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The White Lion, Soberton, Hampshire

The White Lion

4.7
4.7
519 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The White Lion is an independent traditional country pub in the beautiful Meon Valley, Hampshire, in the village of Soberton. We have developed a fantastic reputation for delicious locally-sourced food, and popular local Reals Ales from Bowman Brewery in Wallops Wood which is just up the road from us.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01489 877346

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Elizabeth Crocker

What 519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • Hampshire

    Best Food

  • Hampshire

    Best Service

  • Hampshire

    Best Ambience

  • Hampshire

    Best Value

  • Hampshire

    Lunch

  • Hampshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Hampshire

    British

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  1. KS

    KarenS

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was cheerful and helpful with no problems when we wanted to change the vegetables on a particular menu for something else, and no problem when we asked to share a main course they went beyond the normal and did two smaller ones for us on separate plates. Food was all very nice Would recommend and will go back ourselves
  2. K

    Krispy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding - my favourite pub for service, dining, drinking & enjoying. I bring different friends here everytime to share the love!
  3. DF

    DonF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food served by very polite and friendly staff.
  4. CA

    ChrisA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd visit in a week so obviously impressed the first time so came again! Inside this time, superb food, service and atmosphere. We will be back! vg
  5. S

    Shelmiester

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The White Lion is one of our fave country pubs to visit. We decided a Sunday lunch was on the cards, it was a lot busier than a Friday afternoon but this did not affect the service or top quality food! Thanks for another successful meal White Lion!
  6. JA

    JaneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Sunday Roast was excellent in every way - food, price, service and ambience. Highly recommended!
  7. F

    Farmerswife

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, delicious food, and you don't have t o wait a Long time for your food!!,
  8. DD

    DianeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very good experience as per usual Always to be relied on
  9. PO

    PhilipO

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal - both in quality and quantity - in a very pleasant environment!
  10. CA

    ChrisA

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect in every way, only regret is not discovering this place years ago! Landlord (Mark) was especially helpful. Even when sorely tried by our guest, a visitor from out of the area, arriving an hour late and then parking in an inappropriate place. He even offered to personally move her car to a proper parking space! Overall probably the best service I've ever had at a pub! We will be back, and on time next time.
  11. CB

    CarolynB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food , especially lovely puddings ! Nice location & helpful staff .
  12. CW

    CarolW

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited the White Lion several times over the years, before and after Covid, and have never been disappointed, good food, good atmosphere and very good friendly service. What more could you ask for.
  13. K

    Kerryjane38

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As lovely as always. Never disappoints - great food in a lovely setting.
  14. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my son’s 30th Birthday and from start to finish it was a very enjoyable lunch. The staff were cheerful and welcoming and the food was fantastic. This is the first time we have been to the White Lion, we will definitely be back again! Thank you to the chefs and all the staff for making our visit so good 😊
  15. FL

    FrancesL

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Strongly recommend this pub.
  16. AD

    AndrewD

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. Lovely location and super friendly service. Great food. We will return
  17. LS

    LizS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Main meal tasty puds great Servers fun and very friendly . will being returning soon
  18. K

    Kerryjane38

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - always. Beautiful setting and friendly and accommodating staff.
  19. KB

    KateB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, which made for a very enjoyable time.
  20. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening, great food, great service, delightful!
  21. B

    Becca

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious meals. Highly recommended 😀
  22. LS

    LindaS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The White Lion never fails to please - hence the reason we return time and time again. The staff are great and always happy to serve and advise on the meals. The food is lovely and is great value.
  23. AT

    AlanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the staff friendly and welcoming. we will certainly be booking a table again soon.
  24. J

    Jaquw

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We had a late afternoon booking, so maybe staff we’re getting tired?
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal as always
  26. ZL

    ZoeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely Father's Day meal with my Husband and 2 young Daughters. Service was great, all the staff were very friendly and happy. Food and drink was delicious. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.
  27. B

    Beachcomber

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love visiting this pub restaurant. We always receive a lovely welcome, excellent service and great food! It’s a favourite of ours!!
  28. LB

    LBHJ

    Hertfordshire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent as is the service and ambience and cannot recommend it enough.
  29. B

    Brugman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Whiteboards Lion serves food as you expect from a pub, not too fancy but good ingredients well prepared and served by a friendly staff. I look foward waring there again!
  30. JB

    JadeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely roast sat in the garden, they customised my order too suit my dietary requirements without hesitation. Lovely friendly welcome. Highly recommend :)
  31. JF

    JanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious menu, great relaxing atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed sunday lunch.
  32. SH

    SteveH

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place to eat. Good to get away from the same old menu found in most pubs. Welcoming and friendly. Recommended
  33. RS

    RobS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A traditional, friendly country pub with high standards of food and service. Generally, drinking with dogs but no children takes place in the garden, on the patio or in the small public bar. The latter retains a traditional 'spit 'n sawdust' ambience with a cosy open fire in cold weather. Eating with children but no dogs takes place in the other bar. Both pub and loos have recently been refurbished.
  34. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not been for years, excellent menu and food had forgotten how good the pub is and set in a great location. Excellent gluten free menu.
  35. MS

    MikeS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Pub, Excellent selection of drinks. Greated with a smile and welcome. Nice to see a good patronage on a monday lunchtime. Food was very enjoyable and well priced.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Stopped in on the way home to south coast, v lovely pub, small, quaint, friendly, excellent food, good value
  37. F

    Farmerswife

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the pub, the girls serving are delightful, very friendly
  38. O

    Onmeals

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place with a lot of character. Nice, friendly and attentive staff. Four meals very nice tasty flavours etc. Only mild negative was that steak, tasted very nice but lacked a bit of volume. Chips were amazing!
  39. GS

    GrahamS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    6 of us had lunch with 3 different choices between us; all excellent.
  40. SE

    SamE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Neat place, good food, helpful cheery staff & the drinks that are on tap aren’t too bad too!

FAQs

The White Lion is rated 4.7 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The White Lion

School Hill, Soberton, Hampshire SO32 3PF

Additional information

  • Area

    Bishops Waltham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Elizabeth Crocker

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Wine

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