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Golden Lion is a family-friendly pub that offers traditional British cuisine to be enjoyed within inviting surroundings.

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Daily 12:00-23:00

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By Oliver L.

This pub is now called The Red Kite. We visited on 13 June 2013 at approx 5pm Bar looked decent with good views. Barmaid was very friendly and welcoming, however food standard poor. I had the 2 course special before 6pm a very skimpy roast of the day and starter of potato skins served together as my companion had a one course standard menu offering. I can say that my roast ranks second in the worst ive ever had stakes! It would of ranked as the worst had it not been for the potato skins starter that accompanied it to act as roast potatoes, small portions and a miniscule amount of gravy to go with it. and a stone cold in middle Yorkshire pudding. No staff came round to to ask if meal was ok etc. A glance at the salad that accompanied my starter mid through the meal set off alarm bells. Lettuce was orange round the edge through going off, black in places and also mushy liquid! How was this not noticed by kitchen prior to serving its pretty basic? Salad on companions plate was similar ! What does that say to you about the kitchen? Companions main would of ranked as decent if not for that huge error with rotten salad. Anyway when finally some one came round to clear the table and asked if all was well I said no its not and that the salad should of been served to the bin, certainly not a paying customer and was disgusting. The waiter went to consult chef who offered complimentary desserts which I declined so I was told that one main would be deducted from the bill which it was. Was it an off day ? I don't know. would I eat there again ? NO I wouldn't risk that level of basic incompetence serving food. It was not busy, there was just one couple in the restaurant area where we were. Its such a shame as its very well placed for walkers on the Derwent walk. Owner needs to urgently get kitchen staff that care about service and customer health and reputation.


By Louise P.

We went for lunch yesterday (14/06/13) the atmosphere was awful the service worse you felt like they could not be bothered with your custom,ordered food from a pretty terrible menu, the food came and and was disgusting-my garlic bread was even wet-yes wet? the staff just spent time really awkwardly standing next to our table and watching the TV behind us and kept looking over, was weird. The outside of the pub looked so welcoming with signs saying home cooked food- the beer garden was nice and they allowed dogs but would never eat there again.


By Alan M.

This place has really improved out of all recognition!!!!. It may still look a bit dowdy from the outside (refurb due in March) but the new owners have injected some real value and quality into the premises. There is excellent value for money and the quality of the food is superb. There is also now quality live music on a Saturday night. Staff were really friendly to me and the missus and we will definately be back!!


By Irene H.

We went last Sunday afternoon. Had the 3 course Sunday menu. Food was really delicious and the staff so helpful and friendly. Would definately recommend it.


By Doug W.

terrible service took over an hour to be served then the food came after alot of complaining and was very poor even though the restaurant was quiet, never again


By Mary S.

I have never had such a fantastic meal for a long time and the meal was fantastic value better than idvertised on this site. we love new staff.


By Suzanne C.

Lovely fresh food, well presented and good size portions. Excellent service and costs more than reasonable. We had 3 starters, 5 mains, a bottle of wine and several soft drinks for £66. Will definately return!