Welcome to Finchley's favourite pub

Home-grown hospitality and a village atmosphere – a vibrant British pub offering the warmest of welcomes’

At the heart of the leafy suburb of East Finchley, The Old White Lion is an esteemed London pub, ahead of the game in providing the perfect setting for a truly memorable drinking and dining experience.

Whether it’s a relaxed lunch, sumptuous Sunday roast, family dinner or tasty brunch you’re looking for, we offer fresh and flavoursome home-cooked food, a diverse and explorative drinks menu, and the warmest of welcomes.

Built on the site of the old London tollgate, The Old White Lion has been lovingly restored, blending sumptuous period features with upscale contemporary touches: exposed brick, wood panelling and statement chandeliers combine in the bright and spacious bar area; there’s even some intriguing wall art to add a touch of quirkiness. With patio doors opening out to the rear, this welcoming pub’s inviting beer garden is the perfect spot for al-fresco dining or a glass of something special on a sunny day, whilst during those chillier months, the open fire is kept roaring.

Dog-friendly and fostering a relaxed and friendly village vibe, The Old White Lion holds the authenticity of a true British local close to its heart.

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