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We are back Open after our Refurbishment

We are back Open after our Refurbishment


Following over £300K of investment and 5 weeks of intensive work, the transformation and refurbishment of our hotel is complete. With a brand new bar, restaurant and private dining area, we're excited to welcome you back to the Golden Lion Hotel.

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ENJOY OUR SUMMER OFFER FROM ONLY £60


Enjoy a stay away with bed, breakfast and a summer pimms or cocktails on arrival!

This one night package includes:
Overnight accommodation in one of our comfortable Classic/Club Rooms 
A glass of pimms or cocktail on arrival
A full English/Welsh Breakfast the following morning
Wonderful service from our dedicated team

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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information


The Golden Lion Hotel & Restaurant

Market Hill,
St Ives,
Cambridgeshire,
PE27 5AL (Public Car Park - PE27 5JD)
Telephone : 01480 492100
Email: goldenlion@innmail.co.uk

The Old Riverport of St Ives nestles on the banks of The Great Ouse river and is barely 15 miles from Cambridge. Known the world over for the Chapel on the 15th century bridge which spans the water, the town has over 150 buildings which are listed and lives under the watchful eye of Oliver Cromwell, a one-time time resident of the town. As a market town St Ives is true to the name with markets held every Monday and Friday and an award winning Farmers markets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday in each month. Between the fascinating history, the heritage of the waterfront and the many footpaths along the ancient water meadows you are spoilt for choice for reasons to visit this lovely part of Cambridgeshire.

The Golden Lion Hotel and Restaurant in St Ives Cambridgeshire is a beautifully refurbished, truly classic coaching Inn offering the weary traveller 21st century comfort in a delightful 18th century building, indeed, the Inn is referenced in the 1893 travel book “ The Official guide to the Great Eastern Railway”. The Hotel offers a spacious drinking and dining area and generates a genuinely warm and welcoming ambience as the locals and visitors alike flock in from early on for a range of freshly made hot drinks, delicious cakes and to sample some of the excellent food on offer. To the rear of the building there is a split level courtyard which is perfect for relaxing and going alfresco. All your accommodation needs are fulfilled by 27 well-appointed hotel bedrooms set around an airy lobby. And, if you are looking for somewhere for that special celebration or regular meeting, then look no further.'The Cromwell suite is found adjacent to the courtyard and is the perfect venue for private celebrations or business meetings, catering for up to 80 guests.

Directions

When leaving the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, take the B1096 towards St Ives. At the roundabout (VW Audi Garage), continue straight ahead. At the next roundabout, turn left. Follow the road into the town centre. At the pedestrian crossing, turn right. You will find the Golden Lion Hotel on the left.

*Please note there is no on-site parking however there are various public car parks within walking distance that are £3.20 per day. For Sat Nav use please use PE27 5JD to get their.

Bedrooms - 27
Non-Smoking
Free Wi-fi
Families Welcome
Food Served All Day in our restaurant

History

History


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The Golden Lion Hotel and Restaurant originally dates from the 19th Century as a traditional Coaching Inn in the heart of the Cambridgeshire market town of St Ives.

The hotel is referred to as a "leading hotel" in St Ives in the 1893 travel book 'The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway'.

History of the Town

The St Ives district has been inhabited since the Stone Ages, where the remains of a Roman villa have been found. The first Anglo-Saxon settlers are believed to have arrived in the 5th or 6th century, where they named their settlement Slepe - meaning muddy. The original Anglo-Saxon settlement was at the west end of the modern town we know today.

The present parish church of All Saints which is just a short distance from us, was rebuilt in the 15th century, which some say is on the site of an old Anglo-Saxon church.

During the 17th & 18th centuries St Ives became an key waterway route. Lighters, or horse-drawn barges to you and I, were used to bring coal from the port of Kings Lynn before returning back with corn. Herbert Norris, a local historian, wrote in 1888: "St Ives was formerly the centre of a great river traffic. I have seen the river so covered with barges, that boys could walk across the river near the Quay on their tops".

Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews


Awards

2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands

2015 - Eat Out Awards 2015 - Pub Company of the Year - Coaching Inn Group
2015 - Awarded the London Stock Exchange top 1000 Companies to inspire Britain.

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