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The Golden Lion

€€ - €€€, British,
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (123 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
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1 - 10 of 912 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous, hospitality was 1st class, lovely food and warm welcome, thank you we will be back

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Booked a table as even out of season we knew that this may be busy as it was nearly the only place open in Port Isaac. Managed to change to an earlier sitting and made very welcome by the manager and waiter. Dog biscuit on...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the fish & chips and local cider. Would definitely return. If we were local, we'd definitely be regulars!!

Thank Monica L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here in January and frankly, the restaurant choices in Port Isaac are limited then. Since the wind was whistling, we wanted some place close to where we were staying at the Slipway. I had a burger and my husband had fish and chips....More

Thank Dianna O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch on a rainy day. Warm welcome despite our bedraggled appearance. Fab food and friendly staff . Dog friendly to a very bouncy young lab! Would highly recommend .

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place many times over the Christmas period there were six of us but allways managed to get in. The lunchtime food was fantastic never tasted crab sandwiches like it. You need to book for evening meals , they fitted us in on both...More

1  Thank Rogerk27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of our party were vegan and with prior notice we all had a delicious meal. THE best chips any of us has ever had. Soft fresh bread - just Gorgeous!! Great atmosphere, lovely attentive staff without being intrusive - great beer and best of...More

1  Thank susiesbucketlist2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take a few days off with my wife before the Holliday’s and had an excellent time in this pub. Had an amazing Sunday lunch and also an evening meal. Staff were very friendly and food was very well prepared. Great little local hang...More

Thank 1964mh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Port Isaac a couple of weeks ago and happened to spend most of our time in the Golden Lion as it the only pub in the village. Friendly bar staff, roaring real fires, good selection of drinks and food - the perfect place to...More

Thank FlaviaLondon
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Nice warm friendly pub. Excellent hamhock sandwich, easy to visualise Doc Martin pub episodes. Right on harbourside good selection of beers and spirits.

Thank Edwin G
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Questions & Answers
10 January 2018|
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Response from Marc K | Property representative |
Hi Susie, No, Small measures are not more expensive. We get guidelines from the Brewery for what Drinks cost. This particular occasion may have been an oversight, However its been rectified and all our prices are in... More
Steve L
1 October 2016|
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Response from IvoryBook | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I too have no connection with Port Isaac other than in the capacity of a tourist who visited in July 2016. You state you notched up a fine of £100 in spite of finding a parking space in the overflow car park. If this... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from StevefromSwindon | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest the Port William, 20 minutes drive up the coast at Trebarwith Strand as more suitable for families.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: 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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