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“Pretty good pub”
Review of Golden Lion

Golden Lion
Ranked #53 of 141 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Went in by accident and were pleasantly surprised. Good atmosphere, decent beer, and excellent food. In fact we came back on purpose a couple of nights later (on a Saturday) and were treated to a hen night spectacle and a lad's night out too - not uncommon in Keswick apparently. Food and beer good again. The owner (a southern lady) was very forthcoming about her plans and while some of her ambitions wouldn't suit me (I'm too old for some of the things she wants to do) she clearly knows what she's doing and so far has got it right.

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Thank Tyke120
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

I come up to Keswick pretty regularly but hadn't been for a couple of years. This place is transformed. It was always one of the best located but it was so gloomy and just a real tatty feel.

They've done a real job (new management?), you can actually see out of the window onto the square and the place does damn good food now too. Bright, pleasant, still a pub (not so gastro you can't sneeze without it being served up to you as a 'jus') and at long last making better use of one of the best sites on the Square.

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Thank oscar j
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Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner with the family here which none of us could fault. Well presented and tasted delicious. We'll certainly be going again.

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Thank Laura M
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went here as a backstop after preferred venue was booked up. Nice looking menu and, to be fair, the meal wasn't too bad although chicken was overloaded with pesto. Seemed to be too dog friendly. Staff stroking dog then immediately serving with no hand-washing. Makes you wonder about the kitchen I'm afraid.

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Thank Graeme S
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Took the grandchildren last week and had a superb meal in a lovely friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Came again today with friends ...same again! Excellent staff ; good not intrusive music; food top notch; What's better than a meal at the Golden Lion with a pint of Old Peculiar ??? after another pint I realised I'd found the answer!!

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Thank galaxywoman
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