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The White Lion

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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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Bridge Gate | The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EX, England
+44 1422 842197
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would first like to say The White Lion is one of favourite pubs in Hebden Bridge but....had Chateaubriand three weeks previously and enjoyed it so much recommended it to my daughter and partner and booked to go again. Tried ringing from Thursday onwards to pre order the steaks but their landline was out of order so we were unable... More 

1 Thank Chris19_07_57
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had home made steak and ale pie it was lovely and my husband had steak which was cooked to his perfection and deserts were yummy to x

1 Thank 544nd
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This genuine old pub and hotel is very well run, with excellent food, open all day and marvellous ambiance.

1 Thank writerofGreeknovels
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just passing one afternoon and asked for a booking that evening - welcoming no friendly and gave us a great table by the time we came in later. Wonderful steak pie. Great lamb shank. Attention to detail with the lime in the G&T - all good. Our waitress was a bit slow and unsure of herself but one of the... More 

1 Thank Rob S
Rochdale, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were spending a night away in Hebden Bridge and we're looking for somewhere to eat. The beautiful White Lion building attracted us and the menu whilst a little bit prices looked interesting. We were shown into a room on the left by a friendly waitress and observed two customers sat eating their evening meal with their... More 

1 Thank SueSteve09
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and the place was quite busy although most tables appeared to be eating or have eaten, quite a few spare tables. 15 minutes to be given a menu and a further 15 minutes to order. We were told no steaks were available ? Almost an hour after ordering and tables around us who were seated well after us... More 

1 Thank dolce540
Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my wife and daughter, having visited twice before and found it okay. On this occasion the lunch time bar food we had was very disappointing especially for the money. The sharing fish platter came with bread which was far from fresh, the breaded scampi was overcooked and the smoked salmon amounted to three very small slices. The... More 

1 Thank yorkshireman696
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfy king size bed with (hooray!!) comfy pillows, not hard bouncy uncomfortable ones! We had two nights with a great nights sleep. Quiet large room, great size with lovely light spacious bathroom with big walk in shower. Complimentary little bath bombs which were a nice touch. Sadly the shower didn't live up to expectations as there was very little... More 

Thank Sucumbria12
Manchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When trying to seat a party of six with two babies we couldn't get one large table. We asked for two tables next to each other but saw the man behind the bar say no to seating us which was a shame.

2 Thank m b
Caloocan, Philippines
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74 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

very pleasant to stay and night life, locals give good advise to places of interest. join in with activities plenty of fun can be had

Thank Raymond T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?