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The Golden Lion Hotel

££ - £££, British,
Market Place, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9BD, England
+44 1434 683225
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Market Place, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9BD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good choice of well kept real ales. The sharing platter with an extra portion of chips makes a good lunch for two. A great atmosphere in a very welcoming pub.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place with friendly staff. Food was beautiful including a substantial breakfast, good home cooked food. Room 3 is lovely, overlooks the main square, a bit warm and couldn’t open a window. Shower was great and very clean. The only gripe was stair...More

Thank PJ T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here twice whilst staying in Allendale for a week. A party of five we ate upstairs in the restaurant in the evening. The food was very good and the portions were generous. I had the squid and then Cumberland sausage which I would recommend....More

Thank VetsAthlete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 course special and it was very nice (I had the pasta and as good as in an Italian restaurant!) have eaten here on sundays before as well and do a very good roast dinner. Lots of tables and nice feel to...More

Thank MJ388
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Friendly pub, good choice of beers. We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a pleasant few hours. The female toilets were immaculate and such a surprise.

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed last night before meetings in the area today Warm welcome, excellent feel to the place on first impression which was backed up by great beer, superb fillet steak and a very comfy bed Everything was very well put together and a lot of thought...More

Thank mittyfamily
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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 27 August 2018

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

1  Thank AlexHexham
Golden L, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

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 27 August 2018

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 26 August 2018 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
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28 October 2018|
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Response from Golden L | Property representative |
Hi Neil, thanks for dropping us a line, continental brekky is included in the price a full English is available for 5.95 or poached/scrambled eggs are 4.95, many thanks😄👍
25 September 2017|
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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 :)
2 November 2016|
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Response from Wim1904 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$26
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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.
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