Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Newmarket Golden Lion
Newmarket Golden Lion
formerly Golden Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
44 High St, CB8 8LB
grid reference TL 644 634
Re-opens on the 4th of July. See website for details.
["The Golden Lion is one of Wetherspoon's finest, a large bustling 18th century town pub, situated on the main high street. Knowledgeable and efficient staff serving up to 7 real ales at any one time including up to 3 guest ales. The pub's name is thought to have originated from King Henry I and is also known as the Lion of Justice. Popular with the local horse racing community. Children welcome until 9pm in the family area. One real cider also available. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving quality real ale."]
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer festivals
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- CAMRA members' discount scheme: 50p off per pint with CAMRA voucher
- Cask Marque accredited
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Old Rosie
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Sport TV
- this page for details"> WiFi available: free. Connect to "Wi-Fi Zone - The Cloud": see this page for details
Railway station about 0.6 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
Re-opened in 2001 as a JD Wetherspoon after period of closure from 1997.
John Christopher has removed from the Golden Lion in Newmarket to the Crown Inn, in Soham, CambridgeshireIpswich Journal, 6th May 1780***
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)