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“Cheap but no frills” 3 of 5 stars
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Market Square, Leyburn DL8 5AS , England   |  
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Ranked #18 of 26 Leyburn B&B and Inns
Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Cheap but no frills”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one night on Saturday 18 August .room rate very good for the dales 80 pounds for a double room and a single room The rooms do need updating ours had just a bath and no shower attachment ,and a very uncomfortable and creaky bed. Cooked breakfast unavailable due to problems in the kitchen(something to do with the fans) continental breakfast was provided and was very good. Also like to add the real ale is kept well and well worth a pint or two.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Have just spent 3 days at this hotel for the 40s. Weekend and we had a fan time . The rooms need updating yes but for 25£ per person that's not bad value . Breakfast of fruit juice cereal and full English included was fine . There were hundreds of people in leyburn and the hotel was packed and I have to say the staff worked none stop all weekend and were very pleasant .(and a little tired ) . I will be returning next year as we and
Many others totally enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wakefield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

dogs are only allowed in a small area now because some people have complained on seeing them, a shame really, we will be finding somewhere else to dine now, as will four of our friends. Thanks for the turkey chef, you are a toff, all the best lass.....enjoyed our carvery today....usually it is very busy but today was quiet........is this because of dog law perhaps?

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I've stayed in this place on more than one occasion. Do not read everything you hear as staff are generally very nice and cheerful, granted they can sometime seem rushed off there feet but that is expected on a busy day. From my experience breakfast is quiet good, plus you do get tea or coffee with that so the price is competitive. Rooms are fairly dated but hey this is the Yorkshire dales, if you want modern then dont expect to pay 50 GBP for B+B!

All in all an enjoyable stay and will be back. 1940's weekend is a blast and will be back next year...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Babylon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Whilst enjoying a recent stay in Leyburn with my christian book group some of us decided to go in for Breakfast. The sign outside said "Full English Breakfast £4.99" so we were hopeful of a hearty fayre to quash our hunger after our vigorous mornings worship. We paid for the breakfast at the bar and were told to take a seat and it would be brought over. We waited and waited and waited for what can only be described as a biblical amount of time but the breakfast was not forthcoming. Eventually after a wait which would test the patience of a saint the first two breakfasts arrived. I had specifically asked for "no beans" on my breakfast as they give me terrible wind and no one wants to sit next to me at mass. The breakfast placed in front of me had beans on it so I reminded the pleasant soul waiting on us that I had requested their exclusion from my meal. He turned to me and rudely said,"yeah there is another one coming without beans!" but did not correct his error of placement. Instead he sauntered off back to the kitchen to retrieve the other plates for our table. The aforementioned £4.99 breakfast included: ONE sausage, ONE rasher of bacon, ONE fried egg and HALF a slice of toast.

The sevice was terrible and the staff rude. The breakfast was a complete rip off and not even that nice. We had to go to a sandwich shop on the way back as we were still hungry.

And to top it off after the meal I had to evacuate my bowels and there was no paper in the shitter.

I would avoid this establishment like the bubonic plague.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

i booked in here for a couple of nights when i arrived the hotel is situated in the centre of the market town the outside looks lovely and welcoming, when i checked in i got taken to my room which was clean and tidy. later on we went back down to the bar for an evening meal they have a great selection of real ales and other beverages the food was presented well and tasted lovely

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

First the good things – we both had views over the main street which was nice, and the rooms were generally OK for the price and type of hotel, although they were a curious mixture between well appointed (lots of fluffy white towels) and bad planning (no towel rail or bathmat, or anywhere to put your washing bag - mine had to live on the floor). I was also cold in the night - just a thin cover with no extra blankets in the wardrobe. Then the general lack of care – soap dispensers in my bathroom were empty, in Anthony's they were missing wlthough the holders were there. He also had no remote control and, more importantly, no loo paper! He went down to report the lack of remote (without which the TV was stuck on BBC1 at full volume) and was told by the uninterested woman watching TV in the empty bar that "guests take them" and she might be able to find one but "it'd be difficult". Her idea of "guests" was clearly that they were sent to try her. We encountered her again at breakfast where she launched into more explanations of why she hadn't been able to help with the remote (he hadn't bothered asking about the loo roll and had helped himself to a spare from the gents near the bar). What a contrast with the delightful woman who ran the breakfast service at the Holiday Inn Express in Leeds the night before who'd greeted us with a cheery hello! Oh - and don't bother trying to eat there on Sunday night if you are vegetarian - we'd asked what time they served until but it was only when we went to order the welsh rarebit from the bar snacks menu that we were were told we could only have the specials (a choice of chicken, beef, mince and some other meat - can't remember what) or the roast (three sorts of meat). When I explained that we were veg - not TOO picky in this day and age is it? - the man behind the bar went off to check and returned with a slightly grudging offer of tagliatelle but that didn't appeal so we just had a beer and luckily had bought some veg slices in Reeth Bakery which we ate in our rooms. For a pretty place like Leyburn which has a couple of upmarket looking shops, we were amazed by the very downmarket pubs - originally we'd turned our noses up a bit at the somewhat dated and scruffy bar but having looked in the three others round the square (one identikit food and loud music, one very laddish, and one looking more like a cheap cafe) we decided that after all the Golden Lion was probably the best of an uninspiring bunch.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Golden Lion Hotel

Address: Market Square, Leyburn DL8 5AS , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Leyburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Golden Lion Hotel Leyburn, Yorkshire

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