Welcome to The Golden Lion, located in the heart of the North Pennines, in the picturesque town of Allendale an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
As an independent free house, a comprehensive range of beers and a fine selection of traditional cask ales are available to include brews from the local Allendale Brewery. The Lion is perfect for after work drinks, a celebration or a delicious meal!

The Golden Lion has recently been undergoing a series of exciting new developments. To begin we are returning the grand old building back into a Hotel with the creation of luxurious en-suite accommodation. These rooms will offer guests boutique 4* amenities and service right in the centre of Allendale. Secondly, The installation of a brand new craft brewing system means we are now an official Brew House enabling us to brew and serve our own in house Craft ales. We are excited to take this opportunity to form a Brew Club for customers who have an interest in how Real Ale is made and would like to learn how to brew beer then have the opportunity to participate in and possibly even create a Craft Ale of their own which would be placed on the bar under a name of their choice. Lastly, in drawing together the continuous support of our customers we are introducing a Local Community Loyalty rewards program empowering customers to raise funds for their chosen community group or club. The loyalty programme is designed as an incentive and reward for local community groups and clubs to utilise our venue and facilities for functions, meetings, and events. All members of participating community groups and clubs will be provided with a Loyalty card which they can use to accrue rewards for their own club. The nature of each of these projects align with our vision: ‘To be an integral business and make a valuable contribution to the local economy of Allendale and the surrounding Allen Valleys; living, working and visitor communities.’ As a result, The Golden Lion Hotel will be offering new job opportunities and encouraging tourism in the village. We are very grateful to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (LEADER PROGRAM) for supporting these projects.

What our Customers Say!

Wow, the best ever Steak Sandwich I have ever tasted in my life was at The Golden Lion in Allendale, tender steak with caramelised onions served in a tasty chargrilled bloomer!

Customer | Toby

What our Customers Say!

Got to try the Fish and Chips at the Lion, they are so good!

Customer | Julie

What our Customers Say!

Can't beat the Lattes they serve at The Golden Lion, dine in or on the go!

Customer | Louise

What our Customers Say!

A fine selection of real ales, a heartwarming fire and good food, what more could you want on a chilly winters night!

Customer | Rick