The Golden Lion Tap

The Golden Lion Tap, Barnstaple: Hours, Address, The Golden Lion Tap Reviews: 3.5/5

The Golden Lion Tap
3.5
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
HISTORY The Golden Lion Tap is a real old English pub dating from the 16th century. Many of the original features have been preserved, the building has been sympathetically restored to maintain its heritage, character, history and atmosphere. The entrance to the Bar is light and airy with comfortable seating for dining, drinking or, just watching the world go by. The central bar is a beautiful space which was once a courtyard area and retains many original features whilst the main bar is more modern and contains 2 wide screen t.vs for live sporting events. The staff are dedicated to providing a warm welcome and a relaxing atmosphere whilst maintaining a professional level of service. The Bus depot and the Train station are a short walking distance away and the taxi rank within 20 yards. A separate Clubroom provides a lively venue for the weekends and 2 outside seating areas (1 covered) are available for outside drinking.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Lynne J
5 contributions
Golden Lion Tap Sunday Roasts
Oct 2020 • Couples
My husband and I had a fantastic Sunday lunch in GLT yesterday would highly recommend a visit loads of meat veg and potatoes and all the trimmings well worth going in to try. The lady who owns the pub is lovely and so is her Partner Nick very friendly people who will make you feel at home
Written October 26, 2020
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Lorna
2 contributions
Proper pub!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Nice to find a proper pub in this world of theme pubs and wine bars. Old or young I think this pub has something to offer. Great staff and management and lovely on a sunny day to just sit outside and watch the world go by.
Written June 15, 2020
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LizHarry
1 contribution
Wonderful staff!
Sep 2019 • Solo
The ladies at the GLT tonight were welcoming, friendly and so helpful. I won't forget how kind you were to a single, lady traveller. I'll definitely stop in when I'm next in Barnstable.
Written September 6, 2019
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Jane E
hove10 contributions
Worst lunch ever
Jul 2019
While on holiday visited Barnstaple and was looking for somewhere to have a lunchtime sandwich. Went into the bar and asked if sandwiches were available. Barmaid put a small board in front of me which showed wraps £4.50 for ham, cheese or bacon. I ordered 4 bacon and handed over £18. When they eventually arrived the bacon (what there was of it had clearly been cooked in a microwave and was cold). When I opened the cold wrap there was some iceberg lettuce with a small amount of a dressing and just about 1 rasher of mostly fatty bacon. The bar area where we were sitting was filthy with a carpet that looked like it hadn't been hoovered for a long time and sticky table. We asked for cutlery which never arrived. I did get some tomato sauce in a dish but with no cutlery was impossible to use it. Would seriously give this awful place a wide berth if ever visiting Barnstaple.
Written August 8, 2019
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Adam G
2 contributions
Great pub
Aug 2019 • Solo
Only pub to go in excellent staff and service and reasonably priced Kira Elliott very accommodating and I was not held and gun point to write
Written August 2, 2019
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TawViewer
North Devon3 contributions
Great Venue for Theatre Festival
Jun 2019 • Friends
I’ve been to a few performances here as part of Fringe Theatre Fest. It’s a really friendly venue, good beer and a fab place to hang out after the shows.
Written June 29, 2019
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ginmonkey
bicester, oxfordshire127 contributions
Nice
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a great pub with an excellent location. Staff were friendly and helpful and it stocked a good range of ales and ciders
Written June 27, 2019
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Matt R
6 contributions
Filled with charm
Jun 2019 • Couples
Needing to kill an hour in Barnstaple, we wandered into the Golden Lion Tap. The interior is adorable, homey, and historic — but the highlight is the staff. We were made to feel welcome immediately by Leanne (I may be misremembering her name — she has short black hair) and Tracie. Leanne showed us around a bit and gave some excellent tips for places to visit in the area. She essentially singlehandedly started our trip to Devon off right. Thank you!! We’ll be back.
Written June 27, 2019
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Luke
Barnstaple, UK14 contributions
Excellent service
Jun 2019 • Friends
Me and a group of mate local to there area decide to go out for a night and just chill so decided to go here all I can say it the barmaid that was on I think she was called Leanne or Leona was very friendly and was amazing.
Written June 20, 2019
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Natalie.C
1 contribution
30th Birthday Karaoke
Jun 2019 • Friends
My friends and I had a great night with a V.I.P decorated table to celebrate my friend's Birthday. We were allowed to hi Jack the karaoke as we had a bus to catch! We had such a laugh.
Written June 9, 2019
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