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The Golden Lion

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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a number of great evenings here during our visit, the balcony overlook big the harbour is ace. Love the whale sized fish and chips.

Thank Bear4Bear
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old fashioned pub. Service extremely good, even if you only want a tea or coffee. Good atmosphere, very pleasant staff and good food - all served with a smile, and of course, the fabulous views over the harbour. This is the pub used in Doc Martin.

Thank lynnevscott
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The golden lion was a good pub to grab a bit of food on an evening. But the prices do not match the standard of the food. We felt a bit cramped in the corner on our wobbly table. Saying that the whole of port isaac is quite expensive for food and drink! The beer garden looked nice and would... More 

Thank Vickycox1
Level Contributor
60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy pub, good prices, lovely open fire. Pleasant staff. Had a fish finger sandwich, great quality; used proper cuts of fish. Fantastic side salad.

Thank keynes13
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with open fires, dog friendly downstairs, lovely atmosphere, great food, views over the harbour.

Thank annekI8467JW
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub, friendly locals, nice deck looking out over the harbour, plenty of character, friendly staff. Go for a drink and by all means but steer clear of the food, overpriced and poorly prepared. Served with a smile so you live and learn!

Thank chardf2015
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a sandwich and pint , we had homemade fish finger sandwiches and they made ham salad although it wasn't even on the menu . Sat on the balcony over looking the port which was stunning . Very friendly staff and intensive and dogs welcome . Definitely go back again , very relaxing .

Thank wayne k
Mullion, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in hear whilst visiting the village. Not disappointed. Warm & friendly welcome including real fire. Staff very chatty. Reasonable price for drinks but was terrace view that sold us. It is mall so you have to be lucky to get a spot but we'll worth it. Definitely be back

Thank Deborah G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with our evening meal at the Golden Lion. Spotted the pepperoni pizza on the special board for 12.50. Although clearly not a pizza restaurant, for that price I was anticipating a well made pizza. However, I am almost certain the pizza was a bog standard oven pizza. I would not usually be one to complain after a meal... More 

Thank BensReviews93
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sunday roast beef was so tough that we couldn't cut it. Scampi and chips were overcooked. Staff are very nice but the food is not.

Thank Ken L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 10 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?