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Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
+44 1708 740081
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 21:45
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Chafford hundred
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with 5 friends for lunch, order food and i had a great british pub gift card that on web site states can be used when ask just got told no! Did not check but hey ho! Ordered rib eye steak ask for it medium. One friend ask for chicken wrap other a cod gouon wrap but the waitress say... More 

1 Thank Pauldee74
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

What are you people on? The refit has totally ruined this pub, one visit, never again ! Staff not interested, & refit of the oldest pub in Romford completely un sympathetic.

Thank alfiebaby2016
Romford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Afte ryears of drinking at the Lion but never really thinking of it a somewhere to eat , after the refit it is looking like it is going to be good. The food we saw coming out was well presented and generoud in size. Th e bar has some re opening teething issues with shortege of stock , but thankfully... More 

Thank Terryk67
Romford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went to pub or book my birthday up and the manager called dan is a diamond of a bloke he booked it and arranged it all and him and the staff are wonderful and it's just been renovated and looks stunning and meals are well nice so it's the best pub in Romford

Thank davidmememe
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The best local in Romford by a mile and one of the oldest pubs in the country. A very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and as such a lot of different people drink here. Staff seem to all get on well with each other and the regulars so there's lots of banter particularly when sport is on. Great range of beers... More 

Thank Tom P
Romford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic venue with amazing staff , I was lucky enough to be best man at the wedding and I cannot thank the owner and the staff enough they were all amazing and so helpful everyone was catered for personally . Would highly recommend this venue to anyone .

Thank slaphead0208
Romford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Just had our wedding reception at the pub hiring the upstairs. The food was brilliant the bar staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful a fantastic evening and the manager Colin is so friendly and could not do enough to help. If you want a pub where people care you are enjoying yourself this is the one.

Thank spurs1888
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

not been here for years, tried romford again after yesrs of years of ilford. shops much bigger and more of but best bit was lunch at the golden lion, food excellent at very reasonanable prices, good portions as well. nice to be back will not leave so long next time k & d

Thank dddjjjppp
Romford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

In the heart of Romford, the Golden Lion is one of the oldest buildings in Romford and although it is a little dark and dingey at first glance, once you sit down for a meal its got a really chilled out cosy feel to it. Everyone is really friendly in there, both staff and customers and the food is good... More 

1 Thank Becks211187
Zurich, Switzerland
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Returning since years and always good quality food and good prices too. Very lovely old building on 2 floors with a small terrace at the back. Time by time with live music too

Thank yves r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Romford
  • Phone Number: +44 1708 740081
The golden lion is a beautiful old pub situated in the centre of romford. The history of this place is pouring out of the walls and ceiling. If it could talk, 'Le Lion' could tell some spell-binding stories dating back nearly six hundred years. It was a stop off point for Royalty on the road to Colchester, Sir Francis Bacon drank there and may have penned a theory or two. (referenec from beer in the evening) The golden lion is a traditional good old pub serving great food, a variety of ales (10 pumps, varies) and many other premium lagers and drinks. The pub has 3 tv's inside (downstairs) 1 Outside in the patio garden and a big screen upstairs to watch all your major sporting events. The pub also consists of a very large private function room upstairs which room hire only costs £50. It holds up to 100 people and has private bar, toilets and exit to the patio garden or main bar dowstairs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?