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The Golden Lion Hotel

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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All reviews steak and ale pie fish and chips sausage and mash calamari homemade onion rings golden lion next door sunday lunch friendly pub warm welcome top quality bar meals next year portion size market place bar maid first class
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub can only do takeaway food during this terrible time but I’ve been cheered up no end tonight by one of the best fish suppers I’ve ever had! As a veteran of the Magpie in Whitby, Stein’s in Padstow and Curly Burton’s in Barnsley,...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 20 October 2020

We’ve just had the most fabulous Sunday lunch at the Golden Lion. As locals, we know that the standard of their food is always very high, but we feel that the chefs really surpass themselves on Sundays. We had generous portions of locally sourced meat...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

My daughters, nephew and I once again had a great meal at this lovely pub. Vegetarian Sunday Roast was unbelievably tasty and great value. Beer and atmosphere is great too. Highly recommended, and please don't change a thing. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review it means a great deal to us all at The Golden Lion, I will pass on your kind words to the team, its words like yours that keep us all going! thanks again, Louise😊x

Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

Visited because we hoped they may have Allendale Brewery GFPA available, sadly not!. However the food was really good, only had a GF bacon butty, and my partner A cheese and onion sandwich. Both exceptional. Will certainly be back (the brewery did not have GFPA...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Hi Alan, many thanks for your review, apologies for not having the Allendale Brewery gluten free beer, we would normally have it available, we have also previously had it on tap, hopefully next time you are in the area we will be restocked, thanks again!!

Reviewed 10 September 2020

Steak and chips,lovely,cooked exactly as ordered.Friendly place in a lovely village.Handy for Vindolanda and Hadrians Wall.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Thank you for your kind review David, it is very much appreciated! :-)

Reviewed 1 September 2020

After visiting the other two locals which I was very disappointed with apart from the bar maid in the kings who can talk and interact.with customers well we had brilliant service and great food and made to feel very welcome at the golden lion I...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are very grateful and it is very much appreciated! I will share your kind words with the team, its appreciation like this that helps us all keep going especially at this exceptional time! Cheers Louise :-)

Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

We ate here July 2020, so very much still in COVID-19 restrictions. Pub was offering a limited menu and we sat outside, we’ve eaten here before and find the staff and food are both great. Welcoming atmosphere and we thoroughly enjoyed our food (again!).

Date of visit: July 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Thank you very much for your kind review! :-)

Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

Great selection of drinks, and the serloin was perfect. Pool table if your keen, the decor was so welcoming. Staff and owners were so brilliant.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Louprice70, Owner at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Thank you for your kind review Nick, it means alot to the Lion team to receive kind words, we have all been under much pressure during Covid 19 hopefully we can keep going through these unusual times, Stay safe! :-)

Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

The staff at the Golden Lion gave a warm welcome and helpful information during our stay in Allendale. Lovely pub food too

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

They welcomed my daughter and I with 2 dogs, following covid rules. Very friendly and welcoming. Reduced menu but still a good variety. I had fish chips and mushy peas. Home cooked chips and the fish was enormous, came in a box for added protection...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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neilward66
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😄👍
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LynTUk
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 :)
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OnAir314259
2 November 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Golden Lion Hotel
    Is The Golden Lion Hotel implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Golden Lion Hotel is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Golden Lion Hotel rated?
    The Golden Lion Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5