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Golden Lion

Bar, British, Pub
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Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We often eat here usually on a Friday night we went with family Sunday 21st Aug was very poor and bit expensive there was no mash not a lot of veg and 4 tiny roast potatoes the girl took our drinks order then came back to see if we were ready to order our meal when we said she had... More 

1 Thank gillensmick
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just been to a wedding breakfast at the golden lion .and I must say everything was prefect,we had the room upstairs which was decorated beautifully,the staff were very pleasant when serving the very tasty food in fact I would go on to say excellent food I would highly recomend the Golden Lion to anyone well worth a visit... More 

Thank rebecca s
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us visited for a meal. Mine was inedible. Mum's burger had old brown lettuce in it. When mentioned to staff no feedback from kitchen until she asked. Chef said heat of burger wilted it. Mum is a professional cook so knows this was nonsense. Much better quality and value meals available locally. Certainly won't use again.

Thank Debbie R
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and self went today for lunch no one in so thought service would of been quick so after sitting for 10 min waitress came over to take order my husband ordered gammon and salad I ordered chicken breast it was that small I'm sure it was a spuggy mine came with cold and what looked like cooked twice... More 

Thank 633sawdon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken a la creme, the chicken was lovely and juicy cooked to perfection, chips also very nice and good service too! Definitely be back!

Thank Emily C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday lunch though I do think food could be hotter and veg portions a little bigger. Meat was lovely but I do feel that the food served is on the warm side and should be served hot.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch in a large family group. The Sunday lunches seemed okay but the one vegetarian option was ridiculous. Blue cheese penne pasta for £9.95?!

Thank Thomas A
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if this has had a change of management recently, but my last two visits have been a disappointment. The atmosphere is not as friendly and the food is definitely not to the standard I came to expect. I had chicken with Dijon and mustard sauce and their famed chips. The chicken was rubbery The Dijon and mustard sauce... More 

Thank Wendy S
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice burger meal, freshly cooked and a very good pint. However on this occasion it was let down by poor service. Maybe it was an off day. It wasn't particularly busy, and it may have been that the girl was new serving. We seemed to wait for a very long time. But I would go again and I would recommend... More 

Thank Jon W
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70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

To be fair, this pub's food was better than average but it wasn't quite very good either. There were plenty of choices on the menu and the service throughout was very good. The food was freshly cooked and portion size was ok. There wasn't really anything wrong with the food but it didn't wow me either. For a Friday evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: 441429867100
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 9am Sundays serving breakfast till 11.30am and 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! In 2014 we opened The Lion's Den on the first floor, our stylish wedding and event venue. Speak to our event coordinators for more details!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?