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Golden Lion

(formerly Lion at Settle)

Duke Street
BD24 9DU

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Friday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Saturday8.00 am - 10.30 pm
Sunday8.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 9pm
Fri & Sat noon - 9.30pm
Sun noon - 9pm

About the Pub

Built in the mid 1600s, this old coaching inn in the centre of town has two high-ceilinged, well-decorated rooms for drinking. The main bar features wood panelling, a grand staircase and a huge fireplace adapted for the wood-burning stove. The Lion's Den, accessed from the main bar area via a double door or via the old 'dwarf door' (dated 1671) off the street, is comfortable and pleasantly decorated with wooden flooring and dark wood-panelling to waist height. The spacious dining area to the right of the bar, refurbished in January 2018, is bright and colourful. Outside seating is available in the yard to the side and rear of the pub, some of it covered. The Lion is friendly and popular with both locals and visitors alike. The 14 letting rooms, all dog-friendly, are all in the main building. Coffee and cakes are available and Breakfast is served to non-residents from 8 a.m. to 10. There is level access through the main door and to the toilets (not disabled) with a ramp to the outdoor drinking area. The bar usually stays open until 11, but access into the building from outside after 10.30 (earlier in winter) is for residents only. The current front of the pub used to be the rear before the pub was completely re-modelled when the turnpike to Skipton was built and Duke Street became the main road. The original entrance was from Main Street which also provided access to the stables and the like and at one time the pub had an entrance on Cheapside - what is now the newsagents.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Thwaites Amber
  • Thwaites Gold
  • Thwaites IPA
  • Thwaites Mild
  • Thwaites Original

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Settle --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p off a pint, no discount on half-pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Partially covered courtyard.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Camping Camping Nearby 1700m

    Langcliffe Park.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, cards, chess, board games.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Golden Lion

Duke Street
BD24 9DU

Sat Nav Reference

54.068114, -2.277087


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

NYCC: 11 (Mon-Sat daytime only); Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches: 580/581 (Mon-Sat daytime only), 881 (Summer Sunday only)

Nearby Station (400m)


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The Golden Lion, Settle, July 2018

Golden Lion

Duke Street
BD24 9DU

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Camping Nearby
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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