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.

Seen at GBBF at Olympia on Tuesday

GBBF 2016Simon and Kevin, his father in law, had an interesting day on Tuesday at the Great British Beer Festival in Olympia. They also visited some historic pubs starting with the Blackfriars, a historic Art Nouveau Grade II masterpiece built in 1905 on the site of a Dominican friary. Jolly friars appear everywhere in the pub in sculptures, mosaics and reliefs.  This wonderful pub was saved from demolition by a campaign led by Sir John Betjeman.
They then had the pleasure of visiting the medieval ancient cells below the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Baily, which is on the site of Newgate Prison, finishing off at Ye Old Mitre  near Hatton Garden, built in 1547 and said to have hosted Elizabeth I dancing with Sir Christopher Hatton.

On seeing this a board Kevin wondered whether Simon was thinking of a new range for the White Lion.



Esme completes Prudential Ride London 2016

Esme Completes Ride London 2016Simon and Nina’s daughter Esme, together with her boyfriend Jason, took part if the Prudential Ride London 100 mile cycle race last Sunday and both finished in just under 6hours.

In completing the race Esme raised £1000 through sponsorship for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of her late grandmother Vera and she would like to thank everyone who supported her.

When the idea of taking part was first mentioned she wondered if she could do it but threw herself into the venture which gusto, doing longer and longer practice rides to increase her fitness.

UEFA Euro 2016 at White Lion

Euro 2016We will be showing all the home country’s internationals at this year’s Euro 2016 Championship in France and then all the matches from the quarter finals onwards.  Let’s hope we can look forward to seeing our three home nations through into the quarter finals and in particular Wales.

With the evening kick off times it just gives you time to have a nice evening meal with us and then settle down to the excitement of the match; alternatively just come and enjoy a drink with friends and follow your home team’s fortune.

New J2O flavours

J20 new flavoursWe have extended our range of Britvic J2O flavours by adding Flamingo Fling which is grape and lychee plus from the new Spritz range Peach & Apricot.

The Spitz range we are told is a bid to bring more excitement and choice to adult soft drinks.  This new premium variant is positioned as “more sophisticated” and “lighter in taste”.  Other Spritz flavours include Apple & Watermelon and Pear & Raspberry.

Why not call in and try these exciting new flavours and let us know your thoughts.


White Lion wins North Wales Pioneer Pub of the Year

N Wales Pub of Year 2016White Lion Sept 2011The White Lion is very proud and delighted to have won the North Wales Pioneer Pub of the year award.

Thank you everyone for your votes and your custom over the last twelve months and beyond and we will make sure we keep looking after you in the best White Lion tradition to justify your faith in us.

Llanelian Telephone Kiosk

Llanellian Telephone BoxLlanelian has a new red Telephone Kiosk; well it’s not quite new and it doesn’t have a telephone in it nor is it a stage prop for Doctor Who.

It is soon to have a Heartsafe AED Public Access Defibrillator installed for the village or for anyone visiting, who may be having a sudden cardiac arrest.

We hope that it is never needed but it is an asset for the village and thanks to all the people who have made it possible.

New Wine List May 2016

Majestic Wines

We are pleased to launch our new 2016-17 wine list.  Again from Majestic Wines, our new list contains twelve of their recent Sommelier Wine Awards winning wines.  We have kept many of your favourites; exchanging just two of the whites; with the reds we have introduced an exciting Chilean Pinot Noir, an improved Fleurie and a lovely Italian wine from Salento.
Some prices have risen slightly due to increased duty and currency variations but we have managed to  keep the gorgeous St Emilion at the bargain price of £19.95 and the Fleurie is reduced to £22.95.  Our House Wines remain, as you all said how good they are but don’t be frightened of venturing higher up the Wine List which brings even greater pleasure.


White Lion Llanelian, Pioneer Pub of the Year ?

N Wales Pub of Year 2016We are pleased to be nominated for the North Wales Pioneer Pub of the Year 2016.  The winner will be chosen by the public and voting slips are available in the White Lion or in the Pioneer newspaper.

So please pop in and complete a voting slip, hopefully your vote will be for the White Lion and we can then win the prestigious award this year.

May we take this opportunity to thank all our customers over the last twelve months who have supported us with their custom, we have had a great year and we hope you have enjoyed visiting us.


Majestic Wines triumphs at Sommelier Wine Awards

Majestic Wines
Congratulations to our Wine supplier, Majestic Wines who have won 7 Gold,   16 Silver, 14 Bronze and 23 Commended medals at this years Sommelier Wine Awards, Imbibe Magazine’s prestigious on-trade competition.

Our new Majestic wine list, will be with us within a few days and we are pleased to say that it contains 12 of their award winning wines; so why not drop in to sample our winning wines.




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