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Golden Lion

) #352 of 694 Restaurants in York ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , British
9 Church Street, York YO1 8BG, England
+44 1904 620942
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“mini burgers” (2 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Bar, British, Pub
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9 Church Street, York YO1 8BG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In every trip to York a trip to the Golden Lion is a must. Staff are so friendly. Good selection of food and drinks and location is second to none. Would highly recommend whether your on a day trip to York or visiting for a...More

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Thank Juliemad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from our lunchtime meal ticket being lost between the order taker and the chef, the fact that the order taker was also the only bar staff on duty made the wait a joke. The pub was full and the time taken in line just...More

Thank Mal V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and a good pub atmosphere right in the York Shambles. The steak pie and burgers were all good and there was a good beer/cider selection. The staff was very helpful and very friendly. Definitely recommend Golden Lion for a meal.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were three of us eating - tuna stuffed potato and Camembert/Beetroot Pie which was quite unusual but tasty. Great choice of beers. Well worth a visit

Thank Whistledown
Jenny G, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback

Reviewed 15 June 2017

My wife and I are regular visitors to York, on this occasion we decided that we would break with tradition and would take our first Pub Tour Ever instead of just sitting in one pub all evening. we visited various pubs, in one we were...More

Thank Proper_Geordies
Jenny G, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do try and keep amongst our competitors for price but being new to city myself prices can range considerably for food and drink especially near the minster but I do not personally regulate the prices here the company does. Again apologies if you found...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I was very unhappy with the service and quality received from the staff. I ordered a scampi and chips with Garden peas instead of mushy peas, due to an allergy, however you can guess what arrived (Mushy Peas) WTF. Also upon receiving the replacement, it...More

Thank Dhanay14
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I was very unhappy with the staff attitude regarding service and good quality, I asked for a scampi and chips with garden peas instead of mushy peas due to an allergy, you know what arrived (mushy peas) WTF. What's even more atrocious/annoying is the same...More

Thank Dhanay P
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We had fish and chips here. The bar was nice, and the staff was friendly. Typical pub, good menu to choose from

Thank john g
Jenny G, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Visited the Golden Lion on Saturday with my partner and it was wonderful. Great food and even service from the staff member Beth (thanks a lot!). Extremely friendly and went out of her way to make our visit a pleasant one and even recommended us...More

Thank Nicholas B
Jenny G, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback it's nice to see the team get mentioned as this will be fed back to them and praised for giving you a great experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 5 June 2017

very friendly staff and a nice buzz going on, none of that fancy stuff just a normal pub. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food came quick and was piping hot. chips were really nice. Coke came in a glass bottle which I like. Toilets...More

Thank squizz20
Jenny G, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive review, we take feedback very seriously and appreciate it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brew Pub, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church Street, York YO1 8BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 620942
The Golden Lion is a traditional pub in the heart of York's historic city. Only a minute walk from York Minster, we are in a perfect location to sight see around the beautiful city. We're proud to say our menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including iconic dishes like our hand-battered fish and chips, pie and mash and succulent burgers. Our drinks include a great range of real ales and an extensive wine list. Our cask ales range has some of the best in British beers, including the 1730, our very own special pale ale. The pub also has BT Sport and SKY Sport for all your sporting fixtures as well as regular live music events. The team at the Golden Lion look forward to welcoming you soon at this fantastic traditional British pub in York.
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