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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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pork pie” (10 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 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 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a pint, and also ordered a few snacks off their bar menu. The prom scratchings and mini sausages were great. Coupled with comfy seats, and a fire, we ended up staying for a second drink..

Thank kingduncan81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called for drinks with our dogs Lovely bar great atmosphere and reasonably price drinks Didn’t have food has we had just eaten, would call again should we visit hebden

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

White lion pub warm and friendly with a lovely fire which made it cosy as it was freezing outside called in for a meal as we only live a few miles up the road we had never been in this pub as it was always...More

Thank bbw2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time staying at this hotel .I had eaten there before , but this time we thought we would stay in the Courtyard Cottages in the grounds .An advantage to us being dog owners was the outdoors was just out front,so handy .The room...More

1  Thank rainysnows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch on a miserably cold and wet February day. I e fire in main bar but other areas could have done with being made more welcoming. Good service at bar and by waitress. Large portions of good pub food with a bit...More

Thank Neil W
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Neil. Thank you for your review! We’re glad you had a great dining experience with us. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon! Billy Fletcher

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Dropped in for lunch on a cold day, lovely roaring fires and good feel to the place. Given menus but we weren’t told one of the pages wasn’t available (until we order) or shown the specials (which the table next to us were, after we’d...More

2  Thank Mike W
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello, Mike. Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed our venue. It's a shame the specials were not communicated directly to you. We will endeavour to make sure our front of house offer directions to our special boards more consistently in the...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

We recently had a day out around Hebden Bridge, and decided to come here for some tea. I had steak, my partner chicken - both were very nice and good portion sizes. The service was pretty good, and price-wise it's about average. We enjoyed it,...More

Thank 1jones1
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello! Thank you for your kind review. We're pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope you return again soon! We'll be moving ahead with a new menu in the coming months so feedback like this is vital as we put together the...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Ate at the white lion just after xmas, had to wait a while just to see the menu.Had the steak sandwich with blue cheese,a little pricey at £9.95 but very tasty & well presented.The White lion is a lovely traditional pub/resturaunt with real log fires...More

Thank ronwills67
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello! Thank you kindly for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and appreciated our venue. It's good to know we offered a cosy respite on a cold winter's day. During the Christmas period we're incredibly busy and it's likely all our...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue! The building is a very maintained old building and fab on a cold day as they have a roaring log fire. The food was just average... pastry heavy stodgy cheese pie. We had to order vegetables as a side and they were over...More

2  Thank Pam W
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello, Pam. We're pleased you enjoyed our venue and we're glad to hear you may return in the future. With you visit landing just before Christmas, the mixed vegetables were themed for the festive period - hence the sprouts. We always endeavour to accommodate all...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

I ate a three course meal in the White Lion Hotel yesterday, and I can't stop thinking about the ribs I got as a starter. Possibly the best ribs I've ever had. All three courses were great. The food was great quality and cooked perfectly....More

Thank Craig A
BillyJFletcher, General Manager at The White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hello Craig, Thank you so much for your very kind review. What more can we say other than we love to hear our customers enjoy what we do as much as you did and we hope you and your friends return again in the future....More

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Andrea S
30 December 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
US$8 - US$31
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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