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Golden Lion, Watford

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This has been refurbished and has reverted to its old name of the GOLDEN LION.
This was the end of an 8 bar pub crawl, so I was pretty tired and can't remember exactly what I drank. But I can remember it was a decent pint of real ale served by a friendly member of staff. The menu looked good too. Personally I just prefer the Estcourt Tavern just over the road, but this is one of the few pubs in central Watford I could recommend.
Number11 - 14 Dec 2014 22:32
Now open again. We walked past and it was packed and very noisy so didn't venture in. I'll do so at a later date to suss the place out.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 23 Feb 2014 09:40
Looks to be closed now.....
Mr_ESB_Harry - 23 Nov 2013 22:13
Watched rugby and had the St Edmunds which was pretty good. Food good value and friendly bar staff. Would recommend to any rugby fans as the only rugby orientated pub in Watford.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 10 Sep 2011 20:21
Good for Rugby (I'm a Sarries fan) and on the whole beer is good quality. Food usually OK too, but I've only ever had the burger there. Friendly bar staff.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 9 Aug 2011 19:13
Handy central location, though you'd have to know it was there to find it. Just GK IPA and Old Speckled Hen on when I visited, IPA had the new North/South gizmo with it and it was in good nick. The homemade burger was awful, and burnt, but the other food being served looked nice so maybe I was just unlucky. TV screens seem to on all the time, and fruit machines flashing away so a bit grim inside. Some outside seating but I didn't get chance to check that out.
dyyony - 12 Aug 2010 16:50
It's a nice pub to look at and be in. With nice decor and seating. I find the real ale range limited and it isn't always in the best of condition. Hence I tend to use the Wellington and Estcourt Arms nearer the station or Wetherspoons if in town. But it's worth a visit, especially if you aren't drinking ale and don't mind paying a bit more for nice surroundings.
mklw - 3 Jun 2010 16:41
Lovely boozer, real ale, decent food, very friendly.
Worth a visit if your watching Saracens.
L.M - 13 May 2009 00:08
Sports orientated bar with the emphasis very much on rugby union with it being the (un)official home of Saracens supporters. Can get a bit lively at busy times but never threatening. Other times itís a haven of calm, almost to the extent that you wonder if itís OK to talk. Only a small bar, made smaller by the large tables they have installed. Fairly clean throughout and quite bright. Two hand pumps but only GK IPA and Bombardier on my last visit, Iíve also seen 6X on. Prices more expensive than average for the area.

Millay - 4 Apr 2009 13:45
Beer is good. Worth a visit after Saracens games as well as before. Landlord knows his rugby. Fezboys always make you welcome. BBQ outside in the warmer part of the rugby season.
Coughie - 20 Dec 2008 22:11
horrible pub. tasteless . I would rather pee in the road than even go in and use the toilet.its that bad..even worse than the scummy verulam arms this dump. still its in a bad area so what do you expect
lucywillow - 15 Dec 2008 19:09
A very nice pub - particularly good for the rugby. Definitely a good place for a nice pint before heading down to Vicarage Road to watch the Saracens
Alefan2 - 28 Feb 2008 11:16

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