Golden Lion

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
niquillis  (325) Stoke on Trent, England | September 6, 2015
A proper old fashioned pub, plenty of wood, nooks and crannies and a decent selection of ale. It did feel like a stranger was going to strike up a banjo when the strangers entered!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton  (194) London, England | March 14, 2010| Updated December 22, 2012
In simple English, a gem! I stopped by on GBG recommendation on my way back into London from Southend on 23rd December 2008. This is everything a PROPER pub should be, six ales on handpump (of which Oscar Wilde Mild and Crouch Vale Brewers’ Gold were both exquisite). The landlord even took an interest in why I chose those two beers to which I replied they were the two best beers avaliable in my humble experience. Ceiling absolutely covered with beer clips from very interesting breweries It was full of pre-Christmas buzz, and it makes such a difference to be in a pub full of genuinely cheerful people. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and I was afforded a welcome seldom seen in London. Shame I had to catch the last train back otherwise I would have stayed for more. It is worth spending a whole evening in this pub, and for me it was a great discovery! Excellent, well-deserved 82 points. Revisited on 21 December 2012. Unchanged!

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