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“Very welcoming staff, excellent food and pleasant surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Lion Hotel

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The Golden Lion Hotel
Market Square, Leyburn DL8 5AS , England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #18 of 25 Leyburn B&B and Inns
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very welcoming staff, excellent food and pleasant surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

When booking I though the rooms may be a little expensive but was I wrong. The managers had recently taken the place on and it had obviously had a refurb, which was tastefully done. Very cosy, homely bar and restaurant area made better by welcoming, friendly staff. All topped off by excellent food, the chef clearly knows his stuff. Thoroughly recomended.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

A large, airy comfortable room with a bathroom with its' own window which is a definite plus. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff were friendly. We're returning next weekend for another walk and great value stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Having stayed at the hotel for Christmas, we were very impressed by the hotel and its staff. The welcome was genuinely friendly, and the staff went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. The food was excellent - especially the chefs own recipe black pudding - and very good value for money. As a person with restricted mobility, I was suprised and impressed by the lift that is installed in the old building. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable and had an impressive view. In short, we cannot praise The Golden Lion and its staff enough, and cannot wait to go back :)

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010 via mobile

Didn't stay here but ate here for lunch. Food good but a little on the expensive side. Pub is clean and recently decorated with nice open fire. Service a bit on the slow side and our meals came out in 3 different stages, but tasted good.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

We went to the Golden Lion for lunch twice during our stay near Leyburn. We found the staff very friendly, service excellent and the food was just wonderful.(Would recommend the wild muchroom strognoff even though Im not veggie!) They accept dogs which was great as that meant we didnt have to leave her in the car. Would recommend The Golden Lion to anyone and would definately go there again next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

We walked in the Golden Lion at 6pm for a meal and knew staight away we would be ok here (we had just walked out of the hotel a couple of doors away in disgust as the landlord had been very offensive to me because I was a vegetarian!!) The landlady was very welcoming and the food at the Golden Lion was excellent both for vegetarian and meat eaters alike. The meals were nicely presented and the portions more than adequate. It would be our first choice on our next visit to Leyburn.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Stayed whilst on cycling holiday on route. Staff were very helpful and put our bikes in the function room for safe keeping. TV in the room didn't work but it was soon resolved by a member of staff moving the tv from the bar into our room - An upgrade!! Excellent pie for an evening meal and by far the best breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales!! Couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 25 B&Bs / Inns in Leyburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Golden Lion Hotel Leyburn, Yorkshire

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