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The Golden Lion

$$ - $$$, British,
28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
+44 1329 484509
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“fish pie” (6 reviews)
“beef” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
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1 - 10 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to have dinner here twice, first I took beer battered cod and chips, the second a nice jacked potato with chili and cheese. Both dishes great with a good choice of beers!

Thank BaaBaaBlacksheep87
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you for your comments, I will make sure they get back to the team. Thanks for your custom and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this pub last night to get something to eat. The first thing that hits you upon entering the pub is the smell of stale grease. It’s overpowering . After purchasing a drink we decided to leave as the thought of eating...More

Thank Jo B
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jo, Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure what you smelt as it's not something we have had a comment on before, and I'm not aware of any issue that we had that night. As you may have noticed the kitchen is very close...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday for ‘pie night’. The food was really nice. Proper pub food. Thank the good lord the low energy stark white lighting has been replaced for good old tungsten halogen with candles on each table. Staff all friendly and not overly expensive....More

Thank Richard W
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for a great review. We are trying to make the place more warm and friendly,and the lighting has definitely helped. It's the simple things that make a difference, as well as great food, drink and staff. Thanks again and...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Returned after a poor experience a few weeks ago to find that there has been some improvement but it's not yet back to being "Fareham's Hidden Gem", as it was once known A very friendly & helpful barmaid on duty this time, doing her best...More

Thank reviewer17523
Rob G, Manager at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Thanks for coming back and Im glad you feel things have improved since your last visit. You are correct in that we would normally have 2 staff on,(I assume you came at lunch time) but we are still in the aftermath of Xmas, so...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Third visit as a stop off on the way to the ferry at Portsmouth. As before, warm welcome, now complemented with at table service for drinks and food. Good quality and great value food in good portions. Will definitely call again if travelling this way.

Thank paulzcooper
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Paul, Thanks for coming back to visit us again. We are constantly trying to improve and great feedback like this makes it all worth while. We look forward to seeing you again when you are down this way . Thanks

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Food was very nice and atmosphere was good as well. Manageress was very nice when 2 meals did not turn up. Turned out they had not been ordered.... However replacement dinners were served very quickly with minor adjustment to the meals. Very impressed with service....More

Thank Zilla S
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Zilla, Thank you so much for your review and I am so happy that we were able to be part of the Wedding day. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome from the time we entered the building. Food order took a little over 30 mins, and was delicious. Would go back and happily recommend.

Thank Mark C
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Mark, thank you for your review, I will make sure I feed it back to the Chef and staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 8 February 2018

Returned for lunch today after a gap of 3 years+. This used to be heaving at lunchtime then and needed to be there by 12-ish to get a table. So, rather concerned to arrive at 12:30 to a nearly empty car park, with only one...More

1  Thank ppnumerianus
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Really sorry that you feel disappointed after such a long time away, and my apologies for any delay in service that you received. Obviously we cannot help that the Guest Ale ran out on your visit, but that was popular choice and we like to...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived and place is nice and staff are really nice however we came here for food. Starters took quite a while to arrive and the goujo s looked overcooked and not cooked in clean fat however rest of starters were really nice. Except bread needed...More

1  Thank EdenKirkby
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi, thank you for the positive staff review, and Im sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the meal. I would like to point out that all of our meats are locally sourced and are not from Birds eye! I will feed back the...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

A great place to pop into if your looking for a friendly pub in Fareham. Good old fashion pub grub Loads of choice on the menu. Steaks Burgers Pies Lasagne Steak Puddings Chicken what else do you want from a pub menu Support your local....More

Thank BigChris67
Rob G, Owner at The Golden Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

HI Big Chris, Thanks for the review, We are glad you enjoy the pub as we try really hard to make it a nice atmosphere for all guests. We look forward to seeing again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 27
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 High Street, Fareham PO16 7AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Fareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1329 484509
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Description
The Golden Lion is in Fareham's historic High Street, a conservation area in the borough of Fareham. We hope you enjoy your experience in our Traditional English Pub. We would be delighted to receive any comments, good or constructive in order that we may build upon and improve our business.
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