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Golden Lion

) #50 of 171 Restaurants in Hartlepool $$ - $$$ , British,
Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
+44 1429 867100
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
9:30 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Won the £100 jackpot on the one armed bandit. Machine did not pay out. Win witnessed by bar staff including Judith the manager. She suspected the machine did not have enough money to pay out, so she turned off the power to the machine to...More

Thank Peter C
G0ldenLi0n, General Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

As discussed when you were in the building, Bob Rudd leisure, a machines company manage the bandits. They were called to the complaint that the machine had not paid out and they tested the machine and checked the coin deck for excess against the meter....More

Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

On a weeks holiday so went for a pub lunch. Service from the waitress was good but the arrival of the food was not. Both ordered hot roast beef sandwiches with chips and salad. The beef had so much fat on it that by the...More

Thank Kath D
Reviewed May 29, 2017

A local pub serving good food at reasonable prices. We recently enjoyed Sunday Lunch there, and as usual, the service and the food was very good. We feel that the premises are still lacking in "atmosphere" and the toilets are suffering from a severe lack...More

Thank DELBOY707
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went for a treat meal the other night. We've visited many times before and it has alsways been great. Sadly not this time, the main problem being the service, everything seemed a bit chaotic, waiting for cutterly with food sat in...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Came here with a friend who lives in the area and had a lovely meal. Watch out for the Specials Board - some lovely meals on there. Found the staff to be most amenable and that certainly added to the experience. Plus the fact you...More

Thank LancashireLankyLass
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Went to the golden lion for a last minute pub lunch, it was fairly quiet for a Saturday afternoon which was nice...the staff were attentive and polite. My partner and I both had the chicken liver pate which was absolutely delicious and a huge portion...More

Thank JanJew
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Definitely not typical pub food. Everything appears freshly cooked. Staff are extremely professional and provide good service with a smile.

Thank bea12345678
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

What a great night had by all the service and entertainment was top class the ticket price was reasonable the free drink was refreshing and the cocktails 1st class there share platter was well priced at £10.95 more than enough for 2 to share and...More

Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Visited with family 21st April Lovely food as usual good service pleasant surroundings Noticed that they had gin night on and an event on upstairs so will keep an eye out for future events enjoyable night

Thank anneteeside
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Visited again today and once again an enjoyable meal and certainly not a small portion. Our meals were well presented with a good selection of vegtables. The staff were nice and friendly.We really need to go back and try more of the dishes on the...More

Thank goldenoldie79
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Questions & Answers
Sue G
April 3, 2017|
Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, we don't have a specific children's menu, however we do have a smaller portions menu which is great for lighter lunches and children!
March 28, 2017|
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Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, we serve our two course offer from 12-6.30pm Monday to Saturday which is either a Starter and a Main or Main and dessert for £13.95pp If you would like a copy of our menu sending to you please email us and we can send... More
November 29, 2015|
Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, We are serving meals this Christmas Day for the first time in our function room The Lions Den. However we are fully booked. Keep an eye out on facebook for when we start taking booking for Christmas day 2016!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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: +44 1429 867100
  • E-mail
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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