Main Index

  » Search This Site

  » Submit Pub

  » Contact Us

  » Support This Site

Share |

Home > Devon > Ashburton > Golden Lion

Golden Lion

Date of photo: 1960s

Picture source: "Pubs and Inns of Ashburton" by Pete Webb, Obelisk

The Golden Lion was situated at 58 East Street. This pub is now used as bed and breakfast accommodation. Built by Nicholas Tripe as his mansion in 1768, it became a pub, hotel and coaching house in 1797 until it closed in 1999. Final landlord was Alan Hope, leader of The Monster Raving Loony party who moved to the Dog & Partridge, Yateley, Hampshire.
Owned by James Lloyd from 1787 and passed to his daughter Samantha, and son in law, William Barons in the 1830s.
Gordon Lloyd (March 2016)

Do you have any anecdotes, historical information or photographs of this pub? Become a contributor and submit them here.
Like this site? Recommend us via the social networking share button on the left hand side of the page, or follow us on or
Were you a customer, publican or member of staff at this pub? Add your email contact details here and let past regulars get in touch.
Other Photos
Date of photo: 2012

Picture source: Clive Schneidau

Picture source: Clive Schneidau

Expenses incurred at an election party here in 1797

Picture source: Gordon Lloyd