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The Golden Lion

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
+44 1208 880336
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Down in the SW for a short break and friends took us to Port Isaac. We hadn't planned anywhere to eat and an impromptu decision saw us pop in to this establishment. Met by very friendly and helpful staff. They were very accommodating. Service was swift and the food was amazing. We all opted for Fish and Chips of differing... More 

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Thank simon s
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful Sunday Lunch; tasty, plenty on the plate,traditional and modern with a taste of local. The restaurant and bar areas were very lovely.and tastefully decorated. Great view of the harbour, attentive and welcoming warm staff. A true delight. Will be back and highly recommended. Thank you

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Thank Maria J
Exeter, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous pub with an open fire offering wonderful tasty food at a good price ...also great if yo just want a beer. The staff were friendly and gave good service.

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Bodmin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're in Cornwall cruise on down to Doc Martin's favourite pub for some fabulous food. Last time I went my friend had fish and chip and said, wow, the batter. The lemon was charred and the chips, well so much can be wrong with chips but not with these. She loved it. I had the Bouillabaisse and need a... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant! We came to Port Isaac for a weekend away and visited here for dinner. The staff are lovely and very laid back. We were taken upstairs to a table next to a window, where we could sit and listen to the sea while we enjoyed our meal! The food was delicious with really big portions... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our evening started off well, one of the bar staff was very helpful and friendly he was from North Yorkshire. We ordered our food which arrived and all was ok. The pasta was hard on the outside and not cooked. We sent it back and the member of staff came back and said the Chef said that's how it comes.... More 

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Thank daniel-dean1978
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had been before so knew the chips were frozen but. Had fish and chips for two. Everything was great but the chips were so over cooked they were unedible. The fish was fantastic and if the chips were fresh, better cooked this would be a 5 star review. The staff were great about it when I brought it to their... More 

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Thank Scot H
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be frank, we loved Port Isaac & this place until the dramatic change in menu which is now limited. It was our "go to" place every evening for our holiday weeks in Port Isaac but the menu changed and not for the better. We have tried to engage via email etc to understand if the menu is likely to... More 

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Thank Woodled
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly bar staff, well-kept ales, small but very tasty lunch menu, and unbeatable view of Port Isaac harbour from the terrace. Would definitely return.

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Golden Lion twice for coffee while in the area - both times we sat on the balcony as it affords lovely views of the harbour and of course, Doc Martin's house. Service was excellent and the atmosphere friendly. A must do if you are a fan of the Doc Martin series!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Port Isaac
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 880336

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