB | Thu 18th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
The service across the pub was excellent.The food was fantastic;a great pie!My room was ideally sized and equipped for a building of that age.A very enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:Dr. John M | Wed 17th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed a couple of nights whilst visiting NEC, for which Hampton in Arden is ideally situated.The accomodation was clean and tidy.Room 10 is on the small side but for a short stay is not a problem.The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and serves excellent food. Some good beers too!The hosts are also very friendly and welcoming.What more could you want for a short break.Will definitely be back whenever we visit the NEC.À bientôtTracey &Nigel
Reviewer:Mr. Nigel S | Mon 15th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
The White Lion was a brilliant alternative accommodation for a wedding we were attending at Hampton Manor. Lovely pleasant staff, clean rooms and a fabulous full English breakfast to finish off our stay.We are planning on coming back here for a meal too as the menu is lovely. Well worth a stay.
Reviewer:Mrs S | Sun 14th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
The service and friendly staff at the White Lion were perfect from the outset. Food was outstanding and the accommodation was quirky but that's why I picked the PH. Very clean I got a good nights sleep and cannot fault anything. Thank you
Reviewer:J B | Sat 13th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
A good place to stay when visiting the NEC.The room was clean and cosy, the bathroom was very basic with poor quality shower cubicle, probably a little too pricey for its standard.The restaurant was very good, food was delicious and our waitress was outstanding but it took nearly two and a half hours to complete 3 course.We were told that they only had one chef on duty who was very stretched as the hotel was full. We will stay here again if visiting the NEC
Reviewer:David N | Fri 12th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
The White Lion is a lovely little place to stay if you're after homely, good pub food and especially the breakfast, including welcoming and friendly staff.The bedrooms are fairly spacious, with small TV, comfortable beds and good power showers. I'd definitely recommend this place if you are planning visiting the NEC Birmingham as it's only one train stop from B'ham International.
Reviewer:Mrs. Mary-Ann T | Thu 11th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Wonderful welcome.Please speed up your WiFi!
Thanks, but I am afraid we are at the mercy of our \"friends\" at BT. I think we have telephone lines made from string, let alone copperor Fibre Optic !!
Reviewer:CHARLES P | Tue 9th Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
The place was great, the room was nice, the beer was excellent, the food was delicious and the staff were super friendly.Definitely looking forward to staying there again.
Reviewer:Mr H | Wed 3rd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed three nights. Most of all it is just a very friendly, typical English village pub i.e. central part of village activities, a bar with well kept beer!, all food cooked on premises and good with it, quirky ancient 400 yr old building with low door heights, uneven floors etc.No fancy frills. If you're into 'airs and graces'/ personal 'image' don't bother.Avoid Room 3:the mattress is dreadful.Would certainly go again.
Reviewer:Keith L | Wed 3rd Jun 2015 | 3 years ago
Check in was excellent, free parking,brilliant breakfast. Room was nice and warm,however the size was a problem, far too small, washbasin probably only measured 30cm x 20cm , no easy chair,we had to sit on the bed,underneath the bed was dusty ( rm 9) we both felt claustrophobic ,rather pricy at £90 per night.
Reviewer:Heulwen R | Sat 30th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Stayed at the hotel while at a wedding being held locally. Room was more than expected.well looked after. food was delicious and could not speak any more highly of the hotel
Reviewer:Mr. Robert W | Tue 26th May 2015 | 3 years ago
Loved The White Lion, rooms are lovely, clean and homely. Felt like home from home, the staff were very friendly and the service was great. Food was very nice, will definitely be staying here again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Jessica E | Mon 25th May 2015 | 3 years ago
A piece of English traditional hospitality situated in historical house a few miles away from National Motorcycle Museum. Delicious food and good ale. Very friendly and hospital owners. Rooms are small but very coisy to spend a night. Had a great stay!
Reviewer:ILYA S | Sun 24th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We stopped here for a visit to the Genting Arena to watch Take That.we found the pub a great bed &breakfast. We had food when we arrived in the afternoon it was very good quality and size.the staff were excellent especially Page who looked after us most of the time we were there.she was there to help get our breakfast in the morning a very nice young lady. Who we all loved.my wife had a excellent 50th birthday thanks to the stay at this public house. we caught a train to the Nec 7 minute walk down the road, it took 3 minutes to get to Nec on train and cost £2.00 return.we will definitely go back here again. Thanks to the staff. Especially Page
Reviewer:Mr. Darren B | Thu 21st May 2015 | 3 years ago
a very good moment with the "bosses"excuse my english I am frenchtrès bon moment que j'ai apprécié par la personnalisation de mon séjourthank you very much
Reviewer:Ghislaine F | Sun 17th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We where delighted with this stay at the White Lion Inn,we had a warm welcome when we arrived and as the proprietor knew we had a wedding to go to at the very very near well actually 2minute walk away venue Hampton Manor they allowed us in to our room at 12.00 o'clock instead of 3. Our room was lovely very warm and welcoming, immaculately clean lots of tea, coffee, biscuits,water etc in it. We would definitely recommend to anybody and would give 10 out of 10. The breakfast was lovely and plenty of it. Thankyou to all the staff.
Reviewer:Mr. Martin T | Wed 13th May 2015 | 3 years ago
We had a great start at the White Lion. The room was large, clean, airy and perfect for traveling with a dog. We were in a garden room and it was lovely being apart from the crowd because we had our dog. Our evening meal was delicious and breakfast was spot on (cooked breakfast made to order rather than a buffet)
Reviewer:Mr. Robbie M | Wed 29th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Thanks Chris / Fan Fan and their Team for looking after us and making us once more feel like one of the locals! We're back in September, you have been warned! Mike &Fiona
Reviewer:Mr. Mike S | Mon 27th Apr 2015 | 3 years ago
Despite the wi-fi being non existent to snails pace (during a Test match..not unimportant when you have Sky Go)it was hard to really fault the White Lion. The welcome,food, service level and quirkiness of the building will ensure we return next time we go to the NEC. Any minor quibbles were more than made up for by the staff. BTW the cricket was on in the bar!A real gem of a place.
Reviewer:Mr. Philip D | Mon 20th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
What a wonderful place to stay . Very helpful welcoming staff . Quaint and comfortable room with excellent en suite . Great atmosphere and very good food . Set in an idyllic village I highly recommend !!
Reviewer:Mrs. Clare K | Mon 20th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
3 of us stayed over the course of 3 nights during a show at the NEC.The rooms were very clean and cosy. The food was excellent as well as the real ale.It was an absolute pleasure to stay in and we will definitely be staying next year.
Reviewer:Abco E | Thu 16th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
A fantastic little pub and bed &breakfast. We were attending a wedding across the road so the location was perfect. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was good quality.
Reviewer:Mr. Steve J | Sun 12th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Great welcome, nice quaint pub centrally located near the train station. Good food, clean,elegant and worth a visit
Reviewer:Mrs Anna M | Tue 31st Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
My wife and I were attending a party in Hampton in Arden and stayed one night B&B at the White Lion.The room was quaint and a little quirky, we could only get two single beds, mine was fine although my wife's bed was a poor quality mattress. The shower was very weak pressure wise. Breakfast was good with decent freshly made coffee.Overall, fairly good value B&B in a nice village.
Reviewer:Mr. Tony P | Tue 31st Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
We stayed for one night, as we were off the NEC. We had a twin room which was absolutely fine. My only small criticism was the mattress did sink so not giving such a good nights sleep and also quite a lot of dust on skirting. Food lovely and very nice people, we would stay again. The bottled water and biscuits was a very nice touch.
Reviewer:Mrs. Wendy S | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
A great find. Wonderful 400yr old Inn with bags of character. rooms clean and well appointed, lovely sloping floorand beamed door frames.Great food served by the lovely owners and a great nights sleep in a comfy bed.We'll be back again when next we visit the NEC.
Reviewer:Jane R | Thu 26th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Where shall I start....The staff were warm, friendly &helpful. Our room was above the bar &was very clean and tastefully decorated, comfy bed with soft pillows &the 400 year old uneven floor had us giggling. The breakfast in the morning was fabulous, they can cater for ceoliacs if you let them know in advance, brilliant news. Will be going back next year. Thank you White Lion. Dean &Jane
Reviewer:B | Tue 24th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Very comfortable night's sleep after an excellent meal (I recommend the steak). Enjoyable range of beers. The landlord is very helpful with local directions.Room 1 would be a bit cramped as a double, but was perfect for single occupancy.
Reviewer:Dr. Mark F | Sun 22nd Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
It is great to have somewhere to stay as a single female that makes you feel comfortable in a homely atmosphere.Food imaginative and great value for money.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lindsey B | Thu 19th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
One of the best B&B we've had ... hospitalityand foodsecond to none. will come again...when in this area .Margaret and Brian
Reviewer:Mrs. Margaret S | Wed 18th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Lovely stay and comfy beds
Reviewer:Sarah J | Sun 15th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Work in the trade enjoed the stay -food was lovely and the rooms were really nice. Hospitality was excellent
Reviewer:Sarah J | Sun 15th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Pleasant room with a friendly welcome, good wifi signal and comfortable bed too. The only disapointmernt was the weak electric showerwhich was virtually useless. The highlight was a very tasty english breakfast, first class!
Reviewer:Carl B | Thu 12th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
We stayed here for one night and would highly recommend The White Lion Inn to family and friends.It is a great traditional pub with a lovely restaurant and comfortable bedrooms.We had a garden room and found it very warm and inviting.Both meals we had were very well presented and really tasty.The service was also very friendly and a special mention must go to Paige, who is a great asset to the business.We will hopefully be back and look forward to enjoying another stay at The White Lion Inn.
Reviewer:Mrs. Hannah S | Wed 4th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed en route - 5mins from airport - perfect pre-holiday start. Great food, service &staffThroughly recommend!
Reviewer:Mr. John W | Wed 25th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
We selected this hotel because it was within walking distance of Hampton Manor (5-10 mins) where our friends were hosting a wedding.We stayed in the barn/out buildings (room 9 and 10) the accommodation was excellent, very clean and well maintained. Good choice of food for breakfast and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.Definitely recommend.
Reviewer:Steve T | Sun 22nd Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed at the White Lion while working at the NEC.Great location, great food, wonderful people.I will be back!
Reviewer:Clare K | Fri 6th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed here for one night was looking for a cosy warm friendly place and that's exactly what we got. Meal was lovely and staff friendly. Room was nice, clean and warm and a little quirky with the lovely barn type feel. Would recommend this to anyone.
Reviewer:Samantha B | Mon 2nd Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Having booked the White Lion Inn on recommendation we were not surprised to find the Inn in the perfect location for the Wedding reception we were attending. However,having Booked some weeks before and paid a deposit for a single and a double room,on arrival we were shown to a room which had a double bed and a single bed in the same room when asked why ? they was no apology just that this was the only room ! As we were travelling with a young man that we did not know too well it was not an ideal situation. The young man did managed find alternative accommodation. The room was very warm and comfortable and the Breakfast was very good. When checking out the young gentleman that had served us breakfast was very nice he did check the deposit paid and confirmed it had been for the two rooms. Although it was not his mistake he did apologise.
Again, our apologies for any misunderstanding
Reviewer:Mrs. Rosa Maria E | Tue 27th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Super place, what I would call traditional typepub with clean comfortable bedrooms. Very polite staff and excellent food in the restaurant. We will definitely revisit. Even the owners sat and talked to you.
Reviewer:Rory S | Thu 15th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
I enjoyed my short stay at the above premises, it was very convenient to the event (hurling game) i was attending at Páirc-na-hEireann. Incidentally, the said event turned out to be a bit of a horror show, but that's another story!!!
Reviewer:Daniel F | Mon 12th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Friendly welcome, comfortable room. Hotel is 400 years old so yes, uneven floors, small doorways, steps etc - so not for you if you prefer a modern 'regular' type room. Good food - in all, a good experience
Reviewer:Mr. Richard A | Fri 9th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Lovely, cosy pub in beautiful village. Very friendly owners and great breakfast. Rooms small but clean and nicely decorated. Walking (staggering in heals) distance from wedding at Hampton manor.
Reviewer:Emma L | Sat 3rd Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Room was clean and comfortable, the service was excellent and the beer on offer in the pub a real ale heaven, food was excellent too;all in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay
Reviewer:Mr. Stewart T | Sat 27th Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
I stayed here for a couple of nights in Nov whilst visiting Motorcycle Live at the NEC.The pub is ideally placed in the village of Hampton in Arden, which is just a 4 minute train ride from the NEC.The room I had was located in an out building across the car park from the main building. It was warm and cozy and in good condition. Tea and coffee facilities are provided.Great full English breakfast served in the pub is included in the price and there is a good selection on the evening menu.The staff were very helpfully,with direction's and advice and I wwill definitely be using them for my next NEC trip.
Reviewer:Mr. Christopher A | Tue 2nd Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Nice place not flash but very pleasant stayed there for a number of years and will stay again next year.
Reviewer:Ted C | Mon 1st Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed in many B&Bs over the years but this is our favourite, superb food, great beer and a fantastic atmosphere and what a great couple, so friendly. Many thanks Fan Fan &Chris for yet another lovely weekend. All our very best,Liz &Jan.
Reviewer:Liz O | Mon 1st Dec 2014 | 4 years ago
We chose the white lion inn for its location for the nec , we also had our evening meal here. The food is good with a great choice as is the wine and beers.
Reviewer:Denise H | Sun 30th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Third time we have stayed here.We use it as a treat after a hard day slogging round the bike show at the NEC.Traffic &road works at the NEC permitting it is only a 10-15 minute drive, but a world away. Quiet pretty village. The pub hosts a good selection of well kept real ales, a good menu with specials on the board.The staff are friendly and helpful &the rooms are both quaint &comfortable. Will book again for next year without a doubt.
Reviewer:Robert M | Fri 28th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely Old Inn very quirky. Staff very friendly nothing too much trouble. Food was good and didn't have to wait long. Lovely atmosphere in the bar. However - our room was very cold when we arrived no heating on at all, it was freezing, also had a couple of issues with cleaning,management were very nice about it but maybe a drink on the house would have been appreciated for our trouble. Silly things which let it down such a shame as it did spoil our stay. Would possibly give it another try.
Reviewer:Terry J | Fri 28th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed at White Lion for 2 nights whilst visiting Classic Car show at NEC. Hosts welcoming and friendly and helpful. Premises clean and comfortable and food of a very good standard even when they had a sizeable wedding party in. Enjoyed my stay and will be back for next years show or any other visit to Birmingham area as location is convenient and accessible to the surrounding area. Thanks very much folks!
Reviewer:F | Tue 25th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
A very good experience;great hosts, wonderful food and comfortable room. A very positive stay in this welcoming and friendly pub.
Reviewer:Claire C | Tue 25th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Really nice warm friendly pub with good menu and good food and an excellent selection of real ales. Chalet style room was a little small, but clean and very reasonably priced. Good breakfast too. I would definitely recommend and would re-visit for either food / drink or a stopover.
Reviewer:Richard B | Sun 23rd Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Absolute top notch little Pub/Inn, exceptionally good value, great rooms full of character, lovely food and above all very friendly staff! Good quality humans with not a robot in sight... Would highly recommend this place!!
Reviewer:Mike A | Sun 16th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
What a fabulous place to stay. This old pub is quite beautiful with rooms that are both comfortable and quirky. The food is superb . The best sticky toffee pudding I've ever tried. Breakfast was delicious. Everyone was so friendly. We look forward to a return visit and thank Chris and his wife for their superb hospitality. Should be a 6 star rating.
Reviewer:Mrs R | Sat 15th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Great village inn. Football on live in the small bar. Quieter in main bar. 4-5 ales on tap, well kept. Great menu and food with good portions. Friendly staff both in the evening and at breakfast. Rooms comfortable.
Reviewer:Derek G | Wed 12th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
This hotel is full of character in more ways than one!A grade 2 listed building tastefully decorated. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The service excellent and here's the jewel in the crown! THE MRNU IS WONDERFULLY CRAFTED AND THE FOOD ISFRESHLY COOKED! The bar area has friendly locals and good beer! THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY if you need to be near Birmingham Airpot. I'll be back!
Reviewer:CLEM D | Tue 11th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Very pleasant pub/ hotel, the food was excellent, good atmosphere . Close to the NEC either by road or rail. Will use again.
Reviewer:Mr C | Mon 10th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Small quaint rooms well appointed and excellent breakfast except for drinks refills. Very convenient for the wedding at the Hampton Manor we were attending but a little pricey.
Reviewer:Mr. Ian H | Sun 9th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Easy to find, very friendly, lovely room and the food and service was excellent.
Reviewer:Derek H | Sat 8th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
This place was amazing. Beautiful room. Beautiful food really friendly homely place to stay. Going to book next year for our annual conference. Thank you for looking after us
Reviewer:Charlie H | Fri 7th Nov 2014 | 4 years ago
Great hosts, great place to stay, great food, great drinks, great locals, great fun, great location. What more is there to say?
Reviewer:Peter Z | Mon 20th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Cute little Inn just what we needed for a wedding at hampton manor as we could walk home.staff all lovely room clean only prob was no good for tall people
Reviewer:Emma O | Wed 15th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Great location for what we needed, 5 minutes walk to Hampton Manor for wedding location. We had room 2 which was lovely and big for us, breakfast lovely, fantastic coffee! I appreciate that it is an old property and lovely too, creaking floors very characteristic, my only negative comment would be the door hinges, in either room 3 or 4 they could do with some oil/wd40. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay very tastefully decorated in keeping with the age of the building.
Reviewer:Mrs. Kirsten L | Sun 12th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
The White Lion is ideally located for the NEC. The service is friendly and the breakfast generous.The best is possibly their great coffee. The evening menu looked good and variedeven though we did not eat as we arrived too late. The bedroom comfort is minimal but it is fine if what you want is just a place to sleep and don't expect luxury.
Reviewer:Andree B | Sat 11th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
I stayed at the White Lion for one night prior to attending a show at the NEC which is ten minutes drive away. Its a great little place with a personal touch. Yes the rooms are small and a bit creaky but hey this place is 400 years old! Despite its age there is good wifi. You also get the ambience of a great old pub with a good selection of ales at reasonable prices. The food is pretty good, a step above the usual pub fare with plenty of choice. Breakfast was excellent and freshly cooked. There is lots of free parking and the owner will give you a short cut to the NEC which avoids the crowds. This was much better than all the standard chains that surround the NEC (and charge extra for everything). Ignore the stupid TripAdvisor negative reviews from people who cannot string a sentence together. I'll be back.
Reviewer:Tom K | Fri 10th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Very personal and warm welcome, good dinner and spacious bedrooms. Free wifi.Maybe my bed would need a new mattress
Reviewer:Jean-Philippe R | Thu 9th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Its a lovely place to stay and very welcoming. On arrival we were told of the evening entertainment The Band of Brothers and our wedding party decided to call in after our evening meal, great move. We were made welcome by every on in the pub and it made the start of our two days fabulous.A big thank you to all the staff and all the locals who made it a fabulous evening.What a lovely place to stayThanksLinda
Reviewer:Linda B | Tue 7th Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Working in Birmingham, I had a really pleasant stay at the White Lion. Nice to get into a quiet village location, and the welcome at the White Lion itself was warm and friendly, food was great, and the room very comfortable. So much better than a plastic chain hotel and easy reach to NEC (5 mins) and Birmingham.
Reviewer:Chris Y | Thu 2nd Oct 2014 | 4 years ago
Great service,great food in restaurant, room was dark but comfortable.I would stay again..
Reviewer:Mr A | Fri 26th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Just spent a wonderful night at the white lion. The food was great along with the friendly helpful staff.The evening was enhanced by the visiting welsh male voice choir! Just brilliant !
Reviewer:Mrs. Lindsay J | Sun 21st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely room. Charming pub and excellent breakfast. Would highly recommended.
Reviewer:Harriet B | Sun 21st Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent place to stay with food to die for, breakfast was magnificent and the steak superb , staff excellent ,will without doubt stay again
Reviewer:J | Wed 17th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed here for a night during a recent exhibition at NEC as ideally located.Lovely place, and the landlord and lady could not have been more friendly.Excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:J P | Tue 16th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Thanks Chris &Fan Fan and the Team for having us.Our 4th stay and as great as ever.We arrive and quickly settle in as if we were a local!
Cheers,great to see you again
Reviewer:Mr. Mike Seaton S | Mon 15th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Very comfortable. The room we had was small, but we were warned about that as it was the last one available at all.This was due a lot going on in the area!
Reviewer:Mrs S | Mon 8th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
Pleasant accommodation and good food. We stayed in one of the small apartments at the back of the pub which was comfortable and clean. Only slight drawback was the tiny TV on the wall which could hardly be seen from the bed and the noisy after hours drinkers in the garden outside the toom. As we were only staying overnight it didn't bother us too much. Staff were friendly and polite.
Reviewer:Mr G | Sun 7th Sep 2014 | 4 years ago
This is a beautifully quaint B&B. Situated in a lovely quiet village. The pub itself is busy but still personal, with unique touches around the grounds . We only stayed for one night as at a wedding in the day. But we will be back to sample the menu! (Even though it will be an hours drive... It's worth it!!) The room is beautifu, modern and comfortable, location perfect! Breakfast was a nice start to the day!! If you have a spare weekend where you want to relax I. Beautiful surroundings this is the place for you. Thank you for a lovely experience!
Reviewer:J | Mon 25th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
A lovely old character pub in Hampton in Arden. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the full English breakfast sumptuous. The bar served very good real ales. The shower was a bit crampedbut made use of the limited space available.Overall a very pleasant experience.
Reviewer:Warwick M | Wed 20th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed at The White Lion Inn for one night whilst attending a wedding at Hampton Court. The Inn is a little gem,room was very comfortable that was in aseperate building from the main building, the breakfast was fantastic and the hosts were very friendly helpful and would loved to have been able to spend a bit of time in the Inn
Reviewer:Steve F | Thu 14th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
It does what it says on the tin, it's a proper pub:great atmosphere, good food and drink, comfortable accommodation,and friendly and helpful staff made our stay really enjoyable.Super value. Thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewer:Frederick B | Mon 11th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Chose this location for its proximity to the British Motorcycle Museum. Have no hesitation in giving five stars. The accommodation was a good standard and the restaurant was excellent. The location is not only ideal for the Motorcycle music, but also the NEC, Birmingham Airport and with a good regular train service to both Birmingham and Coventry.
Reviewer:Paul W | Mon 4th Aug 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed at The White Lion Inn over the weekend, which was just across from the Hampton Manor where we attended a wedding. Great location across the street, nice comfy bed, great breakfast and fantastic beer garden where we got to enjoy a few drinks in the evening. Would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewer:Michael S | Tue 29th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We came down for a wedding and stayed at the White Lion. Our room was very charming and the staff were all really lovely. Great place and would recommend it to anyone in the area - would stay again if I go back. Thanks!
Reviewer:Mr. Giancarlo Q | Mon 28th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Attended a wedding stayed for one night. Managed to check in at 12.30 real bonus as we needed to change for wedding. Quirky rooms - watch your head - but lovely spacious room, comfy bed and excellent breakfast. Def recommend a stay!!
Reviewer:Mrs. Rebecca T | Fri 25th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
This is not a hotel, literally just a place to sleep. The shower is the smallest it can be. The room could be improve without expending money on it, just a matter of putting some thoughts into it.
Sorry if you were expecting us to be a chain hotel. We are also sorry if you are disappointed in our pub,and B&B, however your company books at least 3 of your colleagues in with us each week and they seem to be happy with what we do.As an aside, you stayed in room 9,which is our smallest room as it was the last available, but I can assure you that the shower cubicle is a standard size.
Reviewer:Andrei Z | Tue 15th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
I stopped in room 3 and found it comfortable and clean. Staff were friendly and welcoming.A good selection of breakfast options were available.Remember that it is a public house and some of the rooms are above the bar so it can be noisy, but you would expect this from any public house.I enjoyed my stay and would happily return.
Reviewer:Carl S | Mon 14th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed two nights b&b for a family wedding in the lovely wee church across the street.Quaint and quirky place, Friendly people, clean and comfortable room upstairs,excellent breakfast. Only problem for my 6ft plus hubby was the low ceiling upstairs, especially the en suite/shower.Had we realised there were also garden rooms this would have suited him better!(He could have had his own room Lol!) Otherwise can't fault it. Thank you Chris and lovely Fan Fan 😊
Reviewer:Morag M | Sun 13th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
I stayed at the White Lion the night before my wedding @ Hampton Manor in 2013.My now wife and I decided to have an evening meal and stay over this year as part of our anniversary celebrations.Great staff, food and accomodation!David.
Reviewer:David, B | Sun 13th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
A fabulous pub in a beautiful village, just a pleasant 25 minute walk from the National Motorcycle Museum conference centre. Great food, excellent beer, and fabulous rooms in a converted out building. Thank you - I am looking forward to coming back!
Reviewer:Mr. Michael S | Fri 11th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Really liked the hotel. The staff were really friendly &the food was very nice. We will definitely be staying there again
Reviewer:Mel G | Mon 7th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
Really liked the hotel. The staff were really friendly &the food was very nice. We will definitely be staying there again
Reviewer:Mel G | Mon 7th Jul 2014 | 4 years ago
We had a superb meal for 8 including 2 children, several vegetarians plus two dogs.The food was excellent all round and the service was superb. Thank you.
Reviewer:S | Mon 23rd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Helpful staff allowing early book-in. Nice snack lunch. Compact bedroom with olde world quirks, likewise timbered landing/passage area. Generous English breakfast, efficiently served to post wedding celebrations group. A very pleasant overnight venue.
Reviewer:J.r H | Tue 17th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Excellent service and very convenient location for the Wedding Ceremony at the nearby Hampton Manor.We were a bit early for breakfast but we found the host very hospitable and the breakfast delicious!Keith &Ann Mills
Reviewer:Keith M | Mon 16th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Nice to return after 5 years and find the accommodation comfortable and welcome very friendly. Hope to be back next year.
Reviewer:Richard G | Mon 16th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Stayed for one night with two small dogs, accommodation good and perfect for us. Evening meal ok, but no gap between courses, breakfast excellent.Everywhere clean and thoughtfully arranged. Would go back.
Reviewer:Martin K | Thu 12th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Great place well located, friendly host and staff, good food would recommend to all
Reviewer:Sandra T | Wed 11th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Very enjoyable stay in a lovely inn.
Reviewer:NIGEL J W | Fri 6th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Good comfortable stay . Good location to NEC / Airport . Super selection of Real Ale , Resaturant food good &a gret breakfastWill stsy again when next in area !
Reviewer:R | Thu 5th Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
Great hospitality, particularly the kitchen who rustled me up a nice pasta meal even though after kitchen closing time. Good drinking ambience in the pub and very comfortable room.
Reviewer:Mr. William Van W | Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | 4 years ago
My brother and I spent a night on our way to Wales. Nice room at a very good price. Great breakfast!We highly recommend!
Reviewer:Mr L | Sat 31st May 2014 | 4 years ago
Homely, secure, clean and friendly. Fab home made food, decore really nice. Pub was very popular considering the village is small. Owners are lovely!
Reviewer:Karen C | Fri 30th May 2014 | 4 years ago
The accommodation, food and staff were all excellent during our 4 night stay. Would definitely visit again.
Reviewer:Paul M | Sun 25th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Lovely pub with real character. Good food and some nice cask ales available. Best of all is the proximity to Birmingham airport, but you'd think you were a million miles away...
Reviewer:Mr. James M | Sat 24th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Food Good, Beer Excellent, friendly atmosphere, clean room, resonable price. No complaints would most certainly use again.ThanksTrevor
Reviewer:Trevor D | Wed 21st May 2014 | 4 years ago
Super staff, very clean, lovely food, good atmosphere and good selection of beers. Thank you, hope to stay again in the future.
Reviewer:Kevin B | Thu 15th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Well what can I say, I booked the rooms at the White Lion as I was getting married the following day at Hampton Manor we had three rooms in total and I was really impressed. The rooms are fantastic and very clean and the hospitality is very warming. Fanfan (I think that was her name - Sorry if not!!) is such a nice, friendly host and nothing was any trouble. I would stay there again without a doubt - Well done White lion - Lovely place and thank you
Thank you very much, I hope you Had a good time on your wedding day. Fanfan
Reviewer:Mr. Kier M | Wed 7th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Good hotel great pub atmosphere good food would go back
Reviewer:Ian M | Tue 6th May 2014 | 4 years ago
Staff at the White Lion were very helpful during our stay. The food was very good both at breakfast and in the Restaurant. The rooms can only be called quaint, they are decorated nicely but don't expect hot and powerful showers due to the very old water system. All in all a very nice hotel and good value for money.
Reviewer:Caldic UK L | Tue 15th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Fantastic stay with good hospitality and excellent food. Thanks Chris and Fan Fan for a fantastic stay.
Reviewer:Alan C | Mon 14th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Hi, I stayed here for one evening whilst visiting the restoration show at the NEC. I found a great atmosphere and friendly locals. Shame about the 'cooler' fan cutting in and out during the night - it's just outside the window in room three (or was if room five ?) and so I would avoid this room if possible!
Hi,thanks for the kind words.Just a note on the cooling fan. It is a supplementary chiller for the beer cellar which kicks in should the temp rise in the cellar. I think that evening became very mild ! But it does keep our beer lovely !!! You stayed in room 5 by the way.
Reviewer:David R | Mon 14th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
I stayed here for five nights whilst attending a show at the NEC. Chris and his staff were fantastic, the room was great and the food was also fantastic. I have already booked for the next show.
Reviewer:Peter M | Fri 11th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Exhibiting at the nearby NEC, the White Lion was a really refreshing change to standard chain hotels, great food, good ale, short 15 minutes to NECon quiet roads, very pleasant atmosphere - will definitely be staying again!
Reviewer:Keith M | Wed 9th Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
Very nice, clean, bright room in courtyard area of hotel. Value for money, lovely breakfast. Didn't eat dinner but the menus look very interesting.Will return and recommend !
Reviewer:Mr. Len N | Wed 2nd Apr 2014 | 5 years ago
The room was very clean and comfortable. Our breakfast and evening meal was cooked to perfection. Overall, a very enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:Mr. Paul D | Mon 31st Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
What a find!! We spent the weekend and had a wonderful stay. The bedrooms were lovely, as was the pub and restaurant. Lunch in the garden (in March!) and Dinner in the restaurant were both delicious, and served by really friendly, helpful staff. Thank you and we will be back...
Many thanks for the kind comments, and we look forward to seeing you again
Reviewer:Mrs P | Sun 30th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
great room food is fantastic and the local community always make you feel welcome and sit and chat too you will be here again
Reviewer:David C | Fri 28th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Friendly and efficient with a lot of charm and perfectly situated for Birmingham's Motor Museum and Exhibition Centre.
Reviewer:Mrs. Lindsey B | Sat 22nd Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
This pub with rooms is in the lovely village of Hampton in Arden and is the perfect base especially if visiting the NEC which is one stop on the train.The pub is welcoming and friendly and the food is of a good pub standard. My only criticism, and this is no fault of the owners, is that the building is 400 years old so ceilings are low and steps steep - if you're elderly or plan to have one too many take great care! If you're over 6 foot avoid room 1 as you won't fit in the shower!All told, I would recommended this pub and would return.
Reviewer:Mr. Graeme K | Mon 17th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Stayed for 2 nights with my 10 year old son for an event at the NEC. Great pub, very welcoming and good choice of food. Well kept real ales. Annex room small but nicely furnished. Lovely biscuits and good supply of tea and coffee. Would stay again.
Reviewer:Mr D | Mon 17th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Everything was excellent...staff friendly and nothing to much trouble and Chris. Manager was also very helpful so much so that we have already booked for next year
Reviewer:Mrs C | Sat 15th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
We had an excellent stay and nothing was too much trouble..we could find nothing wrong at any time and only wish we could have stayed a little longer...we have already booked our rooms for Crufts next year with Chris (owner).It is very nice to see an establishment that welcomes dogs just like they do on the continent and we cannot praise the White Lion enough.
Reviewer:Mrs C | Thu 13th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Stayed here for the second time.Just as brilliant as last time.
Reviewer:Brian C | Tue 11th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Heerlijke accommodatie, vriendelijk en persoonlijk personeel, eenvoudig eten maar zeer goed verzorgd en smakelijk, nette locatie, goede slaapkamer, ondanks dat we de kleinste kamer van het hotel hadden. Wij zullen zeker weer terug komen als we weer naar de Crufts gaan. Personeel van The White Lion Chapeau,
Many Thanks !!!
Reviewer:Huub B | Mon 10th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
A big thank you to Chris and Fanfan for our recent stay. We were a difficult group, arriving late and leaving before breakfast. Staff stayed on to feed us and provided us with a takeaway pack up for our breakfast - much appreciated. Rooms quaint and comfortable, would visit again and recommend to others.
Reviewer:Belinda T | Thu 6th Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Top's, can not fault the White Lion, Great Service, Great food, Great Drinks, just go and see for yourself
Reviewer:Steve U | Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
I am responding on behalf of my colleagues who stayed with you from Jan 30 - 2 Feb. They had business at the NEC and really enjoyed their stay with you.Their rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts first class and the convenience for the NEC a big plus.They were made very welcome and the service was excellent.As they are often at the NEC, they will without doubt be booking with you again in the future.
Thanks for your kind comments
Reviewer:Christina D | Mon 3rd Mar 2014 | 5 years ago
Generally ok but the following disappointed:-no fresh fruit on offer at breakfast;one evening meal poor but some account taken of that in final bill;bathroom radiator was not functioning.
Reviewer:mr B | Mon 17th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
nice reception,rooms comfortable
Reviewer:Christian F | Thu 6th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
We stayed whist visiting the NEC and found the staff and owners charming. The food was excellent and the accommodation in the main building quaint, clean and comfortable. We liked it so much we went back for dinner the night after we checked out, even though it was a large detour on our way home . Thoroughly recommend, if you want something other than a standard boring hotel! Thank you to all that we met...
Thank you for your kind comments !
Reviewer:Martin W | Tue 4th Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
We would like to say what a lovely stay my husband Nd I had at the white lion inn, we were made to feel very welcome and everything had a touch of class.Thank you and we will be back when next in the area, Yours the man in the red check shirt and the lady in the green coat
Many thanks for your kind comments !!! Look forward to seeing you again
Reviewer:Gary M | Sun 2nd Feb 2014 | 5 years ago
This a warm and friendly inn. The food is great, and if you like real ale there's a wide range of well kept beers.The rooms are well maintained and tidy. Access to the NEC and the airport makes it ideal. I can only recommend The White Lion, as it's a pleasure to stay here.
Reviewer:Ian B | Wed 29th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
the staff were more than friendly and the service was fantastic as was the food as 12 of us eat their monday nighthowever the bed was very uncomfortable and you could feel ever spring through it which made for a bad nights sleep
Reviewer:Mrs. Tanya H | Wed 22nd Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Lovely place to stay. My colleagues and I were made extremely welcome, the rooms are very comfortable and breakfast was superb
Reviewer:Louise W | Wed 22nd Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Greeted by very friendly staff on arrival and a bar well stocked with a good choice of well kept real ales.Accommodation was a bit quirky with the room and shower being on small side but room was clean, tidy and comfortable and water was nice and hot.Curried goat was excellent but possibly a bit expensive and breakfast was pleasant.All in all enjoyed my stay and well worth a second visit the next time I have to stay in the area. =)
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew C | Mon 20th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Stayed here approx 4 years ago. Great pub, nice rooms, brilliant restaurant. So booked again ( couldn't get booked in since there last time cos always fully booked) expecting something of the same. No. Restaurant closed due to live music on. NO FOOD served all evening, not even a bar snack in the bar. Don't understand why you book a hotel/motel/pub inn but they don't even tell you there is no food on that night ( I rang the day before to confirm the booking after I booked it via one of these internet sites, so they had the chance to tell me then) A room that, that particular day was very cold (-4 through the night) arrived about 6ish. Couldn't you even bother to put the heating on to warm the room up? It was freezing in that room, and putting what seemed like a 12"TV up on the wall was almost impossible to see from the bed. It seems you have catered more for your (quick buck) music nights. Than your staying guests. And at what I think was £90 a night, is quite honestly extortionate. Oh, ps, the only place to get something to eat on a Sunday night is a upmarket bistro not far away that will cost you a pretty packet. Completely dissatisfied. Would not recommend.
Very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We quite clearly state on our Website that our restaurant is not open Sunday evenings, and never has been. As regards to room heating. Our heating is timed to come on at 3.00 in the afternoon,shutting off at 11.00 the following morning. This is for ecological and financial reasons, as these are our check in check out times, and we don\'t want to be heating unoccupied areas.As you say it was -4 that night !With regard to music. We hold live music nights on a Sunday about 6 or 7 times a year.This is appreciated by most,we are sorry it wasn\'t for you. We would prefer not to discuss our pricing, but feel we are reasonably priced for what we offer
Reviewer:Steve R | Mon 20th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
Received a friendly welcome when we checked in. Allocated room 1 which was quaint with crooked walls and a very comfortable bed. We came back to the room at 1am after a wedding at Hampton Manor but could clearly hear music coming from the bar downstairs.This continuedfor quite a while.(Much as I love Elvis, there seemed to be little regard for guests staying upstairs)Breakfast was very nice full English served in the restaurant.I would stay here again, but would ask for a quieter room in the annexe if staying on a Friday or Saturday night.
Reviewer:Mr B | Tue 14th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
room was compact but pleasantFood was excellent.will stay again
Reviewer:Mr C | Mon 13th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
The stay at the White Lion Inn was:1. Very pleasant2. Very relaxing3. The Staff were very pleasant and charming4. The food was excellent5. The rooms were very clean and spacious6. The accomandation was very close to all the locations we needed to visit plus a short distance to the main airport hub.I would difinately stay at the White Lion Inn again.
Reviewer:Wayne L | Fri 10th Jan 2014 | 5 years ago
We stayed here after a weding at Hampton Mannor.Conveniently situated( a 5 min walk to the mannor)it was the perfect place to stay. Very friendly, extremely clean and comfortable, we couldn't have asked for more.
Thanks for the kind comments
Reviewer:Fiona B | Mon 30th Dec 2013 | 5 years ago
My room was very cold. I asked a member of staff to switch on the heater but she had to ask a customer to help us ! Access to my room after 11pm was via an external grille "fire escape"not a great way to get to my room in heels!
Not quite sure how to respond. Our heating is set to a timer for all the rooms,not sure what time you checked in but maybe that had a bearing. As to the external stairs, they are the strict requirements as laid down by the listed building planners and fire department,we have no choice in the matter.
Reviewer:Linda V | Mon 30th Dec 2013 | 5 years ago
Stayed here after hearing very good comments from friends. Very comfy, lovely staff and I recommend it.
Reviewer:Mr. Luke M | Sat 28th Dec 2013 | 5 years ago
This is our second time and there will be many more. The pub is full of character and the staff fantastic. The food is amongst the best.If you are thinking of booking go for it you will not regret it.
thank you very much Fanfan & Chris
Reviewer:Mr. Alan H | Sun 8th Dec 2013 | 5 years ago
We had one of the upstairs garden rooms and although immacuately clean it was tiny. You couldn't move without tripping over, banging something or hitting your hard. And unfortunately the bed was one of the most uncomfortable I've slept on.When we checked in we were asked what time we'd like breakfast and ascertaining that it was between 07.30 and 10.00 (great times for the work and leisure travellers), we said we'd be there about 09.30. Well next morning we were in fact about 10 minutes earlier but they'd already begun to clear away so there was no cereal and we had to ask for orange juice. The tea and cooked breakfast (apart from a burnt fried egg) was delicous though.I thought it was expensive for what you got and am sure the £85 we paid was a direct reflection on the prices at Hampton Manor so people think they're getting a bargain.
We are sorry you were informed that breakfast times were 7.30-10.00. Our breakfast times are 7.30-9.00 weekdays and 8.30-10.00 weekends. These are published on our website and in the information book in the bedrooms. A brief description of all our rooms,with photographs,is also available on our website.
Reviewer:Jane C | Wed 20th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Beautiful characteristic 400 year old grade II listed building. Absolutely fantastic stay, hosts were very welcoming and the food (including hearty breakfast) is delicious. We will definitely stay here again. With the location to train station walking distance,and only one stop to Birmingham NEC, it couldn't be any more convenient. We stayed for 4 nights and loved it;the rates were just right for us with excellent value for money. I do not have any negative comments.
Reviewer:Mrs. Annabel S | Tue 19th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
For friendly accommodation with good food and drink near to Birmingham Airport The White Lion Inn was a good choice. It's only a 10 minute drive to the terminal.
Reviewer:Mr. Jeremy S | Mon 18th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Was welcomed by the manager and made to feel welcomed.Accommodation was better than I expected and morning breakfast was great.Booked to go to the Classic car show at the NEC and was very happy with the closeness and lovely location of the White Lion.I will defiantly be doing the same next year.
Reviewer:Mr K | Mon 18th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Stayed for three nights in room 9.Room is very small,but this was explained to me at the time of booking, so not an issue. Very clean,and coffee etc replenished daily.Pub atmosphere very good,plenty of local people appear to use it.Food excellent-both breakfast and evening meal.Five of us ate together on Saturday evening,absolutely no complaints about the quality of the meal,but it did take a very long time to arrive. Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending the White Lion to others.
Reviewer:Mr R | Mon 18th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Our stay was pleasant. Like many other rooms we stay in the size of the bed is small when we are used to a king size! No complaints as everything was catered for.
Reviewer:Mrs. Nest E | Thu 14th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Excellent value for money, warm, welcoming atmosphere, good food and accommodation.
Reviewer:STEVE T | Mon 11th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Nice food and accommodation pleasant staff only problemlight sleepers beware rooms over bars are very noisy do not close till 1.00am singing etc. just can't sleep.can accept church bells opposite but noisy revellers spoil stay
Reviewer:Robert C | Mon 11th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Fantastic place to stay. Very easy to find. Staff very helpful.Room was fantastic and food excellent too.Very convenient for Lg arena and NEC. Definitely would recommend and would stay there again.
Reviewer:Mrs. Deborah L | Sun 10th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Lovely stay at the White Lion - room very comfortable and cosy.Excellent full english breakfast - will definitely recommend thank you
Reviewer:Mrs. ElaineB | Sun 10th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Warm welcome. Comfortable rooms. Great food, 6 real ales on tap. Exceeded our expectatioms.
Reviewer:Chris P | Thu 7th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
Recommend this lovely inn. Delightful setting and lovely staff.
Thanks for the kind comments
Reviewer:DAVID L | Wed 6th Nov 2013 | 5 years ago
We enjoyed a night at the White Lion, good beer, lovely room, friendly staff, excellent evening meal and regular dog bones provided by the staff. What more do you want?
Reviewer:Mr. Richard K | Wed 30th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
We really enjoyed our one night stay! The pub has been nicely modernised since we were last there and since our wedding guests stayed there 20 years ago! We enjoyed the meal veryt much in the restaurant and the atmosphere, decor etc. Staff were efficient &friendly. there was aproblem with the bed - wooden slats dropping off underneath but the landlord had such a great sense of humour that this was not too much of a problem and we were given a bottle of wine.
Reviewer:Mrs. JillI | Mon 28th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
We were very impressed by the welcome and service received during our brief stay. Very enjoyable evening meal and not surprised the pub and restaurant were so busy. So pleased our dog could stay too even though he found the steps up to the room difficult. Will come again if we are in the area.
Reviewer:Ms. Carol P | Sun 20th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
This hotel was an absolute joy.Our room was comfortable quirky and warm and the staff were absolutely fab.Really friendly and made you feel like one of the family.The breakfast was fine but the dinner in the Pub was well worth saving for a special occastion.Thanks allCharlotte Weatherill
Thanks for your kind comments
Reviewer:Charlotte W | Wed 16th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Our accommodation was perfect and we shall stay again if in the area.Lovely touches such as nice biscuits, tea and coffee etc.
Reviewer:Annabelle H | Mon 14th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
3 nights here whilst exhibiting at the NEC - fabulous team Chris &fanfan and all the staff really looked after us. Food excellent and bedrooms very comfortable - would recommend with 5 stars - cant wait till next year! Mr Posh and Mr Pachio from poshpatio.co.uk
thank you see you next year Frenchie
Reviewer:Matthew C | Mon 7th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Lovely little charming Hotel. Contemporary room with modern and very maintained en-suite. Tasty home cooked food with a wide food menu selection, House Red Merlot to be recommended. More than pleased we booked a small independent hotel.Friendly and professional staff, will definitely book again.
Reviewer:Peter H | Mon 7th Oct 2013 | 5 years ago
Very friendly and helpful owners &staff - nice food - good rooms - relaxed and comfortable - would stay again when in the area.
Reviewer:Mr. Dean S | Mon 30th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
I was travelling to a business meeting/event nearby and couldn't get in the venue, so booked at the White Lion which was nearby..and I'm do glad I did! It was a lovely place to stay, very quaint with a syle of it's own which compliments it's 400 year old status. The staff were efficient, and were genuinely friendly and helpful, not because they'd been told to be. The real ale was a delight, good selection and well kept and the food was excellant too, I had the Jamaican goat curry...which I've never had before and wouldn't have expected to eat for the first time in a country pub! So an inconvenience turned into benefit. I will seek the White Lion out again if and when I'm in the area again, though next time it will be my first choice.P.S If you go on a Monday, the church opposite has bell ringing practice...which I thought was great, during and then at the end ;-)
Thanks for the kind comments
Reviewer:David T | Thu 26th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
A lovely evening spent in a old hotel, food was nice rooms were well stocked, breakfast was plentiful, wouls stay again
Reviewer:Mrs. Elizabeth S | Mon 23rd Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Third time at The White Lion in the company of Chris and Fan Fan.Usual abuse and humour from owners and locals, much welcome after a hard day selling yourself and product at The NEC.We feel like it's our local it's so friendly and welcoming.Thank you!!
Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again
Reviewer:Mike S | Wed 18th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Comfortable room, good pub/bar atmosphere (including live band playing acoustic music on the evening I was staying), and really excellent dinner in the restaurant with a touch of French flair.
Reviewer:Mr. Nick B | Sat 14th Sep 2013 | 5 years ago
Stayed overnight while attending a wedding nearby.Comfortable room, very friendly and helpful people, good breakfast - we couldn't have asked for more.
Reviewer:Mr. John S | Fri 30th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
we recently stayed 2 nights to attend a nearby wedding, Chris was extremely helpful, we were arriving late the first night and he went out of his way to check our ETA en-routeOur garden room was small but delightful -compact and bijouxThank you
Reviewer:H | Fri 30th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Enjoyed our stay.Accommodation more than adequate. Food excellent. Hospitality good and staff friendly.Price reasonable too!!
Reviewer:Steve H | Mon 26th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Very welcoming with good food
Reviewer:Dr Colin E | Mon 26th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Nice old worldly pub with great beers and good grub.Only downside was that on one ocation the cleaner only changed the towels and not cleaned or made up the room.Hope you get this fixed as you have a good place in a great location for our work.
Reviewer:Colin M | Fri 9th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
A very pleasant setting and character full building. Warm and friendly staff with a good 'weekend' relaxed feeling. Good standard of room and facilities, especially hot water in ensuite!! Breakfast superb... fresh coffee and poached with smoked salmon, would easily return.
Reviewer:Mrs. Dawn T | Mon 5th Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
good evening meal and a very comfortable night. Beer and wine excellent, likewise atmosphere-full of locals.
Reviewer:Gaymer A | Fri 2nd Aug 2013 | 5 years ago
Comfortable accommodation. However although the price includes breakfast you will be lucky if you get one. I didn't.
We are really sorry you did not get breakfast !Breakfast is served between 8.30 and 10.00. There should have been someone here at 8.30. we will look in to what happened and come back to you. Again ,please accept our appologies.Hi, I have spoken with the Sunday morning staff who arrived at 8.15. A table was laid for you for breakfast. I'm not sure what time you checked out but there was obviously some communication breakdown over your breakfast request,as we were ready to serve you. Once again we are sorry for any misunderstanding.
Reviewer:Patricia A | Mon 22nd Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
We were exceedingly disappointed with this hotel. The room was small (as expected) but the faults were horrendous. The bathroom door doesn't shut, the heating would not switch off (it was incredibly hot) and the staff had a quick look and shrugged saying they didn't know about the heating and were completely disinterested. so we slept with the window open right next to the kitchen extractor fan which was nosier than the airplanes landing close by and went on until 2:30 in the morning only to restart at 6am.
Reviewer:Mr. Paul S | Sun 21st Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Very nice pub with good beerBed was a little lumpy. Sheets lovely, bathroom okIt was nice n clean We would visit again
Reviewer:Mrs D | Thu 18th Jul 2013 | 5 years ago
Very nice stay with very good breakfast
Reviewer:Liz W | Tue 18th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago
This is one the best inns/B&Bs I've stayed at. Updated and modern rooms with en suite showers, quiet location, attentive staff, and wonderful real ale pub attached.
Reviewer:Charles R | Mon 17th Jun 2013 | 5 years ago