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“Still pretty good, one year on...”

Golden Lion Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 20 Restaurants in Maryport
Price range: $3 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Family run business with fantastic staff, fantastic meals and a great choice with something to suit everyone.
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Still pretty good, one year on...”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited this restaurant last year and were blown away by the food.

One year later, we did a revisit to see if it was still as good. It was noticably quieter but we stayed for lunch, and had snacks this year rather than mains.

Two Jacket Potatoes were ordered, piping hot and enormous. I ordered the Prawn Marie Rose and my companion Cheese and Beans. To be honest would have loved more filling, the prawns were separate to the sauce if that makes sense, and wasn't as good as last year.

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a good selection of beers competitively make me recommend it still, I just hope standards aren't slipping at a venue that was great this time last year.

The view is amazing by the way

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank dma1966
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English first
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good Spot”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We enjoyed an 18th birthday party gathering here and as it was a large party about 28 covers and had prebooked the food, there were some ups a downs but overall they did a good job, the biggest issue was that some of the food was overcooked it has to be hard to cook and get the service spot on in when dealing with this amount of covers in one hit, as we took over most of the restaurant but they did ok
Will try and and visit in a smaller group next time,
Generally nice decor good service.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Owenski37
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Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Pleasant Evening with Reasonable Food”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We found the food and service fairly reasonable. The quality of the food and the service were both OK, although there was an error with our order that was just greeted with a smile and a shrug. I would recommend this restaurant to friends, but we found that other restaurants in Maryport with higher Tripadvisor ratings were definitely better.

Visited October 2012
Thank CnMBath
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent, friendly great real ales”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

So friendly and good beers, I found the staff work so hard and have time to chat to you, the food in this hotel is first class, we could not fault the service here, we will be returning many times, we hope!

Visited August 2012
Thank Malcolm T
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Workington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The previous review is total nonsense and malicious. I eat in the Golden Lion regularly and could not ask for better food or service. Everything is freshly cooked and fresh food is ordered in daily. I have seen inside the kitchen and it is immaculate, and the head chef is very happy to cater for my very fussy child. All in all, it is a fantastic place and nowhere in Maryport comes close. Oh, and there are no combinations of kids meals and sandwiches that would come to £30 as someone has stated. Check the website if you don't believe me!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank AuroraNW
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