The Golden LionFamily friendly and traditional pub

Friendly and traditional local pub

What you see is what you get at The Golden Lion Pub in Hoddesdon. This is a pub with a strong community feel. Kids and families are welcomed here. The Golden Lion serves well portioned tasty food. They take their time and want you to relax and enjoy your time there. There are often music events inside and outside at the pub and good fun is had by all. This is a pub where having fun and a laugh is a priority.


The Golden Lion was established in 1535. Originally as a coaching inn and with King Henry VIII’s saddle stored in the stables, the King was said to have been forbidden from riding. The staircase inside the pub was used by 2nd class citizens if they were allowed in by the owners. Different from nowadays where the current owners have been at The Golden Lion for over a decade. 


There is a large South West facing garden with a children’s play area and sheltered patio. 

Dogs & Children

Dogs and well behaved children are welcome all year round inside and out.


Live bands every Saturday from 9pm - 12 midnight. Live music in the beer garden during the summer every Saturday & Sunday from 5pm - 8pm. (Kids Welcome)

Live Sport

Live BT Sports for English League, Champions League, Europa Cup and more!

Quiz Nights

Why don't you come down to one of our quiz nights? They take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Food & Drink

We don't serve fast food, we serve good food as fast as we can. Oh, and it tastes great!


A large parking area is available to the rear of the pub.

Family friendly and traditional pub

Opening Times

  • Mon 11.30am - 11pm
  • Tue 11.30am - 11pm
  • Wed 11.30am - 11pm
  • Thur 11.30am - 11pm
  • Fri 11am - 12pm
  • Sat 11am - 12pm
  • Sun 12am - 10.30pm
Family friendly and traditional pub


  • Wi-Fi
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Food Served
  • Pet Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating