The Golden Lion, Northallerton, Yorkshire DL7 8PP
The Golden Lion Hotel is steeped in tradition and local folk lore having been the premier hotel of the ancient and historic North Yorkshire county town of Northallerton for three centuries.
Situated on the broad, attractive high street on the old Great North Road almost equidistant between London and Edinburgh, it was one of the North’s major coaching and posting inns during the exciting and colourful Stage Coach era. Stabling existed for seventy five horses and famous coaches arrived daily with bustle and thrill including the “Queen Charlotte”, “Wellington” and “Royal Mail”.
As an added benefit it is located opposite Betty's Tea Rooms - I wonder if that had some bearing on why we booked it?