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Dunston Road, Hartlepool, England
01429 867100
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Ranked #46 of 161 Restaurants in Hartlepool
Price range: $11 - $32
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited the pub a number of times over the past year or so and can say the food is always lovely and good value for money. However the service is always terrible. There are three occasions where I have checked the bill and have had other people's drinks bills added to ours obviously by accident. Once seated it... More 

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hartlepool, united kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

The only time we ever usually eat in here is very occasionally for Sunday lunch. The Sunday lunches are good and one of the best in town. However, we had friends staying with us recently (one of whom is a VERY fussy eater), and they wanted to go to a local pub for drinks and a meal. I'm not generally... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have had a few meals at the Golden Lion with colleagues and have always found it very reasonable & fantastic value for your £.. Try the Mussels in Thai Curry sauce - superb!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Family meal out before the festivities began. we were squeezed In on a late booking 2 days before. great atmosphere and attentive friendly service with tasty food from a wide ranging menu, saved us a lot of hard work at home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lunch with hubby, we come here on a regular basis, never have any problems, even when it is busy, staff are attentive, never have to wait long, food is really nice, Thai green chicken curry is my fav at the min, don't be put off by the bad reviews, this is a nice place to eat.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I walked in and it looked like a church meeting room. My table was stretched deep in the shape of a hand. No menus on the tables, non of them, in a box on a wall. Staff ignored me. Ended up walking out. Shocking. Atmosphere was dead.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A family visit of 9 on Boxing Day 2014, arrived at 12:50 for a pre-booked 1pm reservation, after a wait of an hour we were presented with our starters, one of our party ordered soup which didn't arrive and after ten minute wait by which time everyone else was almost finished we asked where it was to be told they'd... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very good value for money. Staff friendly and helpful. Food fresh and cooked well. Sunday lunch a treat.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

There is very little to say that is significantly positive or negative about this pub - it is very much fine on every level without being 'stand out'. We were a family of five, dining during busy Xmas lunchtime. Food was all okay/good (although given the time of year/business, it is unfair to not acknowledge that this was still in... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A family visit (6 of us) on a very busy Friday tea-time, 19/12/14, We've eaten here previously and I feel there's always a bit of a wait, but it's worth it. The food is always fresh and hot. Hubby is a fan of the puddings, and he always leaves happy! (Only thing we noticed was the music seemed to be... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Lion

Address: Dunston Road, Hartlepool, England
Phone Number: 01429 867100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Hartlepool
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room

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