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The Golden Lion

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28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
+44 1329 234061
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday night for a curry,was good so booked a table for Thursday. Ordered at 7.30pm, 1 fish & chips, 1 Lasagna. 8.00, first apologies, would be about 10 minutes. 8.15 another apology and an offer of a free drink, not wanted, just wanted to eat. Finally at 8.25 our meals arrived, not impressed with brown, soft chips and fish in... More 

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2 Thank Michael H
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is good at the Golden Lion with accurate estimates of waiting time. We went for a quick bite to eat. We didn't have any complaints we got what we were expecting -pub food,after all it is a pub. The food is better than the formula chains such as Harvester as it actually tastes of something. I would recommend this... More 

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Thank Dave T
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A return trip to part with my cash in spite of management telling me to 'stay at home', because last time I didn't say it was great. British hospitality has to try to learn to take on board comments if they are to have any chance of survival in face of a two week trip to Turkey for £200. Sour... More 

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Thank clubworldzilla
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this review

Hello - I was only wondering the other day when your anti-British head would rise again in Fareham, I have warned all of my colleagues to watch out for your so-called reviews of their businesses - so sorry you seem to have not actually managed to visit the right pub yet again as your last review of my business confirmed... More 

southcoast
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minute booking with a friend for a catch up. Amazing home made fish pie, and freshly cooked vegetables. So nice to go to a pub where they serve home cooked food at a reasonable price. They also serve excellent coffee and the service was very friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Thank sezayi52
Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Arrived midday, poor heating, no atmosphere, meals very poor, not as described, poorly cooked, slow service

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Portchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

First time at the Golden Lion, live local and it was recommended. Did the main and pudding deal for £11. The roast was very good and enjoyable. We both had apple crumble and custard for pudding. Worse crumble ever had at a pub. Thin layer of soggy crumble, no crunch at all, very heavy. Sadly the pudding really let it... More 

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Fleet, Hampshire
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434 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a very pleasant old pub just a few minutes stroll from the town centre. Staff were really friendly, the beer is good, and the food good too. All reasonably priced so couldn't fault this in any way.

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Thank rexbarker
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We have now been to this pub several times we pass it on our way home each day so we thought we would give it a try. I must say we have been pleasantly surprised the food is all home cooked so you do have to wait but it is worth it as the quality of the food is very... More 

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Thank Richard73uk
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and the venue has a traditional family run feel. The menu is good and the food came within expected timings. Good cider on tap too.

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Thank DameMNAS
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

My husband & I had our wedding reception here yesterday 9th Dec 2016. I can't tell you in enough words how thrilled we were.Sandra the land lady is lovely,very accommodating NOTHING was to much trouble,we had people go in at 9am to set up the tables with no problems. The staff are a credit to Sandra very friendly,welcoming & helpful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Fareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1329 234061
Description
The Golden Lion is in Fareham's historic High Street, a conservation area in the borough of Fareham. We hope you enjoy your experience in our Traditional English Pub. We would be delighted to receive any comments, good or constructive in order that we may build upon and improve our business.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?