Wednesday, 18 December 2013

W is for White Lion

There has been a pub on the site of the White Lion since the 14th century. The present building was erected in 1904. A hearty blend of late medieval and Baroque features in a typically exhuberant Edwardian fashion, it is Grade II listed.

Alas, it has been closed for more than a year.

See also the follow up post Signs at the White Lion.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. Is "The White Lion" a historical name...seems to me I've heard this name for places in other towns in England.

    abcw team

  2. What a shame that it's been closed. The building has such drama and history.

  3. It looks like a Wonderful building!

  4. It is my impression that pubs are closing at an alarming rate. Please tell me I'm wrong.

  5. What a shame it closed, I didn't know that- such a big old pub though, always looked empty even when busy to me. I used to go to a creative writing classes in the evenings upstairs about 12 years ago here.

  6. One of those buildings it's going to be tough to find a use for.