Food review - White Lion, Alvanley

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 June 2016

White Lion, Alvanley

White Lion, Alvanley

Louise Taylor

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Venue

Large pub in village five minutes from junction 14 of the M56. Outside tables and landscaped gardens opposite a pretty churchyard make it a good summer destination.

Menu

Vast. Apart from the printed menu covering most pub grub staples, there was a specials board groaning with choice. Mushroom soup (£4.75) was a hearty portion, lots of mushroom and packed with flavour. Our other starter of potted salmon £5.25) was a well-textured paté of salmon and cream cheese, with a chunky breadstick. A main of cod fillet with garlic butter prawns with new potatoes and wilted spinach (£12.95) was subtle and wholesome; our other main of roasted red snapper on basmati rice with a sweet chili sauce was a feistier affair altogether. Generous portions meant only one of us could manage a pud - a pleasant apple and cinnamon crumble (£4.50). Decent wine list and Robinson’s range of quality ales.

Decor and ambience

‘Olde worlde charm’ with exposed beams, lots of dark wood.

Service

You order food at the bar, but thereafter service is brisk.

Cost

Almost three courses each plus drinks, £66.

White Lion, Manley Road, Alvanley, WA6 9DD

01928 722949 whitelionalvanley.co.uk

BY LOUISE ALLEN-TAYLOR

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