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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
+44 1208 880336
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 14
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely lunch

I took some friends to The Golden Lion in Port Isaac when they were down visiting on holiday. I've been a few times in the past and always remembered it as a lovely pub. Yet again it didn't disappoint. I had mussels which were really good and plentiful! My friends enjoyed a butternut squash salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
CornishMGK
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Moscow, Idaho
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We returned to Port Isaac after two years away. The Golden Lion was as I remembered it. Lots of people enjoy The Golden Lion and we were turned away one night because we had no reservation. The service was great. The food was wonderful. Highly recommended, but get the reservation to make sure you can get in to enjoy it.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I took some friends to The Golden Lion in Port Isaac when they were down visiting on holiday. I've been a few times in the past and always remembered it as a lovely pub. Yet again it didn't disappoint. I had mussels which were really good and plentiful! My friends enjoyed a butternut squash salad and a daily special which... More 

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Stockport
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Port Isaac for 4 years now & this is the first time we have actually eaten in here. I have to say we were impressed, so much so we ate in here 3 times throughout the week. The 2 young ladies that served us, (Scottish lady & another lady with dark hair, sorry I don't know... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

What a charming place. The location is superb especially siting on the terrace with a Rattler or one of St. Austells finest, Proper Job perhaps? Anyway, a welcoming place indeed, treat people with respect, thank them when they have delivered, do not use these as a slangy opportunity. We have visited Port Isaac numerous times, always visiting the Golden Lion... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a tasty well prepared meal in this lovely old pub nestling at the heart of beautiful Port Isaac. Friendly service, and a fantastic view of the harbour. Upstairs dining gets you a little more space when it gets busy downstairs. Ale choice is from St Austell brewery and very nice they are too. A whole plaice was my choice,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I didn't dislike anything about this pub, fab food, value for money, lovely atmosphere, great staff, I would definitely go back!

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Golden Lion is the perfect spot to nip away from the tourist crowds during the day or settle in for the evening. They have Cornwall's finest beers, ales and ciders on the taps, superb setting and ambience. The food was at a very high standard in every aspect, and very reasonable value considering. Of course there is plenty of... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Whilst staying near port issac we decided to make the trip to visit the golden lion on our last evening as one member of the group had been several years ago and highly recommended it. I understand we should have booked and this was our fault. We arrived at around 7 and a friendly lady behind the bar said they... More 

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Thomas G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Firstly, we would like to apologise for the perceived rudeness you experienced on your recent visit. The pressure of an exceptionally busy dinner service is not an excuse, however my brusque response was in reply to the female bar staff member serving you and not to yourselves. We had absolutely no tables free that evening and the takeaway situation you... More 

Ely, Cambridgeshire
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We returned here to buy fish and chips to take out after getting them twice while on holiday last year and loved them. We bought them again this year and were disappointed in the chips that were more like fries than traditional chips. I had not eaten much of it before I discovered 2 hairs in my food!! One in... More 

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Thomas G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Just to clarify this incident. You allegedly found a single eyelash on one of your meals whilst offsite and returned to replace all three of your meals, which we did without question and refunded the single affected meal. Whilst we are very sorry you found an eyelash, we do everything in our power to reduce the risk of this happening.... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

during our stay in Port Isaac we enjoyed two evening meals here. A must for us was that our two dogs were welcome, but the icing on the cake was the sunny balcony eating area overlooking the harbour. The food was of good pub standard and the staff were friendly and efficient.

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Additional Information about The Golden Lion

Address: 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
Phone Number: +44 1208 880336
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880336

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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