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The Golden Lion

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 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
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for the first time after visiting Port Issac for the past four years! A terrific welcome! Warm friendly and a lovely wood fire burning, keeping us warm from the biting wind outside! Our dogs were welcome and a water bowl and a biscuit was provided! Definitely will be returning! Thank you!

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Thank Dixie4470
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fish meal which was not great. Small portion of fish and chips. Chips were poorly cooked both burnt and hard. Pleasant setting and staff but would not rush back.

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Thank Duncan H
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

super place to visit warm welcoming and friendly staff very nice food, they make you feel at home, nice real fire quirky 17th Century pub, a must place to visit if you are in Port Isaac

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Thank Peter R
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here in early summer and it was heaving with tourists. Passed through in January and it was perfect. Sea view from the bar, open fire, friendly staff, easygoing atmosphere. Lovely place.

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Thank John B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely pub & atomsphere nice cozy fire & chatty staff very friendly menu was a bit limited but someone else said food was yummy

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Thank Kazza W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very warmly welcomed by the most friendly bar staff on the most blustery day. 2 pints of very well kept "Tribute" and 2 amazing fish pies. Not only was the fish pie delicious, the chef had gone the extra mile with the garnish- samphire (really nicely cooked), olives, side salad, griddled ciabatta and the most lovely dressing. Thank... More 

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Thank Gareth S
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there was 3 of us on a short break . went here for our dinner my mother in law had fish and chips , fish was ok chips frozen chips in this day and age why frozen chips ? i had a salad it was nice , my husband had the fish pie . he said his was taste less... More 

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Thank mollys123
Port Isaac
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The good old days are back and the Golden Lion is well worth a visit again. I had the most perfect fish pie, piping hot and absolutely delicious, I'll definitely be back for more. Friendly staff help to create a really welcoming atmosphere and it's a fun place to be once again, well worth a visit to see what a... More 

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Thank Hazel L
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here on New Year's Eve. Had an impromptu meal and drinks there. Food was good honest pub grub. Great service though and very reasonably priced. Ended up watching the fireworks from their outside balcony. Great way to end/start the year. This place has a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Thank DuncanG99
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen this pub change hands a few times, sometimes not for the better. We have known this pub in sadder days when it wasn't looked after, service was poor and the whole experience unwelcoming. However, with new owners (for a couple of years now??), the Golden Lion is the best of pubs with fantastic attentive service, a warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880336

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