Josh Ward joins our Team

We are pleased to welcome Josh as our new Front of House Manager. Josh, who many of you may know, has had lots of experience working in the hospitality industry locally having worked at the Pen-y-Bryn, Bryn Williams, and recently as an Assistant Manager at the Erskine Arms in Conwy. At one time Josh wanted to have a career in sport and took a BSc in Sport Science at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. Now though he feels his career is in Hospitality and is greatly looking forward to this new challenge at the White Lion.

2 Course Lunchtime Roast Turkey Special 2019

 From the 3rd until 21st December we are again offering our
2 Course Lunchtime Roast Turkey Special available this year Monday – Friday between 12.00 – 2.00p.m.

Included with the Roast Turkey is all the trimings including home made stuffing, Chipolata Sausages, Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables and Cranberry Sauce.  Followed by Christmas pudding with Cream & Brandy sauce, plus to make things complete a Christmas Cracker; price £14.95.  Book early to avoid disappointment, a £5 deposit is required.

Christmas Day Lunch at the White Lion Inn 2019

Christmas Dinner Turkey

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening on Christmas Day again this year from 12.00 to 4pm and serving a sumptuous 4 course Christmas Lunch from 1.00pm-3.00pm.  The cost will be £60 per head with a £10 deposit payable on booking and the balance by 1st December.  There is only one sitting.  At the moment we are fully booked but if you wish to go on a waiting list please contact us on 01492 515807.

Good Pub Guide 2020 Recommended

We are pleased to yet again be one of only two recommended pubs in Colwyn Bay in this coming year’s Good Pub Guide.

What judges said: “Bustling local with bar and spacious dining areas, tasty food, real ales and helpful staff. There’s been some sort of building here for 1,200 years, though the present one is only a few centuries old. It’s a picturesque old village pub tucked away at a crossing of narrow lanes in quiet hilly countryside above Colwyn Bay”

We are just two miles south of the A55 Expressway turn off for Old Colwyn.

Lunchtime Special Menu at White Lion Inn

Lunchtime Special September 2019

We have updated our two course Lunchtime Special Menu. You can select any two courses, Starter and Main, Main & Sweet or even Starter and Sweet.  It is available on Tuesdays-Friday from January to November for £13.95 between 12 noon and 2pm excluding Bank Holidays.  Our goal to offer the best pub food in North Wales at reasonable prices which will not be compromised in this offer.  We still very much believe in traditional home cooked food using as much local Welsh produce as possible.  As always we have available an extensive wine list plus our renowned Real Ales as an accompaniment to your meal.

White Lion wins North Wales Gastro Pub of the Year 2019

Simon and Nina are overwhelmed to have won this year’s “North Wales Gastro Pub of the Year” award at the Food Awards in Cardiff last night.
We would like to thank all our staff for their hard work in helping us achieving this award which is a great achievement for our small village pub which was us up against many much larger establishments and also pub chains.
We will be back from Cardiff late Tuesday night and welcome everyone to come and celebrate with us on Wednesday and we also thank everyone for their support over the years.

Morgan Owners Club Lunch at White Lion, Llanelian

Morgans in Car ParkWe had a selection of the iconic British Morgan Sport Cars on the car park the other week as the local owners club came for lunch.

This British built car has achieved fame throughout the world due to their unique blend of charisma, craftsmanship and performance and has now been in existence for over 100 years, not quite as long as the White Lion.

Simon has always coveted having one of these but then we can all dream.

Monday & Xmas Opening December 2018

 We will be closed on Monday’s 3rd and 17th December, open on the 10th.
We will also be closed on Christmas Day Evening & Boxing Day.

Our opening times during the rest of this period will be:-
Tuesday to Friday:
11.30 am till 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm till 11.00 pm.
Saturday: 11.30 am till 4 pm – 6.00 pm till 11.30 pm.
Food served between 12 noon and 2pm at lunchtime and 6.00 and 9.00 pm in the evening.
Sunday: Open all day from 12 noon till 10.30 pm.
Food served between 12 noon and 9.00 pm in the evening.


Redecoration at White Lion, Llanelian


Please note the White Lion will be closed for redecoration on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th November 2018.

The Jazz night which normally takes place on Tuesday will now be at 9.00 on Friday 23rd November.

Llanelian Village trip to RHS Tatton Park

This yeRHS Tatton Parkar’s White Lion and Llanelian Village trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park is on Saturday 21st July, cost £40 including coach and entrance. Departure is 8.00am from the village with pick ups available on the way.

Even if you don’t come back with arms full of all the latest plants, those who have been before will tell you what a great day out this is; so please contact Jane Williams on 01492 518730 soonest to reserve your place or let Nina have you booking and payment at the White Lion.

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