Pub, Restaurant & Accommodation in Whissendine


Chris and Yolanda Welcome you to The White Lion Inn Whissendine near Oakham, in the County of Rutland.

We are proud to have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence six years running, Simply the Guest Award 2015 and 2016, Lodging World Gold Guest Award and CAMRA Pub of The Year 2019. We have also been voted the Best 3 Star B&B in the East Midlands area by Trivago. Have been awarded “Loved By Guests Award Winner 2019 by and received an award by Hotels Combined 2020.



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Nestled in the heart of Rutland, England’s smallest County is the beautiful village of Whissendine near Oakham, which lies between Melton Mowbray the rural capital of food and Oakham – The White Lion Inn is much more than the average local pub. Welcoming families and dogs, it boasts a bar with cosy seating areas, 2 real log burning fires, bar, restaurant, function room and 8 en-suite bedrooms. We have a beautiful garden, which has recently had a patio added with comfortable dining tables and chairs to make it a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or try our delicious home made food. Set next to the Village stream with a Pétanque Court, and ample tables for outside dining and children’s play equipment. We also have a free large car park, secure storage facilities for bikes or fishing equipment etc, with easy access to local villages and towns from a bus stop directly outside the pub. There are 54 beautiful villages spread across the rolling rural landscape for you to explore.

We look forward to welcoming you to The White Lion Inn, Whissendine. For any enquiries or bookings, please call 01664 474233 or fill out our contact form

We are proud to have our own professional resident close -up Magician Chris who won the title for British Champion Close-up Magician 2012. As Chris is also the Landlord he regular entertains at the pub for our guests. If you would like to book Chris for your Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday Party, Conference or private parties please contact him at

So if it’s a quiet drink, a celebratory meal or party or even a mid week break to explore the local attractions you’re after – The White Lion Inn is for you.

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2020 Update

We are thrilled to announce that we are now recommened on the wonderful Restauraunt Guru website and app. In fact we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence, which makes us very proud indeed.

Thanks to Restaurant Guru and for everyone who voted for us.

To view all of our menus, please click here and we hope to see you at The White Lion Inn soon.

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