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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” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Just returned to The White Lion for my husbands birthday meal with friends. The food, ambiance, and service are excellent. We often call in for coffee and a snack but this was very special. A lovely warm welcome on a cold afternoon, very special. We...More

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a drink after a lovely, yet rainy, day in Hebden Bridge. It was a beautiful pub with a lovely authentic, traditional feel and was very cosy to warm us up after a cold and wet day. There was...More

Thank LuceLuie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I bad a great lunch (big tasty and largely home made) with a couple of decent pints. Nice location and friendly staff Also a small but comfortable hotel attached

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me be fair by saying the food that was served was really nice. The steak and ale pie was excellent, chips and gravy were good, however I did not get the pickled red cabbage as on menu and only realised this when I got...More

Thank EnglandTraveller2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a warm and welcoming dog friendly pub. On our recent trip to Hebden Bridge the staff provided outstanding service, welcoming us out of the cold, and finding a dog friendly table for us. The waitress took our drinks order, bringing them quickly and...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The White Lion is reliably a good place for food and we often call here when visiting HB. If you can get yourself a couple of Chesterfield wingback chairs to chill out after your meal you can find yourself getting a little too cosy, the...More

Thank civic22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were treated to a couple of nights stay with our son & daughter in-law. The meals we had were all excellent but a little over priced. The breakfast was also very good with a good selection and all meals were served piping hot. The...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve not been for a while and we were curious to checkout the Lion since it’s now under new management. My 12 yr old son had the steak burger which was huge, absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and seasoned and with triple cooked chips. Wife had...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I've liked the food here but cannot bear the arroganc of the youngish (manager I think) he's in the wrong business; unhelpful, unwelcoming, acts like he's doing you a favour. Last time we went in I asked could I have a lunch menu and he...More

1  Thank KCSC123
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our visit here was memorable, good food, service and surroundings. Certainly a restaurant to revisit.

Thank Lynne W
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Questions & Answers
Andrea S
31 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
USD 8 - USD 29
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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