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The Golden Lion

Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (125 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
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1 - 10 of 899 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

On reading other reviews, it is clear a visit could be a hit or a miss. Ours was a miss. Expensive drinks and grumpy unwelcoming bar staff.

Thank Joanna N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this pub on a couple of occasions whilst staying in Port Isaac, the atmosphere is really welcoming and warm, the staff are all very friendly and helpful and the beer is top notch (proper job) 😃 we had meals here on two separate occasions...More

Thank laner007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a pre-dinner drink out of season but found this tiny pub packed with locals and visitors. This village is the location where the TV series, Doc Martin is filmed, so it must be super busy in the summer. Friendly landlord and a...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visi Port Isaac this pub become the hub of our trip and our local away from home! Always,friendly, welcoming - be it a meal or a slightly raucous few drinks! They look after you and make you feel at home! Plus the...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here, Fish & Chips were lovely and hubby said the Scampi was good too, very much value for money.

Thank deanoandsue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in several times during short visit to Port Isaac. Good local atmosphere, but can get packed. Excellent beer and selection of Cornish gins

Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a small quaint building, but do lovely food, its very popular as well so that tells you something...lovely atmophere friendly staff, well worth planning your day to have a meal here while touring this beautiful cove

Thank clark65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like quite an unassuming pub but the food was absolutely excellent, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view over the harbour. They do food (not that we tried it) but just a good traditional pub with a buzzing atmosphere. Recommend.

Thank sandyinhw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular venue because the food is of high quality as is the service and the ambiance. We booked a table for four Saturday afternoon in advance ready for dinner at 8,30pm. We were shown to a nice table with a view...More

Thank Peter M
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Steve L
1 October 2016|
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Response from seafood12 | Reviewed this property |
you must have parked somewhere were you shouldn't!
15 June 2016|
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Response from StevefromSwindon | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest the Port William, 20 minutes drive up the coast at Trebarwith Strand as more suitable for families.
Maxine L
4 April 2016|
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Response from RobGWatfordEngland | Reviewed this property |
The pay and display car park is at the very top of the hill, it's a ten minute very steep walk, there's no other option. The menu isn't large, unfortunately didn't note the veggie options but I'm sure there would be an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880336
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