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The Golden Lion


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews fish and chips burger sunday roast cobb salad crab the pub open fire small balcony st austell brewery friendly bar staff great beer doc martin overlooking the harbour stunning views booked a table lovely atmosphere specials board
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We only live an hour away so come pretty regularly to Port Isaac. The Lion is usually one of our “go to places” the pub seems to be run by a bunch or kids from the Youth Hostel. Service terrible. A waitress seated us as...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank WarringtonF00D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elevated above Port Isaac harbour there is a wonderful outside area with great views to the Harbour Walk. Popular pub and good for drinks & dinner.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very big Thank You to Marc, Gary, Matt, James Alana and all of the staff at the Golden Lion for making us feel very welcome, again. This really is the one of the best pubs in the country. Stunning views, friendly locals, old world...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank kevinpearce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll be honest, reading that this is the only pub in the village and wIth film and TV associations we didn’t have particularly high expectations for this little gem of a place! Beer was good according to my other half, who is very particular about...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank juliewL266WW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Golden Lion really is a proper pub, still frequented by locals as well as tourists, instead of taking advantage of being the only pub in the village and of course in all the TV programmes the Golden Lion gives you great food, reasonably priced,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner and drinks here after a lovely day walking around the area. The food was piping hot and great. Absolutely superb location in the middle of the village. If you are a Doc Martin fan it goes by the name Crab and Lobster in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank joenjenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Golden Lion most days during our week stay in Port Isaac - everything was fantastic from the drinks, to the very helpful & friendly staff, to the great food. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Caz_1307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the film ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ then this is the place to go. The building is full of old charm that takes you back to the film and the food is good. We received excellent service from James who was attentive and obviously loved...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GlosOsprey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in to the pub to escape the wind. Welcoming staff and cosy lit fire. Local ale on tap and cosy interior.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sunrae74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub in port Isaac with cheery welcoming staff. Weather permitting there is a lovely terrace with beautiful views of the bay. We had dinner there once also, it was fabulous food with very generous portions, it’s well worth a visit , just make sure...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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April 3, 2019|
Response from 460marck | Property representative |
We do allow dogs and call us to book your table 01208 880336 Marc
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
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