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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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 177
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  • 107
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A warm Cornish welcome

This is a very quaint pub in the center of Port Isaac. It is very family friendly we saw the staff provide children with colouring pencils and colouring sheets and there are options for children. We tried the garlic mushrooms which were very tasty and very filling (picture attached). We also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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london
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you want to have a nice relaxed drink with a view before you that is second to none, then this is the place for you. You can sit and drink in the gorgeous scenery that is right in front of you while sitting on the balcony of this pub. If you a fan of Doc Martin you will also... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to various parts of Cornwall for some years for its unrivalled rugged beauty. Called in to the Golden Lion as it has the feel of a proper pub, yet serves great food. Its location is excellent being right next to the harbour, it has a great terrace just off the bar where one can eat and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very quaint pub in the center of Port Isaac. It is very family friendly we saw the staff provide children with colouring pencils and colouring sheets and there are options for children. We tried the garlic mushrooms which were very tasty and very filling (picture attached). We also tried the fish and chips which was very fresh... More 

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Vienna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I ordered their muscles and enjoyed one of the best meals of my life. Their muscles are cooked in a rich, creamy white wine sauce which is velvety in texture. I wish I'd taken a picture of them. I all but licked the bowl clean. This delicious dish was a rare treat. It was the best meal I had in... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We booked the meal on the same day and asked to sit upstairs for a better sea view. When we arrived we weren't disappointed at all. We were sat in the window seat overlooking the bay. The meals were all delicious. Honestly, the best fish and chips we'd had all week! The service was great too. Very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here during our recent stay in Port Isaac. Sat upstairs on a small but adequate table for 3. There was plenty of space between tables,so you don't feel cramped. The staff were friendly and took our order promptly. We had chilli squid and mussels-the food was great! This is the best pub in the village, but you must... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really great find! Had a table in the balcony watching the sun go down over the sea whilst eating great food and drinking good beer. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Superb relaxing evening,

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ate at the Golden Lion on a Friday evening – good job we booked!! Food was good and the sounds of Fisherman’s Friends singing on the slipway made it a bit more special. Recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a traditional pub in a lovely setting on the harbour. Good beer accompanying simple but well cooked food. You can take in kids and dogs

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Bramhall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is a shame that most people will not get to see the Golden Lion at its best. This is during the winter with the wind and rain howling outside but you are warm and dry inside by the fire enjoying good food and beer. The pub has returned to its former best under the new management and it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?