COVID-19: Latest Update
Following on from the latest Government announcement we are really happy to announce that we are re-opening as follows:
* All our rooms are currently available to guests travelling for permitted reasons. Our bar and restaurant remain closed until 12th April so we are very sorry that there will be no food or drink available during your stay. From 12th April al fresco dining will be available as well as the option to have breakfast in your room. We also have an in-room dining service for other meals.
* 17th May - our rooms will be open for all guests.
You can book an overnight stay with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellations on all fully-flex rates up until 10:00am on the day prior to arrival.
Food & Drink
* 12th April - our outdoor areas will be open (weather permitting) for al fresco dining & drinks.
* 17th May - our restaurant and bar will be fully open for both indoor and outdoor dining and drinks.
COVID-19: Do I need to pre-pay for my room on booking?
We require credit card details when you book our fully-flex rate but only to secure your booking. We do not ask for full payment up front. Payment for your stay and any extras you have taken whilst you are with us will be required when you check out and not before.
COVID-19: Can I cancel my booking if things change?
Yes - whilst we really hope that you won't need to cancel your booking, on our fully-flexible rate, as long as you cancel your booking before 10:00am on the day before you’re due to arrive, there will be no charge. If you do need to cancel simply give us a call on 01729 822203.
Bookings cancelled after 10:00am on the day before you’re due to arrive will be charged for the first night’s stay. No Shows will be charged for the first night’s stay.
COVID-19: House of Daniel Thwaites – Safety Guide
The safety of our guests and team members is our number one priority so we have put in many measures across our properties to ensure our guests can feel confident when visiting and staying in our properties and our team members can feel confident working in them too.
To keep us all safe, we ask guests to wear face coverings in line with Government guidance.
For more information about your visit, you can download our safety guide below.
We're also proud to have been awarded the 'We're Good To Go' certificate from Visit England; the official mark to confirm we have a risk assessment and the correct processes in place to make The Golden Lion safe for our team and customers.
We look forward to seeing you!
COVID-19: Government Changes to VAT in Hospitality
We can confirm that the rate at which you booked your guestroom still stands and we would like to explain the reason for this.
The reduction in VAT is a great initiative which has been introduced to help hospitality businesses during these challenging times as per the guidance released from the Government. The full announcement can be seen here and below is a summary of the key messages:
“The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to:
- Hotel and holiday accommodation
- Admissions to certain attractions
These changes are being brought in as an urgent response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support businesses severely affected by forced closures and social distancing measures.”
The temporary reduced rate will apply to supplies that are made between 15 July 2020 and 31st March 2021.
Since this announcement, the government has further extended the temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT until 30 September 2021.
After sadly being closed for the majority of the last year and the increased costs we need to absorb in line with government guidance, our business has been severely affected by the pandemic. This initiative is a huge support to our business and the hospitality sector as a whole and it also enables us to bring more of our valued team members back off furlough.
We hope you understand why the rate at which you booked your guestroom still stands. We hugely value your custom and support and we are really looking forward to welcoming you. We would also like to take this opportunity to reassure you that your safety and wellbeing are at the forefront of everything we do to ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable stay with us.
Yes, Character Rooms. £25.00 additional charge per night. All our rooms are very individual and offer the same home comforts throughout – but a couple will give you that extra inspiration you need to jump out of bed in a morning. Just let us know if you’d like to book one of these when you make your reservation.
Do you hold rooms provisionally?
No we take a credit card to guarantee reservations and our cancellation policy then applies.
When is check in?
Check in is from 2.30 pm.
When is check out?
Check out time is 10.30 am.
Do you offer late check out?
Available at £10.00 subject to availability until a maximum of 2pm.
Do you have travel cots/Z-beds available? Do you charge for it?
Yes, we have a limited supply and there is no charge.
What are the bar’s opening times?
The bar opens from 11.00 am to 11.00pm . Monday to Sunday.
Is car parking available?
We have 3 car parks in the town all close to The Golden Lion. The nearest is Ashfields car park, Guests can pull into our gated area to unload their belongings. We have maps in the reception area that we give to customers showing the car park locations.
Car park postcode: BD24 9DZ
Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately due to the historic nature of The Golden Lion building we are unable to offer bedrooms located on the ground floor.
Are pets allowed?
Yes– We are a dog friendly inn with dog friendly rooms. Your four-legged friend is very welcome, all we ask is you bring your own dog bed and towels out of consideration for the other guests. We do charge £15 per stay for your dog to join you in your room; this is so we can give the room the extra special attention needed afterwards to ensure is pristine for the next arrivals.
We love to welcome well-behaved owners and their dogs to the inn, but please be aware that not everyone loves your dog as much as you do. To help us keep happy customers of both 2 and 4 legged varieties please observe our simple requests:
- Dogs are allowed in the bar area, but not in the dining only areas
- Please don’t let your dog jump or pester other guests, or their pets or disturb others by barking
- Make sure your dog is clean and dry before they come in to the inn
What is there to see and do in the local area?
The market town of Settle boasts a wealth of local attractions which will really give you a feel for the local history of the area. View our Things to See & Do page for more details.
What is your cancellation policy?
As long as you cancel your booking before 10am on the day before you’re due to arrive, there will be no charge. Bookings cancelled after 10:00am on the day before you’re due to arrive will be charged for the first night’s stay. No Shows will be charged for the first night’s stay.
Some frequently asked questions below.
If you’re still unsure then simply give us a call or email us with your query.