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The Golden Lion Tap

Open Now: 11:00 - 23:00
Open today: 11:00 - 23:00
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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
Agaete, Spain
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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  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
30 Oct 2018
“Old Stock ”
27 Sep 2017
“Fine for a one night stay”
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 30 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in to use the toilet. Was required to buy something in order to use the facilities, fair enough, but we didn’t want to hang around as we were heading out for the afternoon, so I bought 2 Fruit Shoots to take with us for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 191loveholidays
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank JayneWoroch
Reviewed 2 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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank John W
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Paddy P
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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 . 😊👍