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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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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Sunday dinner here with my husband and kids food was out of this world and said was the atmosphere staff were amazing and could do enough will defo be back

2 Thank Mike W
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in when passing through Wellingborough with my family and a friend. The food was out of this world. Amazing value for money and the staff were amazing nothing was too much trouble. I ordered the pie and I am always a little skeptical about ordering pie incase it's been microwaved however this was obviously cooked fresh. I will definitely... More 

1 Thank Steveyd76
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this evening with 11 other colleagues after a H&S Review, so you can see my need for good food and drink, I was not disappointed, food was excellent, service very friendly and drink very palatable, waitress Julie was very professional and hard working and with a nice warm smile 😃let me know if 09, 10, 83, or 116 wins... More 

1 Thank Ian C
Kettering, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Called here at 2.10pm today. Having a terrible day. Asked what they could serve quickly as we had to be out by 230. Chef did two bowls of really good chips a great double fishfinger sandwich in excellent bread with smoky coleslaw and salad.served promptly. We made our appointment. We will be back

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

Thank-you billythedingo for a 5 star review. Our fish finger sandwich & chips is a firm favourite in the Lion, and we was happy to serve you as quick as possible so you could make your appointment. You are welcome back anytime. More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Such a shame as we use to love it in here....unfortunately, the current management is less the personable, food hit & miss and its lost the very thing that made it the best country style pub in Wellingborough....the 'feel' is simply no longer as friendly or accommodating as it once was. Huge shame but they seem to still be busy....not... More 

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

Dear Shezzad, I am surprised to read your review. Current management have worked very hard in bringing the best possible service to the Lion & we get rave reviews that the Manager is extremely personable, it does not seem like you are talking about the same person! If you have visited the Lion and not enjoyed a meal we would... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Visited on the occasion of my birthday, unfortunately the lamb on offer proved of very poor quality with a high content of gristle and fat, was uneatable and sent back by one of my party-they sever another dish but this also was not acceptable as the portion had been reduced to little more than a mouthful very disappointing for my... More 

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

I have spoken to the Manager who was working this evening in question. He informs me that he was happy to replace the Lamb with anything from the menu and that the customer chose to have a sandwich instead. The Manager informs me he came out to speak to you and your party told him all was fine and lovely... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Myself and my family often enjoy an evening here and would definitely recommend it. The food is lovely and is served in a beautiful restaurant which has some gorgeous traditional features. They often have live music playing on a Friday evening and this is always a really high standard and very enjoyable. Staff are always really friendly. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Mary H, we are thrilled you have awarded the Lion 5 stars. and recommend us. Wilf and his team work hard to bring you the best food and drink within a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Our traditional Inn is the oldest building in Wellingborough and has some fabulous original features still in place. We hope to see you again very... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I went for lunch with my young grandchild and I could not have been more impressed. The Manager greeted me and my granddaughter and made us both feel very welcome indeed. Having a pushchair and trying to carry drinks outside he couldn't help me enough. I will certainly be visiting again. All credit to the manager and his staff.

1 Thank montybugs123
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are thrilled you gave us 5 stars for our customer service. We look forward to your return to the Lion with your family. More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Used to be our local but even though we now live miles away we still try to support it by going two or three times a year. Lovely pub with excellent food and good beer. There aren't many decent pubs in Welly but this is always great, especially the food - so try it out to keep good places like... More 

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

Thank-you for your fabulous review, it is always encouraging for staff and management to read. Its a shame we have lost you as a local but great to read you come back especially to see us! We look forward to your return to Wellingborough. 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$3 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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