Key Points

Welcome, Freehouse/Brewhouse with a warm and friendly relaxed atmosphere, service and community focus...

Drink, a great selection of local and guest cask ales, premium largers beers and wines...

Food, bar meals or intimate dining in the relaxed and elegant first floor 1839 Restaurant...

Entertainment, a great line up and variety of live gigs has established the Lion as a high quality music venu

Community, is at the heart of the Lion, sponsoring and providing a meeting venu for a variety of local groups

Famous Quotes!

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

– Benjamin Franklin (Quote #1)

"For a quart of Ale is a meal for a King"

– William Shakespeare (Quote #2)

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."

– Frank Zappa (Quote #3)

"A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her."

– W.C. Fields (Quote #4)

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.."

– Dave Barry (Quote #5)

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, That's as good as they're going to feel all day."

– Frank Sinatra (Quote #6)

As an independent free house, with a warm and friendly relaxed atmosphere, service and community focus, we have a comprehensive range of beers and a fine selection of traditional cask ales are available to include brews from the local Allendale Brewery. 

The grand three storey building has a vibrant bar,  intimate restaurant and private club room. The property is positioned in the heart of Allendale in a building which has a rich history and is truly a historic part of of the town.

Community Groups are always welcomed to use our facilities, the Dale singers gather every Tuesday night from 7:30pm, the pool teams play Tuesdays and Wednesday nights and Darts are played Fridays, if you are interested in joining any of these please drop us a line

The next Allendale Challenge will be held on April the 7th 2018:
Organised by North Of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team to raise funds for the team, it is considered by many to be one of the toughest challenge walks around! It is always very popular and should be a "must do" event for any keen walker or fell runner. The route covers some of the finest peat bogs in the North Peninnes. Taking an anti-clockwise loop from Allendale town the route covers 25 miles (40 km) taking in Hard Rigg, Black Hill, Kilhope Law before returning to the town via Spartylea, The Drag, and Ladelwell. The weather on the event can be as challenging as the terrain which all adds to the fun. Distance: 25miles (40Km) Location: Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland. Start Time: Walkers 8.00am Runners 10.00am
Finish the day with hot Pie & Peas at The Golden Lion, our kitchen will be cooking up 750 of them! we will be sure to have a roaring fire on to warm everyone up ☺!

The Lion is perfect for after work drinks, great pub grub or for something more intimate try our first floor '1839' restaurant...


Lovely Lattes

Enjoy delicious frothy Lattes, Cappuccino's and Hot Chocolate, real winter warmers...

Classic Bar Meals

Good old' fashioned classic bar food available, everyday 12-3pm and 6-9pm


Real Ale

A traditional freehouse/brewhouse specialising in a comprehensive range of real ales sourced from breweries near and far

Our Team

More than a bunch of pretty faces, our team have been working tirelessly together with the refurbishing of the bar, Restaurant and Kitchen to make your experience at The Lion the best it can possibly be, a HUGE thank you to all our customers for sticking with us through thick and thin....!

Our business philosophy has always been 'be first, be better and ALWAYS be human'.  Just call 01434 683225 for bookings and event information or click the button to contact us!

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