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The Golden Lion

Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (122 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice warm friendly pub. Excellent hamhock sandwich, easy to visualise Doc Martin pub episodes. Right on harbourside good selection of beers and spirits.

Thank Edwin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't mind spending extra to keep a rural pub open and £4.65 for a pint of St Miguel is very expensive but OK. However they then charged me a whopping £2.50 for half a pint of the same drink!! When I queried this they...More

Thank richieb161
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and warm. Very busy. Good service. Nice character pub. Good atmosphere. Good range of drinks available and food.

Thank jmw26082017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb pub, great selection of beers wines etc, but this be honest it's the staff that make a pub, and here they are top quality. Beth, Gary and James made us feel so welcome, chatty, great quiz and when we ate amazing food (proper freshly...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank deanoandsue
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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