What an absolutely delightful C2C moment it is to emerge from a bend and cutting on the old railway and see the Lion Inn standing high and proud above the next curve in the track. You're going to work a bit more to get up there but, my word, you're going to appreciate it when you do.
The Lion's secret is that it is much bigger than it looks. They've done clever Tardis-like expansion so that actually it's quite a big place but manages to retain its lovely cottagey, small-pub feel. We had lovely comfy rooms and an absolutely terrific view out over the moors - you really do feel like you're pretty much on the roof of the national park here. Dinner was good if not world-class and the service was cheerful and quick. Terrific beer.
It was a great feeling to stay at the Lion and we would strongly recommend it as an essential North York Moors experience.
- Also Known As:
- The Lion Hotel Kirkbymoorside
- The Lion Inn Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire - North Yorkshire