For the last ten years, The White Lion has been quietly building up a well-earned reputation as one of the most pleasant and friendly pubs in Hersonissos. Situated in the heart of the town, on the main shopping strip, it is ideally located for sun-weary tourists in search of cold refreshments, a hot meal, a warm welcome and some well-earned relaxation.
As the name might suggest, this is a Brit friendly establishment, but all are welcome and they do cater for international tourists. The wonderful staff here rightly pride themselves upon the incredibly friendly atmosphere that runs right throughout this cracking little place.
You really can tell this place has been running for a long time, they have just about everything perfected, including lots of little features you probably won’t find anywhere else. For example, inside you will find the ‘internet corner’, where customers are welcome to use one of several web-cam enabled computers to Skype back home, check emails, make use of the printer or simply brag about what a nice time they’re having on Facebook – all free of charge, they have a marvellous outside seating area that has been built to cater for everybody’s needs, you can soak up some rays – as well as some ice cold ale – out in the open air, or lounge your cares away in the shaded area beneath the lush, vine entangled roof, on one of the comfy sofas.
The whole thing is surrounded by opulent green foliage, it really is the perfect spot to while away a lazy afternoon and for those who are worried about missing out on the football, whilst they’re away, you’re in luck, they’ve got you covered on that front too. The White Lion’s plush, fully air-conditioned inside seating area, features four huge plasma screen TVs, showing all the live sports action you could possibly want, so you won’t miss a single minute of the action.
So, they’ve got pretty much all the features you could possibly want from a pub abroad, but what of the food? Well, The White Lion’s menu is very highly regarded locally and they enjoy rave reviews from almost everybody that eats there – myself included! They offer an impressively extensive and wide ranging menu, with everybody’s favourites and reasonable prices including their giant full English breakfast, made with only the best quality ingredients, a large range of lovingly crafted home-made pizzas and pasta dishes, sumptuous local specialities, fresh seafood, brilliant bar snacks, well-made traditional British pub fodder, meat fresh from the grill and a vast array of international specialities.
Whatever you get, make sure you leave room for one of their mouth-watering desserts, highly recommended. With all that choice, there is sure to be something to please even the fussiest of appetites.
So, to sum it up¸ The White Lion really is a cracking little all-rounder of a pub, we’d recommend visiting early on in your holiday, because it’s the kind of place that you’ll want to come back to, time and time again.
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See you there…