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Golden Lion, Soho, W1

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
51 Dean Street
W1
W1D 5BL
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of Golden Lion (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Tris C left this review about Golden Lion

Another pub with a respectable history dating back to at least the early 18th century but rebuilt with a nod to brewers' Tudor in 1930; it certainly looks more unusual than most pubs in the W1 postcode.
Inside, and there's a relatively small ground floor bar which appears a little stark and dreary with little to entertain other than two TVs showing random banality early evening, to few drinkers when all other pubs were doing a roaring trade. Down here there's little other than limited tall furniture with tables supporting ugly sauce bottles and drinking ledges below the windows. The floor is modern bare boarded and there are games' machines flashing away.
Upstairs, and there's a slightly more comfortable lounge/dining/function room which is carpeted and displays some leaded lights with 'heraldic' stained glass motifs along with another TV.
Ales: GK IPA, London Glory, St. Austell's Tribute and Truman's Zephyr which was a bit musty.
Apparently serial killer Dennis Nilsen used to pick up his victims here - perhaps he was doing them a favour as I certainly can't think of a reason to return.

On 1st May 2019 - rating: 3
[User has posted 964 recommendations about 949 pubs]


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Moby Duck left this review about Golden Lion

Small single roomed pub, sports tv , three handpumps with a poor selection of GK IPA, London Glory and T&W(Westerham) 1730 which was awful, looks more inviting outside than it actually is.

On 25th October 2016 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about Golden Lion

A small and quite basic Taylor Walker pub. 4 real ales and food served.

On 24th October 2016 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2700 recommendations about 2644 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.5 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Golden Lion, W1
14th Feb 2020, 23:26
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14th Feb 2020, 19:05
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 10 November 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 May 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Ladies WCs upstairs. - last updated 01 May 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 October 2016 by hondo .
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