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Golden Lion

2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
+44 1708 740081
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
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“mash” (3 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“function room” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I was absolutely disgusted by the service from the manager over a valentines meal offer which was on a billboard outside the pub. The till was not accepting the offer. And was told to pay the full price , not the offer price. When I...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed January 28, 2018

We've been here a couple of times on shopping trips from where we live in East London. The staff are brilliant and the menu varied and well presented. The roasts on a Sunday are particularly good and the prices are reasonable. Smashing place!

Thank Peter G
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Good food and a decent menu, but as for an evening out I wouldn't bother, lethargic bar staff and high, high prices are a real put off. Try the Moon & Stars in South Street, much better sevice and value.

Thank LawrenceofRomford
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Great range of real ales the service was a bit slow this was because the nice young lady was left on her own to serve a busy bar not her fault, the food was nice though the pub had a good atmosphere we sat in...More

Thank David O
Reviewed October 24, 2017

The Golden Lion is a 9 minute walk from Romford Station. I was looking for a drink in the area and a friend recommended the Old man's Pub. I didn't really know what to expect based on that. The Pub was very quiet although it...More

Thank CrystalPower
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

This was such a lovely pub but it has changed but not in a good way the staff are lovely but wasn't happy with the manager was rude and came across like didn't care what was going on.

4  Thank Arsenal_thegunners
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We love this old pub, it's cosy, friendly, full of character and does great pub grub. Yummy , always busy but quick service. Great for lunches too with real characters on market days, a joy to eat or drink in here or both.

Thank robert b
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Having used this pub on and off for more than 40 years, I'd love to give a totally positive review. Sadly I can't. I've got used to the recent refurb and the toilets are undoubtedly massively improved. Food's OK too, but on a recent visit...More

Thank Ted109
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Always my favourtie Romford pub but even better after the refurbishment. Even the gents toilets has had an overhaul. Furnishings are now softer and it has had a paint job. Pleasant place for a drink.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I go to the golden lion whenever I can, it's a great pub, with reasonably priced drinks and food. The food is always great and the staff always friendly.

1  Thank Russ P
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from j0hnnyb0y55 |
Ok go there and see and talk to her you'll see
holly a
February 18, 2016|
Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
The venue hire was free. A 200 deposit is required, but this is returned providing there is no damage to the property.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Romford
  • Phone Number: +44 1708 740081
The golden lion is a beautiful old pub situated in the centre of romford. The history of this place is pouring out of the walls and ceiling. If it could talk, 'Le Lion' could tell some spell-binding stories dating back nearly six hundred years. It was a stop off point for Royalty on the road to Colchester, Sir Francis Bacon drank there and may have penned a theory or two. (referenec from beer in the evening) The golden lion is a traditional good old pub serving great food, a variety of ales (10 pumps, varies) and many other premium lagers and drinks. The pub has 3 tv's inside (downstairs) 1 Outside in the patio garden and a big screen upstairs to watch all your major sporting events. The pub also consists of a very large private function room upstairs which room hire only costs £50. It holds up to 100 people and has private bar, toilets and exit to the patio garden or main bar dowstairs.
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