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Updates

Reopened outside in April and inside on 17th May 2021. Open for food and drink from 9am until about 10pm, later at weekends (last food orders by 9pm). Hotel accommodation has also restarted.

Booking for food is advisable, but walk-ins for drinks only can usually be accommodated, although you may have to sit outside (in the sheltered rear courtyard, where many tables are under cover). A one-way system is in operation - entry is via the main entrance, where you will be greeted and led to your table in the courtyard. Please exit via the 'dwarf door' in the Lion's Den. Five cask beers (Thwaites Original, Gold, IPA,Amber and Amber) were available on 10th June.

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Golden Lion

(formerly Lion at Settle)

Duke Street
Settle
BD24 9DU

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Friday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Saturday10.00 am - 10.30 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 9 Sun

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. There is a folk session on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, and the Lion is a key venue for planned and impromptu sessions during Settle Folk Gathering in early September. Coffee and cakes are available and Breakfast is served 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 onto Main Street which also provided access to the stables and the like. Look closely at the section of the frontage containing the dwarf door - it looks very like a back wall!

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:

  • Dark Horse --varies--
  • Kirkby Lonsdale --varies--
  • Settle --varies--

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

  • Mild

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Golden Lion, Settle

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Rosie's Pig fruit ciders.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

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

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Partially covered courtyard.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Towels and water by the main entrance.

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

    Langcliffe Park.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, cards, chess, board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Golden Lion

Duke Street
Settle
BD24 9DU

Sat Nav Reference

54.068114, -2.277087

Transport

  • <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)

Settle

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