Review on Golden Lion

Traditional virtues and Yorkshire hospitality are much in evidence at the Golden Lion - a pleasantly welcoming pub/restaurant-with-rooms in a village just inside the North York Moors National Park. The place attracts its share of hikers tackling the Lyke Wake Walk, as well as tourists, families, farmers and out-of-towners.

The interior is essentially one open-plan beamed room with whitewashed walls, a raised open fire, dark wood pews and bare tables. Honest, unflashy cooking is the order of the day and the kitchen makes a special effort for vegetarians and those on gluten-free diets.

Standard dishes are firmly in the traditional mould of prawn cocktail, avocado and crispy bacon salad, chicken Kiev and steak and kidney suet pudding, although the blackboard offers a few extra ideas with a more modern outlook. Finish off with raspberry ripple cheesecake, poached pear with hot chocolate sauce or crème brûlée. To drink, there are well-kept real ales and a clutch of keenly priced international wines.

Golden Lion is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Gastro pub / International


Chris and Judith Wright

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Golden Lion

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 130 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)


Golden Lion
6 West End
North Yorkshire

Customer Ratings on Golden Lion

3.6  / 5

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  • avatar
    January 2015

    5 people found this review helpful
    Fab Food - Best In The Local Area

    My husband and I love this pub. The food has always been of a great standard - chicken kiev is to die for (what do they use on the coating?). Unfortunately we would struggle to eat here regularly as it does cost a bit more than the average pub food but is a fab place for a special occassion or treat. Will keep returning as it is definitely the best gastro pub food in the area.

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