The Menu

To Start

Fresh tempura battered squid rings 7.85
Pea shoots, roasted garlic and lemon mayonnaise

Wild mushroom & I.O.W blue gnocchi  Small 7.85 / Large £15.45

Truffle salsa, toasted red onion focaccia (v)

Seared Scottish king scallops 9.25

Sunblush tomato risotto, parmesan wafer
Southwick wild garlic and watercress oil

Venison and mulled wine terrine 7.85

Toasted brioche, fig and ale chutney, Hampshire watercress


Vegetarian and vegan

Satay sweet potato and coriander curry (vegan) 15.95
Teardrop pepper fried rice, mini poppadum's, mango chutney

Shitake, leek and ricotta tart (veggie) 15.95
Butternut squash puree, thyme crushed potatoes
Hampshire watercress


Prime aged British 8oz Sirloin Steak 18.95
Chunky chips, vine tomatoes, Hampshire watercress
peppercorn sauce

Rabbit and smokey bacon cottage pie 16.95

Chantenay carrots, fine green beans

Half Roasted Marinated British Chicken 16.95

Homemade creamy coleslaw, skin on skinny fries, bbq sauce


Homemade half pound British beef burger 14.95
Smokey bacon, mature cheddar, brioche bun, chunky chips



Fresh Seafood

Fresh Fillet Of Seabass With A Cheddar & Herb Crust 16.95
Colcannon mash, vine tomatoes, prosecco cream sauce


Adnam’s British lager battered 8oz cod fillet Small 4oz £8.95 / large 8oz £14.95
Homemade tartare, minted mushy peas, chunky chips, lemon


Fresh Exmouth mussels   (small / large)
Suthwyk ale, smokey bacon and mustard    7.95 / 14.95
Classic mariniere  7.95 / 14.95

5 star ratingGreat place to stop & eat! I am working away on the south coast again, and have found this pub in the Britstop Book to stay in my motorhome, and to have great meals & drinks as well.



5 star ratingDinner A lovely dinner, food amazing, welcome immensely warm and service just right. A charming country pub which deserves highest praise. Thank for a relaxing evening which will be remembered for a long time.

James H


5 star ratingGreat gem!! Great food .Great service. Great venue. Great place to visit for food or just drinks 5 stars all day long!!!


Sandwiches 7.95

Please select your freshly baked bread.

Classic white focaccia 
Roasted red onion and rosemary focaccia
Multi-seeded loaf (Gluten free) 

Classic BLT
Classic BLT Smoked streaky bacon, crisp baby gem lettuce, beef tomato, creamy Hellman’s mayonnaise

Finest Smoked Salmon 
Cream Cheese and Chive, cucumber, lemon

Our Own Marinated Grilled Vegetables (vegan)
Courgette, artichoke, peppers, smashed & spiced roast baby tomatoes with or without mature cheddar

New York Deli
Pastrami, pickled gherkins, whole grain mustard, creamy Hellman's mayonaise, baby gem lettuce

Deserts 7.65

Local blackberry and apple crumble
Your choice of ice cream 

Crunchy raspberry ripple terrine
Semi freddo terrine, white chocolate and vanilla shortbread

Warm triple choc and nut brownie
Butterscotch sauce, your choice of ice cream 

Lemon and vanilla bean posset
Orange and ginger cookies, fresh berries


5 star ratingA top rate pub Great pub, excellent range of ales, friendly and knowledgeable service from Martyn (great to see you again, mate!). I hear the food is good as well, so have recommended it to family who are more local than I.



5 star ratingFantastic! We were a group of 9 celebrating a birthday. Everyone of us loved the food. It truly was exceptional. Many pubs claim to have restaurant quality food at pub prices. The Golden Lion is finally somewhere that can meet that claim. Look forward to going again soon.


5 star ratingLunchtime visit I really can’t rate this pub highly enough. Lovely, friendly, good service & atmosphere. The food was all properly cooked and delicious.


    • Cheeseboard

      1 Piece of each cheese served with artisan crackers, grapes saffron pickled fennel, honey seed mix, whipped butter In order that you receive your cheese in peak condition please order with your starters to allow the cheese to breath and reach room temperature.

    • The Golden Lion Cheese Board


      A selection of some of our country’s finest cheeses
      1 Piece of each cheese served with artisan crackers, grapes saffron pickled fennel, honey seed mix, whipped butter In order that you receive your cheese in peak condition please order with your starters to allow the cheese to breath and reach room temperature.

      Hampshire cheese’s, Basingstoke This unpasteurised cheese is hand made in a converted cowshed on a family run farm using special cultures and traditional rennet. They have developed a cheese with a creamy texture, wrinkled rind and unique taste.

      Isle of Wight blue
      Isle of Wight cheese co. Handmade Isle of Wight blue is a naturally rinded soft blue cheese that is made with Guernsey cow’s milk from the herd that graze the Queen Bower Dairy. Winner of multiple awards this is for the cheese lovers.

      Lyburn old Winchester
      Lyburn cheeses, Salisbury This mature cheese has an element of creaminess to it and a subtle nuttiness in flavour with a little crunch closer to the rind. Matured for 9 months this really is a world class cheese.

      Goats brie, Beau farm, Hampshire
      This beautifully bloomy rind with a delicate buttery texture hidden inside. Palate taste is mild and creamy but as it naturally matures so does the flavours intensify., leaving the mouth pallet lightly content with mature creamy texture.

      Beau Gouda, Beau Farm, Hampshire
      A young Gouda with a mild, smooth flavour, than can be compared to a caramel, toffee like taste. As it matures, it develops the richness of flavour and cheese crystals creating a unique texture 


    • Ice Creams

    • Clotted Cream

      1.80 per scoop

      Made using homemade clotted cream this is a wonder full rich dairy ice cream.

    • Peppermint Choc Chip

      1.80 per scoop

      Smooth, English peppermint oil from Summerdown Farm in Hampshire, blended with deliciously indulgent chocolate chips.

    • Vanilla

      1.80 per scoop

      A real dairy ice cream made with milk, cream, egg yolks and Madagascan vanilla.

    • Lemon Curd

      1.80 per scoop

      This delicious ice cream is made with the dairies own freshly made lemon curd.

    • Butterscotch

      1.80 per scoop

      Rich butterscotch ice cream filled with crunchy butterscotch pieces.

    • Chocolate

      1.80 per scoop

      Rich and smooth Belgian chocolate ice cream.

    • Strawberry

      1.80 per scoop

      Real local strawberries and the best naturally sweet flavours combine perfectly with the fresh double cream in this ice cream.

    • Blackcurrant Sorbet

      1.80 per scoop

      Sharp and sweet the perfect end to a meal, made using local berries

    • Salted caramel

      1.80 per scoop

      Double cream and sumptuous caramel combine with Maldon sea salt to create this truly indulgent flavour

    • Morello cherry ripple

      1.80 per scoop

      Morello cherries are combined with clotted cream ice cream to create a sumptuous, fruity, sweet and creamy ice cream.

    • Honey and Ginger

      1.80 per scoop

      Sweet honey and stem ginger combine to create this smooth and classy alternative ice cream


Here at the Golden Lion we source all our meat, and vegetables locally from sustainable sources using ethical farming practices supporting the local economy and helping to promote local, seasonal produce.
If you have any food allergies or sensitivities, please speak to a member of our staff they will be more than happy to assist you in selecting from our menu.