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The Golden Lion

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Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
+44 1404 812881
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
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Restaurant Hours
French, Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On passing through Tipton we decided to stop here for a drink and maybe something to eat as we have done once before, when we entered the bar area we noticed that it was quieter than last time that we visited so we asked what...More

1  Thank Jen10088
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying with friends in Sidmouth who had booked to take us to the Golden Lion for dinner on the Saturday evening. We arrived just before 7pm and the pub was already busy but we were greeted warmly and shown to our table by...More

Thank JANE251062
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Lush food and friendly staff! Visited on a few occasions and never failed to impress.

Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank marmiter
Reviewed 6 November 2017 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 27 October 2017 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 2 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
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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