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Golden Lion

25 King Street
St James's
London
SW1Y 6QY

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Opening Times

11-11 Mon-Fri; 12-10.30 Sat & Sun

Meal Times

12-9

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

The delightfully ornate imitation Jacobean Baroque narrow frontage of this pub appears squashed between the drab monolithic giants on each side, but it faces the more pleasant prospect of Christie's auction rooms across the road and displays some of their old posters inside.

The present pub was rebuilt in 1900 and features part panelled walls, an attractive back bar and interesting tiles on the gantry over the bar itself. Curious white antler chandeliers are presumably a more modern addition. The upstairs ‘Theatre Bar’ and dining area is furnished with memorabilia from the former St James's Theatre which stood next door between 1835 and 1957.

The six handpumps offer three or four beers from the Greene King range and the remainder from other breweries. There is an interesting menu of hot dishes as well as snacks, sharers and sandwiches, all at prices considered reasonable for the area.

Historic Interest

Although the pub’s licence dates from c.1690, it has been on this site only since 1731. In 1823 the landlady was kicked to death by a woman customer.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Golden Lion Ale
  • Greene King IPA
  • Greene King London Glory

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Greene King - varies
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Wimbledon - varies

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Golden Lion, London

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    But not at weekends.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Covered and heated pavement tables on side.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz every Wed at 7pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs restaurant can be reserved.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Upstairs.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Pavement.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Golden Lion

25 King Street
St James's
London
SW1Y 6QY

Sat Nav Reference

51.506364, -0.137503

Transport

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  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to Underground/DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Route 9

Nearby Station (1000m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/DLR (400m)

Green Park

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  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
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  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
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  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
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  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
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  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Restaurant Area Restaurant Area
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Member Discount Scheme Member Discount Scheme
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Underground/DLR Close to Underground/DLR
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