The White Lion Inn
“Classic English and French dishes side by side”
HAMPTON IN ARDEN, WEST MIDLANDS
Once a farmhouse, this 17th-century, timber-framed pub is handy for the NEC, LG Arena and Birmingham International Airport, and first acquired a drinks licence in the early 1800s. Its bright, modern interior is today furnished with wicker chairs and decorated with fresh flowers. Landlord Chris Roach and his partner FanFan draw on their considerable experience of working in or visiting restaurants, bistros and gastro-pubs throughout England and France to present a combination of classic English pub grub and simple French bistro-style food. A main of moules of the day and frites, or boeuf Bourguignon might appeal; or go Italian with mushroom and pesto linguine. Real ales include St Austell Proper Job and Castle Rock Harvest Pale.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £9.95
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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