The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
High Street, Southwick, PO17 6EB

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At this charming village pub in the heart of Southwick drinking and dining take equal priority. Listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide, The Golden Lion offers a superb selection of beverages, including perfectly kept beers. The cuisine, on the other hand, makes great use of local ingredients and is evidence of a team striving for excellence in the kitchen.

The interior is immaculately clean, with a pleasing mix of stripped wooden flooring, exposed beams, cosy nooks and comfortable seating - the most relaxed of settings for informal dining. I started with smoked haddock fishcakes - fluffy with a crunchy coating and set off very nicely by the accompanying aioli - while my partner opted for tender and flavoursome seared sirloin with blue cheese sauce and a caramelised crust, declaring it to be simply delicious. My main of chicken roulade had a gorgeous spinach and wild mushroom filling, and the Cornish sea bass was expertly cooked, with crispy skin covering a melt-in-the-mouth fillet. Attentive, friendly service really made our night and it was clear a lot of thought had gone into creating a memorable dining experience.

We finished with the five local cheeses we'd been advised to order earlier on - a deliciously indulgent end to a fantastic evening
+2The Golden Lion
Open: Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm; Sat noonmidnight; Sun noon-7pm