Hotels in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire
White Lion Hotel
With origins dating back to 1510 and the old timbers exposed in our Brasserie and rooms, a lovely ambience is created that allows you to relax and enjoy the same hospitality enjoyed many years ago by the likes of Prince Rupert and General Massey during the English Civil War.
It could be said that The White Lion was partially responsible for the end of the Civil War, when the Royalist troops under the command of Prince Rupert "partook in drinking strong waters at the Inn known as The Lion where upon heavy sleep came upon them and at day dawn a forlorn hope of Ironsides crossed the plank which connected the broken bridge with the town & took possession of the church (The Pepperpot) and held out until reinforced where upon the Royalists retreated to Worcester". A week later the King was defeated by Cromwell, effectively ending the Civil War.
Henry Fielding, the famous dramatist, journalist, and author was also a guest here. Fielding, who based his books on his friends & colleagues, wrote in his 1749 masterpiece 'The History of Tom Jones' of The White Lion "Tom took... his redeemed lady… to that Inn which in there eyes presented the fairest appearance in the street", and he called the hotel "a house of exceedingly good repute", a comment still true today. He mentions The Rose Room and The Wild Goose Room, both of which remain in use to this day.
Other famous guests at The White Lion include Sir Alec Guiness, Brian Blessed, Max Beesley, Frances De la Tour, Kathy Burke, Sian Phillips, George Sewell, John Sessions & Samantha Morton.
Ensuite Rooms: 13
Room Service, Tea Coffee making, Direct Dial Telephone, Free View 32 inch Television, Free Wifi, Family Room, Disabled Friendly Room, Parking,
The restful and pleasant atmosphere of the oak-beamed Pepperpot Brasserie is a perfect setting in which the visitor or businessman may relax over a leisurely luncheon or dinner.
The variety of the surrounding countryside is reflected in the local produce used in the Bill of Fayre offered as a complement to a full á la carte selection of dishes, all of which are created daily by the hotel's own catering staff.
The AA's Rosette Award for high standards of food was won within a year of Chris and Jon's taking over the White Lion, and again in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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