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The Golden Lion

10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
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Ranked #14 of 24 restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Port Isaac for 4 nights in October 2013 - and ate here 4 times. We kept meaning to eat somewhere else, but the other restaurants were very, very expensive or closed. The pub has a rustic atmosphere. Lots of wood, lots of angles, lots of step-up, step-down, lots of tiny rooms plus a little outside balcony with... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great meal in a very friendly pub Great view of the harbour from the upstairs rooms Reasonable prices too

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited her a few times during a recent stay in Port Isaac. Staff friendly, menu varied and reasonably priced. Would go early if you want a table as it gets busy,and you can't book.

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Kingswinford
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Popped in for a couple of pints of Tribute while the family were looking at where they make Doc Martins. Friendly staff and nice beer. Didn't try the food though. The floor is wooden, the doors are uneven and there are strange fishing boat things stuck to the walls - all good qualities. If I lived in Port Isaac this... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was good basic food. The staff were very friendly. The view from upstairs was lovely. A great evening

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have visited The Golden Lion regularly on our trips to Port Issac in the past few years and have always had a lovely experience so much so that we have invited friends to join us there on more than one occassion. However our most recent trip there on Friday 25 July was awful. When booking our table for 3... More

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Leeds
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went to port Isaac today and decided to go for some pub food. We ordered drinks and were told we couldn't order food until 6. I went back to order the food. There were 2 bar maids. One began serving someone who came to bar after me and the other was busy chatting to her friend who it sounded like... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Terrible food, dirty tables, even worse service - don't bother !! I was expecting so much more but the pub and in fact the whole village looks very tired and unkempt.

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Bloxham, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We ate here as a party of 9. We didn't bother with starters. Most of the mains arrived together, with a couple of hiccups, including delivery of a chicken burger that wasn't ours (which was subsequently retrieved for its rightful owner) and a couple of other dishes for someone else. But one of our steak orders had been forgotten completely... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After a long wait of the order being served I bit into my burger only to find a piece of plastic, when I opened it up there was a whole sheet of plastic, if this was a smaller child they could have choked. I'm surprised it didn't melt into my burger. Also we were told we would get the burger... More

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