The Golden Lion

“Charming, dog-friendly pub” - AA Inspector



Recommended by
Visit England Logo

Our View

This 1932-built pub on the outskirts of Winchester is well known for its wonderful floral displays in the summer months. Brid and Derek Phelan are strong on Irish charm and pride themselves on offering good, home-cooked food. Typically you can tuck into steak and ale pie; home-cooked gammon steak (topped with egg or pineapple), chips and peas; a choice of burgers. Vegetarian options, a short vegan menu and gluten-free options are also available. The pub has a large beer garden, smoking shelter, large car park and the new Regal Room for functions for up to 40 people.

The Golden Lion
99 Alresford Road, WINCHESTER, SO23 0JZ
Phone : 01962 865512


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

Why Choose Rated Trips

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK

icon example
The Best Coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality Assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan Your Next Trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel Inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.