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Iron/ironing board
Iron/ironing board
Iron/ironing board
BBQ/picnic area

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
184 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included


Explore the area

Popular LocationStourhead Garden5 min drive
Popular LocationStourhead6 min drive
Popular LocationHauser and Wirth Somerset12 min drive
AirportBristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.)71 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Ensuite

About this area


The White Lion Inn is located in Gillingham. Longleat and Stourhead Garden are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Center Parcs Longleat Forest and Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs. Longleat Safari and Adventure Park and Royal Bath and West Showground are also worth visiting.

Visit our Gillingham travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Stourhead Garden - 5 min drive
  • Stourhead - 6 min drive
  • Hauser and Wirth Somerset - 12 min drive
  • Gold Hill Museum - 16 min drive
  • Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Gillingham Dorset Station - 8 min drive
  • Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 71 min drive


  • The White Lion Inn — 1 min walk
  • Hunter's Lodge Inn - 5 min drive
  • Angel Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Red Lion - 5 min drive
  • The Dolphin - 6 min drive

About this property

The White Lion Inn

3-star inn with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and tour/ticket assistance. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. All 3 rooms offer TVs, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. Guests will also find showers and ironing boards.
The White Lion Inn offers 3 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Guest services

  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

White Lion Inn Gillingham
White Lion Gillingham
The White Lion Inn Inn
The White Lion Inn Gillingham
The White Lion Inn Inn Gillingham

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The White Lion Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The White Lion Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The White Lion Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The White Lion Inn pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at The White Lion Inn?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The White Lion Inn located?
Situated in Gillingham, this inn is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Stourhead Garden and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Stourhead. Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs and Hauser and Wirth Somerset are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The White Lion Inn

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I loved the decor and the overall feel. I didn't see much of the property outside but the surrounding area is beautiful. The people there were friendly and did an amazing job at customer service. They made sure I had breakfast if I wanted it, offered me coffee when they were having a private meeting and even went above and beyond when the trains were cancelled due to weather conditions. They did a fantastic job. I wasn't disappointed.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent choice

18th century pub. Full of atmosphere. Lovely room. Food was excellent. Excellent breakfast.. staff were friendly and attentive. Would thoroughly recommend and we would stay again absolutely

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019
3.0 out of 5 Okay
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

A lovely old country pub hotel in a good location. Not great for someone of over 6ft due to low beams and short bed. As we had to leave early on Sunday a continental breakfast was arranged-would have been nice to have some bread/toast and some tea (we resorted to what was provided in the bedroom).

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019