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The Golden Lion Tap

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Fine for a one night stay

We stayed here one night whilst walking the SW Coast path. Our en suite room was on the small... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
via mobile
Nice Pub

Called for drinks, nice bar area with good choice of reasonably priced beers. Quaint and quirky... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 Sep 2017
“Fine for a one night stay”
23 Aug 2017
“Old Style pub with a variety of live entertaiment.”
HISTORY The Golden Lion Tap is a real old English pub dating from the early 1700s. Whilst many of the original features have been preserved, the building has been sympathetically restored to maintain its heritage, character, history and atmosphere...more
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1 The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LS, England
+44 1271 267210
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night whilst walking the SW Coast path. Our en suite room was on the small side and off a courtyard at the back of the pub. They don't serve dinner or breakfast but we ate well nearby. The staff were all...More

Thank Debbie_Foster
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Great pub with a large venue at the back of the building. Friendly staff and great jukebox ( probably the best in town) Nice outside seating area which is central to the main areas of the town.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Called for drinks, nice bar area with good choice of reasonably priced beers. Quaint and quirky, although not very busy when we visited.

Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a couple of drinks and saw a show here during the Barnstaple FringeFest. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. We also sat outside in the sunshine and watched the world go by!

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were in Barnstaple for the weekend from Cornwall . We popped into the pub and were warmly welcomed and helped to make sure we didn't miss the FA cup final , good real ale on sale, well looked after beers. Great welcome . If...More

Thank DuncanH68
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Lunchtime break while visiting this town brought us to this pub where people were sitting outside enjoying a drink. We entered the building to find several small rooms interlinked with the bar area towards the rear. This appears to be a "locals pub" with a...More

Thank Hackford
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The catering for our pre-booked coach party of morris dancers was excellent. Food was good, reasonably priced, quickly and efficiently served in their upstairs restaurant area within the time span we had given. Very helpful staff. We hope to use the venue again when we...More

1  Thank saltsman
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We needed a break from walking the streets and shops of Barnstaple.We walked around the corner and followed the rhythm and blues music into the golden lion.A friendly face served us with drink and food to set us on our way.This historical resting place offers...More

Thank 186377Adequate
Reviewed 2 August 2016

lively friendly local pub. Good staff and very welcoming. Good food and sensibly priced drinks. Great for local live music in Teapes bar.

Thank Paddy P
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the Golden Lion with my wife whilst staying in Barnstaple. They had two guest ales on tap. One called the Pig suited our pallet and we had a couple of pints. Struck up conversation with two groups of locals, who were very interesting. Beer...More

Thank Burt_Thatcherher
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David C
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Dude havnt eaten there and not sure to be honest . 😊👍