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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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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The interior is very cosy with a roaring fire, the food (what I ate) was great and not over-priced, the portion was good, and the ale was well kept. Why 3 stars? - the staff. Sorry to say, but whilst Eastern Europeans are fantastic in some jobs, bartending and waiting would not be at the top of their forte list... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Golden Lion in September 2016 as part of a large group outing; the latter is a recurring yearly event, whereby retirees from my husband's firm are invited to visit a local place of interest following a lunch at a different hostelry every year. The Golden Lion is a very welcoming venue from the outside with its cheerful... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We make a round trip journey of around 100 miles approximately 4 to 6 times a year meeting up with old friends as a halfway venue which has a great traditional pub atmosphere but most of all really great food, service and always a warm welcome. Today was a wedding anniversary lunch and we were not disappointed. There is a... More 

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Thank Lynn D
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a gem of a find. Nice welcoming pub with friendly helpful staff. The real strength of this place is that it caters for all, so if you have a coeliac or a vegan in your social group/family and you struggle to find somewhere you can all have a good meal then look no further! Not only do they... More 

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Thank HopefulHols
Winchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great lunch today. The service is excellent, and a lovely landlady & landlord adding that real personal attention - thank you . And the important bit - the food ... was so good. Home made steak & Ale pie for me was delicious. Btw Great decor , a real point of difference over other pubs. Thoroughly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were situated in the relatively new function room at the back which was lovely and perfect for the party. It had easy access from the car park and easy access for those who require regular nicotine! The service from start to finish was exemplary from all the staff, as was everyone 's food. My only regret the portion sizes... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The warm welcome awaiting us was as delicious as the food. Warm and cosy on a chilly but sunny winter day. The pub was bursting with customers and we soon found out why. We were shown to our reserved table for four which didn't suit us as the seating was strange. As we stood there wondering about it we were... More 

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Thank J R
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment decision to eat here with friends and our children after a few hours at an attraction down the road. We have eaten in a few places around the UK and this is one of the few at the top. Food was excellent, kids loved there meal and it came out first since ours was freshly cooked... More 

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Thank Martin S
Studham, England
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great pub with great service and friendly staff , never been in such a clean pub this place is spotless ! Food is freshly cooked , good prices , the Sunday roast is excellent! Must book though ! It's a must try place .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant service and really lovely food. Even provided a birthday cake and sang happy birthday to us.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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?