We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Golden Lion

Dunston Road, Hartlepool, England
01429 867100
Improve this listing
Ranked #33 of 143 restaurants in Hartlepool
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, 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.
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
    45
    18
    19
    8
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
durham
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We have been going to the Golden Lion for years now, just for the fillet steak. It is without question the best ever. We have eaten all over the world, and, have just returned from a holiday in America - where we ate at Longhorns and Outback steakhouses, specialising in meat dishes - and none hold a candle to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
G0ldenLi0n, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Its great to see visitors from far and wide, I met a couple who come from Darlington for our fish and chips on Wednesday! Unfortunately the cost of fillet is going up and up over the years and as you said 'best fillet in the world' we can only source the best. I'm sure you would be disappointed on your... More

Hartlepool
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Lovely atmosphere really good homely food,service excellence staff very attentive. Would recommend a visit they are also doing a function room upstairs which will be a great asset.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
hartlepool
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I booked a meal, I asked for Fish and Chips and I was told there was no Fish available (bearing in mind this was7-15 pm) so I ordered the chicken In sauce which was alright, then for dessert I ordered Eton Mess which was a complete mess, it consisted of 1/2 of one Strawberry and a small slice, one small... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
G0ldenLi0n, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

This table in question was booked for 16 ladies. As with all tables of over 10 we request a pre-order when the booking is made to make their visit with us a smooth and memorable one. It was a busy Tuesday evening where we served nearly 200 meals and unfortunately due to us serving the freshest local produce we can... More

hartlepool
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Having just finished our chores we decided to have a coffee as a reward.We went inside and they were still doing breakfasts so we opted for that.We were impressed with both service and value .

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
G0ldenLi0n, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

We are proving to be popular most mornings now. Its great to hear positive feedback about our morning breakfast and coffee service! We are a great place to meet friends and competitively priced for our selection of morning treats from homemade scones to full English breakfasts. I'm sure most would find something for them! More

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I returned to Hartlepool to spend some time with my family. My mum booked us in for a meal at The Golden Lion, I had never been into this 'pub'before and was expecting 'pub grub'but was pleasently surprised by the menu which offered a large variety of home cooked meals. I would reccommend the Fresh Salmon it was to die... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Visited on 4th june in a large group - the service was quick and the meals were excellent and really nicely presented. Excellent value for money! Would definately recommend and will be visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with work colleges for a leaving party! It was a lovely evening with absolutely gorgeous food excellent service and good value for money. There was a really nice atmosphere with the open fires and decor! 100% recommend it

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hartlepool, England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited on a Thursday lunch time.We had the 2 courses for 13 pounds.Garlic mushrooms were divine followed by the salmon which was also delicious.The service was prompt and friendly and the pub is nicely decorated.My only gripe is the price of the drinks 4.35 for a glass of chardonnay which is quite expensive.However this is a minor thing would definitely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We go here most Sundays for lunch if I'm not working, you get a 2 course meal for 12.95, the Sunday lunches are huge, defo worth the money, good service by staff too, had meals on other days of the week also, very filling and worth the money, but it's the Sunday lunches that do it for me, can't wait... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited last night 11/05/2014 for a meal with the family to celebrate my retirement only to be very disappointed with the service we got. We've used The Golden lion on several occasions and this is the first time we've been disappointed. Must say I can't fault the food it was great but the service let it down. We were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Golden Lion also viewed

Hartlepool, County Durham
Hartlepool, County Durham
 
Hartlepool, County Durham
Hartlepool, County Durham
 
Hartlepool, County Durham
Hartlepool, County Durham
 
Hartlepool, County Durham
Hartlepool, County Durham
 
Hartlepool, County Durham

Been to Golden Lion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Golden Lion, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing