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


It ain't over yet! Our annual Boxing Day Disco is sure to wrap up Christmas with a bang!🎄🎉🍻👍😄🍻

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!!😝🎉🎤

Sat 10th Feb @9pm

valentines party

Valentines Party!

Celebrate Valentine's day at the Golden Lion's annual Valentines Party, 17th February 9pm 👯😄�

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 ‘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

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown & the Common Ears

Liverpool based Amanda Brown and The Common Ears Band are touring the NE and we are delighted they are stopping over at The Golden Lion Lion! Purveyors of classic jazz, blues and vintage music of the finest quality, the 3-piece, with several residencies on the jazz/blues circuit in Liverpool, they have recently released an LP and a single... Join us for something a little different🎤

Sat 24th March @9pm



The Gatecrashers are back the fun-loving, versatile and entertaining rock, pop, soul and R&B band, who will rock your socks off!! With excellent vocals, backing vocals, two brilliant guitarists, bass sounds to make your heart race and foot-tapping drum-beats, you won’t be able to resist having the time of your life: you’ll be clapping your hands, stomping your feet - you’ll want to dance the night away!�

Sat 31st March @9pm

Liberty Belle

Liberty Belle

So excited to have this band@ The Golden Lion Hotel, Allendale! Female fronted band covering rock and pop hits from the 70's to now, reworking classics to create edgy riffs and bluesy vocals dont miss out on this great opportunity to see Liberty Belle🍻

Saturday 7th April @9pm


7 Sins

With a solid reputation for delivering dynamic, engaging, guitar orientated classic and modern rock, mixing well-loved pub rock anthems and iconic hits. We are delighted to present 7 Sins for the first time at The Golden Lion! Artists Covered include - Black Crowes/Thin Lizzy/U2/Cream/Fleetwood Mac/Free/Gun/The Cult/Tom Petty/Kings of Leon/Killers/Van Halen/The Who/Def Lepperd/Big Country

Sat 14th April @9pm

Mount Hooley

Mt Hooley

We are delighted to present the energetic Mt Hooley band on Sat 5th May @9pm, the band includes acoustic banjo, fiddle, guitar and sax, performing a mix of country and banjo based music, join us for an action packed performance from this talented band!🎶🍻 🎉😃

Sat 5th May@9pm

sBear Wire Band

Bear Wire

we are pleased to present for the first time at the Golden Lion the BEAR WIRE band, good-time americana, country rock, rock ‘n’ roll and blues.... from 9pm😄👍🎶🎉🍻

Saturday19th May@9pm