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“Great no frills accomodation.”
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Golden Lion Hotel
Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great no frills accomodation.”
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Our group contained six males for Friday and Saturday night for accommodation whilst we did hiked the three peaks. We stayed in the bunk house and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and hospitality at the Golden Lion. The Bunkhouse was a bunkhouse, it wasn't a five star hotel - there were 15 people in one smallish room which was used for sleeping - the two showers had hot water. This was everything we needed, so £12 a night there can be no complaints. A drying room would be useful as we got rained on for 12 hours and there were no areas to dry our wet kit in. There was an outdoor washing line that some used the following day, but if it is still raining then this would also be no use.
No one in our party had any complaints with the food, I really enjoyed mine (veg lasagne). The best thing about it was that once you had been served your food you could stack your plate up with veg, potato, etc and get a proper calorie fill, which is obviously important if you are burning 3000 calories walking!
We didn't try the breakfast, but enjoyed a perfect brekkie at the Pen-y-ghent cafe which opens at 830. Just over a fiver for a great breakfast and £1.60 for a PINT of tea. Great stuff!
The bar in the evenings was busy and the staff remained efficient and gave as good service as can be expected whilst keeping a busy pub operating smoothly.
I would stay here again as it is great cheap no frills accommodation and is perfect location for the Three Peaks walk.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Pinwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

I stayed together with friends in the 3 Peaks Bunkhouse, which is located at the back of the Golden Lion Hotel. The Hotel's pub was recommended to us by the Bunkhouse's owners as a convenient place to have a meal after the whole day of walking. We thought it was fantastic that we didn't have to worry about driving somewhere else after completing The Three Peaks Challenge. We were really looking forward to a relaxing evening in a local pub.

We decided to give the pub a try a night before the walk. We made it there for approx 8pm (Friday). We had a look around, then concentrated on the menu displayed above the bar. We checked whether they were still serving food and they were. We made our choices, but then a staff member approached us and informed us that we could only choose from the carvery (limited by that time). We asked if one of our party could have a veggie burger (included on the black board, but not part of the carvery) as he was a vegetarian and there was no vegetarian option on the carvery. The staff member double checked with the kitchen and said that it was not a problem. We paid for the meals at the bar, received tickets and headed off for the carvery.

The choice on the carvery, size of our portions and quality of the food were very average for the price paid (just under £9 pp). The two of us, who chose carvery, agreed that our meals were overpriced. The 3rd person had much worse experience. The veggie burger arrived surprisingly quickly. The meal again didn't look particularly impressive for the price paid. Our friend took a bite, looked underneath the bun and...he nearly spitted the food out of his mouth! The bun was covered with mould! He immediately took the meal to the bar, where he was told that 'fresh bread was delivered this moring'. He was offered a replacement meal, but he decided not to take a risk and asked of a refund. He ended up eating a bag of peanuts, while the two us were finishing our meals.

The beer served in the pub was fine (however, my pint of Landlord was served in a Black Sheep glass, which I found really annoying). The waiting on staff were two grumpy lads, looking less than 16.

After having such a bad experience with food and customer service at The Golden Lion Hotel, we decided on the following day to drive (despite of walking all day) all the way to Settle to a lovely pub, which we knew from our previous visit to Yorkshire Dales. We were served hearty portions of tasty meals for the same price. The staff was very attentive and my real ale was served professionally.

Room Tip: Visit for a pint but go somewhere else for a meal
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

We stayed in the bunk room and this was as we expected, cheap and cheerful and no problem here. However when you pay £6.50 for a full english breakfast you expect more than one rasher of bacon, one sausage, an egg, a small portion of beans and an over cooked hash brown. The toast was burnt and one of our group who is vegetarian, had scrabbled egg on two slices of toast and had to pay the full breakfast price.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2011

Stayed at the pubs bunk house which is a no frills affair but ate at the pub .. thought the menu offer of "sausage in yorkshire pudding & gravey meant more than one .. should have asked because 1 small to medium saugage appeared drowning in a sea of gravey .. with chips and peas .. pricey for what it was, as was the breakfast next morning .. beer was £3.50 a pint ..again expensive when compared with similar places. I would not go there again. The only good part of the pub was the friendly femaile staff

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

My partner has been going to the Golden Lion for over 20 years and has always highly recommended the place, unfortunately our last visit was deeply disappointing. We ate in the restaurant carvery; it was basic cafeteria food, dry, with no flavour, limited choice and hugely over priced at £8.95 per plate. The whole place was very tired and felt unclean, and the service was not particularly welcoming.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2010

Having read several of the preceding reviews I believe people need to grow up. They have booked into a ‘Bunk House’ what do they expect?

The truth must be told:

The pub was excellent - reasonably priced and packed each night of my two night stay.

The staff were really friendly - I believe that someone suggested that they were not; did they mistake unfriendliness with eastern European?

The breakfast was good.

The accommodation was as expected a BUNK HOUSE!!!

You get what you pay for and if that’s the bunk house that’s what you get.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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South West London
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Reviewed 5 October 2010

We approached our 3 Peaks Challenge with a sense of trepidation - not so much about the walk, but the accommodation! The other Horton hotel had been experienced by one member of our group before so our expectations had been well managed and the reviews of this one were actually worse - undeservedly as it transpired.

We were in the bunk room; it is exactly that - quite a small room with triple bunks carefully arranged to maximise occupancy. Whether this is seen as cramped or cosy is a matter of personal opinion, but large and airy it is not. The PVC covered mattresses are all you get in terms of bedding - sleeping bag (and pillow) essential as is a towel for the showers. The bunks are really solidly constructed so no creaking. The only nocturnal noise is the occaisional rub of sticky flesh against PVC - and snoring!

The bathroom is connected and forms one end of the bunkroom. A little unsavoury perhaps and definitely not for those seeking privacy - but why would one choose a bunk room with 14 other beds if seeking privacy? Simple to agree a male / female rotation for the bathroom (2 showers with transparent doors and 2 loos open at top and bottom so no privacy even in these and 2 basins. A soggy mat adorns the wooden floor.

Ventilation would transform the room - yes it has velux windows, but nobody can reach them.

Bunk room summary: approach with a (robust) sense of humour, and enjoy all the money you saved.

The food attracts poor reviews - can't see why based on the 3 meals we had there (and those we saw others eating). Good pub grub probably best describes the fare with good portion sizes. Little in the way of (unnecessary) fancy presentation the food looked ordinary but tasted good. The cooked 'full English' breakfast was well above average and this is the first time I have ever enjoyed crisp, not soggy, toast on the two orders we consumed.

We also ordered the 'tasty paked lunch' for £4.50. The contents of the two rounds (each) of the sandwiches were a mystery until delivery, but we could and did exclude one possible filling from one of the lunches. So with two rounds of sandwiches, a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit (oragnge, banana and apple between us) a fruit juice drink and a chocolate bar, plus mustard (French and English), mayaonnaise and brown sauce packets, we felt we had a very good value - and tasty lunch (and tea!)

Staff were a combination of family, local and Polish. We found them all friendly, helpful and cheerful. Yes there are some house rules that some may regard as lacking flexibility, but stay within these (when to order breaksfast and lunches mainly) and there is no problem whatsoever.

So for a cheap, warm and dry night in a comfortable and friendly pub/hotel in a walker's heaven this is the place. If you are in the bunk room remember to bring your sense of humour and leave your modesty at home.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Golden Lion Hotel
Address: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Horton-in-Ribblesdale BD24 0HB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Horton-in-Ribblesdale
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Number of rooms: 5
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