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Golden Lion

) #50 of 171 Restaurants in Hartlepool $$ - $$$ , British,
Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
+44 1429 867100
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
09:30 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful looking building and it certainly does not disappoint once inside. The staff are very friendly and food is always very nice. i would recommend a visit.

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I celebrated a birthday here with a beautiful meal, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was stunning, hot and freshly cooked, the meal sizes were amazing!cant fault this pub, definitely worth a visit 👍🏻

Thank dawneybee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful place very unfriendly ....foods brought from across the car park from Aldi served cold front very unfriendly staff

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Saturday evening with partner, his son and his mum. Nice menu with an impressive specials board also. Pleasant staff who were very obliging, and also catered to my dietary requests due to allergies etc. - they even took time out to double check...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal as always was very good. This time I'm writing about gin ! I love my gin. Approached the bar and asked what tonic they had - wasn't fever tree my tonic of choice - they went and found some upstairs so I could have...More

Thank Browniefirst
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Golden Lion for our evening meal and a few drinks. We had the spare ribs and potato skins as a starter followed by a Thai green curry and I ordered the gammon steak. The staff were very helpful...More

Thank bobtheblenk
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Staff seem very clueless. Took 30 mins to get a drink(even though they were poured ready on the bar, no one brought them to the table). Food ok but. Service very slow. Bill was wrong. Generally a pathetic effort from staff.

Thank Bob_jones11
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went here for Fathers Day for Sunday lunch and overall it was okay but we were mainly disappointed by the service or lack of. The food itself was lovely and reasonably priced. We had booked a table for the 6 of us and got...More

Thank EmmaDeanB
G0ldenLi0n, General Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hi, Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We have had a number of new staff start with us recently and will ensure that they receive further training to ensure they are finishing their tables correctly as this is not normal for half...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We went as a family , we tried to get into the flagship but it was full. So we chose to come here as second choice, we haven't been here for a couple of years, because we thought it had gone down hill. The menu...More

Thank andymc97
Reviewed 15 June 2017

popped in to the golden lion pub for 2 course Sunday lunch. my partner and granddaughter had potato skins with garlic mayonnaise and I had French onion soup. all delicious. we all had beef 4 - 5 slices each, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, in deep...More

Thank mickDrew
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Questions & Answers
Sue G
3 April 2017|
Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, we don't have a specific children's menu, however we do have a smaller portions menu which is great for lighter lunches and children!
29 March 2017|
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Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, we serve our two course offer from 12-6.30pm Monday to Saturday which is either a Starter and a Main or Main and dessert for £13.95pp If you would like a copy of our menu sending to you please email us and we can send... More
30 November 2015|
Response from G0ldenLi0n | Property representative |
Hi, We are serving meals this Christmas Day for the first time in our function room The Lions Den. However we are fully booked. Keep an eye out on facebook for when we start taking booking for Christmas day 2016!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 867100
  • E-mail
The Golden Lion has the largest thatched roof in the north of England with working open coal fires and bespoke oak furniture. We pride ourselves with friendly staff and fresh food cooked on site by our talented chefs, no ready made meals here! Independantly owned by a family from the town we are a freehold business stocking real ale, an extensive single malt collection and fine wines as well as your usual draught products. We are open from 9am Monday to Saturday serving breakfast, lunch and dinner then from 9am Sundays serving breakfast till 11.30am and our traditional roasts 12 til 6pm. (Some might say we serve the best coffee in the town, or even the north east!)The current climate hasn't seemed to effect us as we are getting busier week by week from opening in 2005. It is great to see new and old faces each day! In 2014 we opened The Lion's Den on the first floor, our stylish wedding and event venue. Speak to our event coordinators for more details!
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