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The Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac pl293rb, England
+44 1208 880336
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This pub is a little gem with many rooms leading off one another and a relaxed, comfortable feel about it. The food is very good with generous proportions. There is a warm welcome on arrival, the service is friendly. Vegetarians are catered for. There is a good choice of wines and beers. The beach is nearby to take a stroll... More 

Thank 662Aud
Milton Keynes
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff and great food makes this a real find. Nice pub atmosphere down stairs and upstairs is the rustic restaurant. Great views over the bay if you're lucky enough to get a window table.

Thank Dave&Caz43-44
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting The Golden Lion pub is a must when visiting Port Issac. The staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The menu is fairly priced and the food is truly mouth watering.

Thank mim726
Norwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here after seeing good reviews on trip advisor, you need to book as I don't think there would be much chance of a table if not. I had garlic mushrooms for a starter which were lush, followed by a seafood linguini which was fantastic, my wife and daughter had a crab starter followed by fish and chips. Bothe... More 

Thank Harleyboy10
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Back in Port Isaac for a nights stay,and went to the Golden Lion for our evening meal,and as ever was not disappointed by the food and the service! I ordered the fish and chips,and when it arrived I thought that I had been given the Cod Quota for the year in Cornwall!Fantastic quality food and great service from the staff... More 

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Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went on the last Friday of our holiday staying in the village.Had fish and chips,best ever tasted.Big fat piece of cod,homemade tartar sauce etc.Delicious.Friendly staff.Very busy so needed to book.Added treat, the Fishermans Friends sang on the harbour outside. Perfect end to a lovely holiday.

Thank StephanieJSmith
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit, great good, fresh and local and very generous portions served by great staff. Super views.

Thank mgkersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Golden Lion several times during our weeks stay in Port Isaac. What a fab place. Great food. Great Views over the port. Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Thank Digglesonhols
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit Doc Martin territory at Port Issac. It is a beautiful and picturesque town buzzing with tourists and locals alike. After walking around for some time in the sun we decided to have a drink or two in The Golden Lion. It was a lovely traditional style pub with several separate bars and a downstairs area with... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this establishment many times during our weeks stay. Be it just for a drink or a meal. Our two dogs were welcome. We sat out on the balcony a couple of times for a drink. We sat in the front room for lunch and had the halloumi ciabattas, delicious and chips to die for. This pub is definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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