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The Golden Lion (Admiral Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Ruddles BestGood1
Tetley - BitterAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Golden Lion, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Clearly an excellent loyal local following with a well adorned and noisy 80th birthday party in full swing. Only one handpump here but not in use so Draught Guinness was downed.
04 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - closed with "Closed till further notice" in front door window. My oh my this pub has recently had a chequered history of openings and closures. When it does re-open it will need a USP.
19 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
This pub has re-opened after a period of closure, it has been redecorated internally and externally.
Tetley - Bitter3.70AcceptableBadged as Golden Lion
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
15 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Currently undergoing a significant lick of paint with strong rumours of imminent re-opening.
22 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
17:00 visit. Sad to note, yet another boarded up pub in Dover. Not sure for how long or if it will re-open. A mixed bag today, with several new places visited. All were very good with some worthy gbg entrie's.
20 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Sad to see this pub on the way from and later to the station in its boarded up state. Has been like this for some months now.
04 Feb 2011 (Andrew)
I've not been here for over 10 years. There aren't many pubs left that have all their windows frosted-out but this is one of them. Meant I couldn't see what beer was on before going in so it was a bit of a risk entering. The landlady was friendly though and poured off about a pint before giving me my beer. The jukebox was playing some kind of street-music. There were a handful of locals in but then it was only 11:30am.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70GoodThis was actually much better than I thought it would be. Syrupy brown bitter with some interesting notes.

About The Golden Lion

The pub sign. The Golden Lion, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 9AA.

A single roomed, small, L-shaped pub. Future uncertain and boarded up for some time now and still so in September 2012. Rumours in November 2012 of imminent re-opening. It did indeed re-open soon afterwards and the exterior had been painted in a bright pink / orange. Early February 2014 once more closed with a sign in the front door window saying Closed till further notice. Re-opened Autumn 2014 so the yo-yo effect continues! This time the exterior has been painted bright green.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AA