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The Golden Lion

10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
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Ranked #12 of 25 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
Woking, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We decided to have a meal here after spending the afternoon in Port Isaac. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and showed us straight to a table. Tables available upstairs which is lovely as great views out over the harbour. Food all great and came out quickly so would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
843 helpful votes 843 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped in at this pub a number of times during our 3 night stay in Port Isaac and found it to be a wonderful spot to enjoy drinks on the outside deck while gazing out upon the village harbour and coastline, or just to "people watch". We had a dinner and late lunch here as well, and both days... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One word grubby... needs a damn good clean before I would eat in there. The waitress needs a longer skirt. Bar man pleasant but drinks not chilled and warm.

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wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Port Isaac for a week and drank at the Golden Lion three times. Friendly bar staff, good atmosphere and good pub food. Children were welcome. Good value for money. If you want something a bit 'posh' I'd go to one of the other eating places but if it's a pub atmosphere you want with pub food then here... More

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Northampton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good food, beer and a much better feel to the place than the Mote just round the corner. Good view across the harbour. Friendly bar staff.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My family popped in here for lunch just on chance whilst visiting Port Issac and sat upstairs where you get ab great view of the harbour. The service was good and food is just what you would expect - good hearty food that will keep you going whilst walking round the rest of the village and bays. The menu is... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We called into the Golden Lion for a drink and possible bite to eat. It was bank holiday Monday and a lot going on in Port Issac, however this is no excuse for the filth, all around is grimy it needs a good clean throughout. A visit to the toilets put paid to us eating at this establishment, disgusting, toilet... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We reserved a table and were given a choice on arrival as to where we wanted to sit. Food was good with several vegetarian dishes available. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Called in on Saturday evening before going out to eat, very welcoming atmosphere, excellent Trelawney beer, and the food we saw looked very tasty. Looks a good mix between a drinking and food pub. Will revisit.

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Perth, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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