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The Golden Lion, York - pub details

Golden Lion
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Address: 9 Church Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8BG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 10498) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations York (0.5 miles), Poppleton (3.2 miles)

Chain: T&J Bernard

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 44 users)
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user reviews of the Golden Lion, York

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Run of the mill Taylor Walker Pub. I was running ouy of options for food so i ventured in here. Food was OK. Not a good selection of beers, Greene King and Fullers London Pride. I tried a Camerons Strongarm £3.55, again it was ok nothing special.
rpf1955 - 19 Aug 2015 20:52
Pretty central pub not far from Shambles, cosy, country feel, with stained wood floors, a large wooden bar and pictures of old York on the walls. One of the best selections of real ale in the city. Beer tried was OK, and Food was usual pub menu and served quickly. No complaints. TVs showing sport events means the place can get very busy and a bit noisy.
ahsund72 - 11 Nov 2013 11:48
Popped in on a quiet Sunday evening for food. Pretty quiet - one large room - a refurbished chain pub like many others. Good range of 5 real ales on and the Yorkshire Sparkle pale ale has gone down well.

Food average Taylor Walker chain fare. Only one staff on so had to wait to see if she could satisfy my apparently unusual request for horse-radish sauce to go with roast beef instead of ketchup or vinegar ..., though I did get a large portion of it after a while.

Music to taste of bar staff and maybe intended clientele half my age, who aren't in here this evening.
shaggyorigin - 2 Jun 2013 19:54
Went in on Saturday Night having watched Aldershot play at York .Had a few ales on i had a York pale nice pint at a good price
lowerbourneshot - 21 Jan 2013 13:00
The 5th Earl below appears to echo my feelings about this pub when I visited for a very brief drop-in pint around opening time on Sunday. Whilst on paper there is nothing WRONG with it as such, it did feel curiously by-numbers, and in its conservative conformity to the rather predictable Taylor Walker template, I felt it probably had had any residual character drained from it.

On the plus side, there were 4 cask ales on offer, and whilst Copper Dragon Golden Pippin was the most adventurous available, it was certainly kept properly. Service was a little sullen but affable enough - got the impression the young staff members were struggling a little to perform after what had undoubtedly been a strenuous Saturday night!

I wasn't in the market for grub but I expect the pub meals offered might have been passable. There was a TV and plenty of seating. I imagine when found in a busier state the clientele may be varied and a little more background noise may raise some semblance of atmos. But from what little I saw, the Golden Lion failed to make a lasting impression, and when one considers the strength of many of its counterparts, it is up against it.
TWG - 13 Mar 2012 17:57

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