The Golden Lion is a high quality live music venue of choice, with a variety of music from Open Mic, Folk to Rock. keep checking in to see our line up...

If you have talent and are interested in performing at The Golden Lion, rock up and show us what you have got at our 'Open Mic' sessions, we would love to hear from you


Are you a general knowledge wiz?! Join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of the month for QUIZ Night! | 8pm kick off | Β£1 Entry Per Person Entry πŸ˜„πŸ»οΏ½πŸ»

Thursday 16th November @8pm

Electric Central

Electric Central

Live band Electric Central come to the Golden Lion Allendale on SaturdayJune 24! Covering an extensive mixture of Rock & Pop favourites from the classics of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder & Queen to the chart hits of Kings of Leon, Oasis, Daft Punk and more! Electric Central play music that everyone wants to get up and dance to!

Saturday 25th November @9pm

Brett Foxton

Mississippi Sons

Introducing 'Mississippi Sons' @ the Lion. Performing a zestful Sunday jam session with all the best acoustic covers from 4pm πŸ˜„πŸŽ€ 🍻🎼�🍻

Sunday3rd December @4pm


Are you a general knowledge wiz?! Join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of the month for QUIZ Night! | 8pm kick off | Β£1 Entry Per Person Entry πŸ˜„πŸ»οΏ½πŸ»

Thursday 7th December @8pm

The Happy Cats!

β€œA drop of the Irish, a hot spoonful of salsa, a twist of Tamla, shake it all up with thirty years of Rock and Roll experience and garnish with good humour – there you have The Happy Cats" The Happy Cats return to The Golden Lion on Saturday 16th December for one of their last ever gigs as a group! Whoo hoo, don't miss out on another great show, lock it in the diary! For more info on The Happy Cats visit

Possibly the last chance to see this band again :-(

Saturday 16th December @9pm


The boys are back! Diablo performs popular indie rock such as The Stereophonics, The Killers, Muse, Green Day and their own songs with awesome high energy, guaranteed to get you singing and dancing along.πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ€ πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒ 🎼�

Saturday23rd December @9pm


It ain't over yet! Our annual Boxing Day Disco is sure to wrap up Christmas with a bang!πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ˜„πŸ»

Tuesday 26th December @9pm


The Tar Bar’l takes place in Allendale every year on New Year’s Eve, 31st December Also known as the Tar Barl, Bah'l, Bahl, and Baal - the spellings are various as it is a contraction of 'barrel' - the Tar Bar’l is perhaps one of the most spectacular examples of fire festivals still practiced today. This sizzling ceremony has been celebrated for at least 160 years, though some believe it began in the Middle Ages, READ MORE

Sunday 31st December @11:30pm

Burns Night

Join us to celebrate Burns Night with special guest Leonard Brown Scottish Champion Accordion player & comedian & member of the former Happy Cats Band, we will be serving tasty Haggis, Neeps & Tatties sharing plates which will be available to purchase in the bar along with quality single malt whisky..... test your whisky knowledge with our tasting competition!

Thursday 25th January From 7pm


Simon Cain Comedian

Simon Cain

Recently performing his show at Blackpool tower ballroom and last year supported joe longthorne Comedian-Vocalist Simon Cain entertains us on Saturday 10th February from 9pm, join us for a fun night of laughs and hilarity!!πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸŽ€

Sat 10th Feb @9pm

valentines party

Valentines Party!

Celebrate Valentine's day at the Golden Lion's annual Valentines Party, 17th February 9pm πŸ‘―πŸ˜„οΏ½

Sat 17th Feb @9pm

Vicky Sandison

Vicky Sandison

Bring Mum out for a special day this Mothers Day, we are delighted to present special guest Vicky Sandison, our very own β€˜The Lady Sings’ brings you the best of jazz, blues, soul, easy, lounge and swing with beautiful songs from across the decades, and every one a diamond, From amazing artists such as Billy Holiday, Etta James, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Doris Day, Shirley Bassey, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, Nancy Sinatra, Mamma Cass, Alison Moyet, Otis Reading and so many more!😊🎀🍸🍻

Mothering Sunday 11th March @3pm