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The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Stithians Lake | Menherion, Redruth TR16 6NW, England
+44 1209 860332
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Stithians Lake | Menherion, Redruth TR16 6NW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday with family. I had only arrived in Cornwall the day before and was looking forward to some fish and chips! My meal took 5 minutes longer than my companions which they let me know about in advance and the chef...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a break from fishing the reservoir - and were amazed at the welcome. The baguettes were really nice, the crab mornay was a very pleasant surprise - but above all else it was the quality of the baps that will stick in our...More

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Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Really lovely review, thank you. We do have a large selection of meals for all sizes of appetite, but Chef James and his Team always exceed themselves by producing some "extra special" daily specials, such as The Crab Mornay. If you are fishing on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice, Sunday lunch and curry night. Really enjoyed both and a number of options available on curry night as well as main menu. Had our 2 pups with us and were able to eat in the bar area next to the log fire. Great,...More

Thank Steve D
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, What a night Wednesday Curry Night turned out to be! A very busy turnout, as Curry Nights are growing in popularity. All Curries are made in house by Chef James and his Team - so well done to them, and we look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Stunning location Lovely staff Good selection of beers and ciders Will definitely be going back. Indonesian fish curry was amazingMore

Thank Sean Q
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sean, Thanks for your great review, we will pass your comments onto the Team. If you enjoyed the Indonesian Fish Curry, you may be interested to know about our Wednesday Curry Night Offer. More details available on our website - please take a look....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Mother’s Day, we had a really enjoyable Roast all cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and attentive, with a nice chilled atmosphere. Will return again!More

Thank ellennip
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we are pleased you enjoyed your Mothers Day Meal. It was such a busy lunch service, but our Chef Jimmy and his Team, did a wonderful job in getting all those delicious meals...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Not good over priced average food, too noisy needs to be a pub or a restaurant. Several specials not available at 7pm on Saturday night. Staff seemed stretched, friendly but not attentive. Chips a bit dry - wouldn’t go back in a hurry.More

1  Thank Rob W
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

As you can see by our previous comments our food is not classed as "over priced or average". We promote ourselves as being a "pub / restaurant " and that is what we are! . I make no apology for selling out of specials, as...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Well we visited the Golden Lion after many recommendations. But to be honest I think we choose a bad night as there was a large party going on. The location is fab but the dining part is very open and with wooden floors can get...More

Thank FiandJon
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review , we are sorry you found it a little too noisy and we are fully aware that this can be a issue when we are very busy .The night you joined us, we did have...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best curries I have ever had and the service was outstanding. Make a note in your diary for curry night on a Wednesday - you won't be disappointed! Thank you The Golden Lion Inn

Thank Sarah6126
Sarah S, Owner at The Golden Lion Inn & Lakeside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments , Our curries nights are getting very popular indeed and have proved to be a welcome addition .

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Pub quiet as early sitting but the food and service was outstanding. Open fire lovely feel which adds to the character of the pub. going back in summer as lake looks lovely.

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere very helpful and pleasant staff. The food EXCELLENT. A hidden gem. Well worth a visit

Thank Elaine D
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Sarah T
9 September 2017|
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Response from sarah s | Property representative |
yes we do
4 March 2017|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
Monday - Friday 12-2 & 6-9pm Saturday and Sunday 12-9pm
Rachel N
23 October 2016|
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Response from Steve E | Reviewed this property |
Yes this restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve, you would need to book early to ensure you are booked in ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stithians Lake | Menherion, Redruth TR16 6NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Redruth
  • Phone Number: +44 1209 860332
  • E-mail
Very sorry for any inconvenience, but we are currently closed for a refurbishment and will be open again on 31st January. Please keep up to date on our website and face book pages, many thanks.
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