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The Golden Lion

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) #2 of 2 Restaurants in Rainford ££ - £££ , British,
30 Church Road, Rainford WA11 8HE, England
+44 1744 882127
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
30 Church Road, Rainford WA11 8HE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the worst pub I have ever been in. That's some going. They had four hand pulled pints and three of them were sour but the woman on the bar became aggressive when I pointed this out and was told that the...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food at The Golden Lion was very good - tasty, it was served well, no undue wait, and all reasonably priced too. For a Saturday night it was quite empty, so there was little 'atmosphere'. The music didn't help! I love music, and like...More

Thank LemTarki
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We last came here in January and gave a very good report. Food was delicious, lots of it and very well priced. According to the Facebook page, a revamped menu and a new chef in February promised a fresh look..!! Whilst not complaining about the...More

Thank steve g
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Another fabulous roast , excellent food and service and now to watch the football in the bar . Great place to eat with the family before heading in to the bar to watch the Liverpool game, great atmosphere in this place.

2  Thank Colette R
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Often visit here whether it's for a drink, too watch the football or for a meal with the family! Very family friendly! The staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble! Recently changed menu and the food is fab! Proper pub grub...More

3  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Used to eat here all the time but after our last experience never again. The whole place needs a makeover - dirty and ripped seats in the bar with carpets that looked like they needed a good clean if not replacing altogether. The toilets are...More

1  Thank MikeSt18
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to try the Golden Lion in Rainford for a family Sunday lunch, 7 adults and 2 children. Food was beautiful, a very welcome change was the steak on the children's menu which the 2 girls loved. Most of us had the Roast dinners which...More

1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I can't comment on the food, but the bar need money spending on it. Rough carpets, dirty toilets with hot water tap not working. And the fixed seating we ended up sitting on was a disgrace filthy & ripped. Go to the derby arms much...More

2  Thank Cliveof
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

New menu. Food was really tasty and good portions. Great value for money too. My only criticism is the lack of atmosphere. The music so low you couldn't here it and the lighting so bright. It felt like grandma's dinning room with the naff plate...More

1  Thank Hurleyx4
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

New chef, new menu and have to say all the food was exceptional. Great service as always and if you loved the food before you will love it even more now, try for yourself but as word spreads about the new menu and chef you...More

5  Thank Colette R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Church Road, Rainford WA11 8HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Rainford
  • Phone Number: +44 1744 882127
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