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.

The Golden Lion Hotel

Market Place, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9BD, England
+44 1434 683225
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9BD, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (75)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Without realising, we booked a table for the Italian night on a Tuesday. The menu was simple and slightly strange however the mushroom beefy fettuccine was very tasty as well as the scrumptious prawn fettuccine. The restaurant was busy but had a good buzz to...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reserved a table for Sunday lunch. Arrived on time and we were seated at a nice table overlooking the market square. Unfortunately that's where it ended. We were then totally ignored - not asked if we wanted a drink or even if we wished to...More

Thank AlexHexham
Golden L, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologise for your unfortunate experience at The Golden Lion, Allendale. This is not the service that you would ordinarily experience, with only a small team we try our best to please all, we were however completely overwhelmed with diners on Sunday, we do offer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really nice pub. Brews its own beer, cooks its own meals. Owners (not tenants, not managers) are a local couple who want to make this pub the centre of village social life which yet welcomes visitors. I haven't tried the rooms since...More

Thank ne479dr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight on Saturday 25th August, we had a lovely friendly welcome at the very busy bar, as soon as we walked in we both felt very comfortable.Taken to our room and it didn’t disappoint, very well appointed, a HUGE TV mounted to the...More

2  Thank RobBucko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly personal service and great food and all good value. The choose your own starter platter was lovely. The bar was nice for a drink afterwards also.

Thank Alan I
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Visited the Golden Lion on Friday 3rd August 2018. We all had very tasty meals, which were extremely reasonably priced. Fish & Chips, Steak, Lion Burger and Massaman Curry were our choices, All recommended.

Thank Viv133
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food, well stocked bar, friendly welcome & attentive service from the staff, what more can you ask for! Especially liked the sharing platter (choice of 3 starters) & the hand cut chips We ate in the upstairs restaurant with great views across the square...More

Thank IslayAndrew
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Excellent meals at The Golden Lion. On the first night the meals were delicious & portions were large. On the second occasion meals were being supplied by an outside restaurant who had taken over the kitchen. The meals were equally as tasty but we had...More

Thank CarolynG1308
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We a great steak dinner here and have to say the quality of the beef was excellent. Our vegetarian friends were well catered for too. The efficient and friendly staff managed to accommodate and serve our (unbooked) table of 8 with ease. There was a...More

Thank Venus67
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went to have a look around Allendale and went to the Golden Lion for Sunday lunch, The lasagne was delicious as was the lamb shank,everyone was so very friendly & the ladies toilets were lovely with hand cream which I was very grateful for.we...More

Thank dornemw
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Langley Castle Hotel
1,295 reviews
4.09 miles away
The Beaumont Hexham, Hotel
365 reviews
7.84 miles away
Nent Hall Country House Hotel
609 reviews
8.01 miles away
Slaley Hall
3,472 reviews
9.43 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Crown
112 reviews
1.42 miles away
Carts Bog Inn
444 reviews
3.16 miles away
Whitfield Village Pantry
50 reviews
3.63 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Allendale Forge Studios
77 reviews
.04 miles away
Langley Castle Battlement Tour
81 reviews
4.09 miles away
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge
76 reviews
6.26 miles away
Falconry Days
580 reviews
6.77 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
September 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Golden L | Property representative |
Hi LynTUk, Easy access free-parking is available in the village square. Small portions are available on all food options :)
November 2, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Wim1904 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is...
July 10, 2016|
Response from Diamonds_n_leather | Reviewed this property |
I think so not 100% sure though mind best check with them
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Hexham  >  Allendale
  • Phone Number: +44 1434 683225
  • E-mail
As an independent free house, with a warm and friendly relaxed atmosphere, service and community focus, we have a comprehensive range of beers and a fine selection of traditional cask ales are available to include brews from the local Allendale Brewery. The grand three storey building has a vibrant bar, intimate restaurant and our newly refurbished hotel rooms will be available from mid May 2017. The property is positioned in the heart of Allendale in a building which has a rich history and is truly a historic part of of the town.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing