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THE GOLDEN LION

€€ - €€€, British,
99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
+44 1962 865512
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (16 reviews)
“sunday roast” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived got a very warm welcome from the staff. Seated straight away even though we were early . Starters were great. Dinner was amazing pudding wonderful. Very large good quality food. Service was great everyone very attentive. Deffo worth a visit we booked by chance...More

Thank traceycox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the pub for a Sunday lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday: there were 6 of us in my party. I had no previous knowledge of the pub so relied on the reviews … I was not disappointed. The pub was busy - and...More

Thank tigress2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say a huge thank you to Brid, Derek and staff for looking after us on my Dad's memorial gathering. The food was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We love the pub and will be back for a meal there hopefully...More

Thank Keleigh-Marie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not local but wanted a Sunday pub lunch. We found the golden lion by chance. It’s car park was busy so we thought a good indication on popularity. We only had to wait a few minutes to be seated without a reservation. We...More

Thank jop694
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And the food is great. Special of beef Madras and regular seafood platter both very pleasing. And prices very reasonable,with waiting staff attentive and charming. Nice ladies loo!

Thank 757mariannec
Reviewed 10 October 2018

If you fancy a nice, good priced, decent portioned meal - the try the Golden Lion. You cant miss this place - head out towards Alresford, at the top of the hill you will see the place as its awash with flowers on the outside....More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited The Golden Lion a couple of weeks ago for a family get together. Two members of the party are vegetarians. It was not our first visit there, and so we were aware that there is a vegetarian menu available, and they were delighted...More

Thank Alma J
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great Sunday roast for four today. Pork with crackling recommended and pavlova if you have room very tasty Pleasant ambience and service very attentive Will be back for more

Thank chambassoc
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after moving my daughter into Winchester Uni. It’s a beautiful relaxing oasis not far from the town centre but with a big car park so no hassle. Staff were excellent, menu and food pretty good, they even managed to cater for...More

Thank DouglasW832
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great decoration, friendly staff... but the food... hmm hmm ! The food is very simple and not refined. I did not enjoy what I ate.

Thank alaind530
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AndreaW655
24 December 2016|
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Response from tomwO6177GV | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's plenty of parking. More at the back than the front. I arrived late on a busy weekday night (8.45pm) and parked easily.
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Tripluen
4 November 2016|
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Response from oakwoodfencing | Reviewed this property |
No. it's a 5 minute drive out of the centre, but worth the drive.
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AndrewW4392
24 September 2016|
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Response from Goodfoodknight | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can or need to justify this? When we visited the place was reasonably priced try another cider......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 865512
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Description
This Is A Pub Restaurant With The More On Restaurant Than Pub Imacultate In Everyway Food Garden Even Bowl Of Flowers In Ladies Toilets",look On There Web Site" A Very Good Place To Eat For Visiting Tourists,not Cheap Very Well Run
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