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The White Lion

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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
+44 1422 842197
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the White lion in hebden bridge for valentine's weekend .. firstly this is a nice friendly pub with good food .. parking was ok although we had no trouble it was a bit tight .. the rooms here are really nice and very big with an old village feeling . In fact it was one of the biggest... More 

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Thank vbiggins
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely landlady, good ale and cracking location across from the ducks. Went on a Monday night in feb and it was quite but warm and quaint... nice pub ..no fuss. What a pub used to be like

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Thank sardonicusrictus
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pubs , great food .mid range prices.the staff are lovely and very freindly .right in the heart of the main part of hebden it's self

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Thank angela M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

went with friends for lunch which none of us ate. The food was terrible, service slow and staff rude. Expensive and awful. Definitely give this place a wide berth.

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Thank BellaDonna78
Nottingham
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Currently staying in Hebden Bridge on holiday and we have visited this pub twice for drinks only. Each time we have hoped for a better welcome from the bar staff. No real eye contact or greeting and no acknowledgement when you bring empties to the bar on the way out. Perhaps the location means that complacency sets in. Didn't like... More 

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1 Thank NottinghamDevito
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wondeeful atmosphere and lovely food and beers will be travelling baack this summer always something going on in hebden beidge and surrounding areas would reccomend it for anyone.

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Retford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A lovely pub with really nice decor and the only pub in hebden bridge with bt sports! Get sky sports too and they'll be a gold mine! The staff were nice and even made sure our dog was catered for, giving him biscuits and water.

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Thank bobby111292
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Decided with a husband to have an early dinner as we didn't have lunch today. We went straight for main course I had lamb shank and my husband hat cheese and onion pie. We both loved our dishes. The portion were substantial and great value for money. Service was excellent! Staff very friendly and attentive. We will return

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The new menu, launched around September of last year, looks lovely. We often visit here when staying with my sister. However, I have to say a few things strike us; the first being that with a new menu that has a number of good sounding dishes, there's NO chicken! What's all that about?? We decided not to stay for dinner,... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Gorgeous food served hot and professionally cooked. Had lunch time snacks soup (spiced cauliflower) which was no thrown together concoction but a delicious dish. Sandwiches perfect we will eat out there in future for dinner. Very high standards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 27
Cuisine
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • This restaurant is at The White Lion Hotel
Description
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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