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The Golden Lion

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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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19 Sheep Street, Wellingborough NN8 1BL, England
+44 1933 223206
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Organised a meal for 6 of us to celebrate my partner's birthday on 28th December. The golden lion was our first choice and didn't disappoint. We ordered a range of starters and main courses and they were all delicious. When we were paying, I mentioned to the barman that I'd completely forgotten about a cake. Within a few minutes, the... More 

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City of Venice, Italy
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us had Christmas dinner on December 19th. 3 courses plus sorbet and coffee. All food excellent.

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2 Thank revmahj
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear revmahj, thanks for taking the time to write a review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your meals & hope you had a good Christmas! Look forward to serving you again More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

a group of us went here on december 15 2016 for a christmas meal. the place has a lovely atmosphere,superb staff who cant do enough for you and the 3 course meal was wonderful. also we did a quiz which was a great laugh which we won... i recommend you go here its amazing.

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Thank nickbeetson
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thanks nickbeetson for a lovely 5 star review! All our staff work hard to create a fabulous atmosphere what-ever the occasion & I may be biased but I agree the food at The Lion is wonderful! Our quiz night is every Thursday evening so please come and join us again to play! More 

northants uk
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

4 of us chose the set Christmas dinner, well it was disappointing! Starters were the best part of it. The Christmas dinner had one tiny tiny slice of Turkey, some overcooked shredded gammon, hard not cooked enough roast potatoes, veg was good as was gravy and pig in blanket! Desert, plum pudding was far too small, not enough cream, cheese... More 

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Thank dotmakeham1
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am surprised to read compared to all our other glowing reports that you did not enjoy the Dinner. If you had voiced your opinion at the time to the Manager he would have most certainly rectified any problems you found with the meal, as you did not at the time... More 

Warwickshire
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Another visit to The Golden Lion and delighted to find Wilf still there again. We had a lovely welcome, the beer was in superb condition and the fish and chips for the ladies even better than last time. Our disabled friend had Cod Cheek Scampi and said it was really good, I mixed a couple of starters (no problem said... More 

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1 Thank WarwickshireWoody
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely revue! Wilf does a great job of keeping the Beer in tip top condition (with recently receiving a 5 star marque!) and also makes sure the kitchen produce a very high standard of food, so I will pass on your thanks to him & his staff for making your trip to see us worthwhile, and I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday dinner here with my husband and kids food was out of this world and said was the atmosphere staff were amazing and could do enough will defo be back

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2 Thank Mike W
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

What a fabulous revue! Thanks so much Mike W, we look forward to you and your lovely family returning! More 

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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Called in when passing through Wellingborough with my family and a friend. The food was out of this world. Amazing value for money and the staff were amazing nothing was too much trouble. I ordered the pie and I am always a little skeptical about ordering pie incase it's been microwaved however this was obviously cooked fresh. I will definitely... More 

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1 Thank Steveyd76
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thnaks for taking time to write a review on trip advisor. We take pride in cooking all our food from fresh, so I am glad you recognised and appreciated it. I will pass on your comments to our staff who i am sure will be pleased to once again get 5 stars for there service. We look forward to serving... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this evening with 11 other colleagues after a H&S Review, so you can see my need for good food and drink, I was not disappointed, food was excellent, service very friendly and drink very palatable, waitress Julie was very professional and hard working and with a nice warm smile 😃let me know if 09, 10, 83, or 116 wins... More 

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1 Thank Ian C
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank-you Ian C for the 5 star review on The Lion - we hope your review went as well! Not sure if your numbers came up but I am sure the Lion would have contacted you if they had, meanwhile you are welcome back for a steak anytime! More 

Kettering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Called here at 2.10pm today. Having a terrible day. Asked what they could serve quickly as we had to be out by 230. Chef did two bowls of really good chips a great double fishfinger sandwich in excellent bread with smoky coleslaw and salad.served promptly. We made our appointment. We will be back

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1 Thank billythedingo
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank-you billythedingo for a 5 star review. Our fish finger sandwich & chips is a firm favourite in the Lion, and we was happy to serve you as quick as possible so you could make your appointment. You are welcome back anytime. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Such a shame as we use to love it in here....unfortunately, the current management is less the personable, food hit & miss and its lost the very thing that made it the best country style pub in Wellingborough....the 'feel' is simply no longer as friendly or accommodating as it once was. Huge shame but they seem to still be busy....not... More 

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1 Thank Shezzad
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear Shezzad, I am surprised to read your review. Current management have worked very hard in bringing the best possible service to the Lion & we get rave reviews that the Manager is extremely personable, it does not seem like you are talking about the same person! If you have visited the Lion and not enjoyed a meal we would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Sheep Street, Wellingborough NN8 1BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Wellingborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1933 223206
Description
Within walking distance of Wellingborough town centre this historic grade II listed building is a magnificent Tudor build that has been standing since 1540. Many of the original features remain including our restaurant/dining room 'The Hall'with its vaulted ceiling, exposed beams & minstrels gallery. This unique room is available to hire for private functions & is ideal for weddings/anniversary party's.Open fires in the winter & an outdoor seating area for the warmer nights, a warm welcome always greets you.Our seasonal menu has a fabulous range of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.The Lion is open every day, all day from 11am & serves food Monday - Saturday 12noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm and on a Sunday our 3 course Sunday Lunch is served from 12noon - 6pm . Table bookings are highly advisable.We have 8 real Ales & Ciders.All Rugby & Sports are shown live on our screens & we bring you live bands every Friday night at 9pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?