White Lion Llanelian restoration

We White Lion repointing Aug 2017have just completed the repointing to the front of the White Lion, see picture left.  It is something we have wanted to do for some time but had been unable to find a company with the necessary skills for such an old building.

Our search and patience were finally rewarded recently and we are delighted with the results which restores the White Lion to how it could have looked many hundreds of years ago.

Many of the villagers have praised Simon and Nina and the workman for this excellent result.

Esme & Jack complete Prudential Ride London

Ride London Esme Jack Jason Mark Cavendish 2017Esme and Jack celebrate completing the Prudential Ride London 100 mile event last weekend.  Also taking part was Jason, Esme’s boyfriend, on the left.  They are photographed showing off their medals with Mark Cavendish, the Isle of Man professional cyclist.  At this, her second participation in the event, Esme completed the course in her record time which was more what would be expected from men and equal to some of the women professionals.  She complained that Jack & Jason pulled her along too quickly but she was proud of her time albeit suffering for a few days afterwards.  Prior to the event Esme appeared on Radio London, Radio Surrey, the BBC Website and the  event website promoting the event.  Radio London also interviewed Jack and Simon here in Llanelian via telephone.  They have all put their names down already for next year and it is rumoured that Simon will also be participating.

New Winelist Prices May 2017

Wine BottlesAs you may be aware the duty on wine was increased in the last Budget and until now we have been able to hold our prices.  Unfortunately new stocks coming in are now at the new duty price plus several of our wines are from Europe  and Australia, both of whose currencies have appreciated markedly against the pound since the vote to leave the EU.  We have kept the increases to the bare minimum and we know our wines form Majestic Wines still represent excellent value for money.  Our new price list can be viewed here but don’t forget our House Wines which everyone says offer great value and taste superb.

New Menus May 2017

One of our Roast DinnersWe are pleased to announce that we have reviewed all our menus and have introduced new spring menus with effect from Friday 9th May 2017.  There are some excellent new items but we haven’t dropped your old time favourites.
Regrettably due to the increasing cost of food, the new minimum wages, staff pension etc some of  prices have had to go up but we have tried to keep these to a minimum and this is our first increase for 3 years.  Even with these increases our prices remain extremely competitive for this area.  In addition we have a specials board which changes daily.

As before we welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have that we can consider for future menus or ideas for our specials board.

Celebrating 25 years in the Good Beer Guide

CAMRA LogoOn 24th March 2017 we will be receiving a national award from CAMRA in recognition of our 25 years unbroken listing within the Good Beer Guide.  Come and join us for what promises to be a great night, anyone booking a meal on that evening will receive a free pint of Real Ale or a glass of wine and we will be selling selected ales at 1992 prices whilst stocks last.  Simon and Joe have devised some great beer themed special dishes for the night and their will be entertainment by Reggae Nights from 9.00p.m.

Join us for Dry January

Dry January NoIn line with many Pubs and Restaurants we are encouraging people to partake in Dry January.  You can qualify by ordering, London Dry Gin, Dry Martini, Dry Cider, Dry White Wine etc or maybe just Fevertree Dry Ginger Ale.

A report by Oxford University, see left, has stated that Dry January (without visiting the pub) could be bad for you.
“Researchers think that drink  may improve social cohesion by triggering endorphins which increase happiness and promote bonding”

Monday Opening January & February

 We will now be closed on Mondays during January and February.
Our opening times during 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.

If you have a special event that you wish to hold on a Monday during this period, please give Nina a ring on 01492 515807 to see what can be arranged.

 

 

White Lion, Llanelian, Winner in “Colwyn in Bloom”

Colwyn Bay in Bloom After all these years of trying, at last the White Lion have been awarded “Winner” in the “Colwyn Bay in Bloom 2016” Pubs and Restaurants section.  Also Colwyn Bay again were the winners in the “Wales in Bloom” competition.
Nina is over the moon as this has always been her ambition and it is even more satisfying as she is up against competitors whColwyn in Bloom Prize Givingo use professional gardeners for their displays whereas the White Lion’s display is purely amateur done by Nina and her friends in Llanelian village.  Nina thanks everyone who has helped with the display.
The winners shield can be viewed in the pub.

Llanelian Village Christmas Shopping Trip

Arndale Centre 2The now annual village mini-bus  to shopping trip to Manchester will be on Saturday 19th November.   This year we are going to the City Centre again.  Even if you aren’t a shopper there is lots to see in Manchester, such as the Town Hall, Central Library, and Manchester Art Gallery, all in the centre. Additionally there is a diverse range of pubs and restaurants such as the famous Mr Tom’s Chop House on Cross Street.  Cost this year is £20 as we have had to pay more for the mini-bus.
The Mini-bus will depart from the White Lion at 8.00a.m. and we are able to pick up on the way.  Check with Nina for seat availability and pick up points.

New Wine List October 2016

Majestic WinesDue to currency fluctuations and some wines being no longer available we have had to update our wine list from October 2016.  As previously we are still pleased to be using Majestic Wines, now also linked to Naked Wines, as our supplier.  Our new October 216 Wine list.

We have been able to keep most of your favourites and also held prices on the top end of the list, so they now even represent better value; why not try one of these and find out what difference a few pounds a bottle makes.

 

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