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The Golden Lion (The Whittle), Lancaster City Centre, Lancaster

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33 Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QD
Phone: 01524842198
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Will Larter left this review about The Golden Lion (The Whittle)

Known as the Whittle, which was the surname of one of the Pendle witches who would have had their last tipple at this pub before being hanged further up the hill, if only it had been built in time. OK, there was a pub here, but this building is more recent. I often went in here when I lived in Lancaster, but friends and workmates wouldn't say "see you in the Golden Lion, then", it was always referred to as the Whittle. It was a Matthew Brown pub in those days, but now has an array of hand pumps(see photos - there was also Butcombe Bitter and Old Rosie cider). I was soon engaged in conversation by a group of regulars, after I pretended to be making notes of their slightly ribald banter when all I was doing was noting which beer I had (Brakspear Gravity 3.6%) and forgetting to note how much it cost (£1.75 for a half, according to my memory). The other beers were all from northern breweries (if you allow Nottingham to be northern). My memory of the interior of nearly 40 years ago is hazy, so I can't say how much the pub has changed (did it always have brass rails for elbows and feet, plus hooks for your hand bag?), but it's still a good place to go for the craic.

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Brainy Pool left this review about Golden Lion

extremely nice and cosy traditional pub attracting a mixed clientele at weekends. there always seems to be a dog in here too. probably my favourite in Lancaster.

On 16th April 2018 - rating: 9
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custodian 42 left this review about Golden Lion

Side street pub with three weak ales and usual keg offerings.

On 15th July 2017 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Lancaster, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Bare Lane, 2.92 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Morecambe, 3.56 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Golden Lion (The Whittle), Lancaster
17th Feb 2020, 16:54
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
17th Feb 2020, 16:49
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 March 2015 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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