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“Quite relaxing lunch”

The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 63 Restaurants in Redruth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $33
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Quite relaxing lunch”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We booked a table on a recommendation, we were not disappointed, beer battered fish and chips for both of us, fish lovely and flakey and served by friendly and pleasant staff, our four legged companion was made to feel at home in the bar area, so good we booked a second lunch, must try the battered Stilton filled mushrooms, the pork faggots are great and the helpings generous, the steak in ale pie was great as well, nothing like the previous reviews, again staff are excellent and we highly recommend to any one looking for great pub grub were dogs are made to feel welcome.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank The3ofus014
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Hungryman7, Manager at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
It really was a pleasure having you! Thank you for your review and we are pleased as punch to have you visit 2 days on the trot! We hope you had a fab holiday and we look forward to seeing you again next time!
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Truro, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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“Friday night supper”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We rode over here on bikes from Ponsnaooth. A beautiful pub with gorgeous gardens and a small campsite, right by Stithians Lake. We were a group of six and enjoyed a couple of beers and a fish and chip supper. The menu was excellent and the fish and chips were superb, good sized fish and well cooked. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening, not the cheapest but it was good and the surroundings are fabulous.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank maryfletcher62
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Hungryman7, Manager at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank your for a great review! We're chuffed you had a fab meal and smashing weather to go with it! The garden really does add to the whole dining experience especially when the sun is shining! We only use the best ingredients we can find and sometimes they carry a slightly higher price tag. We look forward to being your pit stop again on your next outing!
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Worth finding!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited The Golden Lion last year and loved it. So when we visited Cornwall this year we had to go back. The food is wonderful! We had 3 courses and can't complain with any of it. It was great value for money and the mackerel pate is so yummy but it could do with a bit more bread. The staff were really helpful and polite. We really enjoy visiting The a Golden Lion , it has a lovely atmosphere and great food. What more could you want?!

  • Visited July 2014
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Hungryman7, Manager at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you very much for a lovely review! We're glad you had a great time. I'm also a firm believer that lots of bread is needed in the transportation of Paté! Next time please don't be afraid to ask for more, we like to give! Hopefully see you again soon!
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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“Very Disappointing”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have visited in the past and enjoyed. However standards had definitely declined. I went for the steak and kidney., described as in a puff pastry case with a rich Tribute Ale gravy. I had some chunks of steak that were not tender or moist, one piece of kidney and no way could you say the gravy was rich, it was watery. It appeared as though they had part cooked it, but forgotten to finish it and make a proper gravy. When asked were we happy, I did say I didn't wish to make a fuss but explained the problem, I was assured they had the same chef for the last 14 years, well sorry, if that is the case, he has totally lost heart and his way, because the steak and kidney used to be delicious and recommended, but sadly no more. My husband had the slow cooked pork belly, which was tender, but that is the best that can be said. The experience has definitely left us with no wish to ever return there, or to recommend it to family and friends as we have in the past.

Visited July 2014
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Hungryman7, Manager at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. With regards to your Steak and Ale Pie, we are working towards finding an explanation as to why the meal in question was so far from the mark and of course, it's usual standard. The Pie remains one of our more popular dishes and we are taking these comments very seriously to rectify the situation. It is our policy to check every diner to ensure that your meal is satisfactory, it is at this time that all comments should be aired so that any shortcomings with your meal can be rectified immediately. It was in fact at this time that a replacement meal was offered to you, to which you turned down and proceeded to finish your entire meal. We are also feeling hard done by, seeing that you have visited many times before and had many a pleasant experience, to now feeling so strongly about never coming back because of one meal?? We would like to invite you back to The Golden Lion to try and change your mind......
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“Mr john carr”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Well visited Golden Lion for lunch today. 12/7/14. Was led to a very pleasant table near to a window, My wife and i felt that the atmosphere was correct for a nice lunch, After taking our seats, drinks were ordered, and request for a few moments to decide on food order. Whilst this was taking place we overheard, a gentleman complaining about the meat in his pie, to which we thought, well probably having a bad day, anyway, my order was taken by the waitress of which mine was to be the PIE, well in due course the food arrived, all looking very presentable, But when tasting the meat, mine was also chewy and stringy, but carried on and must admit did finish although not as good as might have imagined, In due course the waitress came to clear the plates, with the usual, comment of was everything alright, to which i commented very quietly so as not to create a disturbance, that the other gentleman was Right, and that the meat, was tough and stringy, her reply was :- well i have just spoken to another customer in the other dining room who it would appear had ordered the same menu item as me, and he had commented that the meat was so good it fell apart on the plate, She also said that she had served 12 items of the same dish today, and that it was only ME and the gentleman nearby that had complained, so shrugged her shoulders and walked away !! I paid the bill without reference to the same waitress and she said, in passing, thank you, please call again,no comment was made by me, although a little taken back

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Hungryman7, Manager at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Mr John Carr, we thank you very much for taking time to review our restaurant and your leaving of constructive comments. On behalf of us all, I would like to apologize that unfortunately your meal was unsatisfactory on this occasion. We have been looking into this isolated event as to see what went wrong and where. I can understand why our waitress would have been confused seeing that lots of other customers had praised the very meal in question. To this day the Steak Kidney and Tribute pie remains one of our highest demanded dishes and we can only apologize that on this occasion it did not hit the mark. We would love to see you again at The Golden Lion for another attempt to win you around as i'm sure we can.
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