I had great hopes for this place but it isn't delivering at the moment. The menu hasn't changed - the portions are good but let's not pretend this isn't Chef quality, it is ping food you would make at home. That's not a problem if that's what you want but if you are expecting home made pies and dishes with a Chefs touch, this isn't available here. The Golden Lion which competes for the same market does have a Chef and prices are very competitive. Visitors need to be aware of the "Club Bolt" nights, apparently a drive to attract younger clientele which is great for kids but not if you don't want underage drinkers crowding the bar area and getting "drunk happy". Unfortunately, there was a confrontation at the bar between the Landlord and some "guests" which resulted in less than savoury language from the hosts which to be honest is disappointing to say the least. Hospitality, is hospitality, there is a way to speak to clients and this was not the way. This type of behaviour lead to the demise of this pub previously under the old management, time will tell! I'm afraid to say the pub scene in Leyburn is pretty dire and many locals are now frequenting nearby Wensley and Richmond.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.