To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

The Golden Lion



99 Alresford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0JZ

Tel: +44 (0)1962 865512

The Golden Lion


A very warm welcome to The Golden Lion! Our cosy pub in Winchester, offering lots of warmth and Irish charm! If you've never visited us before, we would love to invite to enjoy fantastic freshly cooked food, award winning ales and extensive wine selection.
We serve fine wines, real ales and tasty food at it's best every day of the week. So come and enjoy a meal, a bottle of wine or hold your special occasion with us, or simply pop in and say hello for a quick drink, we'd love to meet you!
We are very dog friendly and are featured on the Doggie Pubs website!
We have a landscaping patio out the front of the pub, and a large beer garden out the back, with a covered and heated shelter, suitable for functions or just a drink, and also a separate dog garden for your pet to use, complete with water and bins.
Monday - Saturday
11:30am - 3pm
5:30pm - 11pm
Lunch served 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner served 6pm - 9pm
12pm - 10:30pm
Lunch served 12pm - 3pm
Dinner served 6pm - 9pm
We cater for a wide range of events, ie small weddings, meetings, birthdays, wakes etc.
We offer full sit-down meals, or a buffet style menu.
We hold popular music nights twice a month, starting from 8:30pm.
Traditional Bluegrass music takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, and Irish Music is performed on the second Thursday of the month.
Come along and enjoy great pub food and award winning ales, with acoustic music and good company!



  • Additional lighting available for guests with visual impairments
  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area - outdoors
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Beer Garden
  • Cask Ales
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Groups accepted - BY arrangement
  • Live music
  • Local Produce
  • Pets accepted

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Junction 9 from the M3
15 minutes walk from city centre
30 minutes walk from train station
Number 64 or 1 bus from city centre

What's Nearby

  1. Fish Tale Bar & Grill

    The delicious menu at Fish Tale is brimming with exquisite yet simple seafood dishes that...

    0.56 miles away
  2. River Cottage Canteen Winchester

    The Canteen offers a combination of freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild...

    0.62 miles away
  3. Rick Stein Winchester

    Rick Stein’s restaurant in Winchester serving classic seafood dishes inspired by his...

    0.7 miles away
  1. The Stable

    Our newest Stable and first in Hampshire is situated on The Square in the beautiful city...

    0.81 miles away
  2. Kyoto Kitchen

    Winchester’s first authentic Japanese restaurant, Kyoto Kitchen, is pleased to offer a...

    0.83 miles away
  3. The Old Vine

    The Old Vine serves quality British and continental cuisine in relaxed and informal...

    0.89 miles away
  4. Cabinet Rooms

    Cabinet Rooms was formed by two bearded gentlemen living in Winchester, who are firm...

    0.9 miles away
  5. Eat Drink Be

    Eat, Drink and Be offer great coffee, delicious snacks and light meals, served in a...

    0.93 miles away
  6. The Green Man

    The Green Man is so much more than a pub!

    It is a little enclave of hospitality. A...

    0.94 miles away
  7. The King Alfred

    Standing proud on Saxon Road, a short walk from the city centre is the handsome King...

    0.99 miles away
  8. Hotel Du Vin Winchester

    Bistro Du Vin offers a french styled informal and elegant setting for lunch and dinner or...

    0.99 miles away
  9. Holiday Inn, Winchester

    Visit the 4 star Holiday Inn Winchester on Morn Hill for a fantastic afternoon tea.

    1.32 miles away
  10. Winchester Science Centre

    Here is a visit with a difference. The 'Stars and Scones' package let's you see one of...

    1.32 miles away
  11. The Swan Hotel

    From the middle of the 18th century, the Swan was the principal coaching inn of the town....

    6.11 miles away
  12. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    The world famous Gardens near Romsey. The Victorian manor house Tea Rooms is nestled in...

    7.79 miles away
  13. The Forest Retreat at Forest Holidays – Blackwood Forest

    The Forest Retreat is the welcoming hub of our Blackwood Forest site. Stop off at the...

    8.35 miles away
Previous Next