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The Golden Lion Tap

1 The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LS, England
+44 1271 267210
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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 28 September 2017
via mobile
Old Style pub with a variety of live entertaiment.

Great pub with a large venue at the back of the building. Friendly staff and great jukebox... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Mike C
Devon, United Kingdom
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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. The entrance to the Bar is light and airy with comfortable seating for dining, drinking or, just watching the world go by. The central bar is a beautiful space which was once a courtyard area and retains many original features whilst the main bar is more modern and contains a wide screen t.v on which various sporting events are shown on a regular basis. This leads on to the pool table where there are comfortable leather sofas for relaxing and watching the pool players display their skills. Tracie, Ray, Trev Sean and Sarah, together with their staff are dedicated to providing a warm welcome and a relaxing atmosphere whilst maintaining a professional level of service and hospitality. GOLDEN LION TAP The Golden lion Tap has 7 en suite letting rooms available for overnight stays, weekends or a short break in North Devon. An ideal location for visiting the area with both the Bus depot and the Train station within a short walking distance and a thriving taxi rank located 20 yards from the main entrance. A separate Clubroom provides a lively venue for the weekends featuring Live bands of all genres from the westcountry and beyond. A fully stocked bar, stage, dance floor and seating areas helps to provide a perfect environment for all ages to enjoy a night out of music appreciation. There are open stage and open mic nights allowing all levels of musicians and singers to show their talent to the world. There is a strict age policy upheld within the clubroom. LIVE MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY KARAOKEE SUNDAY THURSDAY, FRIDAY
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  • Average18%
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  • Terrible18%
27 Sep 2017
“Fine for a one night stay”
28 Jul 2017
“Nice Pub”
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LS, England
+44 1271 267210

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Reviewed 28 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 24 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 29 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 19 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

Thank saltsman
Reviewed 9 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 31 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
9 August 2016|
Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Dude havnt eaten there and not sure to be honest . 😊👍