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Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72347
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Culgaith, Penrith
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been here on a number of occasions. This time tried the ale & beef pie. Excellent, with the usual great chips. Beer well kept and tasty. A favourite haunt. Very dog friendly.

Thank sevgililerevi
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited The Golden Lion twice in three days and both times the service, drinks and staff have been superb. The chips are amazing, the pepperoni pizza to die for and the nachos completely finished. A real find.

Thank Dick C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it here! Always visit here on our visits to Keswick. The staff are always really friendly and make you feel welcome. The food is of a high standard and well worth a trip in for. We will be back at New Year!

Thank Jeanette H
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. All reasonably priced and really friendly staff. Even gave our dog a drink and some treats.

Thank clairematheson
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to call to Keswick for a wander with the wife and child. We sat outside on because it was glorious sunshine, only 2 small tables at the front but really good to sit and watch the world go by. We both ordered pie and chips, the steak was tender, the gravy rich served in a puff pastry lid, the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very friendly service of all staff bar and table is the key attribute of the Golden Lion. The food is also good quality and very good value. We drank wine on our most recent visit, but I know from 'popping in for a pint' on previous occasions that the beer is well kept. So lots of positives to share... More 

Thank thosthetourist
Simone F, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this review

HI, thanks for the lovely review, as to the soap, the dispenser was repeatedly knocked off the wall so we have been putting bottles of hand soap in there, the last three weeks the bottles have been taken out of the toilet... With your review in mind i will get the dispenser re-attached and hope that it stays put. Thanks... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Dog friendly too. I would definitely recommend this pub and will probably be here tomorrow again!

Thank mariah755
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple of drinks and some breakfast when staying overnight through airbnb at the Golden Lion. The guys behind the bar when we having a few drinks and a bite to eat in the morning were really nice and helped us out with parking and getting our bearings. Reasonable prices for food and drink from what we saw and... More 

Thank Stuart H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Really friendly staff. great food at a great price (we both had the pulled pork sandwich and it was lovely) Will definitely visit again

Thank Gill S
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

It was good food. Nothing spectacular but enjoyable decent price too as it is a tourist location. The service was brilliant. The lad behind the bar and the lady serving the food went above and beyond for us. Any thing we asked they helped. I would definitely go back. The menu was good and they had a wide range of... More 

Thank WorkingtonWkd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72347

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?