The Golden Lion Hotel is steeped in tradition and local folk lore having been the premier hotel of the ancient and historic North Yorkshire county town of Northallerton for three centuries.

Situated on the broad, attractive high street on the old Great North Road almost equidistant between London and Edinburgh, it was one of the North’s major coaching and posting inns during the exciting and colourful Stage Coach era. Stabling existed for seventy five horses and famous coaches arrived daily with bustle and thrill including the “Queen Charlotte”, “Wellington” and “Royal Mail”.

Throughout the ages the hotel has been a business and social hub of busy Northallerton hosting bargaining farmers and dealers on hectic market and fair days, great horse and property sales, balls, dances, meetings, concerts, receptions and dinners. For the gentry and officials of the North Riding quarter sessions a renowned “Judges Cellar” flourished with fine wines until the late 1960’s.

The Golden Lion Hotel remains a thriving venue being used as a Wedding Venue, Restaurant, Bar and Hotel. For a truly memorable experience the Golden Lion is the perfect venue.


  • Accommodation
  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • Smoking area
  • WiFi free
  • Live music