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Golden Lion

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Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room
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Dunston Road, Hartlepool, England
01429 867100
Today
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Golden Lion has the largest thatched roof in the north of England with...
The Golden Lion has the largest thatched roof in the north of England with working open coal fires and bespoke oak furniture. We pride ourselves with friendly staff and fresh food cooked on site by our talented chefs, no ready made meals here! Independantly owned by a family from the town we are a freehold business stocking real ale, an extensive single malt collection and fine wines as well as your usual draught products. We are open from 9am Monday to Saturday serving breakfast, lunch and dinner then from 11am Sundays serving our traditional roasts 12 til 6pm. (Some might say we serve the best coffee in the town, or even the north east!)The current climate hasn't seemed to effect us as we are getting busier week by week from opening in 2005. It is great to see new and old faces each day and are looking forward to opening our function room soon.
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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick bite is even outstanding

Always enjoyed food at the golden lion so thought I would call in for a quick bite to eat at dinner time. Ordered the feta & olive salad and when it came I was blown away at its presentation and the portion size was incredible for just £5/6! It was without a doubt the best salad I've ever ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always enjoyed food at the golden lion so thought I would call in for a quick bite to eat at dinner time. Ordered the feta & olive salad and when it came I was blown away at its presentation and the portion size was incredible for just £5/6! It was without a doubt the best salad I've ever ordered when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Dined here a couple of weeks ago as a large group. We were told we had to pre order-waited over an hour for the starters to arrive and once they did not everyones arrived so some just cancelled thier starters. We then waited nearly another hour for the mains to arrive (by which point they had already brought out 2... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

1st visit to this establishment and I can say that it will not be our last. The eating area and table was very clean, good choice of food available and waitress service quick, efficient,attentive and very pleasant. We ordered two meals and they arrived in good time cooked fresh and not reheated in the microwave .Both my partner and I... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Purchased 4 meals, all good presentation and didn't need to wait long. The Specials board had Ribeye steak so give it a go, Biggest I've ever seen.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I recently reviewed my previous experiences at the golden lion. Although the food was amazing I was always disappointed with the poor quality of service. Well since then I have visited the pub twice and can say there is a vast improvement on the service! There are now clear instructions at the table stating how the ordering system works and... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you're looking for a bite which is a little on the expensive side try here but if you want a great atmosphere... try Tall Ships

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here and enjoyed it. It is very quiet. There was a 95th birthday party for a gran with her family while we were there. The food is classic British pub faire. I had the sausage and mash and it was excellent.

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north east
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

First time here and it won't be the last. Arrived at around 3-30 and it wasn't too busy. Ive read other reviews that complained about the service, we found the service extremely good, the guys were very attenative and made us feel welcome.The food was excellent,I would defiantly recommend. One complaint, the Lunch didn't come with mashed potato only roast... More 

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Hartlepool
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Enjoyed Sunday lunch here. Good pub lunch although very busy, glad we booked a table. Food served hot and plentiful, lovely veg cooked just right too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Yet again a excellent meal with my wife and youngest son. My youngest son on his first visit to the Golden lion said that the steak was one of the best if had eaten. I had salmon witch was excellent value for money.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dunston Road, Hartlepool, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: 01429 867100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Golden Lion has the largest thatched roof in the north of England with working open coal fires and bespoke oak furniture. We pride ourselves with friendly staff and fresh food cooked on site by our talented chefs, no ready made meals here! Independantly owned by a family from the town we are a freehold business stocking real ale, an extensive single malt collection and fine wines as well as your usual draught products. We are open from 9am Monday to Saturday serving breakfast, lunch and dinner then from 11am Sundays serving our traditional roasts 12 til 6pm. (Some might say we serve the best coffee in the town, or even the north east!)The current climate hasn't seemed to effect us as we are getting busier week by week from opening in 2005. It is great to see new and old faces each day and are looking forward to opening our function room soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?