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Golden Lion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
+44 1429 867100
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dunston Road, Hartlepool TS26 0EN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serves real ale and really good food. All food cooked to order, so service can sometimes be rather slow. However, it is worth the wait as when it does arrive the food is really excellent and the quality is consistent from visit to visit. Good...More

Thank Simmocabs
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Ive visited this place a couple of times for food and found it to be quite hit and miss. We had the full english breakfast which was absolutely faultless we both really enjoyed it as did the kids. However the last time i visited i...More

Thank gayleannegib
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Group of us booked a table here. The menu is okay and catered for everyone as one of our party was a vegetarian. Prices are reasonable. Some of us chose the 2 course deal for £13.95 which was great value for money. The chicken goujons...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a Friday and the place was very busy. The BLT was good and the chips are lovely. The fish and chips were delicious and a very generous portion. The chicken burger was a bit of a let down as...More

Thank KitKerrHall
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Excellant night out for quizzers. Evening run by very pleasant young lady amiably assisted by very friendly and efficient staff. Warm cosy pub with various types of seating arrangements.

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A popular venue, but a bit impersonal, typical modern pub. We had the Christmas menu, turkey was very dry, but the rest was not bad. Lots of vegetables, most of which was wasted. Not sure if I would go back!

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Visited our local estate pub, all had the fish and chips which I've had on many occasions, however, on this occasion all three of us found several bones in the fish ,plus the batter was extremely crisp and thick. To give a balance view the...More

Thank dkirk3
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here 4 Sundays out of the last 6 and every visit has been really good. One of the perks of this place is they serve until 18:00. This past Sunday we arrived after 17:00 but the food was just as good as...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I had a late Sunday lunch with my sister. Starters we shared potato skins with garlic mayonnaise, then I had a roast beef dinner. Plentiful, I actually left some beef there was so much and wished my dog had been here for the leftovers! My...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend came here on Sunday and had a 2 course lunch. It cost around £13 or you could get 3 courses for about £15. The place was busy and I assume most of them were regulars as it’s not a bad price...More

Thank Zoe42013
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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!
28 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
US$ 10 - US$ 31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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