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#20 of 29 Bar in Watford


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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant pub - we were down for the night and were made to feel very welcome by the landlord. He stayed and had a chat with us even when we were the only people left in the pub. Would recommend to anyone in the area...looking for a good drink in a friendly atmosphere. Cheers John! From Laura and Lewis from NottinghamMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

Top Pommy pub.. great food, excellent service and true pub atmosphere. We wanted a true British Pub experience before we flew home to Australia and we weren’t disappointed. The guv is the nicest bloke I’ve met in the uk.. cheers and will be back one...day for those 10 pints..More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2019

Nice pub with a garden at the back. friendly staff.. Very basic boring food. Nice place for big groups.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019

This is a great pub with a friendly and quick bar team, great selection of draught beers and Ales. The landlord John is great character and always has a warm welcome, the beer garden at the back is fantastic for the hot weather we have...at the moment. It also has covered outdoor area and plenty of seats inside, all very clean and well maintainedMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Popped in for the first time yesterday was pretty decent good atmosphere, a little expensive but overall not bad.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

In Watford on business so thought I would visit some of the real pub, all in the cause of research you understand. The Golden Lion had some good write ups, had being the operative word. No other real ale being available I had the Golden...Lion house ale - and what an insipid, watered down sample of toilet water it was. Left the pint after 2 sips and then left the pub. Maybe I caught it them in an off night. The pub itself is pleasant enough, staff friendly so will try again on my next visit. Will let you know how I get on.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub with a great landlord , working away & John the landlord couldn’t be mot helpful & the food & atmosphere is excellent can’t wait to work in Watford again will definitely be returning, aka Leicester lads

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed in watford me and my partner as we visited the town looked on trip adviser and seen this. And what a great place it was on a warm day the beer garden is big and very good to catch the sun, the girl behind...the bar was friendly and helpful. I would def visit again if in this area.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little pub great atmosphere and cheap drinks and good music on. Definitely recommend. Great range of drinks too and a nice outside area too

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious salad at The golden lion today, perfect way to relax and enjoy lunch on a hot summers day.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Joanna T
12 April 2017|
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Hi there, We have a car park to the rear. Booking at lunch is advisable on sunny days as it gets very busy! Give us a call on 01923 246824 :) thanks Golden Lion Team
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Golden Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5