The Golden Lion

British, Gastropub·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Gastropub
Cosy, Dark and moody, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Child friendly


Bursting full of character and charm, The Golden Lion is a traditional 18th century pub offering a seasonal food menu, a range of ales, and stunning views of the Cornish coastline. Situated right at the heart of the historic fishing village, the pub is popular among locals and tourists alike and boasts both a cosy bar area downstairs and a more formal dining room upstairs. Come here both for a couple of pints at the end of the day and for high-quality, freshly prepared food in a laidback atmosphere. The Golden Lion caters for children as well, meaning that it's also a great spot for the entire family.

The pub has retained much of its character over the years and has been decorated to give the space both a rustic and cosy feel. The bar area features a flagstone floor, wooden bar stools and a fireplace, while the various snugs coming of this area are perfect for an intimate dining experience. The candlelit dining room upstairs is perfect for special occasions, while there are also various outdoor terrace areas which come into their own during the warmer months and allow for al fresco dining. Perhaps most special of all though is The Golden Lion's 'bloody bones bar' which features a former smuggling tunnel that leads right down to the beach.

In terms of the food offering at the Golden Lion, the menu aims to showcase seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Starters might include braised beef and blue cheese croquettes, smoked haddock fish cakes, and Cornish moules mariniere, while you can expect main courses ranging from scampi and chips to a classic burger. Leave space for puddings such as an Eton mess ice cream sundae, and wash it all down with a glass of wine of one of the locally brewed beers available on tap.


Can I book a table at The Golden Lion Port Isaac?

Tables can be reserved in advance by contacting the pub.

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Is The Golden Lion Port Isaac dog-friendly?

Dogs are welcome at The Golden Lion Port Isaac.

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10 Fore Street, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3RB

01208 880336 01208 880336


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-22:00
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:00
Sat 12:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-22:00


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