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The Golden Lion, Barnard Castle - pub details

Address: 30 Market Place, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27657) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 6.8/10 (rated by 9 users)
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I was in Barnard Castle recently so decided to try a couple of pubs. First stop, the Golden Lion.

7 pumps, one of which was offering cider, the remaining real ale. Marstons seems to be the ale of choice in here - I think I remember seeing Pedigree and New World Pale Ale on offer. I went for a half of Selador, also a Marstons ale, but one I have not heard of before so thought it was worth a try. The half was £1.45 so presumably a pint would have been £2.90 or thereabouts.

There were a few people in watching the sport on the TV in the front bar. The back room was empty so I stayed in the front. Service was quick.

As for the Selador - it was perhaps a bit warmer than it should have been, and I can only describe it as tasting a bit "savoury". Imagine making beer out of sausage rolls, and you kind of get an idea of what I was dealing with here. I was not sorry I only ordered a half!
RealAleRobUK - 21 Jun 2016 17:16
The best of the pubs visited in town, reputedly the oldest. Large selection of ales available, wish I could have stayed longer.
tommo1957 - 14 Mar 2016 14:59
Reliable pub but first time in 25 years + drinking in pubs that i have had my change given back in the actual pint !! Dozey barmaid said it was her "off" day but hey dont worry will get my change once drunk down to the bottom of the pint. Apart from this one off experience a good pub generally and one of the best real ale pubs in Teesdale.
darloexile - 11 Jul 2015 16:20
Seems to always sell Jennings Cumberland Ale now btw, it's only ale.
dynamiteninja - 17 Sep 2009 01:28
Just to add, the ale is around 2.36 or some other random amount. Cheaper than the average (which I would say is around 2.60).
dynamiteninja - 6 Aug 2009 18:59

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