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The White Lion, Upton-upon-Severn

Offering high quality hotel accommodation together with a fine dining experience

About Us

The White Lion in Upton-upon-Severn is a family run hotel and restaurant offering high quality food and accommodation located at the very heart of this lovely small riverside town in south Worcestershire.

The hotel is owned by Donnington Brewery, who own 19 pubs and establishments across the Cotswolds.

Our Focus is on 'old fashioned' traditional hospitality together with high quality food and drink. A warm welcome awaits locals and first time visitors alike.

A little bit of history...

Our Grade II listed building has been a hostelry since at least 1510. It has seen many changes throughout the last half millennium, however, retains it’s traditional charm and sense of history.

We are mentioned in Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones as two of our rooms were used as the setting for key scenes in the book. Royalist troops under the command of Prince Rupert “Partook in drinking strong waters at the inn known as The Lion whereupon a heavy sleep came upon them”. This allowed Roundhead soldiers to cross the bridge into Upton and take control of the church (The Pepperpot) and hold out until reinforcements arrived. The Royalists retreated to Worcester and a week later the King was defeated by Cromwell, effectively ending the Civil War.