Walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks for Harrison's Fund - www.harrisonsfund.org - we hired out the Bunk Room at the Golden Lion, 12 beds on Friday night and the 15 on the Saturday @ £12 per head per night. We also took advantage of one B&B room for both nights @ £70 per night.
Emailing back and forth to ensure we got everything sorted, Sami (Pub Manageress) dealt with things promptly and was always really friendly and helpful.
Arriving at Horton In Ribblesdale at 8pm ish on Friday night, the pub was in full swing! Absolutely packed with a mixture of walkers and locals, luckily we got there in time to still get food (served 6pm-9pm).
There are three main rooms to the pub itself, front bar, pool room (leading to breakfast area) and rear lounge. The bar conveniently is sited between the front and rear lounge, so it doesn't take you too long to get served.... they were particularly busy on both nights!
Plenty of food choice including a decent Veggie menu and really is just what you need for any type of hiking - lasagne, chilli, gammon, curries, steaks etc Pub grub, all good! With the amount of people in the pub, the staff do a brilliant job in managing.
Initial nerves about the Bunk Room (after reading reviews on here) were put to rest, yes it's compact and seperate from the pub but it is and does exactly what it says on the tin - it's a bunkhouse! If you want anything else, book a B&B room and pay the extra....
BUNKHOUSE: Three bunks high, sleeps 15 and there is a strong possibility you'll be sharing with strangers, it's a bunkhouse... It's basic and perfectly adequate for a night's sleep @ £12.00 per head. Sami at the Golden Lion offers Full English Breakfast at £6.50 per head and Continental Breakfast at £4.50 per head in the pub. A £20 deposit secures the key for early morning walkers (5.30am) and we helped ourselves to fruit, cereal, toast, tea and coffee.
Plastic mattresses, so take a sleeping bag and pillow with you. Some of our group brought along a base sheet. For those scared of heights, bagsy the bottom bunk. The bathroom area is off the bottom end of the room, it has a lock on the main door should you require absolute privacy, alternatively it's a room that houses 2 showers (glass doors) and 2 toilets - girls and boys in the group did a seperate bathroom shift! Plenty of toilet roll in the toilets! Bring your own towels and toiletries... there are a couple of plug sockets in the main room to charge phones etc.
With 15 people we had a mixture of gentle snoring, occasional giggling, toilet breaks, the odd trump from the boys... a couple of stiff vodka's before you go to bed in the pub is a good shout :-)
B&B ROOM: For the discerning walker who doesn't wish to snore with the rest of us, £70 per night including breakfast. Lovely en-suite room, kettle, tv, shower, double bed. The B&B rooms are above the pub therefore you should expect noise during the evening from downstairs although Sami did regularly come into the pool room and make sure we were aware of the noise levels.
Full English Breakfast - bloody delicious! Sunday morning, post-walk, it was demolished... veggie full english for me :-)
Continental Breakfast - good choice of cereal, toast, orange juice, tea / coffee etc.
Ample parking to the rear of the pub, with a £2 per day "honesty box" charge for walkers wishing to use the spaces for their Y3P walk. It's the ideal starting place for Pen Y Ghent.
WHAT TO EXPECT: It's a bunkroom, why are people moaning on here? Staff, very friendly and helpful - Chris, Anna (chef) and Sami were all brilliant, very busy but couldn't do enough for us. Great team.
It's also a pub, there will be people there enjoying themselves, a walker's pub so expect millions of walking boots left in the porch! It's not posh, it's functional and fun. Perfect location and fab food. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Lion Hotel Horton-In-Ribblesdale, Yorkshire