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The Golden Lion

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Mayton Lane, Broad Oak, Canterbury CT2 0QJ, England
+44 1227 710454
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again a very nice lunch at The Golden Lion. The staff could not be more helpful, getting a chair with arms for my elderly mother-in-law and making sure we had all we needed. It is a very friendly place and the food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank Maggie S
Scaynes Hill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to this pub several times and never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The food, while not overly complicated, is always tasty, well cooked and fresh - just what you should get at an English country pub. We'll be back...

Thank DJS23800
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub today 14th January on recommendation. We were not disappointed, it is dog friendly which is a must for us, food was excellent and staff were very pleasant.

1 Thank Beryl R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Excellent steak and Lamb cutlets, now class this pub number 1 on my list for well prepared food and friendly staff in my area. Many thanks to Colin, Amanda and staff for the welcome.

Thank ianglover2
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

nice looking pub but the food was very bland and boring. Not a huge range to choose from. would not recommend.

Thank Theresa H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Today 5 colleagues with 3 of our husband/partners had a beautiful Christmas lunch here. We do 'come here often' but it's always very special @ this time of year, friendly staff & atmosphere & lovely food.

Thank Diane A
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Having been told how good the food and service was we thought we would would try this pub and boy was it good the steak pie was 1st. Class and the fish and chips was even better. The restaurant was full but the landlord found us a table in the main bar lovely, nice and warm and welcoming. As said... More 

1 Thank davidcockle
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We visited this Pub we were in the area, and it was getting late, they were just going to stop serving, they were very accomodating, they gave us a choice of Roasts, although very busy, nothing was too much trouble, a very enjoyable meal well cooked, really good value for money,

Thank sophie8
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Being fairly local to us we have been going here for meals for years. The food quality and price is fantastic and the staff are so friendly and accommodating. We also had our Wedding Reception here in October 2015

1 Thank Sam O
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Service first class, could not fault the meal, and the puddings are wonderful , just had a summer pudding and cream out of this world. Staff very helpful and friendly nice garden in a country setting with Bat and Trap, 2 pitches and floodlit. Put this on your list to visit!

Thank ianglover2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mayton Lane, Broad Oak, Canterbury CT2 0QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Broad Oak
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 710454

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