Library Bar

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Library Bar, The Golden Lion Hotel, 6-10 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1BD

    For well over two centuries The Golden Lion has welcomed guests, with delicious fare, fine wines and refreshing ale. This tradition continues today in our cosy Library Bar.

    For well over two centuries The Golden Lion has welcomed guests, with delicious fare, fine wines and refreshing ale.  This tradition continues today  in our cosy Library Bar. You'll find that we have compiled an exceptional selection of fine wines from the New World and the Old, and a great range of beers and malt whiskys. Our chefs make something special of dishes traditional and modern alike and our Library Bar menu is available all day.

    In our bar and  you can drink and dine in a historic, inspirational setting ' Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, stayed here in 1787, and late one evening (or in the wee small hours of the morning)  he etched the controversial poem Stirling Lines on a window pane in one of the public rooms. Was that room what is now our Library Bar Quite possibly, and we do know that Burns returned some weeks later and shattered the offending pane with his riding crop (well, he was the pop idol of his day, mobbed in nearby Broad Street and at the Tollbooth.) The window glass is gone: the story remains forever. As you sit and sip your dram, ponder who has been here before you '¦ genteel lords and ladies, raucous coachmen and chapmen, an inspired young poet conjuring up his infamous lines '¦ imagine how these rooms rang with laughter, songs and rhyme.

    Enjoy a break with tradition at the Golden Lion.

    Opening Times:

    Lunch: 12:00 - 16:30

    Dinner: 16:30 - 22:00


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Breakfast
    • Business Lunches
    • Group Dining
    • Kids & Families
    • Late Dining
    • Lunches
    • Pre/Post-Theatre Dining
    • Real Ales
    • Romantic Meals
    • Special Occasion
    • Whisky Selection
    • Wine By The Glass


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Big screen for sporting events
    • Fireplace

    Leisure Facilities

    • WiFi


    • Private Room (s) available
    • Serves after 10pm / open late
    • Service included on bill

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Disabled toilets
    • Level Access


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Private Parking
    • Public Transport Close By
    • Taxi rank nearby

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