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The White Lion

$$ - $$$, , British
Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
+44 1422 842197
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“pork pie” (10 reviews)
“gammon” (7 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Called into the white lion for a drink and decided to stay for lunch. The pub is very nice inside with some copper topped tables and comfy leather chairs. Lots of other seating as well and one of the rooms was set out like a...More

2  Thank Linda P
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a buffet meal at the White lion recently and was overwhelmed with their food, service and beautiful pub. Despite the pubs lovely decor and atmosphere I must admit I wasn't expecting such an experience. The food was brilliant and the staff were so lovely....More

4  Thank NancyCoxXo
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cozy pub/restaurant. Food was delicious, good choice on the menu, service was excellent and very friendly.

1  Thank Amelia J
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here.was delicious and .staff delightful .breamwas taste and risotto excellent.

2  Thank annemackie
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We were slightly worried about coming here because it has had mixed reviews, but we need not have been concerned because we had excellent food and wonderful service from two very cheerful waitresses Two of us had filet of sea bream with a crab risotto...More

3  Thank Romackie
Reviewed August 8, 2016

went in on a wednesday night with some business friends. I know I'm tight but the price of the drinks and wine was a little expensive. The service was also a little lacklustre and a couple in their 50's who came in for drinks at...More

1  Thank IdleYorkshireman
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the White Lion 3 times now for food and plenty of times for drinks. Once over a year ago for dinner and it was good. I took my mum back for lunch a few months ago and again it was decent, we...More

Thank Paddy459
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This pub is full of character and boosting local food suppliers we thought it would be a good choice for Sunday Lunch. Arriving at 6.30 we were advised that several items had sold out as it had been a busy day.That should have been our...More

2  Thank Superlambana
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We live local and have been into the pub several times very poor drinks wise I ordered lager totally flat , told the barman he then poured it into another glass to try and liven it up !! Still flat then poured it back into...More

1  Thank Soopoo2013
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Went here just for a bit of refreshment on a very hot day! Nice airy pub with friendly staff. Quite busy but service for drink was quick. Didn't eat here but looked a great menu. Would like to come back and stay here!

2  Thank Michelle J
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Andrea S
December 30, 2016|
Response from grimesm | Property representative |
Hi Andrea. Absolutely - love dogs! They are very welcome in the bar areas, and also in the Courtyard Cottage rooms if you plan to stay overnight. Ask the bar staff when you arrive and they will give your furry friend a bowl... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Hebden Bridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 842197
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  • This restaurant is at The White Lion Hotel
The White Lion is a traditional coaching inn; with exposed timber and masonry, an abundance of comfortable corners to hide in, and always a warm and friendly atmosphere. Set on a riverside location in central Hebden Bridge, the inn has always been well known for fine country ‘pub’ dining, and its extensive choice of wines and real cask ales. All of which can be enjoyed throughout the year, whether that be in front of a roaring log fire, or in one of our scenic riverside cobbled courtyards. Surrounded by true Yorkshire history, the stunning countryside of the Pennines, and the deep ravined valleys of Calderdale; the area is popular with walkers, cyclists, country lovers, and those just in search of a contrast to a hectic lifestyle. Although nestled in the centre of the town near the ‘Yorkshire Bohemian’ shops for which Hebden Bridge is quite famous; the countryside can be easily accessed by foot straight from the doorstep of the inn. And that same doorstep has frequently offered a place of respite to many attempting the Pennine Way, or the more recent Tour De France cycle route. If sight-seeing is more your activity, then the famous sites of Haworth (with its Bronte Sisters and Railway Children heritage) and the World Heritage Site of Salts Mill in Saltaire, are all within very easy access. Close enough to the main rail and motorway networks, and just far enough away from the vibrant cities of Leeds and Manchester; the White Lion is ideally based for business or leisure. And if you were to require an excuse to stay with us for longer, then there are 10 spacious en-suite rooms to choose from. The newly refurbished Boutique bedrooms, with Victorian Roll-Top baths, Sleigh beds, and deep luxurious colours; are complemented by our cosy Courtyard Cottages - perfect for walkers, dog friendly, and with the riverside literally at your front door. All rooms benefit from free Wifi. Dated 1657, the White Lion is reputed to be the oldest building in the beautiful town of Hebden Bridge, which is renown for its independent lifestyle, creativity, and philosophy - the Yorkshire way! We very much look forward to extending a real Yorkshire welcome to you soon...
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