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Golden Lion

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
+44 17687 72347
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We were in keswick for a few days recently and happened upon the lion for a drink, we had already eaten at a previous pub (was ok!) But when we saw other peoples meals being brought out we decided we would eat here the following day. Which we did and we are so glad! The food was amazing! (1/2 a... More 

1 Thank tatie23
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went to watch Wales and got a great seat!! Well kept beer and the Steak and Ale pie is very good but staff need to show more interest in their customers. This is a proper pub with proper customers.

Thank DStokeM
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I spent a weeks holiday in Keswick and went out for breakfast most mornings. The food is locally sourced and is therefore top quality. I've never had a English breakfast so good. The bacon and sausages are so thick and tasty. the best bit is that all this for under a fiver. Did I mention the coffee is included in... More 

Thank Sheridan C
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

a watering hole with good beers and atmosphere, backpackers use this pub so expect the smell of sweat and wet boots. that isn't a put down but it is what it is.

Thank robertoWigan
Everett, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I usually only write reviews if I have something good to say. This is my first ever negative review on either Trip Advisor or Yelp. We came in for a drink and when my husband brought me my wine, I noticed a red substance on the base, side and rim of the glass. He took the glass back to the... More 

Thank AmySF7
Simone F, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our pub. Upon investigation, the bartender has told me your husband approached the bar with the glass held aloft pointing to a splash of wine on the underside of the glass, he did not point out any other marks, certainly not on the side or the rim. He said can we get... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in the ensuite room lovely and clean and good price. Owner very welcoming. Breakfast very good. Would use again.

Thank Housie79
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We went into the Golden Lion pub today for lunch, wish we had given it a miss. First of all while waiting at the bar to be served, the staff were watching sport, I went to the far end to ask 'is anyone serving?' My order was taken, Lamb Rogan Josh The meal was served pretty quickly The meal was... More 

Thank oldbiddy53
Simone F, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your opinion such as it is. The Golden Lion is my pub and my staff and i take great pride in our food and our service, We work extremely hard to ensure everyone enjoys their visit. I am really sorry that you didn't. My Initial response was to offer you... More 

West Yorkshire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Visited last night for a family tea at around 6pm. We ordered Calamari followed by their house burger and a chicken Caesar salad with a child meal of fish fingers & chips. Although the calamari was nice, in my view it wasn't worth the price of £5+ for what you got. The burger was average and was served with anaemic... More 

Thank winniebaygo
Simone F, Owner at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our pub. I would like to make a few points. I have checked every pub in town and everywhere serves 2-3 Fish fingers with children's meals. The anaemic chips you keep referring to are chipping potatoes of the highest quality and are peeled, chopped and twice fried in CLEAN oil before being presented to the customer... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

As soon as you walk in so friendly we had a breakfast tea & toast service quick. If you walk past you will miss out on a treat.

Thank sioux888
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We came to the Golden Lion for an evening pint. Unfortunately didn't have any food, as when we got hungry the kitchen was already closed, so had to get some crisps and nuts instead. Still, a pleasant place to have a beer.

Thank Zuzanna W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Keswick CA12 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 72347

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