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The Golden Lion

Tipton St John, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, United Kingdom

The Golden Lion
British restaurant
297 reviews
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PP96+7H Sidmouth, United Kingdom
+44 1404 812881
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Monday: Close
Tuesday: 12–14
Wedneasday: 12–14
Thursday: 12–14
Friday: 12–14
Saturday: 12–14
Sunday: Close
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Oliver Corrin
Oliver Corrin263 days ago
A hidden gem with the most wonderful comfort food, great selection of wine, very attentive service/staff and a lovely ambiance. Also a wonderful garden out the back for dogs and children!
Huw Daniel
Huw Daniel263 days ago
Stunning meal, Moules starter followed by John Dory Main. Very fast service with friendly, helpful staff and very good real.ale o the pumps👍🏻😁
S N263 days ago
Perfect little place along a nice river walk, lovely staff, great pub
Looby294 days ago
Friendly busy quirky pub with nice ambience, pretty gardens and a cosy interior.

Our first visit was fantastic husband had escargots I.had garic prawns and our son had whitebait. We all had something from the specials board, seabass, hake espagnol and steak hashir. The food was excellent as was the service
The reason why I am only giving it 4 stars is because we chose from the general menu on our second visit, starters baked brie, crab thermidor and calamari and for mains we had steak and kidney pudding, steak and ale pie and i had scampi. It was very average and we were also sat next to a group of people who seemed intent on us hearing their conversations, this spoiled the experience for me and I was dissappointed with the food, however I wont give up with this place and intend to return and hopefully make better menu choices and sit in a better place.next time
Bill Ding
Bill Ding325 days ago
Went in to buy 9 drinks, got told I had 3 minutes to order them, paid for them and was told the inside was full (it wasn’t), so we had to stand outside in the rain to drink the drinks. Never going to go back. The bar staff are rude!
Steve Balaam
Steve Balaam355 days ago
Very busy and popular pub. I had great expectations. Steak and ale pie was good, potatoes cooked perfectly and veg was good. Relatively expensive for what you get and I felt the whole thing was very rushed. Not a lot of ambience. Nice seating area outside.
Staff were polite and friendly.
Peter Howard
Peter Howard1 year ago
Attendee the Golden Lion on a very wet weekday evening for a family meal. Never been before and had no preconceived ideas on how it was going to be.
The pub itself is warm and welcoming with a pleasant ambiance. A nice blend of modern and older public house.
The staff were attentive and happy to explain or answer any questions on the menu and provided a prompt, unfussed service at the speed we wanted.
The food arrived without undue delay and pipping hot (just the way I like it). The food was excellent and not a crumb was left.
I really can't recommend this location as somewhere to consider if you are looking for an enjoyable, relaxing meal.
Jan Mallen
Jan Mallen1 year ago
A 40th birthday meal for 11 people. Service was excellent. One of our party is a Gluten free vegan and nothing was to much trouble for the staff in checking the ingredients for us.
The food was outstanding, so much choice and variation and extremely yummy.
Atmosphere was very relaxing we can't wait to return. Thanks for a wonderful evening 😊
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