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Golden Lion

2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
+44 1708 740081
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“friendly pub” (5 reviews)
“low beams” (2 reviews)
Bar, British, Pub
2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used the pub for a while now and have always found it welcoming, however, the barman called Pete is very rude and his personal hygiene should be addressed. The girls behind bar do a fantastic job. Will visit again when Pete is not...More

Thank batsworth1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a lovely meal and drink at this old pub at the edge of Romford Market . Though the tv screen were showing football the sound was off, all the customer who were watching were not noisy. The atmosphere in this pub was lovely...More

Thank Bevandjack1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in here with my son for a meal and couple of drinks before his interview. The chap behind the bar put through a Hunters Chicken main meal I steal of the Sandwich I said and was pointing too then seemed to have the...More

Thank NuclearDevice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to be the worst pub in Romford as it always smells of wee near the back of the bar . also the older male manager has got a chip on his shoulder and really horrible to his staff and customers so that’s why we...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife and I went here for lunch as it had been recommended and we were not disappointed. The pub was clean and well laid out. Chloe who served us was very helpful and pleasant. We will certainly go back here as the food was...More

Thank MickyEssex
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Rather traditional pub with heart nice friendly people and serving really good pub grub in a traditional pu

Thank jo399839
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice old building with a cosy atmosphere. The food is always good and very reasonably priced. Perfect for a quick lunch whilst out shopping. The staff are friendly and helpful. A really comfortable place to eat.

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Lovely history..beautiful establishment . Being from Canada is has been nice to come across such pubs with all nostalgia

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
Thank TammyShirk
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The pub is very rustic with a lot of low beams. Quite a lot of seating and even a beer garden. There are plenty of food to choose from on even the Sunday menu. The restaurant food also tastes well and the Nucho's to share...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We love this place, the best pub in Romford by mile, amazing service with friendly team. Decor is stunning and my signature drink amazeballs every time.

Thank kaya47
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26 November 2017|
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Response from j0hnnyb0y55 |
Ok go there and see and talk to her you'll see
holly a
18 February 2016|
Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
The venue hire was free. A 200 deposit is required, but this is returned providing there is no damage to the property.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
19:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Romford
  • Phone Number: +44 1708 740081
The golden lion is a beautiful old pub situated in the centre of romford. The history of this place is pouring out of the walls and ceiling. If it could talk, 'Le Lion' could tell some spell-binding stories dating back nearly six hundred years. It was a stop off point for Royalty on the road to Colchester, Sir Francis Bacon drank there and may have penned a theory or two. (referenec from beer in the evening) The golden lion is a traditional good old pub serving great food, a variety of ales (10 pumps, varies) and many other premium lagers and drinks. The pub has 3 tv's inside (downstairs) 1 Outside in the patio garden and a big screen upstairs to watch all your major sporting events. The pub also consists of a very large private function room upstairs which room hire only costs £50. It holds up to 100 people and has private bar, toilets and exit to the patio garden or main bar dowstairs.
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