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The Golden Lion

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28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
+44 1329 484509
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (6 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
“beef” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

The bar staff landlord and landlady very friendly. If you are going in for a sandwich you will probably be ok. Anything else seems beyond the cooks capability.

Thank john c
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here whilst away on business and was pleasantly surprised. Very friendly staff who made me feel welcome as soon as I walked in. Food menu was fairly varied with plenty of chefs special as well as the favourite pub fare. Food dished up in...More

Thank NigePlymouth
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Nige, Thanks for your review. It's always nice to hear that customers had a great time, great meal and were looked after. We hope you come back again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in for Sunday roast only beef or pork on menu, staff very good and friendly, we were asked how we wanted beef cooked and it was very good. desserts were also good, prices fair would go againMore

Thank Tom H
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tom, Thanks for your review, and I'm glad to hear that you had a great meal. Due to customer demand, we have recently changed our Sunday menu to Roasts, and had 4 meats for customers to choose from. Obviously some meats can be more...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have had many dinners in this place, hubby recommends the liver and bacon, best he’s had. Never been able to fault the food until today! Have had few Sunday roasts (4 meats for £9.95) brilliant price and lovely food. Today we had little choice of...More

Thank mickkerryf
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Im sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your meals yesterday. Due to customer demand we have changed to a Roast menu for Sundays, and had 4 meats on offer. I hope you do visit us again as we have some exciting meals and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having one their fantastic Sunday Roast dinners recently, my wife and myself decided to visit the Golden Lion for a meal on a recent Friday lunchtime. We were asked to take a seat in the restaurant area, and were told they would be in...More

Thank pompeyboy1951
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I'm very sorry to hear that you weren't happy with your lunch meal, especially after you had a great experience on a Sunday with us. I will be sure to speak with the team. I hope you give us another visit soon though. Thanks

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Was staying at the Trafalgar Guest House(just opposite the pub) saw on trip advisor that it was a family friendly pub ( had a 5yr old and 12yr old) plus 4 adults. Staff were very friendly and service was great. Had a lovely lunch of...More

Thank Liz S
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Liz, Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. I will make sure I let the team know. Thank you and we hope to see you again. Thanks Rob.

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Who knew?? I’ve been here on an evening in town with work colleagues but never thought to have a meal here. We had a lovely Sunday lunch - family of 2 adults and 3 children. Admittedly it was quiet (at 1400) but the service was...More

1  Thank John D
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi John, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you tried us for your family meal as well as work drinks. We are trying very hard to establish a fun and friendly pub where everyone is welcome. Hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Had a great lunch outside in the garden. The staff were brilliant and made sure I had everything I needed. I will be back!! As Arnie says ;-)

Thank ronjonesy
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Hi RonJonsey, Thanks for your review. Im glad you found the Secret Garden, and to hear that you will be back! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Waited an hour for 2 sandwiches which then had to eat at work 3rd visit will not be back awful food one bar staff at lunchtime!!!More

Thank Vicky S
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Vicky, I'm not sure when you came in as I've not heard of any complaints, and I agree an hour is far too long. I presume you were on an hour long lunch break, and my staff haven't bagged or wrapped up any food...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Excellent staff, Ali was more than friendly and a credit to the establishment. Food abismal steak to wrestle with even with there own steak knives, Ali changed the meal and I was presented with another poorly cooked piece of gristle. Points for the cook, he/she...More

Thank IMK24
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hi IMK24, Thank you for your comments regarding Ali, she is a valued member of the team, and so is our Chef. As you mentioned, Ali very happily spoke with our Chef regarding your steak, and our Chef provided another one, even though in our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Fareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1329 484509
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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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