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The golden Lion

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Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
+44 1404 812881
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best pub in Ottery st Mary area. A little out of the way but well worth it. True Devon local run by french/english couple. Very popular so book if you want to eat.

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Thank Chris B
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit having had a good meal previously . We went on a Sunday and had roasts which came very over cooked and thinly sliced . Then covered by a large quantity of luke warm gravy . The owner asked how the meal was and I politely said that the meat was over cooked . He immediately... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pre Christmas atmosphere Decent at table service Very nice wine Slight French influence in menu esp the specials but also have more traditional pub offerings Probably best pub food in and around sidmouth

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Thank SH83
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went out and had the set three course Christmas dinner. Tasted great, good service and very well priced. It's no surprise as the place is practically rammed even through the mid week winter months. Incidentally, we had a meal here earlier in the year for our anniversary and that definitely was one of the best meals I... More 

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Thank Anne C
Devon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner with friends on their recommendation. Nice welcome from staff, pub was busy and had a nice warm atmosphere. Also a very nicely furnished outside garden area which would be great in the warmer months. The menu was varied, we chose fish and chips, and steak and kidney pudding - all of which we enjoyed. Desserts were... More 

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Thank susie312eg
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every thing a pub should be lively very good staff and food choise excellant wine good selection Worth going the extra mile to find one of the best pubs in DEVON

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Thank alanlane083
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Pleasant atmosphere, good service, good value. M's duck salad was lovely, I had the main course whitebait which was good.

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Thank alc59
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have not eaten here for quite a few years although it is a regular stop off for a pint in the Summer. Having heard a few 'tales' about the landlord from locals I was nervous about our reception. But we need not have worried, the staff were helpful, landlord friendly and food good. I had a Goan pork curry... More 

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Thank cliveess
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Me and my husband went for a Saturday morning walk with our dogs and was recommended to this pub. I popped my head in the door to ask if dogs were aloud , the polite lady behind the bar told us no but we could go in the garden and what a lovely pub garden with the weather not being... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We came here last weekend after booking a meal and had a great meal with really good service from lovely friendly staff. Really good varied menu with good portions and a great choice. We had partridge with a lovely sauce, steak and ale pie and the Breton chicken. Lovely puddings finished off a great meal. The pub wAs packed with... More 

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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
French, Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 812881

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