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“Generous and casual hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lion at Settle
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Duke Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9DU, England (Formerly The Golden Lion Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Geldern, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Generous and casual hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

When we stayed at the Lion with a group of 25 people, we were particularly thankful for the generous and casual hospitality that we met with. We appreciated the manager's warm welcome and the extraordinarily helpful staff he has around him very much.
We all really felt at home and would like to come again, should we plan to be in the area with another group or as a family or solo.
We especially appreciated the Lion's flexibility with unusual dinner times in late afternoon, which had been the precondition to make our trip to the ManCity vs. BVB CL match possible.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we were delighted to have you and your students stay with us and I am glad we gave you a traditional Yorkshire experience, I have passed your comments on to the staff and there were delighted. I am pleased we were able to arrange an early meal for you so you could go to the Man city vs. Dortmund game.

I do hope that if you our ever in this area again or our bringing more students over to England you will come and visit us, finally thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, and good luck with the rest of the champions league campaign.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Modern but very tasteful, public areas have lovely atmosphere and our room and facilities were excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful despite a problem with our booking. Only grumble was the Manager reminding us too many times that he had had to resolve a problem which was of their making in the first place.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and you found the staff helpful and service to a good standard, I must apologise in regards to the problem with your booking but I am glad that we managed to rectify the situation and you enjoyed your stay with us.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We were recommended this hotel by a friend and we were not disappointed. The welcome was warm and we were shown to our room immediately, down a twisty narrow corridor which made us curious to know more about the history of this old coaching house. The bedroom (Room 4) was plenty big enough and the furniture was in keeping with the olde worlde atmosphere. the bathroom was modern and spotlessly clean. We booked our evening meal which again did not disappoint, the food was extremely well presented and tasted great at a very reasonable price too. We stayed in the bar area and all the staff were friendly and eager to be of assistance. All the walls are covered with pictures of old Settle and interesting information about the pub. There is a massive inglenook fireplace as you enter the hotel surrounded by comfy sofas, a really welcoming sight on a chilly afternoon. The breakfast again was plentiful and served with a smile. Well done to all at The Lion, we will be returning and recommending you.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Wow! Thank you for such a great review i am delighted that you had such a good time and that you will be returning and recommend us to your friends. I have passed your feedback on to the staff and they were delighted. Thank you very much and i look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Settle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a excellent place to come to for food and for drinks. The fire is always roaring. The staff are helpful and always around. there was a great welcoming and the service was good. there was a german band in though which i wasnt keen on whilst eating my meal.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the back of the hotel. 1,2,3,4,5,7,10,12,15
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for your review, I am delighted you found the staff and food good, however I must apologise that the German band were not to your taste. I hope you will return soon when we don't have a band on. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Eight of us arrived on friday 9th of november and were greeted and taken to our rooms by a very pleasant young man. Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff, the food excellent and the beer on top form. Our stay was very enjoyable and we will be returning at the same time in 2013.
Thanks to all at the lion.

john and friends

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for your recent review it is always nice to welcome groups to the Lion and i am delighted you had a great time. I have passed your comments on to the team and they were thrilled, i look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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leigh
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

thanks to the Lion in Settle, we had a fantastic time there recently, I booked the short break away as a surprise to my husband and we celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary (30 years) during our time there. The room and food were fantastic. nothing was too much problem. The staff were very helpful. We would both recommend this hotel to anyone. The fire made our trip complete.

Room Tip: back of the hotel is far from the main road
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
I'm delighted that you would recommend us to people so thank you for that. I am pleased that we were able to help you celebrate such an important anniversary and congratulations from all the team, i hope you come back and visit us in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

two night mid-week stay . parking at the station was covenient enough (especially as we were planning to enjoy the journey to carlisle while here). warm welcome, roaring fire , good beer & food, very good service (drying of soggy walking gear available) : what more would you want

Room Tip: we stayed in room 9
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inns_0f_Character, Ian Pilcher - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for your recent review, I'm delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and i look forward to welcoming you to the Lion in the near future.

Kind regards,
Ian Pilcher - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Address: Duke Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9DU, England (Formerly The Golden Lion Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Settle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lion at Settle 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the picturesque market town of Settle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Lion at Settle is a characterful inn offering cosy rooms, locally sourced food and award winning cask ales. So whether you join us for a big family dinner, a quiet drink with friends or the dog, or enjoy a relaxing break we look forward to welcoming you to our dog friendly and family friendly inn. ... more   less 
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