The Golden Lion, Port Isaac

The Golden Lion, Port Isaac

Famous for its role in the popular television series starring Martin Clunes, Doc Martin, Port Isaac is a picturesque fishing village on Cornwall’s north coast. With roots dating back to the 14th century, it is awash with history and character with its slender, winding streets and white-washed cottages. But that’s not all. As Cornwall’s culinary reputation has grown and grown, Port Isaac has become one of the must-visit destinations in the county for mouth-watering sensations.

Carrying the gastronomical gauntlet, the Golden Lion is a welcoming pub, overlooking the harbour and Atlantic swells. Brimming with atmosphere and the tantalising aromas of freshly cooked food, it has an undeniable draw that appeals to both visitors and locals alike. Dating back to the 1700s, it has welcomed its fair share of patrons over the years and is full of tales for you to uncover, even boasting a smugglers’ tunnel leading down from the bar to a causeway on the beach.

Cosy in winter and a real summer haven, both the village and the pub are well worth the visit throughout the year. Shake off your boots and coats in the colder months and bag yourself a seat by one of the open fires; after a day’s adventures in the sharp, exhilarating air nothing will be better than a dish piled high with piping hot food. During the summer months, the pub’s outdoor terraces afford gorgeous views. Watch people stroll along the beach and boats return to port as you sip on a crisp white wine and slurp fresh mussels from their shells.

Doing their best to cater for all dietary requirements and needs, the pub’s staff put together an ever-developing menu. Celebrating the variety of Cornish seafood, the Golden Lion incorporates plenty of fish and shellfish dishes into the menu. Updated with seasonal ingredients, the latest catch of the day and using produce from local suppliers, quality and taste go hand-in-hand. So, whether you are bringing the whole family along for a meal in the bar or heading to the upstairs dining room for a candlelit dinner for two, you can look forward to flavourful dishes inspired by Cornwall.

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our luxury cottages around Port Isaac here.

The Golden Lion, 10 Fore Street, Port Isaac PL29 3RB | 01208 880336 |

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