The White Lion Hotel

The White Lion HotelPriding itself on its friendly and professional approach to all guests, this Victorian hotel is situated right in the centre of Wisbech, a town with a rich Georgian heritage. The White Lion Hotel has a good location, close to the very heart of Wisbesh’s town centre. This historic town boasts beautifully preserved Georgian architecture along the famous North Brink and on The Crescent. Also worth a visit are Wisbech Castle, Peckover House and the Octavia Hill Museum, the former home of the co-founder of the National Trust. The hotel offers safe and Closed-circuit TV-monitored parking area for guests. There is also a public parking area next to the hotel’s car park. A continental of a full cooked English breakfast is available at an additional cost. A bar menu is available on weekdays and the bright and airy bar/brasserie lounge is ideal for a quiet drink or snack with friends. The flag-stoned courtyard offers the perfect setting for a drink on a warm summer evening.


The hotel has 14 comfortable, attractive and well-appointed rooms, including single, double and twin rooms. There is also a family room for young families with one double bed, one single bed and room for a travel cot. Each room has a TV with Freeview digital channels. The rooms are spacious and bright, with some overlooking the River Nene and others facing out onto the hotel’s flag-stoned courtyard.

Hotel details

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 13 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

On weekdays, the hotel offers a bistro-style menu for lunch and dinner. Please pre-book. The hotel also serves continental or full English breakfasts, morning coffees and a bar menu. Small parties are welcome in the restaurant. Larger gatherings can be arranged in the private function room. The bar is bright, airy and relaxed. There is a choice of beers, lagers, spirits and soft drinks. The spacious courtyard is great on a warm summer evening.

Payment Information: Although American Express cards can be used as a guarantee, the hotel does not accept them as a form of payment. Disabled Facilities: The White Lion Hotel is a historic building and there is no lift. Unfortunately, the hotel does not offer accommodation on the ground floor.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


5 South Brink
PE13 1JD Wisbech


Area information

The White Lion Hotel forms an integral part of the famous Wisbech Brinks. A series of Georgian buildings either side of and overlooking the River Nene. The beautifully preserved architecture of the Brinks has featured in many paintings and in period films and television programmes. The hotel makes a great base from which to explore the attractions and landmarks of the surrounding area, such as the National Trust property, Peckover House and gardens, and the Thomas Clarkson memorial, erected in memory of the local man who played a major part in the abolition of slavery. Almost next door to the hotel is the former home of Octavia Hill, a founder member of the National Trust. A 2-minute walk in the opposite direction will take you into the town centre’s market place. There are markets on Thursdays and Saturdays. Wisbech’s town centre also boasts the library and Wisbech Museum. The beautifully preserved Georgian architecture of The Crescent is also worth a visit, as is Wisbech Castle. The castle was built in 1086 by William I. In later Tudor times, it became a notorious prison.

Travel information

By Car: - Take the A47. - Exit onto the B198, Cromwell Road. - Before reaching the first set of traffic lights, turn right (one way street) and the hotel car park is on the left-hand side. By Bus: First Bus X1 Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Peterborough. Other direction- First Bus X1 departs from Train and Bus Station in Peterborough. These run every 30 minutes Monday-Friday and every hour Saturday and Sunday. There are taxis available from the bus station, however, the hotel is within walking distance (approximately 6 minutes).

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  Baby cots are not available.  There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy