White Lion wins Pub of the Year North Wales

The White Lion was the winner of Pub of the Year, North Wales, at the Welsh Hospitality Awards 2019 held in Cardiff last night. The competition was fierce and Simon and Nina are absolutely delighted for everyone who works at the White Lion. This follows the award earlier this year of North Wales Gastro Pub of the Year at the Welsh Food Awards 2019 and is a great fillip for a small village, independent, local pub.

White Lion a finalist in the Welsh Hospitality Awards

We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the Welsh Hospitality awards taking place at the Mercure Hotel, Cardiff at the end of November. Following last year’s award of the North Wales Gastro Pub of the Year together with our Recommendation in the Good Pub Guide, this new nomination again helps to recognize all the hard work put in by our staff over the year.

White Lion wins Colwyn in Bloom Award

Simon and Nina are delighted to have come first in the Colwyn in Bloom Awards, Pubs and Restaurants section, for the second consecutive year.
They would like to thank everyone who has helped with the display which also helps to make Llanelian one of the prettiest villages in Conwy.
Colwyn Bay has also won a Gold medal in the Wales in Bloom competition .

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.

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.

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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