White Lion, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
"Would have been a five rating only for just one little niggle, see in review. We booked this for an overnighter, as going to a gig at The Trades Club. We have previously stayed at Croft Mill Apartments and wanted a change. We had room 8 in the courtyard which was really very nice and comfortable, not as small as we had expected from the description. Booked a table for 6pm, however, were a wee bit early and the staff gave us the opportunity to go straight in to the dining room, but we opted for a drink first and sat beside a roaring fire, lovely! Ordered our food after a while and went in with it to the dining room! Our meal was lovely and I can thoroughly recommend the cheese pie and gravy!!! It was stupendous! I drank the left over gravy from the pot! I would return for this meal alone! Hubby had a burger which he said was really good and meaty! Right just the niggle part! Hubby likes to do Park Run on a Saturday morning and saw that Centre Vale Park was just 15 minutes away in Todmorden. I had to call to see what times breakfast was served as there is no mention of them on the website at all. I was informed it was 8.30 to 9.30am, so there was no chance of us getting back for those times. The girl did say she was on on the Saturday morning and could do us some toast ect, but no more. We then reminded them in the evening and were told they could maybe do us a packed lunch. However, we did not want that, so very disappointed indeed that the times were not so flexable on a weekend, seeing that checkout is at 11am. The majority of places we have stayed in over the years finish breakfast at 10 to 10.30am ish. So again very disappointed and we actually did get back for ten to ten, shame! Mentioned it again when checking out and no notice was taken at all and of course, not even a token gesture of something knocked off our bill. This would probably not put us off in the future, but think that more flexability would make The White Lion more appealing."
"We stayed for two nights here as the final part of our 10 night Summer staycation....talk about saving the best til last!!! Our Sat Nav did send us slightly the wrong way but a quick phone call to the hotel solved the problem with the lovely young lady staying on the phone to us to guide us to where we needed to be! We were checked in by the friendly young team to room 3. This was a deluxe suite, perfectly appointed at the front of the building, with large windows, gorgeous furnishings and lighting and a huge bathroom with both free-standing roll top bath and large walk-in shower. The room was spotless, so important during this times. Complimentary toiletries were provided (good quality ones of course) and beautiful fluffy towels. A good guide was there in the room with plenty of information about the hotel and surrounding areas. WiFi was excellent. Other room facilities were spot on, not least the super-comfy bed! We really couldn’t fault it. We ate in the restaurant on the first night of our stay - what can I say, the food really was to die for! I had homemade cheese and onion pie with chips and proper gravy - oh my days if that was my last meal ever I would die happy! My wife had rump steak with pepper sauce, cooked to perfection. We both ate every morsel. We shared a desert, how could we resist trying out a pudding when the mains had been so good!! Apple crumble with whiskey custard didn’t disappoint! We would give our stay six stars if we could and will certainly return in the future, both to stay and dine. Thank you to all the team at the White Lion for making us feel so welcome - keep up the excellent work! "
"It’s been years since I went to hebden bridge. Today’s visit didn’t disappoint. Beautiful setting, right in the heart of the town. fabulous food. Wholesome and plenty if choice to suit everyone. Lovely wine. Service was good. Will go back as it was so relaxing."