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The Golden Lion, SW1

25 King Street
SW1
SW1Y 6QY
Phone: 02079250007
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Greene King

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Reviews of The Golden Lion (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Tris C left this review about The Golden Lion

Dating from the late 17th century and rebuilt in 1900, this is an attractive Victorian pub in St. James's, a stone's throw from the eponymous palace.
A first in this Greene King pub, this is a relatively atmospheric place with dark wood and an attractive bar with cut mirror back and a part-tiled pot shelf. The ceiling is patterned and the curved granite frontage with leaded stained lights is a pleasant feature. Furniture is sparse (the downstairs room is really rather small) with some tall tables and chairs. There's an upstairs room referred to as a theatre, but this may be a reference to the former theatre next door. The website claims there's a garden but I wonder if they are referring to the three patio tables out in the side alley. Staff were friendly and helpful and music was muted.
Ales: Greene King IPA and London Glory, Sharp's Doom Bar, Golden Lion (GK?) Ale and Hardy & Hanson's Rockin' Rudolph which was fine.
The place is worth a return trip but only because this isn't a great area for pubs - I prefer The Red Lion down the alley.

Closes at 10.30 on Saturday.

On 23rd November 2017 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about The Golden Lion

Nice ornate exterior with a wood and tile bar. Greene King pub serving 6 real ales.

On 25th September 2017 - no rating submitted
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Lester Ford left this review about The Golden Lion

A pub I have visited probably only once in my lifetime but having been to a do recently on a Friday night opposite this was the perfect opportunity to correct that.

A GK managed pub, might be owned but I'm unsure, 6 hand pumps with 4 ales on. I had a few pints of Timothy Taylor Landlord with each pint being very good. The other ales on were mainly from the GK stable though Wimbledon Brewery had an ale on next.

This is a small thin pub with the gents toilets downstairs and a function room upstairs, which on this occasion was closed for a private function. To the side is a well used outside area for both smokers and drinkers.

The walls have various images and words of the local area and the windows are stained glassed.

Bit of a local after work pub but fine for a few pints and is very traditional.

On 19th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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6th May 2018, 08:30
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5th May 2018, 19:17
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 September 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 September 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs up/down stairs. - last updated 22 November 2017 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 November 2017 by Tris C
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