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“Nice Pub”

The Golden Lion Tap
Ranked #2 of 4 Nightlife in Barnstaple
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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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
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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
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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 you want a real pub with real people with real ale look no further ! Thanks

Thank DuncanH68
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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 mix of visitors. The interior is rather dated which gives it a historical charm. Very pleasant staff and we had good drinks with an enjoyable lunch, fully replenished and ready to continue on exploration of this town.

Thank Hackford
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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 run a similar function.

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