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.

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.

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