The White Lion | Sawday's

It looks like you are using a web browser that we no longer support. Please update to a modern browser to improve your general internet experience on our site as well as others.

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).


The White Lion - Pub in Staffordshire

Last cache: 19:32:50, Thursday 17 January 2019

London Road, Knighton, TF9 4HJ, Staffordshire
England, United Kingdom

Julian & Helen Jackson
+44 (0)1630 647300(landline)

The freshest of fish and friendliest of welcomes make this lovely pub a special destination for families, foodies and four-legged friends

Read guest comments

Walk the White Lion Way to find yourself at this smashing foodie pub tucked deep in the Staffordshire countryside. Ted, the pub's dog, will greet you with wagging tail while gin bottles wink from behind the bar. Choose a leather chair or scrubbed table and tuck into a dish of crispy whitebait or a burger inspired by the best one owner Julian ever ate, in New Orleans. Julian, Helen and the team love food and their passion for growing, rearing and cooking shines through. Our cod had been in the water just a day and a half before reaching our plate, tasting delicate and delicious. The pub has its own smoke oven which produces splendidly flavoursome meats, fish and cheeses. Dorothy Clive Gardens are close by, or tug on your wellies for a walk. Return for a pint of the house best bitter, or a glass of Forest Gin with a sprig of rosemary, by the fireside.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Julian & Helen Jackson:

Local points of interest from
Julian & Helen Jackson:

  • A short drive to the wonderful Dorothy Clive Gardens in Willoughbridge. 12 Acres of inspiring and delightful gardens created in 1939 by Colonel Harry Clive for his wife Dorothy. A Laburnum Arch, Rose Walk and beautiful woodland make for a lovely morning!
  • Hanchurch Woods is an undulating Woodland comprising miles of paths popular for Walkers, Mountain Bikers and those wishing to enjoy the Great British Country Side with friends and a picnic - a ten minute drive from The White Lion at Knighton.
  • Bore Heath Battleground was the site of the start of The War of The Roses - won on the day by the Yorkists on September 23rd 1459. The Battleground is accessible by Public Footpath although the Audley Cross is located on private land.
  • The beautiful market town Nantwich is twenty minutes drive from The White Lion and is famous for its Listed buildings in particular Tudor and Georgian architecture as well as its annual Jazz and Food Festivals and International Cheese Awards.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"This is by far one of the best pubs I've visited - the most delicious food I've ever eaten alongside meeting passionate owners Julian and Helen. I can't wait to go back!"

Melissa - Sawday's Inspector, United Kingdom

October 2018

Have you visited The White Lion?

Tell us your thoughts.



Starters from £5. Mains from £13.


Open all day. Food served Wed-Sun.


London Road, Knighton, TF9 4HJ, Staffordshire