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The golden Lion

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Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
+44 1404 812881
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set menu with good choice for all three course was on offer for Valentines day, excellent food with good service, although the pub was busy we were not rush and enjoyed the evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Definately would return.

Thank SidmouthP
Braunton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely Sunday walk along the River Otter, followed by lunch al fresco! Wonderful. Very tasty sandwiches (brie, bacon and cranberry, prawns in marie rose sauce) and also a cheese Ploughmans. The sun was unexpected but the lovely side terrace at the Golden Lion is a delight. The only thing that could have been better was the gluten-free roll with the... More 

Thank Beatlands
Sidmouth Devon
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just been for our valentines meal at this lovely little pub and I must say how delighted we were at picking this place to eat. Fives stars all round, friendly, nice atmosphere, great service and food to top that it was great value too. I was impressed with the varied and interesting menu and wasn't let down when the food... More 

Thank ilovejelly
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this pub many times and enjoyed the food, however sadly this is the last time. This is the second time the same thing happened and its just not an acceptible way to treat customers in todays competitive market. A friend and I went for lunch and had two courses plus a bottle of wine. Throughout the... More 

2 Thank eileenj254
Exeter, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and a friend and I visited the Golden Lion for lunch. The two ladies chose ham egg and chips. I chose the steak and kidney pudding in a suet crust with chips and peas. The service was prompt and really good. The waitress could not do enough for us and the food was excellent. None of us could... More 

Thank Jillentone
Honiton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited this pub many times for a lunch snack - the seafood soup is excellent. This time we had Coq au Vin which was very tasty. Standard menu is fairly traditional but with a French landlord the specials incline to rural French cooking. A warm and friendly place with excellent service. Pleasant garden and courtyard... More 

Thank David H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our regular haunts because the food,service & atmosphere is always consistently fabulous, so much so that has become a favourite with family & friends also. It does get very busy, even on mid week evenings so would always advise booking. The food is superb, definitely not pub grub. It was packed out the evening we went... More 

Thank tomtomtravels
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The best pub in Ottery st Mary area. A little out of the way but well worth it. True Devon local run by french/english couple. Very popular so book if you want to eat.

Thank Chris B
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit having had a good meal previously . We went on a Sunday and had roasts which came very over cooked and thinly sliced . Then covered by a large quantity of luke warm gravy . The owner asked how the meal was and I politely said that the meat was over cooked . He immediately... More 

3 Thank richard m
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Great pre Christmas atmosphere Decent at table service Very nice wine Slight French influence in menu esp the specials but also have more traditional pub offerings Probably best pub food in and around sidmouth

Thank SH83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 812881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?