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The Golden Lion, Settle

Duke Street
BD24 9DU
Phone: 01729822203
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Will Larter left this review about The Golden Lion

This hotel has been well described by the previous reviewer, including the fact that all the customers were older than either of us. Which takes a bit of doing. However, they all seemed in fairly good nick - I overheard one woman say to another (this in the context of an acquaintance of both who had died at 75), "I'm 79 - how old are you?"; "81", was the reply. They could both have been 10 years or more younger.

At the time of my visit there were five Thwaites beers on the bar, plus two guests (see photos). My Thwaites Mild was in very good condition. Service was friendly and informal, and I was happy to spend some time here. If this is what God's Waiting Room looks like, perhaps there is hope for us all.

On 2nd February 2020 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Golden Lion

Traditional some may say staid hotel bar, comfortable wooden furnished. The main entrance leads straight into a lounge bar area with a sweeping staircase to one side and a massive fireplace that looks like it means business but houses a relatively weedy wood burner. The counter is straight ahead with six pulls for decently kept Thwaites and one of Old Rosie, there are three more in a room to the left which was laid out for dining. There’s another dining type area away to the right. The drinks menu says they stock local and guests in addition to Thwaites. Other than the bar staff I appeared to be the youngest person in the room, I thought I’d wandered into an episode of “Waiting for God”, I suspect they may have the undertaker’s number on speed dial. There’s a more public bar called the "Lion’s Den" at one end, it has a separate entrance and offers the same Thwaites beers and a less refined ambience.

On 12th September 2019 - no rating submitted
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Golden Lion

Paid another visit, now operating as the Golden Lion rather than the Lion at Settle, but it is pretty much the same place. There were seven hand pulls with one off, the selection being Wainwright, Sin Bin (Thwaites?), Lancaster Bomber, Thwaites Original, Thwaites Nutty Black and Jericho Blonde by Settle. The Jericho Blonde set me back £1.80 or £1.85 for a half.

The place is dog friendly and I noticed water, towels and cushions all available for those four legged friends.

Service felt a little "corporate" but I think the young chap serving was fairly new so it may just have been nerves. Certainly not unfriendly though.

The layout is pretty much as previously reviewed, still with the separate area laid out for dining.

On 20th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Settle, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Giggleswick, 1.33 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Long Preston, 4.14 miles, 1 hr 19 min walk (show)
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2nd Feb 2020, 01:29
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
30th Jan 2020, 13:06
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 25 February 2009 by hondo .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 25 February 2009 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 February 2009 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 February 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 February 2009 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 February 2019 by Rob Hunter
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