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The Golden Lion

££ - £££British, ,
The Square | A mile off the M4 from Junction 23A,The Square, Magor NP26 3HY, Wales
+44 1633 880312
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (24 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (10 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Square | A mile off the M4 from Junction 23A,The Square, Magor NP26 3HY, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very warm and cozy pub. Went for a quiet mid afternoon drink so it was virtually empty which was perfect for a dreary cloudy welsh afternoon!

Thank morkstilgoe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having frequented the Lion for over 20 years and known a few landlords/ladies over the years, the present owners have to rate as the worst. My wife and I decided to try their fare for her birthday, having had very average food and service in...More

Thank ge0ffc23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met with family from Clevedon and Bridgend for our usual 6monthly get together.From the off Andrea was so helpful and though we were running late,assured us this was no trouble.The food was superb as is the norm.The pie was a delight ,a proper all over...More

Thank carolecastell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 16 for a birthday meal. We had a brilliant meal, excellent service and all the staff were really friendly. Even the children had a treat from Louise in return for a high five! Would definitely recommend and we will definitely...More

1  Thank Alexjbt86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky thanks to a kind server to get a table for two. We had a great roast. Mine was lamb and my wife had the beef. I especially liked the cauliflower cheese and the service was excellent. I would not hesitate in returning...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Visited here on a Monday and it was not that busy although there were a few family groups there. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The menu was very good, varied. I had lamb which was tasty.

1  Thank suevinales
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely service from Molly behind the bar! 10/10 service! Love the Bud Light on offer too - best pub in Magor!

Thank 296acox
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here and it couldn't have been more perfect! From our first enquiry we felt reassured that our day would be as good as it was. We had the lovely function room upstairs, the bar and part of the garden for...More

1  Thank Vicandwoz
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Found Magor on way back to accommodation decided to have dinner at The Golden Lion had such a fantastic meal and as we were treated with such friendly staff and a great Manager Patrick we promised we would come back and you guessed it -...More

1  Thank NolaE6
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Called in as we have an over night stay at a local hotel. Booking a table was easy. Interesting and varied menu, including options for vegans. Good selection of beers including alcohol free. Friendly staff.

1  Thank paulX6810RW
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Becky J
12 September 2018|
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Response from EGDavis | Property representative |
We absolutely do. In the front bar, sports bar and the garden, just not in the restaurant (unless it's a guide dog of course, which is totally fine). But we have no problem at all with owners bringing in their dogs, we'll... More
6 August 2017|
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Response from 731karen | Reviewed this property |
No. Unfortunately' but open all morning for drinks, lovely atmosphere and log fires!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:01 - 17:30
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:30
12:01 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | A mile off the M4 from Junction 23A,The Square, Magor NP26 3HY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Magor
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 880312
  • E-mail
As the premier award winning Gastro Pub in South Wales, we pride ourselves on setting the bar in best in class cuisine, fine dining and customer service. Nestled in the heart of Wale’s beautiful Monmouthshire, and the stunning historical village of Magor, The Golden Lion is a standout Welsh fine dining experience. Opened in 2014 by restaurateurs Louise Jones and Garth Davis, The Golden Lion has won acclaim and awards across the UK for both it’s ala carte and Vegan menus. Using only the finest seasonal produce from local farms, markets and producers, many of the seasonal ingredients used by Head Chef Ariel Mlotek are what inspire our menu. Set in a stunning and historically listed building that is over 500 years old, the restaurant is sumptuously furnished, with a beautiful outdoor beer garden, events room and sports bar. In the front room beyond the dining area is the intimate front bar where we welcome families, pets and discerning beverage enthusiasts. Adored by diners and drink
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