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White Lion Royal Hotel

A stunning, recently refurbished, 18th century coaching inn offering comfortable rooms in the heart of Bala.

About Us

Recently refurbished and ideally situated for exploring North Wales

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High Street, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7AE

01678 520314

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sun // 09:00 - 23:00

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • BT Sport
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Function room available
  • Marriage License
  • Accommodation available
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Defibrillator on site
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The perfect base for exploring North Wales

A true traditional Welsh pub, in a great Welsh town.

Built in 1752, the White Lion Royal Hotel retains its charm, character and heritage offering a large restaurant, ideal for functions with a separate meeting room. The bar has a welcoming opening fire, as well as showing live sports on TV.

Our fine selection of real ales is complimented by an extensive menu, featuring a great range of grills and pub classics.

Explore the many lakes and mountains that North Wales has to offer, take a trip up the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, or simply enjoying a relaxing fishing expedition at Bala Lake, our friendly team and welcoming atmosphere are always here ready for you on your return.

We are also proud to offer a fantastic range of function and event packages to cater for all occasions. From formal, three course sit-down meals with arrival drinks, to an evening buffet with accompanying entertainment, we would love you to see what we have to offer.

For your no-obligation appointment with our special events coordinator, contact us on 01678 520314 or 


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The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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