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The Golden Lion at Settle

The Golden Lion at Settle
Duke Street
North Yorkshire
BD24 9DU

01729 822203

The Golden Lion at Settle

The Golden Lion at Settle has been part of the Thwaites family for many a generation, originally as a tenanted pub. It joined Thwaites Inns of Character in 2011 with a new name and a major re-development of the ground floor of the inn. In 2015 all 14 guest rooms were refurbished to a great standard, and the Golden Lion is now proud to be one of the best places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales.



Our Rooms with Character


Each room has individual features and character, but we do have a couple of larger rooms which are perfect for longer stays or when you need some extra space. Please ask for more information when you make your reservation.


Our Standard rooms


When you’ve explored to your heart’s content, you can flop on to the comfiest of beds in one of 14 rooms. The wonderful rustic furniture which adorns each of the rooms and has been part of the Inn for as long as we can remember – of course, we’ve lovingly restored each piece and given it a bit of TLC.


Our Food


We love our food here at The Golden Lion and we hope that you will too. Choose from menus which have been created to showcase the best local in season produce, sourced from trusted suppliers throughout Settle and the surrounding area.


We believe that with great quality ingredients you don’t have to try too hard, which is why dishes here are simple, but beautifully executed by chef and his team. The aroma of freshly prepared home cooking will fill the air as you’re tempted by everything from a hearty Yorkshire breakfast right through to delicious Sunday roasts. And we’re sure the new Deli Boards will be a really big hit with you – they’re simply presented wooden boards with a little bit of everything from our Butcher, Fishmonger or Gardener’s choice.


We’re blessed to have our very own craft brewery in Lancashire, where our parent company, Daniel Thwaites, has been brewing beer since 1807. As you would expect, we’ve learnt a thing or two about what makes a perfect pint over the years and we’re proud to be able to offer you cask ales that are exclusive to our Thwaites pubs, inns and hotels.


Each month the brewers will create up to five different beers, balancing flavours profiles and strength, to create some really fantastic beers that our customers love to drink.

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“Central in Settle”

I spent 2 nights here passing through on a solo hiking trip. It's right in the center of town with a warm pub plus restaurant plus lounge and have an amusing special welcome for dogs with dry towels and biscuits available. I enjoyed my room, the fine food and the friendly staff...


“Overnight stay”

Stayed at the Lion with 3 friends. Both rooms were very well appointed. We had a great nights sleep in our room. Our colleagues however were woken early by quarry lorries rumbling past. We were at the back of the hotel & they were on the roadside. The evening meal was v good & there was a fine selection of...


“A two day visit to view the area”

We had never been to Settle before nor The Lion. We were agreeably enchanted by the place and the warm welcome at the hotel. The food was excellent and the draft beers. The accommodation was comfortable and the shower, though tiny, was superb. We thought parking would be a problem but there is a nearby public car park. A bit...


“Warm, friendly, good nosh and tap beers”

Popped in one night during a long weekend trip to the dales. Lovely bar staff, decent range of nosh served well into the evening, good beers on tap, and board games to boot. Would definitely drop in again...


“Sunday. ...lunch”

Initially came here for coffee sunday morning. ...very relaxed and warm environment. Staff friendly. Had decided to go elsewhere for lunch but on going..Other place busy so decided to return. Good menu with deals with set menu. Food arrived in good time and tasting good. Glad came back and will definitely be returning...


“Sunday dinner for 14 - great ”

Booked in for a late Sunday afternoon lunch - 6 kids within the party - so a large table - the service was excellent - the staff were very welcoming, drinks orders were taking and arrive quickly - the menu for Sunday is either from a set menu with different options for either 1, 2 or 3 courses. All at...

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