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Golden Lion - Joseph Holt

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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136 Manchester Road, Manchester M27 6PE, England
+44 161 794 3016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Absolutely awful, dirty tables, tasteless food, not enough staff, poor customer service Won't return

2 Thank ollipopaloodles
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with family for our sunday meal. The food was very cheap. Portions was reasonably sized. Friendly welcoming staff. And most importantly amazing food. Highly recommend

1 Thank Hessjwh
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great food yet again , very pleasant staff nice atmosphere. Great service under new management. Will return.

1 Thank Donna F
manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

absolutely delicious brilliant everything is cooked fresh,no frozen rubbish here,first class and staff are fantasticly friendly

1 Thank dba64
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Go here now and again and is very reliable with excellent food with a friendly service. Standard Holt's menu. Very reasonable prices. Nice quiet pub. Never lets you down.

1 Thank David S
Salford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We came to The Golden Lion due to it being recommended to us. We were a family of four and was shown to a table straight away. It was a little busy as it was a sunday and we did have to wait about 15 minutes to order food and drinks at the bar. We were informed there would be... More 

1 Thank casper020
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Being a manager at this place all I've heard is great reviews from the customers since being under new management we really appreciate the positive feedback thanks guys we are loving the place and intend to make it the best place to eat in Clifton 🙂

1 Thank Nataliejjhesketh
Colmenar, Spain
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dropped in whilst passing, ordered and paid at the bar before being served. Slight delay before main course arrived but not excessive, food was as expected, wholesome and enjoyable, friendly service

1 Thank JamesandEileen H
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had Christmas Dinner and what a surprise the dinner was great very tasty and everyone in the family enjoyed the food . The staff were great very happy , and helpful there were 8 of in in the Group and we all had a good time ,I would be happy to book again .

1 Thank wallwork26
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Always really good food at a very reasonable price, even if you don't go for the two for ones. Not a fan of hoots beer but I can make do. I think I would always go here rather than the Robin Hood just because of the people in there and a general quieter less "rowdy" atmos.

1 Thank chris n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Manchester Road, Manchester M27 6PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 794 3016

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