Congratulations to The White Lion

Congratulations to Spike & Vikki at The White Lion, Broadwindsor as they have featured in the latest edition of the Good Beer Guide which celebrates the best real ale pubs.  This is the 48th edition of the beer drinker’s bible produced by CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale).

Since 1972 CAMRA has produced a completely independent regional guide to the best pubs covering the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA Volunteers.

The 2021 guide features more than 4,500 pubs as well as a directory of more than 1,800 breweries in the UK.
A total of 29 pubs in the DT1 – DT9 postcode area have been included in the 2021 guide:

  • Spyway, Askerswell
  • Crown, Bridport
  • Pursuit of Hoppiness, Bridport
  • Ropemakers, Bridport
  • Woodman, Bridport
  • White Lion, Broadwindsor
  • Sailors Return, Chaldon Herring
  • Royal Oak, Charmouth
  • Rivers Arms, Cheselbourne
  • Oak at Dewlish
  • Blue Raddle, Dorchester
  • Convivial Rabbit, Dorchester
  • Royal Oak, Dorchester
  • Tom Browns, Dorchester
  • Bulls Head, Fordington
  • Squirrel, Laymore
  • Rose & Crown, Longburton
  • Nags Head, Lyme Regis
  • Thimble, Piddlehinton
  • George, Portland
  • Royal Portland Arms, Portland
  • Mitre, Sandford Orcas
  • Anchor, Seatown
  • Saxon, Stratton
  • Springhead, Sutton Poyntz
  • Kings Arms, Thornford
  • Globe, Weymouth
  • William Henry, Weymouth
  • Smugglers, Wyke Regis

A possible Christmas gift – the Good Beer Guide 2021 is selling for £14.99 on the CAMRA website HERE.

Pubs and clubs are a force for good in society, providing social and wellbeing benefits for people across the UK. CAMRA is proud to be leading the fight to ensure that these venues stay open and thrive.

Landlord Mark Phillips commented: “It’s a team effort and not possible without the support from our valued customers and Palmers Brewery.


Palmers Copper Ale is Back at The White Lion

Vikki and Spike at The White Lion in Broadwindsor listen to their customers 🙂
They have reinstated Palmers Copper Ale replacing the IPA, due to popular demand. This now sits alongside the Palmer’s other Real Ale, Dorset Gold.

From September 9th the pub will be open:

  • WEDNESDAYS 6pm – 10pm
    Food served: 6pm – 9pm
  • THURSDAYS 6pm – 10pm
    Food served: 6pm – 9pm
  • FRIDAYS 6pm – 10pm
    Food served: 6pm – 9pm
  • SATURDAYS – 3pm – 10pm
    Food served: 6pm – 9pm
  • SUNDAYS12noon – 5pm
    Sunday Roast served: 12noon – 3pm

The White Lion, BroadwindsorBooking is always advisable as due to Government’s Guidelines and Restrictions, fewer tables are available.  Vikki’s delicious meals are very popular indeed. Sorry! There are no tables available for this weekend’s Sunday lunch.

To avoid disappointment, please book: Call (01308) 867070 or email:

Vikki and Spike thank all their customers , regular and new for their ongoing support in these challenging times.