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The Golden Lion

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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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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite being a beautiful building this pub has now priced itself out of the market on both beer (£4+ a pint) and the expensive food which really isn't as fresh or nice as it was a year ago (microwaved roast potatoes on a Sunday and stale flavourless bread at lunch time)

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1 Thank Liz B
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As usual there seems to be a group of us ending up for a burger here :). Never lets us down - unless we are late and kitchen is closed. Lovely food

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Thank Lora L
England
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302 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time in a few years and were a little disappointed this time round. We all had 2/3 courses and out of the 6 of us, half of us found the food average. Staff not overly friendly, bit miserable and were not aware of the specials - had to go and check, and had... More 

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1 Thank Jonnym_7
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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.

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

Thanks for the 5 star review Gary B, we are so pleased you enjoyed your food and time at the Lion. We have a live band on every Friday evening, if you take a look at our website or facebook page we always update the info on who is playing, look forward to your return. More 

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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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

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

Hi Lora L, always a pleasure to serve you and your party! We will make sure more beans in next time, thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

corby
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

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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
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 

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Thank LucyC180981
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank-you LucyC180981 for your 5 star review! We served our Sunday lunch from 12noon - 6pm, thus giving plenty of time for all to enjoy dinner in a comfortable atmosphere. I will pass your compliments on to Chef, and please if you require more potatoes or veg just ask we are happy to oblige! See you soon. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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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
Reviewed 29 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 

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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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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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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$3 - US$32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, 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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