Monday 11:30am–11pm
Tuesday 11:30am–11pm
Wednesday 11:30am–11pm
Thursday 11:30am–11pm
Friday 11:30am–11:30pm
Saturday 11:30am–11:30pm
Sunday 11:30am–10pm

Christmas Opening Hours:
Friday 21st December 11:30 – 00:30
Saturday 22nd December – 11:30 – 00:30
Sunday 23rd December – 11:30 – 22:00
Christmas Eve – 11:30 – 18:00
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing – 12:00 – 18:00
Thursday 27th December – 11:30 – 23:00
Friday 28th December – 11:30 – 00:30
Saturday 29th December – 11:30 – 00:30
Sunday 30th December – 11:30 – 22:00
New Years Eve – 11:30 – 01:00
New Years Day – 12:00 – 18:00

Great Beer & Company
since 1806

Once part of a hotel, the White Lion has been a pub since at least 1806 when the landlord was one Abraham Whitlaw. Currently owned by the Wickwar Brewing Co

Historic setting with legendary ale

The White Lion has a unique and cosy atmosphere due to the size and clientele which are made up of regulars, passers-by and Bristolian folk. Perfect for general conversation and occasionally a sing song. There is also an outdoor area which in the warm weather is perfect to sit out and enjoy the sun.

The first landlord was called Abraham Whitlaw

The back wall is the old Bristol city wall which used to mark the boundary of the medieval city of Bristol, of which there is a section still visible in the pub.

The steps down to the gents are from the old city gaol which has now been demolished

Around 50 years ago the pub was known locally as “cheese pub” as the landlord had a large display of different cheeses behind the bar.

The pub has been licensed since 1806

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all at
Wickwar Wessex Brewing & Pub Company

Christmas Opening Hours:
Friday 22nd December:                   11:30am-12:30am
Saturday 23rd December:              11:30am-12:30am
Sunday 24th December:          11:30am-6pm
Monday 25th December:    CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December:          11:30am-6pm
Wednesday 27th December:     11:30am-11pm
Thursday 28th December:         11:30am-11pm
Friday 29th December:                      11:30am-12:30am
Saturday 30th December:                11:30am-12:30am
Sunday 31st January:                11:30am-1am
Monday 1st January:                 11:30am-6pm

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Our latest review online

Fabulous pub. Great place to people watch. Fantastic beer too. Great staff.

John Carter

Always have a good time here. They let us sing along with the juke box, friendly bar staff , never have had a bad time.

Shelagh Kelly


Give us a call at: 0117 927 7744 or email us at thewhitelion@wickwarbrewery.com or fill up the form below 

Quay Head, Colston Ave, Bristol BS1 1EB