The Square, Barnstaple, Devon

Free House - Restaurant - Music Venue - Accomodation

friday night

 mixed darts

The Golden Lion Tap has a variety of function rooms available for hire for conference  meetings, training days, private parties etc. Please contact us if you require further information

food & drink

tuesday night

 Ladies darts


The Golden Lion Tap is a real old English pub dating from the early 1700s. Whilst many of the original features have been preserved, the building has been sympathetically restored to maintain its heritage, character, history and atmosphere. The entrance to the Bar is light and airy with comfortable seating for dining, drinking or, just watching the world go by. The central bar is a beautiful space which was once a courtyard area and retains many original features whilst the main bar is more modern and contains a wide screen t.v on which various sporting events are shown on a regular basis. This leads on to the pool table where there are comfortable leather sofas for relaxing and watching the pool players display their skills. Now a family owned Free house, Tracie, Ray, Sean, Sarah and Trev together with their staff are dedicated to providing a warm welcome and a relaxing atmosphere whilst maintaining a professional level of service and hospitality.

live music every saturday

karaokee sunday thursday, friday

function rooms


Live music

wednesday night

free pool 9-closing

The Golden lion Tap has 6 en suite letting rooms available for overnight stays, weekends or a short break in North Devon. An ideal location for visiting the area with both the Bus depot and the Train station within a short walking distance and a thriving taxi rank located 20 yards from the main entrance.

We're proud to offer a tremendous selection of the finest brews lagers and locally made ales. We also offer a full bar and restaurant menu.


tuesday night

 free juke box 7-10

A separate Clubroom provides a lively venue for the weekends featuring Live bands of all genres from the westcountry and beyond. A fully stocked bar, stage, dance floor and seating areas helps to provide a perfect environment for all ages to enjoy a night out of music appreciation. There are open stage and open mic nights allowing all levels of musicians and singers to show their talent to the world. There is a strict age policy upheld within the clubroom.