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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, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 42
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
going through a Purple phase

I hadn't visited the Golden lion for food for quite a while, to be honest I was not impressed at all with the quality of the food served on my last visit. Moving on I and a friend visited today for lunch, and what a marked improvement, the food was delicious, starter I went for Shetland isles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
weegram
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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English first
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I hadn't visited the Golden lion for food for quite a while, to be honest I was not impressed at all with the quality of the food served on my last visit. Moving on I and a friend visited today for lunch, and what a marked improvement, the food was delicious, starter I went for Shetland isles mussles in tomato... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Popped in for a meal as I haven't eaten here before and was very pleased with it. The service was very good and chose to have the 2 Course Special for £12.95 as we were in time for that offer. We had pate and potato skins for starters. Ample pate and huge potato skins, only criticism is you only get... More 

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Middlesbrough
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited here for the first time today and what a delightful time that we had. The service was excellent and the food was very enjoyable. Husband and I had the pork loin which was beautifully cooked and DH had sticky toffee pudding for desert. The vegtables were fresh and just the way that I like them. The meals were... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had meal on 23rd May with a party of 14 adults and 1 child. The service was quick and friendly, although one meal was missed off the order (which we were compensated for). Portions were filling and enjoyable. The deserts were delightful. All the party enjoyed their meal and would recommend it. I, myself had been previously and had a... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We go regularly for lunch and have never had a disappointing meal.We always choose from the specials board as there are always delicious fish dishes to choose from.The ingredients are top notch and the combinations are imaginative. The dishes are very attractive to the eye and mouthwatering to the taste buds.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants in the town. It always has a nice cosy atmosphere, particularly with the authentic wood burning fire. Great to meet up with friends or dine as a couple, the chicken a-la-creme is my favourite dish, the sauce is gorgeous!

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Hartlepool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited this pub for a bar meal. Opted for the 2 course special and was very impressed. The meal was presented and tasted like what you would expect to be served in a top notch restaurant and there was so much of it. Absolutely delicious and very reasonable.

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hartlepool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went for tea as we are having carpets fitted and cant get to the kitchen. Chose there as they do gluten free food for the wife, although it wasn't busy it took 55minutes for the food to arrive, the kids had sausage and mash and a Thai curry, wife had pork belly and I had fish and chips. All of... More 

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hartlepool
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went in on Sunday expecting a good roast as I have eaten here during the week before. Big big let down Starters great main, Main course arrived all 3 meals were cold gravy they must have pored from the fridge. When we first walked in I seen the roast with two massive Yorkshires, the mouth watered. Only to find out... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent extensive menu, cooked fresh so sometimes a little wait time. Friendly , helpful staff. Good value for money, you get what you pay for.

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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 - 33
Cuisine: Steakhouse, British, Pub, Tea Room

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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 11 - 33
  • 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

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