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The Golden Lion

10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
1208880336
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Ranked #9 of 23 restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Wincanton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch at the Golden Lion today. We were made to feel very welcome. I had fish and chips and my wife went for the potted locally caught crab. She said that this was one of the best crab dishes she had eaten. We will go back again.

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wirral
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate here twice while in the area walking the south west coastal path .Really good food . Fab fish and chips . Friendly staff

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We drove to Port Isaac and after browsing the shops called into the Golden Lion just before it stopped serving lunch we placed our order with less than 10 mins left great local fish and crab served by courteous staff. Highly recommended!!!

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Sheffield
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Been here lots of times but usually put off by loud, swearing locals. Not so this time. Nice landlord and a good buzz, good beer and open fire. Brilliant views. good pub grub menu too

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Port Issac as most will know is home to Doc Martin. As one would expect there are Doc Martin Tours and all things to do with the TV series. Thankfully The Golden Lion seems to have stayed above this and retained undoubted charm as a good boozer for locals and visitors alike. It has no pretensions to be other than... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had a meal here, the first night of our stay in Port Isaac and the food was tasty and very good portion size. My wife had fish and chips and I had local sausages with colcannon mash and shallots. The food was tasty, well cooked and arrived quickly, and was very reasonably priced. No great decor or views here,... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

First impressions: struggled getting in with a wheelchair. member of staff just watched on as we tried. Popped in for food & a drink. Food had just ended. The barmaid was unsure how to make a wine spritzer!! Overall a strange, rather unfriendly pub.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I have visited the Golden Lion on several occasions and it has never failed to disappoint. A friendly pub with great food, (a Sunday lunch so popular there was no space for us to eat on one occasion!) good beer, a lovely log fire and a wonderful view.

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Reigate
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

A great place for supper on a cold wintery night, one of the few dog friendly eateries in the village. A warm welcome, efficient service, an open fire, tasty food, decent portions and a good buzz in a place full of character. Thank you!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Arrived around lunch to a busy bustling venue. The fantastic smell pumping out the pub was a huge incentive for my kids to drag us in. With live music downstairs and a great atmosphere who could resist? Being the 23rd of December it was only expected to be slightly slow on service, but never the less they did a great... More

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