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The Golden Lion

Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
+44 1404 812881
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“rabbit” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pub looks good, almost completly food I think (lunch visit), staff friendly and attentive, beer fine...what more can one want? Well food that I do not have to send back! In common with an earlier review....my (so called) steak and ale pie was just a...More

Thank marmiter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had Sunday lunch - it was surprisingly busy when you see the food quality and presentation. The beef was reconstructed beef, with gravy poured over, never a pretty sight. A small mixture of vegetables were quashed into a small dish, one to...More

2  Thank Terence R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived and was lucky to get the last table service was excellent and food was delicious. We had gone to a new nearby establishment which we left after a terrible experience. This taught us a valuable lesson don’t bother trying out the new it’s not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited twice last week - both times food more than just 'very good', and quickly, efficiently served despite very busy pub. Suggests a very well - organised kitchen with someone who knows how to be an efficient manager as well as an excellent chef. Very...More

1  Thank VPW13
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We dined here and it felt like, eat and hurry up whilst you are doing it, we are due to close soon. There was no personal touch at all and it felt like the money was snatched out of our hands. The bar maid was...More

5  Thank sunnybaba2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for dinner on a Monday night, the place was buzzing with locals and other diners. The landlady was very welcoming & promptly assured us that we could dine there. We had the sea bass & steak/kidney pie, both gorgeous. Followed by ....figs,...More

Thank martina s
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We visited The Golden Lion for fish and chips on a Tuesday - we saw that it was £6.99 if you had the take-away service, but we sat in the beer garden with the dogs. Imagine our shock to receive the bill for £27.80 (which...More

Thank Mandy J
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Golden Lion is a great little pub restaurant and in "the Season" seems to be be booked every weekend, so I'd certainly suggest booking a table. The Venison pie was brilliant and on another day I had a lunchtime starter of Escargot with fresh...More

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The Golden Lion is an excellent restaurant in the attractive village of Tipton St John, near Sidmouth. The choice is good, the food is good, the service is efficient and there is a choice of inside or outside eating. We often take visitors there and...More

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal here the food was delicious I had white bait others had filo prawns calamari goat cheese followed by vegetarian lasagne steak and ale pies and vegetables. And 3 deserts finished off a amazing meal. This restaurant is very popular you...More

Thank poppies462
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 812881
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