Opening Hours 

Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday 12pm - 3pm / 5:30pm - 11:0pm
Saturday 12pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 12pm - 7:00 pm

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Highstreet, Southwick, Fareham, 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 severed 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 severed Tuesday - Sunday 

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5 star ratingWish it was closer to home! Stayed overnight in the car park in our motorhome on Saturday night, having phoned first to check. What a fabulous place and a proper pub! Greg the landlord was friendly, helpful and gave us a brief history of the pub and the village. The food was wonderful and my partner enjoyed the local ales. I can't praise this pub enough - we will definitely be back before too long!

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ElaineMB
3/11/2020

5 star ratingBrilliant first Brit Stop! Thank you Greg and staff for making our stopover so welcoming. Loved the history in view of our next stop in Normandy for the 75th Anniversary. Hope your celebrations go well and hope to stay over again.

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dilowis
6/08/2019

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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zigisla
2/12/2019

5 star ratingThis pub has it all We came for Sunday lunch, and were immediately impressed with the warm welcome we got from all of the staff.
The food was excellent. We both had the same. Incredibly light smoked mackerel fish cakes, followed by roast turkey parcels, with all the trimmings. The turkey was succulent, with cranberry stuffing in the middle, and wrapped in bacon. Plenty of vegetables, and roast potatoes as well.
Beers are local ales, and are very well kept. They also do a selection of unusual ciders. My wife had pear.
The bar itself is like a museum, with lots of mementoes of D-Day. It would be worth coming in June, when the whole village commemorates D-Day.
Out the back of the pub is the old brewhouse, which has been turned into a brewing museum, and shop. Here you can buy bottles of local ales at very reasonable prices.

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triumphowner_10
2/19/2019

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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petebrownshoes
7/21/2019

5 star ratingPub food and service of the very best We vistied as a party of four to celebrate a very important event.. Our whole experience was of the highest standard with polite and friendly service together with the food menu having a selection of appetising choices. When the food arrived it was very good with every member of the party making a different selection and being very pleased with the result.

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rcdmartin
4/06/2019

5 star ratingFANTASTIC Out first visit to the pub, it wont be our last. The most friendly pub I've ever visited. The food and beer were unbelievable, we cant recommend it enough. Local beers from their own brewery and grain from a field you can see from the pub, must be the most ecologically friendly drink available!

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thomasdS2715GM
3/08/2020

5 star ratingThe "Golden Lion" is quaint & GREAT Visited here as part of a WW-II tour. They have many Local / Craft beers on Tap (a STEAM Brewery is next door).

I got in a Beer Conversation with the Owner Gary Clark, He took the time to show me their cooling / storage room as well as his procedures for pouring the local Beers.

THANK YOU GARY

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Donn M
10/22/2019

5 star ratingLovely food and very friendly welcome We thoroughly enjoyed our evening despite booking the wrong Golden Lion (beware when booking as it appears to happen a lot!) but the staff were very friendly and accommodating despite being fully booked with a large party. Menu is reasonably short but that is because the food is fresh and they augment with specials. As a coeliac they ran through the gluten free options for me and could accommodate most of the menu items. The food was tasty and the posset was delicious.

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BrookbondOne
10/26/2019

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.

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lin3sey
10/20/2018