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Beer garden open from 12th April 2021. Opening times: 12pm to 7pm.

Updated: 25th April 2021. See for current restrictions for pubs and clubs and other COVID related information for the Watford & District branch area.

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White Lion

79 St Albans Road
WD17 1SJ

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm


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About the Pub

Due to close on the 3rd Jan for refurbishment for an indefinite period. To get rid of stock, real ales are currently £3 a pint...

Traditional pub consisting of one games (pool, darts) orientated bar, and a larger "saloon" style bar. Several clubs meet at the pub, specifically the Watford Diving Club and Watford Camera (not CAMRA!) Club on Thursdays, and the Watford Bookwriters' Club on Mondays. There is a quiz night on Tuesday, which is free to enter. Live bands play twice monthly, usually on Saturdays. The conservatory can be used for functions, provided they aren't too rowdy. Check with the management for details. There is a car park, but spaces are limited.

New management took over in late October 2021, food will not served until the kitchen has been upgraded

Historic Interest

There is a floorplan and front elevation on the wall in the saloon showing the layout of the pub in 1910. The pub used to have a covered passage to the left leading around the back. This was enclosed when the pub was expanded into the shop nextdoor in the early Eighties. The extensive grounds at the back were sold off for flats during the same period. All this info from Jim Murray.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Tring Side Pocket for a Toad
  • Woodforde's Wherry

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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White Lion

79 St Albans Road
WD17 1SJ

Sat Nav Reference

51.663002, -0.400388

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)


Nearby Station (270m)

Watford Junction

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (270m)

Watford Junction

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White Lion

White Lion

79 St Albans Road
WD17 1SJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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