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The White Lion

) #29 of 49 Restaurants in Hebden Bridge €€ - €€€ , , British
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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“pot pie” (8 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
“lamb shank” (10 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here last Sunday, and found the food to be poorly cooked, over priced and with small portions. I ordered sea bass with risotto and scallops. The fish was overcooked, and the skin hadn't been seared. The risotto was overcooked, mushy and bland. And the...More

Thank Watios242
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined late Sunday afternoon, the pub was quite busy with a number of diners.The food was well prepared good proportions and delivered by pleasant waiting staff.I am sure there are cheaper places but the quality was of a high standard and I consider well worth...More

1  Thank hotelsleeper_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for all the multicolored fashion parade, vintage pensioner rock by powerful progressive music makers.

1  Thank Mikemkj
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Pleasant environment.. they could get rid of the coke syrup dispenser and when their board says meals available until,8pm it would be good to get a meal at 715 instead of being told the kitchen is closed .. otherwise pleasant with reasonable food

1  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

5 of us met for lunch and left disappointed and agreeing to go somewhere else next time. . The food took a long time to arrive and we did chase it up, to be told a veggie burger takes a long time to prepare. I...More

3  Thank MrsE64
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

An atmospheric and cosy place with quality food especially the grill options, sadly let down by customer service which needs improved massively

2  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A group of 5 of us went here for lunch. We selected the menu with two courses for £14.95 and one of us ordered our choices. After the meal we asked for the bill and when it came it was £35 more than expected. We...More

4  Thank gasbag128
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by today for early dinner. I had lamb shank and my husband had stake and ale pie. They looked delicious. My lamb was a bit tough but very tasty. It was very busy but managed to get table thanks to lovely waitress I couldn't...More

1  Thank Kesi_23
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! The service is slow, but the food is delicious and so is the surrounding :)

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Last September I enjoyed the veggie burger so I was really looking forward to it on this visit. Yesterday I popped in during the afternoon to check that the veggie burger is still available and the young man behind the bar said it was. We...More

5  Thank Graham Sandra W
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Andrea S
30 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
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
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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