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Winter Warmer Offer

Winter Warmer Offer

As the dark winter nights draw in and the temperature plummets to finger tingling levels we've got a perfect deal to warm your soul!

This Winter why not enjoy a night away at one of our delightful Inns.  Each of our Inns are set within beautiful market towns throughout the UK.

Our Winter Warmer Offer includes bed and breakfast and a hamper full of goodies for 2 adults sharing a Classic Double or Twin room, as well as a hot drink of your choice in our Eatery on arrival.  You can upgrade to a Superior or Deluxe room starting from £20 per night (subject to availability).

Don’t delay book now to avoid disappointment!


Group Recognition in Sunday Times Awards

Group Recognition in Sunday Times Awards

We're delighted to announce that The Coaching Inn Group have been recognised as "Ones to Watch" in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list, which celebrates Britain's fastest growing businesses each year.

After growing the business from six to 12 hotels in the last year, the recognition is a proud achievement for the group, who are set to expand to 25 historic coaching inns, following further investment from the Business Growth Fund.

The Coaching Inn Group are proud of their reputation for faithfully restoring buildings of great historic significance and uplifting businesses in wonderful market towns across the UK. View the family of Coaching Inns by clicking here.

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Sunday Slumber Offer!

Sunday Slumber Offer!


Our Sunday Slumber includes accommodation on a Sunday night, a full 2 course Sunday Lunch on arrival (lunch reservation required at time of booking) and a freshly cooked full English breakfast in the morning. The rate is based on 2 people sharing a Classic Double/Twin room. You can upgrade to a Superior or Deluxe room (subject to availability).

All of this is based on 2 people sharing a classic double or twin room (upgrades are available)


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Hotel & Travel Information

Hotel & Travel Information

The Golden Lion Hotel

Market Hill,
St Ives,
PE27 5AL (Public Car Park - PE27 5JD)
Telephone : 01480 492100

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 is a 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 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 100 guests.


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 per day. For Sat Nav use please use PE27 5JD to get their.

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



historybanner The Golden Lion Hotel 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


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.