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The Golden Lion

10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
1208880336
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Ranked #11 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
Kingsbridge, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Came here last night with my boyfriend and his family- we had dogs with us so were thrilled when the bar man said we could take them in. From the outside and inside, it looked like your traditional spit 'n sawdust pub. However, the menu was small, which is a positive sign in any pub/restaurant. I chose the burger, which... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited the Golden Lion three or four times at the end of June and the standards from last year have dropped. The food was excellent but the waiting time for food was excessive; we only ate there twice. The general atmosphere within the pub was not great and we felt that the landlord did not really have a proper `grip'... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice in a two week visit to North Cornwall. Both meals were fresh and tasty. A lot of home made dishes, a reasonable choice and price.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The fish and chips were good; I've had better. The sea bass, however, was perfect: minimal intervention, allowing the freshness of the fish a chance to show through. When we made a special request for dessert, the cook came out to make sure he understood what we wanted and then did his best to make it beautiful. I hope he... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were about to leave Port Isaac, as we had not seen anywhere we wanted to eat, when we noticed the Golden Lion. The upstairs restaurant offers views of the bay which, in the sunshine, was wonderful. My husband had haddock and chips (enormous) which was fresh and crispy. I had the fattest Sea Bass I have ever seen and... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Went in for lunch and was left disappointed.The fish and chips was disgusting as it was over cooked and greasy and the smell coming from the toilets turned my stomach as I waited for food.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were staying in Port Issac and visited the Golden Lion on a recommendation from another Trip Advisor Reviewer. We both had Beer battered haddock and chips and it was excellent. I must also mention the choice of beers and ciders which was great.

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Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had dinner here and had a table on the upper level in front of a window with an awesome view of the sea. I had their fish & chips and it was the best I had while in England. My husband is allergic to all fish & seafood, so he had a steak and mac n cheese. He loved... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at the Slipway for the weekend but decided to eat out at the Golden Lion. It was very buzzy and busy. The Fishermans Friends were singing on the Platt that evening so the pub was very busy. They did us excellent Pimms and we had fish and chips for supper. The food was good and we enjoyed the... More

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Suffolk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Good service with a good and varied menu.Staff friendly and we were able to see some of the world cup footy

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