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“Number 1 English Pub Restaurant.”
Review of THE GOLDEN LION

THE GOLDEN LION
Ranked #11 of 207 Restaurants in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This Is A Pub Restaurant With The More On Restaurant Than Pub Imacultate In Everyway Food Garden Even Bowl Of Flowers In Ladies Toilets",look On There Web Site" A Very Good Place To Eat For Visiting Tourists,not Cheap Very Well Run
Southampton
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Number 1 English Pub Restaurant.”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Golden Lion is everything you want from the moment you walk through the door, a smiling welcome, homely decor, comfy surroundings, great menu, with tasty specials, all cooked and served to perfection. Friendly attentive servers, with excellent knowledge of the menu content. Here's an extra. A elderly lady had a problem with her car, right outside the pub. The landlady (I presumed) brought her in , staff pushed her car off the busy road. The AA were called and the landlady took the distressed lady home.This level of care is just reflected at every level in this fine pub.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
east sussex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Welcoming”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Found this through trip advisor and took son there for impromptu lunch when we took him back to uni in winchester, he was very happy! Welcomed as soon as we walked in, although busy & only table available was a very large one but no problem for it to be laid up for just 4 of us. Lovely atmosphere, warm & cosy, great service and tasty food well presented, won't have to worry about son eating for rest of weekend! Also loved the wine glasses, just like being at home. Will definitely return

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant Pub”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We meet up with some friends at The Golden Lion, it is a half way point for us and them,us being from Surrey and they from Dorset, we enjoyed a great lunch there at a resonable price,the place is clean and tidy,with a nice open fire on a chilly day in January, and very good service snd a hearty welcome from mine hosts,We shall return soon,

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great for larger groups”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Another family birthday at the Golden Lion. They catered for a party of 23 without a problem. Delicious roasts, nice big portions with massive bowls of steaming veg delivered separately. I had beef which was tender and perfectly cooked. Wife had risotto which she said was delicious.
Service was fast with extra gravy all round.
A fine place for a family celebration with good quality hearty food.

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Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Often eat here. Great atmosphere, great food and lad Christmas dinner there last year. Not cheap but well worth the money and very festive.

  • Visited November 2012
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