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The Golden Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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The Golden Lion is in Fareham's historic High Street, a conservation area in the borough of Fareham. We hope you enjoy your experience in our Traditional English Pub. We would be delighted to receive any comments, good or constructive in order that we may build upon and improve our business.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. I ordered 4 Sunday lunches and just had them delivered. It was blxxdy beautiful. Well done guys. Amazing service your providing. Keep up the good work. See you again next week 😋

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been back to the Golden Lion, and it's empty, really surprising as it has a warm open fire and friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Z4685LNrobg, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, I think you caught us on a typical Fareham start of the week day. It always gets busier from Wednesday on wards. But thank you for coming in and we look forward to seeing yo again soon.

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

We went to the Golden Lion today we had a fantastic lunch food was excellent. The lady serving at the pub was really lovely so polite and very helpful and bless her she was the only bar staff on duty and nothing was too much...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Z4685LNrobg, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mel, Thanks you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so glad you had a good lunch and that we were able to look after you on a busy service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Lunch time special, we hadn’t been here for a while, no real reason, but it’s still good. They have a new chef and food is great. Reasonable priced. You might need to book if Saturday or Sunday lunch or evening. Just goes to show it’s...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Z4685LNrobg, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Carol, Thanks for your review and its great that you've come back to see us. I'm glad you had a good meal and we look forward to seeing yo again soon. Thanks

Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

First visit for Sunday lunch with friends. Lovely Sunday roast. Staff were excellent and very friendly. Dogs allowed in the pub area. Would definitely recommend it. We will return.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2019

Hi Pauline, Thanks for leaving a review. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed our Sunday roast. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

Great little pub! Booked a table for dinner before going to a gig at Fernham Hall. We only had an hour and a half before the gig started and the pub was absolutely packed! Our food arrived quickly and was each dish was perfect. Good...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2019

Hi, Thanks for your review and we are glad that you were happy with the service. We are a busy little pub but we do try and make sure everyone is looked after. Thanks again and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

I visited the Golden Lion a couple of weeks ago for a family party. What a fantastic pub!!! very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and above all amazing food all freshly cooked. The best roast beef i have had. I will certainly be recommending to my...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Hi Claire, Thank you for such a great review. It was great to have you all, and thank you for choosing the Golden Lion. I will make sure the team hear about your review. They do work very hard and we are proud of the...More

Reviewed October 6, 2019

Travelled from Cambridgeshire to visit relative. Looked onlune for Sunday lunch and this came up. Excellent service, staff couldnt have done more. Food was superb, meat cooked pefect (beef and pork) and great value for money. Will definately go back

Date of visit: October 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Hi Justwhizz, Thank you for your review, and I'm glad we looked after you and fed you well. We look forward to meeting you again when you are in the area. Thanks

Reviewed September 30, 2019

I live in Spain so had to find a nice restaurant to celebrate my Mums 82nd birthday without being able to check it out in person, the team were so helpful and made everything so easy to arrange, we had a booking for 10 guests...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the great review. We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your lunch with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We ate today 15th September 2019. This was our first visit and it will not be our last. We judge pubs on three things. Toilets, The staff and the Guinness. One word. EXCELLENT Great Sunday roast, great service and an excellent pint of Guinness. Well...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Peter, Thanks for your review. We are very proud of our little pub, the quality of our food, beer and service is very important to us. I will make sure the team know about your review. See you again soon. Thanks

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