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The Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hearty pub food and lovely beer. One of my favourite pubs to visit. Open fires and true rustic charm.

Thank Chesterjacob
Bath, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very good choice. It was a chilly late November day. Most of port Isaac was shut for the season. Luckily. The golden lion was open. The staff were wonderful. The fish and chips where amazing (if a little on the large size). And I did enjoy an amazing pint whilst overlooking the harbour.

Thank Steven P
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped down to Port Isaac and ended up eating here a couple of times, lovely food served in an old fashioned pub, great beer as well :-), fish dishes come of morning boats.

Thank Mark L
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on a grey, November day and found the pub warm and welcoming. We both opted for the roast beef Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The meat was tender and the portion generous. It was served with a good range of veg, which were perfectly cooked. And we had a great view from the 1st floor windows!

Thank Linda D
Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our third visit to the beautiful village of Port Isaac and one of the main reasons we keep returning is because of the warm and friendly welcome we always receive from The Golden Lion. We weren't disappointed again this year and a special thank you to Elise and Matt who looked after us so well... More 

Thank DeanandNic
Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

the Irish coffee is fantastic and so is the food this is a wonderful pub worth the visit. Stay and play

Thank csimmamps
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely friendly pub with great food. We had a fantastic Sunday lunch which Beth and her team made as feel at home well we did spend serveral hours here.returned for drinks during our stay and further meals.will definitely return when we visit again.

Thank Monique M
Worcester, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the month to visit port isaac without the crowds. Big fans of doc Martin and as we were on the way to Newquay, called in. Go to second car park. The 'main' car park would be a long walk. Pub was super cosy, ordered the home made chilli nachos at £11.50 and husband had fish and chips. Good,... More 

Thank Jo K
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here whilst visiting Port Isaac. Cosy pub with a large dining area upstairs. We both had a Sunday roast. Not the best of meat choices, pork belly, leg of duck, roast beef or veggie option. We both had beef which was cooked lovely. The Yorkshire pudding wasn't cooked in the middle and the vegetables were such a let... More 

Thank John F
Newnan, Georgia
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Port Isaac in October to avoid the crowds and were not disappointed. The weather was warm and reservations were not required at any of the local restaurants. The Golden Lion was a nice, relaxing pub/restaurant with friendly staff and patrons. We struck up conversations with several locals and a few tourists as well. Everyone seemed to be British... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?