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The Golden Lion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
+44 1329 234061
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

I took my elderly mum and 2 teens for an evening meal. Easy - level car park. We all had something different from the menu and were all happy with our meals. Typical pub fare which is what we wanted. We’re not into gastro pubs...More

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub has been hyped-up as Fareham's hidden gem and on that basis we booked a table for evening meal. The restaurant side of this pub was totally empty, the pub side busy. Service was very attentive but the meal was very slow in arriving....More

1  Thank Britishfamily888
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nice old Pub we only had one drink there so can't say to much, we thought that served food every night of the week. but found out that they don't serve food on Sunday and Monday nights , we ended up going to another pub...More

1  Thank martin m
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Mixed review from me. We had a lovely meal the first night we went. Went back again a few days later and had a pretty dreadful one. Lovely old English pub with lots of character, so great to visit for a drink, if nothing else!More

1  Thank SueLeGresley
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to write your review for us. I am pleased you enjoyed your first visit to us but was concerned to hear that your second time was not as good. Unfortunately I do not think you mentioned anything to either me...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Quiet little boozer that sells great beer. The London Pride was on form and I also thoroughly enjoyed a homemade burger and all the usual trimmings. Just busy enough to create some ambience but not too loud to drown out our conversation. Ideally located close...More

Thank Svengali-in-a-sunhat
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Many thanks for your kind words - I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us as well as our real ale and home made food - we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Excellent choice of food and cooked well . Good value for money. Unusual in this day and age there was no television anywhere in sight. GREAT.

Thank Hywel R
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Many thanks for your review - I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

We were staying at The Trafalgar Guest House opposite and was advised by them that this pub allows dogs. Very friendly staff, made a fuss of the dogs and brought out a bowl of water for them. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced....More

Thank esesbee
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Many thanks for your review - I'm delighted you and your four-legged friends enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you all again!

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Came in for dinner and pints. We were not disappointed with the venison, the rabbit stew or the lamb dishes. We came on the recommendation of locals, it was a good night.

Thank Jason F
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Many thanks for your review - I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to us and our menu and hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dropped off our daughter at the rail station and decided to have a spot of lunch. I looked in at this pub and liked what I saw. We had never been before. Two ladies were behind the bar and gave...More

1  Thank Daytripper366
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am pleased your request was dealt with quickly and that you appreciated our service. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Wednesday night for a curry,was good so booked a table for Thursday. Ordered at 7.30pm, 1 fish & chips, 1 Lasagna. 8.00, first apologies, would be about 10 minutes. 8.15 another apology and an offer of a free drink, not wanted, just wanted to eat....More

4  Thank Michael H
Sandra C, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Many thanks for your review - apologies for the delay in replying to it! I can only apologise for your experience on the second night you ate with us - we did have some issues in the kitchen that night and I am pleased my...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Fareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1329 234061
Description
The Golden Lion is in Fareham's historic High Street, a conservation area in the borough of Fareham. We hope you enjoy your experience in our Traditional English Pub. We would be delighted to receive any comments, good or constructive in order that we may build upon and improve our business.
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