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The Golden Lion

) #5 of 18 Restaurants in Port Isaac €€ - €€€ , British,
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (110 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
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1 - 10 of 789 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

We had a good meal in the restaurant with a lovely view of the harbour. Nothing was too much trouble, the staff were very helpful and the food was good with generous helpings. Dogs are welcome downstairs. Recommend the fresh mackerel.

Thank Hilary K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great pub. Good food. Excellent terrace with fantastic view of the harbour. Friendly likeable staff.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sat outside on the balcony for the first visit, beautiful sunny day with breath taking views of Port Isaac harbor watching the tide come in. Second visit, sat upstairs for dinner. Watched the sunset through the window while we ate. Very memorable visit both times....More

Thank ianstreet2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great all round pub with lots of character and atmosphere. Is the 'Crab and Lobster' in the Doc Martin series. Real fires in winter, snug areas and a small balcony overlooking the harbour. The balcony is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view...More

Thank GoLiveYoung
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good range of local food - very well prepared and filling. Great range of beer, cider and wine available. Bar staff are very good, lots of fun and good knowledge of their product

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here during our trip to Port Isaac in June 2017. It had Crab and Lobster sign handing outside as it is called in the Doc Martin series. They have a lovely little bar and outside seating overlooking the harbor, which is also...More

Thank Evy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mediocre food at high prices cost £70 for x3 meals we each had a salad and x 2 had G&T and one glass red wine!

Thank Dawalh53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in at The Golden Lion, and got a friendly welcome, after a walk along the coast. The pub needs no introduction to Doc Martin fans, but it was our first visit here and we managed to get a seat out on the small balcony...More

1  Thank Duncan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch - crab salad and muscles - with a bottle of wine at this lovely little pub, and enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching Doc Martin being filmed. Great staff, really welcoming to us and our dogs, and the food...More

Thank Charli B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there three straight days. Gary was one of the bartenders, and he was great. There is a small balcony, and if the weather is good it's nice. Cozy bar area with good selection of beers.

Thank Gary H
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Steve L
I would love to have visited your establishment again when we next visit but after being burnt £100 for parking in the overflow car parks in August this year for the first time in the last 6 years we won't be coming back ever again. Port issacs has become nigh on impossible to visit now days we spent over an hour looking for parking in 29 degrees heat with 3 kids and when we actually found a space in the overflow parking we were fined by your local council. Yours sincerely one of your past customers sadly.
1 October 2016|
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Response from seafood12 | Reviewed this property |
you must have parked somewhere were you shouldn't!
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LeightonAndTina
Is the Golden Lion suitable for kids on a Saturday afternoon?
14 June 2016|
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Response from Norfolkdreamer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we do not have children . I didn't notice any there when I went Or were they just sooooo well behaved that they went un-noticed? The easy option would be to call and ask.
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Maxine L
Is there a car park nearby? Do you have a choice of vegetarian dishes?
3 April 2016|
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Response from RobGWatfordEngland | Reviewed this property |
The pay and display car park is at the very top of the hill, it's a ten minute very steep walk, there's no other option. The menu isn't large, unfortunately didn't note the veggie options but I'm sure there would be an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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