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Golden Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
Market Place | Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5AS, England
+44 1969 622161
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“ox cheek” (2 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Market Place | Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5AS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had one night here for the second time, nice place to stay, great location nice rooms, lovely people

Thank happydaysEastyorks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We held our wedding reception at the golden lion. Debbie, Dave and staff could not have been more helpful, kind or thoughtful. From sorting our menus to setting up for us, our minds were totally at ease knowing they were in control. The room looked...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch. Great value. Good pleasant and efficient staff. Would highly recommend. We had roast beef dinner and it was excellent. Quickly served with pleasant friendly service. Will defiantly be back.

Thank 676markandrewg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped over to Leyburn for a walk along the Shawl, and Sunday Lunch. Decided on The Golden Lion and wasn't disappointed. Ordered a Turkey and a Pork lunch, plenty of meat, real Yorkshire puddings, lovely roasties and gravy, veg plentiful, an observation (not criticism) the...More

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Don't go here if your face or accent doesn't fit. The regulars and staff actively make fun of strangers in the nastiest way possible. We paid £60+ for a round of drinks and a meal. The food took an hour to arrive and was still...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We sat outside & had coffee and pastries. Street was a bit to bussy to relax but then it was a convenient location a straight walk from the herritage railway. The coffee was good.

1  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 28 February 2018

We ordered a meal but was not told it would take a long while to be prepared we waited 45mins the we told the bar man that we will have to leave it because we had a coach to catch just as the lady came...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Took the grandchildren for a Sunday roast lunch and the service and food just couldn't be faulted. I had the roast beef and my wife and daughter had the turkey. The children had one beef and one turkey. The child portions were huge as were...More

1  Thank YorkshireWellred
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here for a bite to eat after spending the morning walking and getting very wet 😩 OMG this was the best Sunday lunch I have ever had everything was cooked to perfection. Tons of beef and that gravy !! Gotta say it...More

1  Thank clare468
GoldenLion1, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us. We do hope that you will call and visit us again, perhaps in the Summer when you have less chance of getting wet! Debbie

Reviewed 29 October 2017

A lovely Sunday lunch at the Golden Lion as always. Friendly, helpful staff and great food. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Donna E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 622161
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14 Bedroom family run 18th century hotel, bar and restaurant in Leyburn ideal location in heart of the Yorkshire Dales
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