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Why Our Pub is Great

You can expect a warm welcome from our team, at The Golden Lion; we are easy to find, in the heart of picturesque Barnard Castle and provide free parking and disabled access for our customers. We’re renowned for great food and drink, in stunning surroundings. Our home is within the walls of the town’s oldest pub, established in the 17th century, maintaining many of its original features, including an open fire.


Save on the washing up, get some friends together and join us for dinner. Food is served from noon, so whether you’re stopping by for lunch or dinner, you’ll find delicious pub classics - fish and chips, lasagne, grills, burgers and more.

We’re a welcoming local pub with a great social calendar. Get your sports fix at The Golden Lion, where we show matches regularly. When the weather is good, enjoy a drink our outdoor seating area. We provide live entertainment, showcasing local talent, quizzes and even karaoke.

About Our Food

If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat with friends, or pop in after work – head on over! Our new menu features lots of dishes with big flavour! From our Gammon Steak Melt Stack (topped with pulled pork chilli if you fancy it!) to Golden Scampi or even The Yorkshire Platter; there’s something to tempt you for any hankering. Fancy something a little lighter? No problem – check out our Chicken and Bacon Salad, or range of ‘skinny’ burgers that will go nicely with one of our refreshing drinks!

And if there’s room for more, we’ve got a range of indulgent puds at wallet-friendly prices if you feel like treating yourself! Lots of our food is eligible for daily or weekly deals too. Come on in check out our daily deals too! Eating out needn’t be a treat with our range of meals at fantastic value.

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Our Pub Facilities

Beer Garden

Disabled Access

Dogs Welcome

Pool Table

Wi-Fi

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Golden Lion, 30 Market Place, Barnard Castle, DL12 8NB