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The White Lion, Covent Garden - pub details

White Lion
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Address: 24 James Street, London, WC2E 8NS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2825) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Covent Garden (0 miles), Leicester Square (0.2 miles), Charing Cross (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.3 miles), London Waterloo (0.9 miles), London Waterloo East (0.9 miles)

Chain: Nicholson's

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 43 users)
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user reviews of the White Lion, Covent Garden

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Popped in for a pint or three! not at all bad, friendly crowd, great beer. I shall visit again !
steamraiser2 - 12 Dec 2014 21:39
Small room pub but enough bar space for six hand pumps.
Good choice of beer including Bateman's Black and White, Ilkely's Mary Jane (very nice) and Gadds Dr Sunshine.
Two quid for half a pint seemed a bit steep.
fugglehops - 4 Apr 2014 20:19
Not great, but not awful. My opinion is slightly clouded by the individual who stood at the bar with a rucksack, who got the hump when I tried to squeeze by, and then insisted in leaning into the me all the while I was waiting to be served. Beer was good though - if you like the real stuff. For where it is, you could do worse.
nmckenn - 9 Feb 2013 23:12
Nice pint of American Pale Ale and the bar maid even topped the pint up with no gripes. All clientele were tourists (like ourselves!) and seemed a popular place to meet up after a hard days graft at the shops!
Must be the only place that can only offer Oyster Bay as the default Sav Blanc (the Chilean variety had run out!) but the price didn't seem too steep.

I was pleasantly surprised for a bar in a touristy place.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 22 Jul 2012 13:23
If youíre in a position where you have to drink in Covent Garden rather than it being your ideal location, this pub is a good choice to make if you need some respite from the usual annoyances that tourist central offers.

The service can be slightly surly, yet efficient all the same. And I guess, unless youíve come into town for insightful discourse with the bar staff, Iím not sure itís too much of an issue.

EnfieldTaaaanBlud - 12 Apr 2012 12:30

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