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THE GOLDEN LION

££ - £££, British,
99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
+44 1962 865512
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 614 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pint of Wadsworth 6X used to wash down a superb tuna and cheese toasted paninis. Service was excellent and timely as we were pushed for time.

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The curb appeal of this pub is extremely good with a profusion of flowers and hanging baskets. Both inside and outside seating is pleasant, the staff are very welcoming. Sunday lunch had traditional roast choices along with some interesting specials. A children's menu is also...More

Thank Thetechpub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Holiday Inn, only 1 and a half miles away so this pub was very handy! It’s spectacular display of flowers was a joy to behold and it was a beautiful evening so we had drinks in the garden before a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a roast dinner, nice selection of veg. Potatoes were not freshly done. Lamb was tough so could have done with sharper cutlery. It was quite expensive for a roast. Prices were similar to top restaurants. Staff nice, not overly attentive. It was quaint...More

Thank JCflj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely meal however, expect to spend a fortune! The only thing that let it down was we ordered 4 desserts and a latte to be served at the same time (the desserts also took a long time to materialise) however, the latte did not arrive,...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend a visit to this lovely pub. A wonderful experience all round, from the sensational flowers outside , friendly staff, excellent service and delicious Sunday roast.

Thank stansfieldpam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family to the pub for lunch on a lovely sunny day. Spectacular frontage to the pub. Flowers everywhere. The staff were exceptionally attentive and helpful plus two of our party were lactose intolerant and this was catered for very well. Although the food...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly welcome fantastic hosts this pub is very well run. We had great service and very tasty well presented food. Would recommend and will visit again for sure . Thanks

Thank lascers
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We arrived to find that our booking had been incorrectly recorded - quickly remedied and we were led to a delightful table in the conservatory. We were a party of four, one diner in a wheelchair, and one small dog.

Thank Barnetts148
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We were on our way back from London, and needed to stop off for lunch along the way with our dog. It was a Sunday and it was just up from where we were, therefore we thought we'd give this pub another go (Previous time...More

Thank Zena3101
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AndreaW655
24 December 2016|
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Response from tomwO6177GV | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's plenty of parking. More at the back than the front. I arrived late on a busy weekday night (8.45pm) and parked easily.
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Tripluen
4 November 2016|
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Response from oakwoodfencing | Reviewed this property |
No. it's a 5 minute drive out of the centre, but worth the drive.
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Andrew W
24 September 2016|
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Response from Goodfoodknight | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can or need to justify this? When we visited the place was reasonably priced try another cider......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 865512
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Description
This Is A Pub Restaurant With The More On Restaurant Than Pub Imacultate In Everyway Food Garden Even Bowl Of Flowers In Ladies Toilets",look On There Web Site" A Very Good Place To Eat For Visiting Tourists,not Cheap Very Well Run
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