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“Big Tasty Sunday Lunch”
Review of The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion
Ranked #10 of 133 Restaurants in Wellingborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $32
Cuisines: British, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Within walking distance of Wellingborough town centre this historic grade II listed building is a magnificent Tudor build that has been standing since 1540. Many of the original features remain including our restaurant/dining room 'The Hall'with its vaulted ceiling, exposed beams & minstrels gallery. This unique room is available to hire for private functions & is ideal for weddings/anniversary party's.Open fires in the winter & an outdoor seating area for the warmer nights, a warm welcome always greets you.Our seasonal menu has a fabulous range of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.The Lion is open every day, all day from 11am & serves food Monday - Saturday 12noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm and on a Sunday our 3 course Sunday Lunch is served from 12noon - 6pm . Table bookings are highly advisable.We have 8 real Ales & Ciders.All Rugby & Sports are shown live on our screens & we bring you live bands every Friday night at 9pm.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Big Tasty Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very warm welcome when we arrived at 2pm and quickly served with drinks and our order taken. The lunches were big traditional meals with lots of veg and sauces. We had the roast beef and corn fed chicken. Both came with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds, parsnips, carrots and peas. There was a separate serving of cauliflower cheese that was very tasty. My chicken included a large wedge of stuffing and bread sauce.

This was good wholesome cooking at a very reasonable price. Should we ever attend a n afternoon performance at the Castle just around the corner we will eat here again.

Visited May 2013
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Wellingborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Popped down the Lion on a pleasant Saturday afternoon for a relaxing lunch, this is never disappointing, the food is always excellent, the service and atmosphere fantastic. Donna is simply the hostess with the mostest. The best in Wellingborough by far!!

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely meal - best restaurant in Wellingborough!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

First time here, had heard good reviews and certainly didn't disappoint. Great food, service and atmosphere - definitely coming back!

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Wilkiewarrior
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very sophisticated and push pub”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic decor and feel.
Sophisticated pub food. Not the cheapest but affordable for special occasions. Great selection of real ales.
However you may find the food across the street at vietnamese restaurant is much more superior. We normally have drinks here enjoy beautiful surroundings and go eat at mien tai.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank yngweezy
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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“This is what wellingborough needed!”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Me and my partner booked a table at the Golden Lion, after hearing great reviews from our friends and family, and it did not disappoint. The food was great. We had the Scallops and Black pudding for starters which was amazing. We then had one of their pies and the English truffle risotto, which again was amazing. It was a lovely evening so we asked if we could eat our dessert outside and they moved us outside without any hassle. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and all the ingredients in the food were really fresh and tasty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.
I'm so pleased that Wellingborough has finally got a restaurant that serves decent food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mmm t
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