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“Could have been better....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Lion Inn

Golden Lion Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Easenhall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy the atmosphere of this 16th century village inn, its welcoming bar, range of traditional ales and delicious, freshly cooked food. Menus are available throughout lunchtime and evening, offering a wide range of food from light snacks to a la carte meals, complimented by an extensive list of fine wines. Steak on the Rocks Restaurant - Come and experience a new type of dining, cook your steak or fish the way you like it on a Volcanic Rock. The Steak on the Rocks restaurant features an interactive grilling system that allows customers to take control of their own meal by cooking it themselves at the table to their own preferred level. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings in addition to our main menu. Booking Essential
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96 reviews
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“Could have been better....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Went tonight with my partner. The staff were welcoming and friendly. We were quickly shown to our table and given the menu.
We chose the Baked Camembert sharing platter, which came with 6 pieces of bread, some salad, and a small pot of red onion marmalade. The cheese itself was nice, but being a whole Camembert was perhaps a bit too much to handle, even for two of us, but that to be fair was our fault, as it said it the menu it was a whole cheese. However, what with it being baked, you'd have expected it to be at least slightly warm, but it wasn't, unfortunately. It was still nice, although 6 pieces of bread certainly wasn't enough, 8 pieces minimum were required really, and the tiny pot of marmalade wasn't substantial enough either. But like i said, the cheese was tasty and we managed to gobble up nearly all of it !
Now, the main meal. My partner had Chicken in Leek and Stilton sauce, whilst I had the Chicken & Spaghetti Carbonara. Her chicken was very dry and if it had not been for the sauce, would have been inedible, whilst my dish literally tasted of nothing, there were no discernible flavours whatsoever, I'd have been better off eating the packet the chicken was shipped in !
She left half of her chicken whilst I left about three-quarters of my dish. Now, to be fair, when the waiter asked me if everything was ok when he came to collect the plates and I said, 'Not really, it was pretty tasteless', he did seem genuinely perturbed, and when I went to pay for the meals they had taken my main dish off the bill, so fair play to them for that.
Unfortunately what with that experience of the main dishes and, although this of course is down to personal preference, the two ales they had on tap which to me both tasted bloody awful, I doubt if we will be hurrying back here anytime soon.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Alan R
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English first
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great little pub in a pretty village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times, once for drinks in the evening and once for lunch and on both occasions the atmosphere was nice and the staff were friendly. Admittedly the drinks and the menu are a little more pricey than the average country pub. Would return here again and there themed evenings look good value with tasty menus.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CassiePenticost
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England
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We love to walk across the fields to Easnenhall and the highlight is a meal at the Golden Lion. It is professionally run always great friendly service. Their special theme nights are brilliant as well - a well prepared four course Italian meal with wine for around £25 is great value. Sunday lunch is cosy and a great experience as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JonGoWest
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Melksham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed here for work, and its one of the best places to stay, the rooms are great, the food is brilliant, good value for money, and the staff are so professional and always guaranteed a warm welcome.

I would recomend this place to anyone

Kev from WIltshire

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kev_Hillman
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent value carvery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

The Sunday lunch carvery here is excellent, really good quality, great service and a reasonable price for the quality and quantity of food.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Richard C
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