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THE GOLDEN LION

$$ - $$$, British,
99 Alresford Road | Winchester, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
+44 1962 865512
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scampi” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
99 Alresford Road | Winchester, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 550 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Have been to this pub on numerous occasions. Welcoming and friendly. The food is always good and good size portions. The only criticism I would have is that there are not many vegetarian options, the specials on the night we went all contained meat. However...More

Thank LisaJ20160528
Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief visit today. Best to book. We only stopped for a coffee and some delicious soup. Car park to the rear. We arrived at 12:00. By 12:30 it was getting busy. Will definitely drop in again.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Wadworth's pub I was looking forward to a 6X gluten free beer and a small bite to eat. Never been to the pub before but it had a good write-up and it looked atmospheric as we entered. It was laid out more as...More

Thank rogerclark1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the vegetarian offer leaves something to be desired this is a pub with a very friendly and cosy atmosphere. The Landlord and staff are very friendly and always eager to please. This is a popular pub with the locals and has a loyal following...More

Thank Bret W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts were fantastic from the moment we walked through the door. The food was "simple" on the menu but was really great to eat and I can highly recommend this place. They were packed out on a Saturday but still got the food to...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had our daughters 30th birthday party in the Regal function room at the Golden Lion. I have been overwhelmed by the helpful and friendly staff and especially landlady Brid. The communication before the event was efficient and effective. The room was lovely, there were...More

1  Thank AlwalKilve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting our son who has just started at Winchester uni and found this pub online, not far from where he is living. I booked a table online which was dealt with really quickly. The pub is very attractive and the staff very friendly....More

1  Thank rhyssmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roaring fire. Candles, lovely lighting, new table layout, upgraded loos, miles better menu, special specials, excellent scampi, fish, steak, chips, greens. What’s not to like. Welcome incredible warm, staff know what they are doing, nice flexibility when a family came in looking for sandwiches at...More

1  Thank Marianne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub is very welcoming and attractive from the outside The interior is just as nice ,there was a very friendly, family atmosphere and we found all of the staff pleasant, helpful and genuinely attentive

Thank drury_janine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get a very friendly welcome as you walk in and that continues all the time you are there. We had stopped for some lunch on our journey and were so glad we had made the small diversion from the motorway. The menu is very...More

1  Thank ColchesterSleeper
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AndreaW655
24 December 2016|
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Response from tomwO6177GV | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's plenty of parking. More at the back than the front. I arrived late on a busy weekday night (8.45pm) and parked easily.
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Tripluen
4 November 2016|
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Response from oakwoodfencing | Reviewed this property |
No. it's a 5 minute drive out of the centre, but worth the drive.
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Andrew W
24 September 2016|
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Response from Goodfoodknight | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can or need to justify this? When we visited the place was reasonably priced try another cider......
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Alresford Road | Winchester, Winchester SO23 0JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1962 865512
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Description
This Is A Pub Restaurant With The More On Restaurant Than Pub Imacultate In Everyway Food Garden Even Bowl Of Flowers In Ladies Toilets",look On There Web Site" A Very Good Place To Eat For Visiting Tourists,not Cheap Very Well Run
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