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Golden Lion

Address: 11 Priory St, Dover, Kent, CT17 9AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14711) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dover Priory (0.2 miles), Kearsney (2.5 miles), Martin Mill (3.7 miles)

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Visited on the 11th Jan , after a couple of liveners in the Eight Bells( local spoons)
we walked out feeling good about ourselves , and walking through the town noticed up a side street the Golden Lion a small one bar pub now run by Fiona
who welcomed us like old friends as we were not pissed and could string a sentence together ( unusual for Dover at any time as most of the locals told me ) A great little place with only the usual beer available but coathooks under the bar ( a rareity these days)
This place and the White Horse is all you will need to see in Dover belive me

winchesterclub - 14 Jan 2015 12:49
This pub has now reopened. Despite the rumours it is NOT a wine bar. Real Ales will be back on next week so we are looking forward to meeting all of the old regulars very soon.
We have tried to return it to the style that the regulars have so far requested so please do not hesitate to let either Sarah or Kelly know if there is anything we can do to make your evening even more enjoyable.
kel1072 - 15 Dec 2012 19:05
I must say i was very shocked and upset by the very toxic and hateful comments posted by Tippler1964 and must say i am 100% behind Sahara for sticking up for Rab & Theresa and all the rest of the Golden Lion pride.
When i moved to Dover about 12 years ago the Lion was the first pub in dover i used and made a lot of friends from the regulars and i am still in contact with most of them.
Rab & Theresa are a lovely couple and i always found them both welcoming and friendly and run the lion to the best of their ability under very difficult circumstances, it is not easy running a pub in this very difficult time but they stuck at it as long as they could and never let the regulars down right to the very end. I was present on the last day and it was mixture of feeling very sad for Rab & Theresa and very angry at the fat cat brewery for not investing in such wonderful genuine people and a lovely family local pub.
Tippler 1964 i first felt anger towards you and your comments but now pity you for what you have said as you obviously only visited the lion a very few times and did not really appreciate what the pub the people that run it and the people that used it was all about.
Tippler 1964 let tell you something that anyone who really knew what the Lion was about will agree even if the Lion had no roof or windows and was open to all the elements we would still have used it as the warm welcome always kept us dry and comfortable.
Yes towrads the end the place was starting to show signs of neglect here and there the lack of heating being the main thing but the beer and the welcome never altered.
Sahara i hope this goes a little way to putting the record straight and hope i speak for us all,.
The one thing i do know is that the brewery edged their bets and lost as just over a year since the Lion sadly closed its doors for the last time the building is still up for sale and has cost them money GOOD thats what i say but unfortunately big companys never put people like Rab & Theresa first only profits but if mr fat cat reads this, IT DID NOT WORK THIS TIME DID IT.

buntyboy - 10 May 2012 12:37
I allways found it very friendly and never had any problems in there.
1275TURBO - 25 Jan 2012 14:23
Tipler1964 you really are a prat and I'm hardly surprised that Rab spoke to you in such a manner.
My previous response did not attack you, merely gave an alternative view, that you may have missed.
Yes, the Lion has gone and that unfortunately means that the support network and charity we provided has gone and that is not a good thing for Dover.
The brewery cannot sell the pub they were so desperate to get their hands on, by increasing the rent to over �1500 a week, because they failed in their basic responsibilty to maintain the building.
I generally try to see the best in all people and am more than willing to discuss/debate, however, I do not suffer fools gladly and you sir, are a goddamn FOOL!
Word off advice though, I wouldn't bother with the pubs in Dover these days as the Lion Pride move around now and can be found as a group in The Albert, The Park Inn, The Eagle, The Ellie, The Priory, The Eight Bells, The Nelson, The Harvey, Funky Monkey, The Red Lion, The Louis Armstrong, The Boars Head, The Dewdrop, The Carriers and The Sea Angling Club to name but a few. And you have clearly stated that we are all thick morons, so you wouldn't want to be in the same vicinity as us, now would you?
As I said previously, the Golden Lion was a shell of bricks and mortar, the regulars (nurses, civil servants, engineers etc) were what made it special.
Sahara - 23 Jan 2012 13:47

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