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The Golden Lion

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The website said wheelchair accessible, a phone call to the pub confirmed it was wheelchair accessible. Arrived at pub, only to be met with steps. My daughters wheelchair can’t climb steps!! My daughter had a meltdown as my husband attempted to lift her out of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ieatlunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in this pub 2 nights running, with the food being outstanding on both nights. They have a good choice of well kept beers and the choice of gins is impressive. The staff were outstanding and though we were visitors, they treated us like...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dean G
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dean, Thank you for your review. We are so glad that we were able to make you feel at home. I will make sure the whole team knows of your review. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live within reasonable walking distance but haven't tried this pub until now so thought we'd visit when the had live music and were not disappointed. We've been twice now and have enjoyed the atmosphere and music both times, particularly last Friday when The Retro...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank fatbellybinky
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fatbellybinky, Thank you for coming in and for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the live music, we try hard to be a great traditional pub for the community, with great customers and staff. The beer and food is...More

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Quiet and good atmosphere. Food very good with lots of choice. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend you give it a try. They seem to have something for everyone .

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sueadvice
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Hi Sue, Thank you for your review and we are very happy that you had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 20 January 2019

Had a table booked for a Sunday roast today. My Mum (90) my Wife and I have just enjoyed a fab Sunday roast at the Golden Lion, One of the reasons for choosing to have a meal at this Pub was the parking and ease...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Hi John, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you all enjoyed your visit, and that we looked after you. Apologies for the cold plates, they are normally warmed before serving, I presume it was just a busy service. But I will feed it...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Me and my wife came in for a sunday roast and it was quiet busy , but we went to the bar and happily were given a table , i had a roast beef and tge wife had the pork which came out within 20...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Georgimoder1
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Hi Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am really glad that you enjoyed the Sunday roast, and happy that you noticed we make things from fresh here. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon. Thanks

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Not for the first time, we ate in the Golden Lion last night. This is a good town pub with good beer, good food and a friendly welcome. It’s not the biggest pub in the world, but well-run, clean and tidy. We had calf’s liver...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Hi Keith, Thanks for coming in again, its always great to hear that we have looked after customers on their return. I will pass on your thanks to the team. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

From the moment I visited to pay a deposit, to a very friendly and helpful staff member, I had a good feeling about this pub.... and I wasn’t disappointed. It was a typical Christmas menu - very nice, but not overloaded with too many special...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Hi Trev, Thank you for your fantastic review. Its great to hear that you felt happy and welcome all the way through. We and the team really do try to make every one feel welcome, and leave feel feeling happy and wanting to come back....More

Reviewed 19 December 2018

Fabulous food and service for 20+ people. Very friendly atmosphere. Will definitely go back for both Christmas Dinners and all year round. Staff were very helpful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jmc111111
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

HI, It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Thanks

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Traditional-style town pub frequented by 'locals' - good fir real ale. Very friendly landlady (or member of staff).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cidersplodge2017
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review, It was the lovely landlady that served you. We do try to ensure the beer is always kept well and lines are cleaned before every barrel change. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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