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The White Lion

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Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
+44 1422 842197
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“pork pie” (10 reviews)
“burger” (23 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely little place, manager was very attentive and looked after us. We had the pork crackling starter with the gravy dip followed by the chateaubriand... it was amazing! The BEST steak I have ever had. Will be returning should we ever visit hebden bridge again.

Thank abbey245s
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owners are working hard to create a really good venue for food and drink. For the Tour de Yorkshire day they put on a wonderful hog roast and background music in the lovely beer garden. The White Lion is one of the oldest...More

Thank shazwina1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday lunchtime, quite early so it was quiet. When we walked in the pub it felt we were immediately pounced upon. I say it felt like that which is a borderline comment given that people don’t want to be ignored and...More

1  Thank Aamir Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny day so we sat outside in the courtyard/car park. I asked whether we could eat outside and was told we could, so I got two ‘Outside Menu’s’ and went to order - only to be told that we couldn’t eat...More

1  Thank RWandfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The White Lion is an absolute Gem; it's a must visit destination in Hebden Bridge. I live in Hebden Bridge and am a serious regular here. I've always loved this stunning old coaching inn, but now, under new management, it is at the absolute top...More

Thank Smithery
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the white lion just on spec and very glad we did food was great ,service was quick and the beer was good willbe going back again when visiting hebden bridge.

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to wait a while for order to be taken. Food was pricey but good. Waiting staff pleasant but the guy behind the bar (maybe the manager?) was absolutely miserable, had been warned that he was unfriendly but not surprisingly he managed a smile when...More

2  Thank Suzi Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for tea before visiting the theatre, nice choice of dishes on the menu. Had the fishcakes which were nicely presented, my other half had fish and chips, both were enjoyable.

Thank Olive M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in yesterday for a Sunday lunch. Were found a table despite no booking and we had a buggy with us. Seafood chowder and the melted Camembert particularly good. Would visit again

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Visited whilst staying at Hebden Bridge, food was good and very reasonably priced, friendly service. Don't know if this is all year round but Monday to Friday they only serve food up to 4.00pm and 6.00 at weekends.

Thank gottobethere
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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