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The Golden Lion

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Overview of The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion

4 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGordale Scar19 min drive
  • Popular LocationMalham Cove21 min drive
  • Popular LocationIngleborough Cave28 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)60 min drive

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About this area


Located in Settle, The Golden Lion is in a rural area and in a national park. Ribblehead Viaduct and Force Gill Aqueduct are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Yorkshire Dales National Park and Forest of Bowland. Thornton Hall Farm Country Park and Kilnsey Park Estate are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the inn's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gordale Scar - 19 min drive
  • Malham Cove - 21 min drive
  • Ingleborough National Nature Reserve - 21 min drive
  • Pen-y-Ghent - 26 min drive
  • Ingleborough Cave - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Settle Station - 4 min walk
  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 60 min drive


  • Harts Head Hotel - 12 min walk
  • Black Horse Hotel - 13 min walk
  • Maypole Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Game Cock - 7 min drive
  • Austwick Hall - 7 min drive

About this property

The Golden Lion

4-star inn near Yorkshire Dales National Park
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a fireplace at reception. All 14 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs. Guests will also find hairdryers and free toiletries.
The Golden Lion offers 14 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This Settle inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per stay
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Lion Settle Hotel
Lion Settle
The Lion At Settle Hotel Settle
Lion Settle Inn
The Lion at Settle
Golden Lion Inn Settle
Golden Lion Settle
The Golden Lion Inn
The Golden Lion Settle
The Golden Lion Inn Settle

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 62 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cosy and charming
The location is great, right in the heart of Settle. The bedrooms look recebtly refurbished with modern, yet countey style fittings. The room we had was pretty small but for one night this isn't an issue. The double bed was tiny! Only one window opened in the room, the other was stuck. We found this made it a little hot as the heating had been on very high. Had things not had to shut by 10pm, the room may have been loud as it overlooked the beer garden. Staff were extremely nice, i was even loaned a brolly to take the dog out for an early morning walk. There was a big choice on the breakfast menu, but not much was vegetarian and nothig was vegan. Dinner was a similar issue! The food was good, but not great. Overall this made the room feel a little overpriced.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent base for walking. Great food and beer and really cosy and welcoming pub.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Superb service, great food and lovely lean room. settle is a great place to stay to explore this part of the Dales.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good atmosphere. Very efficient friendly team. Food very good in the evening. Excellent central location.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020