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The Golden Lion

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The Square | A mile off the M4 from Junction 23A,The Square, Magor NP26 3HY, Wales
+44 1633 880312
12:01 - 21:00
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Sun 12:01 - 17:30
Mon - Thu 12:01 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:01 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment you walk in the door you're welcomed like an old friend......the staff are engaging,genuine and nothing is too much trouble. My daughter is Vegan and once we had been seated at our table the chef came over to discuss the vegan menu....wow! The table setting was beautiful,the food served piping hot again staff very attentive and when... More 

Thank Sarah W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went in party of 10 for my niece's birthday, as always food and service fabulous. Huge choice on the menu, as usual ate far too much as the food is morish. A few of our party visited for the first time and already planning to go back for family birthdays etc. Every dish is superb. We had bread and olives... More 

Thank jeff m
Caldicot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a couple of friends visiting from Dorset and took them to the Golden Lion. The service was great and the bartenders and serving staff were lovely. There was a great selection from the lunch menu and everyone loved their meal - the chips are amazing!

Thank Spantox
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held my husband surprise 50th birthday party in the function room last night. Was amazing the Lion team couldn't do enough for us. The "posh" buffet was beautiful all homemade and so tasty. Made some special veggie items for my two friends. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend celebrating here. 🎉🍹🎂🎈

Thank Kat25Wales
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch here, all the food was really good, nothing was too much trouble on our various amendments, Chelsea was so friendly and nice as our 'server'. I had the nasi goreng which was super tasty. Burgers looked great, as did the club sandwiches and there is a really nice menu for children. Can't wait to return!

Thank thisislife22
York, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read a recent review of this restaurant on TripAdvisor which praised highly The Golden Lion, I decided that a visit was a must. My wife and I were not disappointed. The manager, Christian, welcomed us and showed us to our booked table. The chef came to discuss personally with my wife the choices available in view of her diabetes... More 

Thank Barrie997
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become a favourite place for me and the mrs to come . The attention to detail is always superb and dion in the kitchen always serves quality well cooked food. The presentation is excellent too. They cater for a gluten free and vegan diet and there is not much on the menu that they cannot have adapt it... More 

Thank beccajj19
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought Mother in Law here for birthday lunch last week ... Food excelled for all 4 diners and chef came out for a really great chat. Staff were amazing also so I'm going back less than a week later...... JPF

Thank jpfleming2017
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my family. Sooooo delicious. All the staff were really friendly and the food was to die for. I had Mussels - beautifully served. Highly recommend this place.

Thank lcd111
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was beautifully decorated, we ate in the relaxed bar, the staff we lovely , the owner took time to chat with us and we enjoyed a gourmet vegan menu, in a tiny village in S Wales. We pretty much came across this by chance, recommended by our vegan hotel receptionist. As someone who regular seeks out the oh... More 

Thank Hari V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:01 - 17:30
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:00
12:01 - 21:30
12:01 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Square | A mile off the M4 from Junction 23A,The Square, Magor NP26 3HY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Magor
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 880312

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