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THE GOLDEN LION

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99 Alresford Road | Winchester, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
+44 1962 865512
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Bournemouth
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is always very pleasing to receive such a warm welcome when you enter a pub for the first time. Great service, food and ambience. Easy to find and a nice outside seating area.

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Thank travelcat20
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for lunch. Wanted somewhere different and went on TripAdvisor recommendations. I wasn't disappointed. Though a Wadworths pub, it looks mainly laid out for service (not that this is a problem) and It had good beers on tap. It is also dog friendly (👍🏽) The staff were all friendly and attentive to their customers. The menu had a decent choice... More 

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Thank Dale D
Winchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always slow down when driving past this pub in the summer to admire their spectacular flowers and garden. Today I decided to have lunch there and I was delighted to find that the food was equally as spectacular. I went for my favourite and the benchmark of quality pubs, the "homemade" steak and ale pie. I could not fault... More 

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Thank Flybywyre
Swindon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met up as family for Sunday lunch. Read the reviews in advance, so our hopes were high. It's a lovely pub, and quite busy. We were seated and our orders were taken promptly, the staff are friendly and helpful. Our starters came up quickly and were nice. We then waited over an hour for our main courses, we enquired about... More 

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Thank 78Mike_S953
Scotland
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Waze find me a stop for a meal on route to Southampton airport and it came up with this spot. I had the fish and chips and a local beer and thoroughly enjoyed both. Staff were attentive and polite and I'd come back again on a sunny day so I could sit outside. (That had been my plan but... More 

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Thank AngusJ
Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is for the the perfect type of pub. Fantastic staff, fantastic chilled atmosphere and great pub grub. Very nice inside and out. Thoroughly enjoyed our quick stop over for food. Very dog friendly too! Highly recommended

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Thank Oliver L
Petersfield
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst I title this review 'Another Excellent Meal' which it was, I and others were frustrated that there were only two 'starters' on the menu, one of which was soup. What happened to the pate, prawn cocktail and the many other starters that folks enjoy. The 'Specials' menu was good and my wife enjoyed the Chef's Special very much. The... More 

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Thank U8696YHpaulg
Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Golden lion for the party tonight in your conservatory I arranged a retirement party for a work collegue.The buffet was lovely and on a lovely evening as tonight in the conservatory with access to the garden seating area it was perfect. The team are so welcoming everyone commented how nice it was. We had the simple buffet however... More 

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Thank 29KarenL
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Sunday lunch at the golden lion was an everlasting experience. How they manage to get the food looking so mouth watering with the amount of people to be served is beyond me. ..Such wonderful staff as well. . Just to say that the very good toilets have been upgraded from good to excellent. . Well worth a visit

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Thank Robert W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive past this pub most days as I work 5 mins away, my colleague and I was celebrating that we had achieved our quarterly target, went for a beer to celebrate. Pub looks traditional with friendly staff. Was about 5:30 to 6pm and started to get busy for diners, so must be good for food, will try next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 865512
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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Pencoed
Watford, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?