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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food but service was very mishap felt like a la kind management. The food was cooked well and the choice on par with the rest of Newport. Something for everyone. Whilst the staff were friendly there seemed to be an air of confusion one...particular staff member female was quite short with customers and the staff. Continually ordering about. The meal was very good but the experience was let down by the service level.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Classy but unfussy...... Spent a few nights here last week as a base for the Coastal Path walk. An excellent young team assembled since June when I passed through. The sandwich board sign stated " staff wanted , dead or alive" which really resonated. They...are a credit to the family run business. In summary, excellent food and hospitality and well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked here at short notice and luckily got in to eat in the marquee. Meal really nice, on par with rest of village eateries but fancier choice. Able to sit out front for drinks beforehand if weather ok, but have to ask when walk...in if can just have a drink to see if any tables available or 'just stand at bar' which defeats the object of distancing. A suggestion perhaps is to put on tables when they are reserved and need to be vacated by. We sat at a table with drinks to have the lady at the entrance table to come running in instructing bar staff to clear tables as diners had arrived. Apologetic bar staff but could be avoided by having times on table.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just spent 3 nights here as a base for the coastal path walk. The young staff are a credit to the business. I was passing in June just as the lockdown period was easing and was amused by the blackboard stating "Staff wanted dead or...alive"....Well they have recruited well !! Highly recommended for quality of food and service. Well done allMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff who were efficient and attentive. The food was really lovely and the service was excellent!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three superb courses for two. Perfectly cooked, delicious, beautifully presented. Good value too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, warm and relaxed service in a lovely venue. Had a wonderful two night stay in this great local pub that has good quality accommodation as well as a very decent restaurant and a fabulous outside seating area for food and drink. We were...visiting Newport to see friends and enjoy done coast path walks. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Golden Lion for short breaks or for a meal out.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a fantastic week at the Golden Lion. The staff always go above and beyond, are so helpful and will do anything to make your stay is a great experience. We have eaten some great food and every day begins with a...superb breakfast with lots of choices. Same goes for the evening menu and the chips come highly recommended!! We also couldn't have scripted the weather this week, it really has been unreal! Thanks once again to Dai, Christine, Lisa and all the staff at the Lion for making our stay a memorable one and for being so kind and helpful. We'll be back!!! Julie & BrinleyMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having a fantastic week in Newport we wanted to celebrate with a meal on the last night with our grandchildren. Everywhere was extremely busy lucky to get a table for four and a dog in the marque. Not disappointed the service was very friendly...and provided a warm welcome. We arrived slightly but were soon at our table with drinks. The order for food was taken soon after and the starters of Focaccia and olives and mozzarella cheese were fantastic. All the mains didn’t disappoint the GL burger, Thai green curry, tempura battered haddock and kids tomato, basil and cheese were of great quality. Only needed to finish the evening with some great deserts, lemon posset, strawberry cheesecake and vanilla ice cream, completed a great meal and evening. Would recommend a visit to everyone.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely drink at the golden lion on a recent holiday. The beer garden in the back was lovely. Good selection of drinks. Quick and friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2021
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The Golden Lion Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5