A meeting place for family, friends & neighbours

Nominated for
Best Newcomer &
Best pub with food

nantwich food awards

Here's to the next 200 years!...

Expect an array of local cask and craft beers as well as a focussed menu showcasing seasonal local produce.

The pub represents the passion and determination of its community. More than 40 local people have contributed to the project, from investing in its future to managing the build and design of the pub.

The pub has stood in the village for over 200 years, and after an incredible £1.5million investment, the beer is flowing once more.

The White Lion has reopened, having poured its last pint back in 2016. 

Prominently located in the Picturesque cheshire village of hankelow

Country pub & restaurant

Contemporary takes on British classics

Please give us a call and chat with one of the team for more information

For enquiries regarding larger party bookings, please get in touch and speak to one of the team. Large parties can be accommodated, but we may ask you to choose from a reduced menu.  This way, we can ensure the kitchen can maintain our high standards and serve you quickly.

Large Groups

We're a country pub, so of course your four-legged companions are welcome. We have dog cushions, water bowls & some tasty snacks too!


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weekly events



Monday to Friday 4-6 pm 10% off all draught and house wines.  During these Early Doors Sessions, there will also be homemade hot sausage rolls on the bar

When they're gone, they're gone!



Bottles of Prosecco £19.95

(Usually £28.50!)



Live music every Sunday from 6-8pm, roasts served until 6pm. 

Oli Ng - Guitarist


Erica Ignata - Pop/Jazz/Indie Covers

Becky Bridge Music

Pete G - 80's & 90's Classics

Jigsaw Jazz Trio

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“Our mission is to deliver an ethical & sustainable business, whilst championing local produce through a focused, seasonal menu and exceptional beer list. We aim to deliver a true ‘public house’ providing a social hub for the local community & surrounding areas, whilst preserving the White Lion & its history.”

The Directors
The White Lion Community Pub Hankelow Ltd.