This Weekend’s Specials At The White Lion

On the last weekend of the second Lockdown, treat yourself to a Takeaway from The White Lion, Broadwindsor!

Vikki’s Special additions to their usual takeaway menu (see below) this week are:

  • Homemade Salmon and Broccoli Pie with Chips or Mash, Peas and Carrots
  • Homemade Cottage Pie topped with Cheese and Onion Mash, Peas and Carrots
  • Haddock and Mozzarella Fishcakes with Chips

All at £8.50

Also available for Takeaway puddings at £4.50, you can choose from:

  • Homemade Apple Crumble with Custard
  • Lemon Meringue Roulade with Cream

For this weekend’s Sunday Lunch Takeaway, you have a choice of Beef or Turkey.

Raffle TicketsRemember!

Every order (not item!) gets you an entry into the pub’s Lockdown Raffle, which will be drawn when the pub re-opens 🙂


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: or message them through Facebook.

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This Weekend’s Specials At The White Lion

Vikki’s added extras this weekend are….

  • Homemade Beef Stew with a Dumpling and hot Baguette
  • Homemade Chicken and Mushroom Tagliatelle with Garlic Bread
  • Homemade Lamb and Mint Pie with Mash or Chips
  • Homemade Chicken Balti with Basmati Rice

All @ £8.50

Also available for Takeaway puddings, you can choose from:

  • Baileys Cheesecake with Cream
  • Blackberry and Apple Pie with Custard

And don’t forget Sunday Lunch! This Sunday, there is the choice of Beef, Pork or Turkey.

Every order (not item!) gets you an entry into the pub’s Lockdown Raffle, to be drawn when the pub re-opens.


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: or message them through Facebook.


The White Lion’s Lockdown Raffle

During the month of November, have a takeaway from the White Lion and you will automatically be entered into their Lockdown Raffle.  You will have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes including a Sunday Lunch for 2 (eat in or takeaway) when they reopen.

The Raffle will be held on their reopening night.

You can view the White Lion’s Takeaway menus HERE.

In addition, this weekend’s Specials, provided by Vikki will be:

  • Homemade Game pie with chips or mash
  • Homemade Chicken and vegetable pie with chips or mash
  • Cod Florentine fishcakes with salad
  • Prawn and Smoked Salmon salad

All @ £8.50

  • Sunday 15th…… a choice of Beef/Turkey/Lamb will be available.


Tel: 01308 867070
Email: or message them through Facebook.


White Lion – November Takeaways

From Thursday, 5th November for the 2nd lockdown period, The White Lion are offering the Takeaway meals from 6pm – 8pm Thursday – Saturday inclusive.
White Lion L2 Takeaway


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Thursday Meal Deal at The White Lion for August

Vikki at The White Lion is offering a Thursday evening EAT IN MEAL DEAL throughout the month of August 🙂
They are closed all day on Mondays and support L&F Catering with their Fish ‘n’ Chips van on Tuesday nights so Vikki decided to invite people to eat in and help out on a Thursday night which is not included in the Government’s national campaign but still helps out all involved.

From the limited menu (see below) if you buy one meal @ £9.95, you’ll get a second for only £5 😀

  • Thursday 6pm – 9pm
  • Maximum 4 people at a table from a maximum of 2 different households
  • Booking advisable – 01308 847070

The White Lion - Thursday Meal Deal


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Specials at The White Lion This Weekend

The White Lion, BroadwindsorThis weekend, you have the option to dine in at The White Lion as well as a takeaway.

Friday: 6 – 8.30pm
Saturday: 6 – 8.30pm
Sunday: 12 – 3pm

The Specials on the menu this weekend are:

  • Homemade Steak & Stilton Pie with Mash  £8.50

  • Homemade Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni  £8.50

  • Homemade Chicken & Chorizo Pasta Salad  £5.50

Then on Sunday 19th, you have the choice of Roast Beef or Roast Turkey with all the trimmings of course!  £8.50

All takeaway food MUST be ordered the day before collection!

White Lion Takeaway May 2020

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”Eat Out to Help Out’ aka “Dosh for Nosh”

Eat Out to Help Out - Rishi SunakAs well as cutting the VAT rate to 5% for hospitality and tourism sectors from July 15 until January 12, 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said everyone in the country will get the discount in an effort to get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs.
There will be a ‘simple website’ for those participating businesses to register on Monday, 13th July.

Meals eaten at any participating business from Monday to Wednesday during August will be 50% cheaper, up to a maximum discount of £10 per head for everyone (Adults & Children).

  • It covers any eat-in meal at any participating restaurant, cafe, pub or other eligible food service establishment across the UK during the month of August.
  • It can be used for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • It can be used “unlimited times”

This is only one scheme the Government have introduced to help improve the economy as part of their #PlanForJobs recovery plan.  They are also offering to pay businesses to hire young apprentices, with a payment of £2,000 and introducing a brand-new bonus to hire apprentices aged 25 and over, with a payment of £1,500.

#Broadwindsor #WestDorset #StaySafe #SocialDistancing #Government #PlanForJobs #EatOutToHelpOut #DoshForNosh  #TheWhiteLion

Specials at the White Lion This Weekend

In addition to their takeaway menu this weekend, Vikki is offering

  • Homemade Sweet ‘n’ Sour Chicken with Rice  £8.50
  • Homemade Beef Curry (medium) with Rice   £8.50
  • Homemade Prawn Pasta Salad  £5.50

On Sunday, you can book a table to eat in or have your Sunday roast as a takeaway.
This week’s selections are: Beef, Turkey or Pork.

All takeaways must be ordered the day before – call 01308 867070 or message them through Facebook.White Lion Takeaway May 2020

Please observe the rules:

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Check-in to All Palmers’ Pubs

Palmers AlesSupporting the NHS Test and Trace team respond to any local Coronavirus outbreaks, Government guidelines require drinkers to leave their contact details.  Palmers have updated their website so customers – including The White Lion in Broadwindsor – can either enter their details online or ‘check in’ by scanning a QR code at the door.
The form asks for:

  • Your first and last name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your ‘phone number.
  • Which pub you are going to.

Details will only be stored for 21 days and will be accessed if they are requested by the ‘NHS ‘Test and Trace‘ team.

It takes less than a minute to fill out and personal details will not be used for marketing purposes.
Complete their Test and Trace HERE.

QR Barcode A QR code is similar to a barcode, as shown in the photo.  you can get a Q Reader app in the App Store for iPhones or at GooglePlay for Android devices.

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Broadwindsor News Back In Publication

Broadwindsor News July 2020The Broadwindsor News is now out – being delivered to households who subscribe and there should be some available in the shop.
Containing lots of updates from village organisations, this edition also includes Margery Hooking’s ‘Broadwindsor in Lockdown 2020′ poem.

You can download the poem to your computer in PDF format: BROADWINDSOR IN LOCKDOWN 2020
or you can read it below . . .


Nature, you were never lovelier,

when the world stopped, but the Earth kept spinning.

And then the world turned upside down, freedom could not be found

We all became experts at social distancing – no grandparents would be visiting.

Sunshine, birdsong, a much quieter life but life still went on.

Thursday night clapping for our hard-pressed carers,

a ripple of applause from one end of the village to the other.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Business booms at the community shop

as sales of fruit, veg and alcohol go pop.

Takeout drinks from the pub

and Vikki’s quiche and coleslaw in the shop.

The Tuesday night chip van at Comrades Hall,

Friday morning Post Office, chairs six feet apart.

Anxiety calmed by WhatsApp and Zoom, meeting family and friends by the touch of a button.

People chatting with new friends while standing next to bollards in the shop queue.

Heart attacks, cancelled operations, masks, gloves and Perspex screens.

Food deliveries for the vulnerable.

Our church went blue for the NHS.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

And we had time to just be with the one we love without duty or obligation stealing the day.

Doing all that we can to keep a company viable,

sorting wages and furlough staff, all reliable.

Farmers cut the fields for silage and tractors trundled through the village.

Up on Lewesdon Hill, bluebells didn’t know about coronavirus.

VE Day flags and afternoon tea outside our homes.

Socially distanced wildflower planting – digging, sowing and watering.

A beautiful sight to welcome visitors to our village when all this has passed.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Lock down with the family – fantastic at the start, learning through the struggles, stresses and worries, tears, laughter and love.

Dusting flour from my hands, I pick up my book;

to bake or read, my lockdown dilemma.

There’s only one village in the west for me, Broadwindsor is the place I love to be.

It’s music at one and clapping at eight to rid us of the virus we love to hate.

Virtual Bananagrams, with gin, on Skype; virtual birthday parties on Zoom; virtual running – for medals – on Strava.

Virtual life.

The village roads, now used much less, speeds traffic onward faster;

too fast for the slowworm outside the shop, who is now not just slow, but flatter.

The sun beckons and mocks. Enjoy what you have, count your blessings.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

The church buildings are silent, dusty, locked, empty, paused.

God is active, loud, renewing, unrestricted, present, recreating and filling us every day.

Time to listen to the birds, watch the flowers grow, to smell the air, walk up the hill and to be still.

The warmth, love and friendship uncovered and blossoming as we all work together through this strange, uncertain  time.

House quiet, headphones on, five laptops glowing, each immersed in our own virtual business and learning,

waiting for the next punctuation point in days we can’t name.

Then kettle on, frisbee out, meals prepared, conversation flows, reconnected again.

The Sound of Music every day at one o’clock.

Free loo rolls from the village shop. The kindness of strangers.

And then a huge blue ball hurtles down the road, like the ever-present Rover bubble in The Prisoner.

A small army of tireless volunteers, stacking, selling, delivering.

Painting, writing, reading, decorating – my furniture has never been so upcycled.

The village phone box becomes a book exchange, tales of a community bound up on donated shelves.

Take-outs from the pub, food and drink, got to keep it going.

The call of rooks from their satellite rookery at the Old George,

while the parish councillors discuss village affairs over Zoom.

The space station goes over, the sun’s fading light makes it glow for all to see.

Endless sunshine, we will never see this blue a sky again.

The Sound of Music on the World Service and Desert Island Discs.

Slippers or flip flops worn all day.

The garden glorious in all this sun.

A tank of petrol lasts for months.

A time of reflection for the things that really matter. The birdsong and beautiful countryside.

Teaching the children, online bitesize that doesn’t bite back.

A fish van arrives in the Square at half past eleven, a shoal of customers in single file down the road.

Gardens and allotments provide solace and colour.

The Sound of Music at one o’clock

Afternoon briefing, highlight of the day.

What day is it, by the way?

– Margery Hookings, June 2020