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“Not bad!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Lion

Golden Lion
Ranked #35 of 234 Restaurants in Romford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television
Description: The golden lion is a beautiful old pub situated in the centre of romford. The history of this place is pouring out of the walls and ceiling. If it could talk, 'Le Lion' could tell some spell-binding stories dating back nearly six hundred years. It was a stop off point for Royalty on the road to Colchester, Sir Francis Bacon drank there and may have penned a theory or two. (referenec from beer in the evening) The golden lion is a traditional good old pub serving great food, a variety of ales (10 pumps, varies) and many other premium lagers and drinks. The pub has 3 tv's inside (downstairs) 1 Outside in the patio garden and a big screen upstairs to watch all your major sporting events. The pub also consists of a very large private function room upstairs which room hire only costs £50. It holds up to 100 people and has private bar, toilets and exit to the patio garden or main bar dowstairs.
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“Not bad!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I've been going to this pub for a few years now - always a great starting point in the summer. Always full of people too - a good sign! Never had any problems staff are always kind and the regulars are quiet and polite.

  • Visited February 2012
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“a real pub, one of the few”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I've been going to this pub on and off for a couple of decades now, and imo it's one of the very few "real" pubs left in the centre of Romford. Most of the remainder are either night clubs or these massive soulless beer hangars masquerading as public houses who are content to offer cheap drink, but nothing more.

I do not know how old the GL is, but judging from the architecture it has been there a while. I believe it was an old coaching inn.

The service is excellent and the beers are well kept. I have never eaten in the restaurant, but the last bar meal I had was brilliant and good value. If you're interested in local history, just turn right when leaving the pub, walk down the street and on the other side of the road there's a small museum housing mementos of Romford in days gone by.

Worth the visit, if in Romford.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Great Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had a Sunday lunch at this pub in the carvery and it was worth every penny

The food was fresh and well prepared and the seating was great overlooking the road

First class and worth a return visit

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