Golden Lion Inn

LlangynhafalLL16 4LNDenbighUnited Kingdom
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About Golden Lion Inn

The Golden Lion Inn lies beside the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. It offers bed and breakfast accommodation plus a country-style pub-restaurant at 18th century premises half-a-mile from the Offa’s Dyke Path.

Cosy twin rooms with en suite bathrooms boasting showers or hot-tub baths feature flat-screen TVs and hot drinks provisions.

Amenities comprise a beer garden, campsite, free Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and a restaurant-bar area featuring log-burners, fireplaces and exposed beams.

A free cooked Welsh or continental breakfast is included. Sunday roast lunches are available as are evening meals most days. The bar serves real ales. Indian restaurants and bistros are among the eateries within five miles.

The Golden Lion Inn is a moderate two-hour walk from the summit of Moel Famau for rewarding views of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea. It’s about 30 minutes’ drive from the seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn.


Llangynhafal, LL16 4LN, Denbigh, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1824)790451 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Welcoming hosts and tasty, affordable meals

The friendly and welcoming hosts reportedly fostered a relaxed atmosphere. The food appealed to guests too. The breakfasts were said to be filling, tasty and freshly-prepared while there was a wide choice of reasonably-priced dishes on the restaurant menu. Moreover, the pub was popular with locals and the bar offered a good selection of real ales and whiskies.

Quiet location amid beautiful hilly landscape

The rural setting of this period inn was quiet and tranquil, according to many guests, who also admired the countryside and hill views. It made a perfect base for exploring the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with several trails leading from the pub. It also made a handy stopover for long-distance walkers tackling the Offa's Dyke Path along the England-Wales border. Drivers liked the free parking and the proximity of the A55 and A494. It was also conveniently a short drive from amenities, shops and castles in Ruthin and Denbigh.

Clean, comfy and competitively-priced rooms

There was praise for the comfy and clean rooms. The usually inexpensive room rates prompted many reviewers to say they got fair value for money.

Negative Reviews

Limited availability of meals frustrated some

It frustrated some visitors that evening meals weren't available at times, prompting them to hunt for alternative dining options nearby.

Claims some rooms were small

Although many visitors reported that the rooms were more than adequately comfortable, some critics were disappointed that one of the rooms was fairly small, especially when fully occupied.

Rural location posed issues for some

Some motorists struggled to locate this property at first due to the rural location off a minor road. It was beyond the property's control, but several guests were disappointed that mobile phone reception in the vicinity was patchy on certain networks.

Rating Overview

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8.9 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 23 reviews