A NIGHT AT THE OPERA IN THE GARDEN, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July

May 16th, 2018

Enjoy a six-course posh summer picnic in the beautiful surroundings of The White Lion garden whilst Musica da Camera takes you on a whistle-stop journey through Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, topped off with the odd show song.


Earl Grey gin martini, hot water crust pork pie and Gloucester old spot scotch egg with pear chutney, cold watercress soup with cheese sable biscuits, English asparagus and quails egg salad, warm marinated chicken brochette with herb rice, minted green bean salad and pineapple ketchup, cheddar summer strawberry and elderflower trifle, Black Cow waxed truckle cheddar with fudges biscuits.


£35 Pre-Bookings only

telephone 01747 840866 for tickets and additional information

Christmas menu 2017

October 5th, 2017

Christmas Party Menu 2017

Available from Friday 1st December until Saturday 23rd December


To Start

Sweet potato and lentil soup with croutons and homemade bread

Crispy aromatic duck, cucumber, spring onion, mini pancakes and hoisin sauce

Home cured beetroot, gin and pink peppercorn Mere trout gravadlax with a horseradish crème fraîche and rye bread

Devilled mushrooms on toasted ciabatta



Traditional roast turkey with clementine stuffing and pigs in blankets

Pan fried fillet of pork with spiced apple compote and a cider sauce

Sautéed strips of beef in a wholegrain mustard and whisky sauce with rice

Local venison, red wine, thyme and chestnut casserole

Smoked haddock rarebit with roasted tomatoes

Chestnut mushroom, Camelot blue cheese and port topped with puff pastry



Traditional plum pudding with brandy sauce

Ginger and lemon lovely with brandy snap twirls topped with a Christmas hat

(a ‘lovely’ is a traditional Dorset pudding)

Pear poached in mulled wine with sorbet

Cointreau and Belgian chocolate mousse with chocolate orange ice cream

Mini cheeseboard of west country cheese



2 courses £20.50        3 courses £25.50

£5 non-refundable deposit required per person at time of booking

Please contact us on any dietary requirements and children’s menu

Dolly Day Success

June 26th, 2014

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A big thank you to all the volunteers involved in ‘Dolly Day’ on 28th June. Over £1100 was raised on the day for MacMillan.

Thanks to all the entertainers who gave up their expertise free of charge and extra special thanks to Emma Trueman and Graham Poulter for all their time organising the event.

Live Music

November 22nd, 2011


Sample Menu

June 1st, 2011

To Start

Homemade soup of the day £5.50

Mere potted hot smoked trout served with crackers £6.50

Dorset pate with chutney and toast £6.50

Appetiser board (to share) – feta cheese, olives and spiced nuts £6.50

Creamy garlic mushroom bake £7.00

Crispy filo prawns with sweet chilli dip £7.50



Pub Classics

Beer battered cod with chunky chips, homemade tartar sauce and minted crushed peas £12.00

The white lion burger – pure beef burger with mozzarella cheese, served in a brioche bun with burger relish, pickled cucumber, chunky chips and salad    £12.50

Homemade curry of the day with rice, mango chutney & poppadum £11.50

Barclay’s prime 8oz sirloin steak, served with grilled tomato, mushrooms,

 salad and chunky chips £17.00

Homemade steak and kidney pie, served with chunky chips and peas £13.00



Pork, mushroom and brandy stroganoff with rice £14.00

Local venison faggots with rosemary and redcurrant gravy, mash and peas £13.50

Creamy chicken and chorizo gratin topped with cheddar, salad and new potatoes £13.50

Wild mushroom tortelloni with mushroom sauce and melted goats cheese,

 salad and garlic doughballs £13.50

Seafood salad of prawns in marie rose sauce, scottish smoked salmon

 and large crevette prawns £14.00