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The Blue Lion

3-star inn in Leyburn with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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East Witton, Leyburn, DL8 4PE, England, United Kingdom
  • We’ve stayed here many times and it’s always great. Even the restrictions didn’t really…

    Jun 24, 2021

  • A super hotel. Plenty character but comfortable with all necessary mod cons. Restaurant…

    Jun 19, 2021

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Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Middleham Castle - 2 min walk
  • Harmby Waterfall - 39 min walk
  • The Forbidden Corner - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Wensleydale - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Constable Burton Hall - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room (Petite)
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Room (Large)
  • Superior Double Room, Courtyard Area (Large)
  • Superior Double Room, Courtyard Area

What’s around


  • Middleham Castle - 2 min walk
  • Harmby Waterfall - 39 min walk
  • The Forbidden Corner - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Wensleydale - 5.5 mi / 8.8 km
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Constable Burton Hall - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Bolton Castle - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Theakston Brewery - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Blacksheep Brewery - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Aysgarth Falls - 8.7 mi / 13.9 km

Getting around

  • Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 51 min drive
  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Northallerton Station - 22 min drive
  • Thirsk Station - 30 min drive
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East Witton, Leyburn, DL8 4PE, England, United Kingdom

At a glance


  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • Garden

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Onsite venue #2 - This pub specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 15.0 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per day
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Also known as

  • Blue Lion Inn Leyburn
  • Blue Lion Leyburn
  • The Blue Lion Inn
  • The Blue Lion Leyburn
  • The Blue Lion Inn Leyburn

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, The Blue Lion does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per day.
  • You can check in from 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Restaurant offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Dragon Inn (2.2 mi), Chambers Coffee House (2.2 mi), and Fryer Tuck (2.2 mi).
  • The Blue Lion has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Well organised for Covid Rooms spotlessly clean Food well presented albeit a bit on pricey side

    brian, 1 night trip, Jun 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Love it

    We love the Blue Lion. Location, building, staff....all brilliant. There are some minor things which could do with tweaking: soundproofing of rooms (18th century floorboards!!), opening up the lovely garden at the back for its pub, revising of its OTT priced wine list.

    Kara, 2 night trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    One of my favourite places to stay

    Standard double was not very big - for reference we stayed in the hotel du vin at York the previous week and the standard was super big. It was clean but we stayed for two nights and the room wasn't refreshed or made up on day two which was unexpected and disappointing. On the plus side the staff were incredibly friendly and the food and drinks were exceptional. I've been coming to this gem of a hotel / gastro pub since 1992 and it is one of my favourite places to be. The village is very pretty and the walks from the hotel take in some breathtaking scenery. Just to add the hotel is dog friendly and usually (not this time) includes doggie treats in your room.

    chris, 2 night family trip, May 29, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Really really unpleasant proprietress, rude and unwelcoming. Probably best to avoid, shame as it is a nice place and the rest of the staff were pleasant.

    Richard, 1 night trip, Oct 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Enjoyable stay, but pricey wine

    Lovely pub devoted to food. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room we had was large with a very comfortable bed, and plenty of room for our dogs crate to go in. We like the Blue Lion,but the wine prices starting at £27.50 for us were very expensive.The food usually excellent was quite expensive and both our dishes were dry. They did have a big party in but for price,we were disappointed. Still love the place however, and sure this was just a blip.

    David, 1 night trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A fantastic stay, wonderful food, attentive staff. Highly recommend.

    1 night trip, Jan 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Definitely recommended

    Great stay in a lovely part of the world! definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quiet break in the outdoors.

    Sarah, 2 night trip, Oct 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent meal and stay. Would highly recommend - food, wine and service in a really comfortable setting is just fantastic. Very very minor point but could have done with a fan in the room.

    Ian, 1 night trip, Aug 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place for a break

    as always, a great few days, super room, great food and service..not to mention perfect location

    K, 2 night trip, Jul 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    2 night stay

    Stayed 2 nights with courtyard accommodation that we could not fault. Roomy, modern, clearance and wonderfully quiet. Breakfasts were lovely with lots of choice. Staff helpful. Only downside was on arrival we booked an evening meal in the restaurant but when we went to find our table at the allotted time we were told to eat in the bar area as the dining room was being used for a private function. This was not mentioned to us at the time of booking. We were taken to a table near the bar area which was crowded and noisy. Although the food we had was exceptionally tasty it was spoilt by the fact we had people stood over us who were very loud. Because of this we only had the one course and left.

    Sheena, 2 night romance trip, Jun 7, 2019

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