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Golden Lion Hotel and Restaurant, Market Hill, St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 5AL – 01480 492100


The Eatery (Restaurant) at the Golden Lion Hotel is so named because it offers a comprehensive, but not overwhelming, menu which is available throughout our historic coaching inn but also alfresco in the courtyard area. For larger groups we also have plenty of seating in the many of the hotels alcoves. The main menu is reviewed regularly by our head chef who travels the area to obtain the best quality local products. We have the perfect setting for you to enjoy food and beverages including a choice of 15 wines by the glass and a selection of up to 4 real ales. When searching for places to eat in St Ives Cambridgeshire the Golden Lion is definitely the place to visit and is situated at the heart of St Ives.

Opening Times

Breakfast: Mon – Fri 7:00 – 09:00 (Sat & Sun 08:00 – 10:00)
Bar & Coffee: Sun – Thu 09:00 – 11:00pm (Fri & Sat from 9:00 – 23:00)
Restaurant: Mon – Sat 12:00 to 21:30 (Sun 12:00 to 21:00)


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A large range of drink from New York to St Ives

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Our expert chefs can cater for private dining in one of our brand new seating area. The Golden Lion Hotel & Restaurant in St Ives hosts a gorgeous private dining table in an enclosed room overlooking the St Ives High Street that can seat up to 14 people. 

Larger groups are also welcome in the Cromwell Suite which can seat up to 80 depending on set up style. 

For more relaxed gatherings, we allow groups in our main Restaurant and Bar and can reserve sections, with a mix of table sizes.

Local Ale and Beers of the World

We have an extensive range of exciting world beers, premium lagers, specially selected local ales and classy craft beers. Take a look at some of what we have to offer.


Local Ale & Beer

We're proud to support and serve traditionally brewed local beers.

Adnams Southwold - Founded in Southwold, Suffork in 1872 by George and Ernest Adnams, this award winning brewer produces some of the best cask ales in the land.

Greene King - This beer is characterised by its hoppy taste and aroma that comes from the use of Challenger and First Gold hops which are combined with pale and crystal malts.

Guest Ales - We also frequently sell and promote local and guest ales from independent and small brewers.

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