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The Golden Lion

Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
+44 1404 812881
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“rabbit” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Golden Lion is a great little pub restaurant and in "the Season" seems to be be booked every weekend, so I'd certainly suggest booking a table. The Venison pie was brilliant and on another day I had a lunchtime starter of Escargot with fresh...More

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Lion is an excellent restaurant in the attractive village of Tipton St John, near Sidmouth. The choice is good, the food is good, the service is efficient and there is a choice of inside or outside eating. We often take visitors there and...More

Thank H3913LQdavidl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal here the food was delicious I had white bait others had filo prawns calamari goat cheese followed by vegetarian lasagne steak and ale pies and vegetables. And 3 deserts finished off a amazing meal. This restaurant is very popular you...More

Thank poppies462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our trip back to the UK I have been waiting for the opportunity to have fresh crab and this was fulfilled at lunch time when we met with family at The Golden Lion. This is a typical olde world style pub with lots of...More

Thank Kezzie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Golden Lion whilst staying in Fluxton for a short break, we were not disappointed, the food was excellent. My wife had the Lamb and I had the Moules Frittes, wow so delicious. We will definately visit again next time we are in...More

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family Sunday lunch...congratulations! As a chef with little time off I rarely venture out to eat as always end up disappointed...not today! Food was great with a French twist, staff and landlord were lovely and it was good to see at the end of service...More

Thank alichasty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from Ottery St Mary for a pub lunch and a couple of pints. For those that know the area there is a simple walk along the riverbank but we kept that for the way back and decided to use footpaths and lanes to get...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I have been coming here for years and the food and service has been consistently good. The owner deserves an O.B.E. for services rendered to fish soup!

1  Thank diningduet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to the Golden Lion and it did not disappoint! The food here is very good and so fresh and piping hot when served - the girls are lovely and very efficient service - I have seen no evidence of rudeness from the...More

Thank StephR3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here approx four times. Never again for food (or drinks). I understand locals avoid the golden lion because of the blatant rudeness of Frankie (owner). Very inconsistent quality of food and terrible service. If you want a guaranteed enjoyable meal and good service,...More

Thank jennstreet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tipton ST, Sidmouth EX10 0AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 812881
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