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Golden Lion

258 Broadway
Phone: 02083034268
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Roger Button left this review about Golden Lion

The Original Golden Lion building was built in 1716 and was licenced as a pub from at least 1731. Deeds from the mid-18th Cnetury show it named as the Bull but this reverted back to the Golden Lion at some point, possibly after the pub was destroyed by fire in 1838 or when the current pub was built in 1901.

Today’s Golden Lion is very much a fairly generic, laddish pub very much aimed at the bottom end of the market. The pub has little in the way of character and is little more than a cheap beer den for Sports fans but if this is all you want, it does it quite well with multiple flat screens (+ Big Screen) showing a diet of football (all channels shown). At the rear is a tucked away pool table.

The beers are about as mainstream as beers get with just the one ale (Bombardier) which was decent enough and cheap as chips at £2.25.

It is also worth mentioning that pub is wheelchair friendly with a separate disabled toilet.

Unless you want to catch up on the latest football with groups of swearing lads, there isn’t much to make the Golden Lion worth visiting and with a Wetherspoons a hundred yards down the road, the cheap beers and food don’t really hold much pulling power.

On 19th April 2011 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1237 recommendations about 1232 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about Golden Lion

This is a large pub with numerous flat screen TVs for showing Sky Sports and during my visit on Sunday evening two weeks ago the commentary from the darts that was being aired had to compete with the dance music being played as background music. It was fairly quiet with a couple of locals standing at the bar and some younger people were playing on the pool table. The Guinness was on good form and Bombardier was available on two hand pumps with the third being unused. There are advertisements for cheap food and drink deals, much like the Wetherspoons down the road.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink here again.

On 15th August 2010 - rating: 4
[User has posted 3249 recommendations about 3230 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for Golden Lion, Bexleyheath
7th Feb 2016, 08:41
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7th Feb 2016, 08:41
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  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 August 2010 by Alan Winfield
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 April 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 August 2010 by Alan Winfield
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Last inspected: November 25th 2016
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Events at Golden Lion
3am - 7am, Sun 27th Aug