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The Golden Lion


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews fish and chips burger sunday roast cobb salad crab the pub open fire small balcony friendly bar staff st austell brewery great beer overlooking the harbour doc martin fantastic views booked a table lovely atmosphere specials board
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This has become a regular visit every time we're in Port Isaac. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, especially the Rick Stien lookalike!!!.lunch was amazing washed down with a excellent pint of Rattler cyder.Nice warm open fire, could have stayed all afternoon and evening.Can't...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the golden lion every time we’re in port issac. Spent most of the afternoon having drinks and playing pool there. Sat in front the lovely fire chatting with the fab staff. Then enjoyed a gorgeous evening meal there. Never disappoints!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amzz842018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into the Golden Lion for a few drinks and were made to feel very welcome. They serve fresh mussels amongst other things which were absolutely delicious. A nice fire made it very homely. Its dog friendly and there were a few well behaved...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rosalind M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perched on the rocks overlooking the little port. We were staying at the old school house hotel but visited this pub for mulled wine and had an evening meal. Great food and a lovely cosy atmosphere. We sat by the tiny fireplace keeping warm in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank simonn15
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We popped into the golden lion for a couple of pints of Guinness by the fire after a lovely long walk. It's dog friendly, pulls a great pint and the staff are very friendly. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Popped in on the off chance of getting something to eat and was very impressed. No problem getting a table despite them being quite busy. Will pop in again on our next visit to Port Isaac.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jack_Luxford
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Came here for old time's sake. Golden Lion heaving so decided to revisit for nostalgia. Well. Lovely if you want to pay London prices for average pints (over £9) dotted with the worst racist intolerance ever. Had to listen to dreadful comments about Doc Martin...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed January 4, 2019

My Son's Australian fiance requested a traditional pub lunch in a seaside situation. Thought we'd be onto a winner at the harbour-side Golden Lion Port Isaac. Oh Dear! Started off with surly service from a barmaid that looked on me as a nuisance. Asked her...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank climber11774652708
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Great pub, friendly bar staff, cool games room, chef stayed on late to make us some cheezy chips which were great. Stringy cheese not just grated cheddar and mixed through the whole bowl not just on the top!! Beer was good as well 😋

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Amazing little pub with amazing food, and amazing, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and very welcoming

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sazzlel
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March 13, 2018|
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Response from 460marck | Property representative |
Yes we are. The bar will manned for the English game but bar is closed for the 1st and 3rd game due to staff levels.
January 10, 2018|
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Response from 460marck | Property representative |
Hi Susie, No, Small measures are not more expensive. We get guidelines from the Brewery for what Drinks cost. This particular occasion may have been an oversight, However its been rectified and all our prices are in... More
October 1, 2016|
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Response from IvoryBook | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I too have no connection with Port Isaac other than in the capacity of a tourist who visited in July 2016. You state you notched up a fine of £100 in spite of finding a parking space in the overflow car park. If this... More
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