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The Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you ever go for a visit to port Issac then this place is a must. This quaint 17th ( I think) Century pub has a lot to offer. Pleasant staff excellent decor and views across the harbour. Especially if you are fortunate to sit on the veranda outside. The real ales are spot on and although we didn't eat... More 

Thank Kevan_12
Great Falls, VA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch. Quite a crowed but we were seated upstairs right away. Lunch and service were very good. The fish and chips were delicious.

Thank travelluvnmom
Rochford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So glad we popped by. Great traditional pub, friendly staff and the perfect place to end the day on the balcony, enjoying fish & chips, a lovely crab salad and a pint of Cornish IPA.

1 Thank JenS979
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped into the Golden Lion on the first day of our holiday and sat on the balcony overlooking the harbour. After that we called back several times for drinks and then for lunch. The staff were always welcoming and friendly. The cod and scampi with chips were both great, we had the 'lunch size' portion which was generous. A... More 

Thank Sarah B
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and beer, cozy pub, manager and staff were friendly and attentive. What more could you ask?

Thank 81JDH
Castro Valley, California
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Golden Lion has a cozy pub atmosphere in a great location in the village. The service was good when we visited for dinner, and the food was about average for a pub. There is a very small area outside, on a deck overlooking the water. A few people braved the cool weather to sit out there with their dogs.... More 

Thank pr7169
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying in Bude for a week & decided to go to Port Isaac for a visit & got abit hungry so we decided to go for cod n chips but all the chippies were closed so found The Golden Lion Pub for some cod n chips, my partner ordered our food & we sat down to wait, I ordered a... More 

1 Thank kimberlexy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy pub with lovely view of Port Isaac harbour. Friendly staff and dog friendly too. The balcony is gorgeous on a sunny day.

Thank Coleman1975
Bristol, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here a couple of times during a recent stay in Port Isaac. The staff are super-friendly and really helpful. We were travelling with our dog and this pub is very dog friendly indeed; we felt welcome here and they even had dog biscuits in a jar on the bar! We had the crab salad for lunch which was... More 

1 Thank Mara C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for what we thought be a pleasant in for a drink in the Golden Lion Port Isaac. Sadly not an experience to be repeated. No atmosphere whatsoever, bar staff not very welcoming, just there to serve barley a smile or thank you... Just a job we thought. Pub needs a good amount of redecoration, but keep it looking like... More 

1 Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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 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?