Opening Hours 

Currently Closed.

Due to re-open soon,

more details to follow.


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 ratingHistoric Pub We had our dinner in this lovely quaint historical Pub. the food was excellent, hot and portions were perfect. This Pub was famous for the meeting of the SHAEF leaders Eisenhower & Montgomery.

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Laurie S

5 star ratingFriendly staff Excellent Food We stayed overnight in our Motorhome in Southwick and the welcome we received in the Golden Lion was excellent. Wide choice of real ales, ciders and good wine and our food was very very good with large portions. Best of all was the friendly and helpful staff. A place we will return to whenever in the area.

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David N

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

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4 star ratingA good lunch at a historic pub with D-Day links The Golden Lion coped well with serving lunch on a busy Saturday when there were a number of weddings in the village church, and one wedding reception in the pub itself.

We managed to book, and service was surprisingly quick and friendly, given the very large number of wedding guests in the pub. A fine selection of beers on draught, and a pleasant atmosphere (with historic D-Day links, in a picturesque village). Plenty of parking in the pub car park or in the village high street. Leek, shiitake mushroom and ricotta tart (veggie option) was very good; fish and chips was well-presented, but “good” rather than “gourmet”. The main feature of the dessert menu is an excellent selection of ice creams and local cheeses. Yum.

Well recommended. Return visit likely!

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5 star rating70th Birthday Celebrations My parents used to regularly frequent this pub before they moved over 3 hours drive away. We decided to arrange a surprise party for my Dad on his 70th birthday, with local friends & family. In all there were probably 62 guests in the 2 restaurant/lounge areas. I exchanged regular emails with Sonny in the lead up to the party, to discuss the buffet & other ideas. Greg helped with the surprise & read aloud a fantastic limerick a friend had written. The buffet was delicious, all home-made or locally sourced & everyone commented on how good it was. Thank you to Greg, Sonny & the whole team at the Golden Lion for making my Dad's birthday one to remember! We will definitely be back when visiting family/friends.

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5 star ratingExcellent local pub, fab food lovely staff well worth a visit we loved it We booked an early table pre cinema ticket, the staff were lovely and checked if we had any special requirements before we arrived, eg disabled access whether we would have dogs with us and then if we had any special dietary requirements. The staff were welcoming and the food and service excellent , the complimentary bread and amouse bouche were much appreciated, followed by some of the best pub food we've ever eaten, will definetely head back

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5 star ratingOne of the friendliest places From the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed like a regular (it was our first visit). We enquires about eating the garden and we’re shown as to where this was. It was very homely and warm.

The food was incredible , we were greeted with extra treats (compliments of the chef) and given great guidance with the menu. We had the fish and chips and a burger and it was delicious.

The service was excellent with polite chatter.

We will certainly be returning mainly times and telling everyone about our visit.

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5 star ratingEaster Sunday lunch Popped in here the day before as have not been in here for awhile was very warm welcome by all the staff and janieflo.
Decided to Book a table for Sunday as it was Easter Sunday was glad I had because it was very busy The food was excellent and again the staff are all very welcoming and friendly can’t fault it deafly be back
thank you again for a lovely day Simon and Joan

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Simon R

5 star ratingSuperb lunch We had prebooked a table to enjoy a family meal. The food is freshly cooked and boy does it taste good! Altogether a lovely meal. Thank you, we look forward to visiting again soon!

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Patricia W

4 star ratingWW11 'Mess' for the forces pre D Day invasion. lovely small pub with huge historical atmosphere when one thinks who would have frequented it ll that time ago. e.g. Eisenhower and Churchill. great Trad ales.

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Jerry G