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EXCLUSIVE OFFER- 20% off + Kids Eat Free*

EXCLUSIVE OFFER- 20% off + Kids Eat Free*


Break out the sun cream because we've got a Sizzling Summer offer!


Enjoy a well-earned break this summer by booking a Sizzling Summer Stay at any of our beautiful Coaching Inns.  Our offer is for a minimum of 2 nights and is up to 20% off our best available rate and includes an overnight stay with breakfast.  Kids dine free when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Your two-night break includes:

Overnight stay in one of our Classic Rooms on both nights

A full English/Welsh Breakfast each morning of your stay

Wonderful service from our dedicated team

Kids accompanied by an adult dine free when eating off the children’s menu in our Eatery

A full English/Welsh Breakfast each morning of your stay

Wonderful service from our dedicated team

Dine like Royalty

Dine like Royalty


There’s nothing more traditional than Afternoon Tea. We offer classic cream teas from £6pp, as well as traditional afternoon tea from £12.00pp. For those special occasions you can add a glass of champagne from £5pp.

Our limited edition afternoon tea’s are available, to commemorate the Royal Wedding in May.

Our afternoon tea includes a selection of cakes, scones and sandwiches and is perfectly accompanied by our range of teas. We serve our standard Afternoon Tea from 2:30-5pm everyday.


History of Afternoon Tea

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is widely understood to have been been the driving force behind afternoon tea in the 1840’s. She is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. It was common at that time for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast in the morning, and dinner at around 8 o’clock in the evening. The Duchess’ solution was a pot a tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. This quickly became a treat with her friends and developed into a social event.


Our delicious Limited Edition Afternoon Tea’s are available 7 days a week, between 12pm and 6pm.

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AWARD WINNERS: CIG Awards Gallery

AWARD WINNERS: CIG Awards Gallery


Winners at The Coaching Inn Group Awards 2018


Check out the gallery of images from the Coaching Inn Group Awards 2018, where awards such as General Manager of the Year, Hotel of the Year and Head Chef of the Year were awarded, as well as accolades for Trainee of the Year, Housekeeper of the Year and many more.

The glitzy award ceremony was held at The Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough and attended by over 120 team members from the group. 

You can view the full gallery of winners here.


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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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