New Wine List May 2018

White Lion, Llanelian New 2018 WinelistWe will be introducing our New 2018 Winelist on Wednesday 2nd May which will again be supplied by Majestic wines.  As there have been quite a lot of inflationary pressures due to poor harvests and currency movements we have changed a few wines after exhaustive tastings in order to keep our wine prices at a level that we believe suits our customers.
We have additionally introduced three new quality Red wines, an excellent Pinot Noir from Burgundy and also two new wines from Languedoc-Roussillon, Baron de Baussac Carignan and a Merlot from Pavillon des Trois Arches.  This area of France has been transformed over the last twenty years and now produces some superb wines.
We also have a range of House Wines to compliment this list.


Food Awards Wales 2018

Food Awards Wales 2018

Having been Nominated for an Award, Simon and Nina attended the Food Awards Wales 2018 Dinner last Monday, 23rd April, in Cardiff.

Unfortunately they did not win as most of the awards seemed to go to South Wales.  However they had a great time at the Dinner held at the Exchange Hotel near the old docks and met many new people.

For anyone visiting Cardiff they can highly recommend the hotel.

White Lion Finalist for Food Awards Wales 2018

Finalist Logo - Food Awards Wales 2018Simon and Nina are delighted to have reached the final of the Food Awards Wales 2018.

The final is to be held in Cardiff on April 23rd and Simon & Nina are planning to attend so lets keep our fingers crossed that the White Lion comes back with the top prize.

Llanelian gets a Village Website

White Lion in Earlier TimesThanks to the efforts of Jules Blackford there is now a website for Llanelian-y Rhos village covering all the activities associated with the village, be it the Church, the White Lion Pub or the Community Centre.
In addition it will be the focus for any news that is relevant to the village. If you have any news that you feel should be featured please contact Jules at .
Looking at  the wonderful picture on the left I wonder what these people would think as you tried to explain the internet, email and Wi-Fi to them.

White Lion raises £700 for Children in Need

Children in Need 2018

We wish to thank Phil Hartley Williams for organizing this year’s superb Children in Need night.
We had a Fun Quiz with our resident Quizmaster Ken on the microphone. Phil’s auction of donated prizes and we were entertained by Ukulele Party, Uke Wave together with Kieran Eastwwod Mulvaney who was playing his Magnificent Organ.
In the picture receiving the cheque are Phil and his wife Sue, Dave who sings in Informal Soul with Phil, Chris Ryan and your favourite landlady Nina.

Daily Post best 12 Sunday Lunches in Conwy

One of our Roast DinnersWe are pleased to have been featured in last weeks Daily Post’s 12 of the Best Places to get Sunday Lunch in Conwy.
We must apologise if we kept people waiting this weekend as this article was not expected and after the bleak weather of last week together with Black Friday and Internet shopping Monday, we expected to be quiet.
It was great to see new faces and we hope to see you again soon, if possible it can help us give you our best attention if you can pre book. Tel: 01492 515807 or email us on

Mulled Wine, Mince Pies at the White Lion, Llanelian,

Country Pub with real log fireMulled wine & Mince PiesAfter the weather events of the last few days here in North Wales what could be better than sitting in your local pub in front of a roaring log fire sipping Mulled Wine and enjoying a warm mince Pie.

Now being served at the White Lion, a glass of Mulled Wine £3.95 and why not add that Mince Pie for just £1 extra.  The roaring log fires are free.


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.

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