Opening Hours 

Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday 12 pm - 3 pm     5:30 pm - 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 7:00 pm


Highstreet, Southwick, Hampshire, PO17 6EB
02392 210437

The Restaurant

All our food is prepared on site by hand, to order in our award winning kitchen.

We source the best local ingredients and seasonal produce from accredited suppliers to help support our local economy.
Food served Tuesday - Sunday 
You can view our menu online by clicking on one of the links below.

To book a table its best to call us on  02392 210437. 
Or you can send a booking request on the form below. Please include as much detail as possible - date, time, number of people, any dietary requirements etc and we'll get back to you as soon as possible to confirm.
Please note tables and times are not guaranteed until confirmed.
Food served Tuesday - Sunday 

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4 star ratingEarly dinner Came here for an early dinner, stayed for 3 hours.!! Food was lovely, atmosphere was good and the staff were second to none. I'd use this pub a whole lot more if it were closer jf really is a friendly place to go.

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5 star ratingFabulous Find First time at this lovely pub...staff are superb, food fantastic (Sunday roast), also a wonderful Jazz band- couldn’t ask for more....thoroughly recommend it.

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5 star ratingGreat food well executed and delicious We visited with friends and from the moment we walked into the building we felt comfortable and very welcome. Friendly knowledgable waitress was very helpful. Our table was laid and ready for us to be seated. Between us we had a good assortment of food from the menu including an amuse busch, starters, Mains and a cheeseboard each to finish. Cheeseboard has to be ordered at the start of the meal to allow the cheeses to reach the optimum temperature to consume. Everything was extremely well cooked and presented. With all ingredients sourced locally the food is truly delicious. It is not the run of the mill menu and there are a number of pleasant suprises on the menu including seaweed ( not the shredded cabbage that Chinese restaurants pass as seaweed) samphire, locally sourced meat fish and vegetables.The wine menu compliments the food wonderfully. with wines, champagnes and local craft beers amongst the choices. We will certainly be back soon to sample more of the wonderful food on this menu.This is certainly more than common pub grub.

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Dee P

4 star ratingOutstanding pub with high quality of food Our welcome at The Golden Lion was very friendly - we hadn't booked for Sunday lunch but the landlord promised us that we shouldn't have to wait too long and he took the time to describe some different non-alcoholic beers. Outstanding and historic interior, friendly staff, good range of quality food, tasty vegetarian option, just such a pity that my roast turkey parcel was a bit dry and tough. Never mind, everything else was very good and I shall be back.

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5 star ratingA wonderful lunch! What a wonderful pub! We had lunch with friends on December 1st and it was wonderful. The food was great and the staff were friendly. The owner even came round the tables asking if everything was ok and told us about the history of the pub and the old brewery Museum at the back. The brewery museum is a must if you have the time. And the sell lots of beers and wines.

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David P

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.

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5 star ratingTop host, historic D Day pub, an Top host, historic pub, an absolute must visit. We spoke to the boss Greg on the phone before visiting, he was most hospitable and we stayed over in the car park in our motorhome. There was a good choice of well kept ales, the barmaid gave me taster glasses of each. They were all good, I chose a 3.8 abv session ale. Wine wine the Australian Shiraz was excellent. The fish dishes were superbly cooked and delicious. We also enjoyed probably the best sandwiches at lunchtime that we’ve ever had. One of the best venues with excellent staff that we’ve been to. We loved the history and the D Day stories.

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5 star ratingPerfect for motorhomers! I had never heard of brit stops until I drove into the Golden Lion car park, which was a bit full as a wedding reception was in full swing in the neighbouring community centre. I was about to leave when someone beckoned us closer to the pub. It was the landlord, who explained about brit stop, informed us that fresh water was available, and that we could use the toilets. We parked up for the night. The least we could do was buy a few drinks. The landlord was a really interesting character, a bit of an actor and with a good knowledge of history. Will be going back there to try the food soon. A real gem of a place. Beautiful village as well.

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5 star ratinggreat Sunday roast We've been here a few times but not for Sunday lunch. Four of us had a great lunch that couldn't be faulted.
We'd booked and arrived 5 minutes early, just time to order a drink in the bar before going through to the dining room.. (You can eat in the bar and I'm not sure if you can specify- I wasn't asked when I booked).
Nice bread was brought as we ordered four roast beef and a bottle of Carmenere red wine. The meal came quite quickly just time to finish our drinks and it was great.
The beef was very pink (as specified) and it was good meat as very tasty and not tough. Nice Yorkshire pudding, courgettes not over cooked, turnip and roast potatoes.
If anything too much gravy (but able to finish this off as luckily I still had some bread left at the end)!
Not only was the food excellent but the service from the bar and all serving staff was quick and genuinely friendly.
£95 for 2 G&T, 2 soft drinks, good bottle of red and 4 lunches. Glad we didn't have starters and too full for dessert. Happy with the cost for a lovely lunch.

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5 star ratingGreat little gem Fantastic stop over. Greg and the staff were really friendly and attentive with nothing too much trouble. We had lunch and Evening meals, both of which were superb and full compliments are due to the team. Good selection of real ales and “Old Dick” is the one to try. Next door to Southwick brewery for a quick top up and fasinating museum. Well worth a return visit either as a stop over or passing by. Great history as an operations room for WWII.

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