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The Golden Lion

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19 Sheep Street, Wellingborough NN8 1BL, England
+44 1933 223206
12:00 - 23:00
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Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. Bucket of seafood was superb. Burger great. Homemade spotted dick. All great. Service was good. Loved the food. Good selection of ales. Had a live band on as well. Will be going back.

Thank Gary B
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

As usual we end up at the Golden Lion after meetings. Nice Chilli Con Carne - missed the kidney beans though! Had a trio sorbet which was absolutely outstanding

Thank Lora L
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

High hopes, but not the best food I've had by a long way... meat pie with no meat and awful veg... took my daughter aged 7 in around 1pm, 1st thing I was told was children have to be out by 6... don't let children in if you want to make sure they've gone in 5hrs!

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

Dear James T Thank-you for your feedback. I have spoken to the Manager and we are both astounded for the Lion to receive a bad review on the Pie served, we serve Dunkleys of Wellingborough award winning pies and in fact the Pies are always praised for how wonderful they are. As you did not discuss this with staff during... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Have visited here for Sunday lunch about 3 times in the last few months and has become one of our favourites. It's always really quiet but that doesn't bother us as we have 2 young kids so it works ok for us. The food is really good. Everything is perfectly cooked & very enjoyable. Only thing to make it a... More 

Thank LucyC180981
Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a pub that I have wanted to visit for some time, looks great form the outside and this week I've started working close by so it seemed the ideal place to go. Really not disappointed, friendly staff, nice short menu and relaxed surroundings. Definitely going back.

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

Thank-you jojomoz for your 5 star review. We are glad you have 'discovered' us and look forward to your return visits. More 

Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

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

Hi Andy_ZZZZ thank you so much for your glowing review! We are always happy to help celebrate birthdays and if given enougth notice can also provide a cake if required, so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

City of Venice, Italy
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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

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 16 December 2016 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.

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 

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 

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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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