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The Golden Lion

65 New Road, Brixham TQ5 8NL, England
+44 1803 853749
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (30 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
65 New Road, Brixham TQ5 8NL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've always struggled to find good eating places around Brixham and Paignton unless you like pricey fish. If you want Gastro food, then fine, go up the road and pay 3 times as much. This is good food with great hosts and a good pint...More

Thank Daydream814495
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service, prices and food was the best we've had in a long time.Cannot recommend highly enough

Thank Linda M
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Linda, Thank you very much for your great review and your recommendation. Kind regards Lynn & Geoff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food, its home made and a lot of effort goes in. i have been with friends several times. very friendly staff and excellent value. a 3 course meal of soup and just made bread, Roast dinner and home made apple crumble with custard,...More

Thank B L
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you both for the really good review, it really is appreciated by all of the staff at the Golden Lion and it is nice to know that you really enjoyed your Sunday Roast lunch with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real find, fabulous home made food served by friendly and helpful staff. Excellent value for money and a lovely experience all round. Highly recommended.

Thank AngelaBradford
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us Angela. Glad you enjoyed your food and thought we were good value. Do call in again if you come back to Brixham. Kind regards Lynn & Geoff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and went for dinner on Thursday (pie and a pint night). The chicken, gammon and leek pie was delicious and rammed full of meat. Many other pubs in Brixham stint on the ingredients to save a few pence. Not here. Lynn humourous and...More

Thank Steve B
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Steve, it is much appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed my chicken, gammon and leek pie. Hopefully you can get to sample some more of them if you get the chance to pop in again. Thanks Lynn

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely welcoming Pub away from the town centre. Food is served on a Thursday/Friday and Saturday evening also on a Sunday lunch time. There is a 'Special' menu for each evening alongside the regular menu. Home made Pies and other dishes are absolutely delicious!...More

Thank Brian K
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Thank you both for spending so much of your holiday time with us and for the very complimentary review. We really appreciate the fact that you enjoy what we do and the staff love it when they hear such nce comments. Hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with excellent food. Lovely atmosphere and a great service overall. The staff are always cheerful and very helpful with any questions or needs me and my family had and we will be visiting again!

Thank johndavids67
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review John, it is much appreciated by both Geoff and I and our staff really do love it when people compliment their service. Glad you enjoyed our food. Kind regards Lynn

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I cant recommend this place enough! Chicken and leak pie this time for pie and pint night! Absolutely amazing and friendly staff. Everyone works very hard and have a great impact on the atmosphere. I have been here repeatedly over the year and it never...More

Thank Rach23110
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Rachel, so nice to know that you think we are consistently good, as that is the main thing we strive to do. I hope you enjoy your Sunday Roast with us. Best wishes Lynn

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

if you are lookng for a great traditional pub where you can meet the characters of brixham. You can do better than go to the golden lion. The fun and laughter, meet you as you enter. Great good value food first class beer, ale. Must...More

Thank Fussy797
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Called in on Friday after trying to find somewhere different. It is what it says on the tin. Pub food nicely cooked a little overpowering in quantity. Sorry to say was not impressed by the beer. , friendly staff this is not a “chain pub...More

Thank paullin2018
Lynn D, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Dear Paul, Thank you for coming in to eat on Friday. Sorry if you found the portions on the large side but we do tend to do a hearty amount on the plates. About the beer - wished you had mentioned it at the time...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 New Road, Brixham TQ5 8NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 853749
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Cosy restaurant within a very friendly local pub, serving genuine home cooked food. We are open for Dinner on Thurs, Fri and Saturday evenings 5.30 to 8.30 pm and for Sunday lunch from 12.30 to 3.0 pm. Children welcome
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