Article by Nina Christopoulou

Camden Town is blessed with some of the best pubs in London, many of them serving a wide choice of drinks and food. The Golden Lion in Camden is a place we regularly find ourselves with a pint in hand.

The Golden Lion pub, just off Camden High Street, is owned by two blokes with great experience in the pub scene and a taste for quality food. Aaron and Trevor have been friends for over 10 years, and worked together for quite some time before taking over this beautiful space. Their aim was to create what they believed to be missing from London’s pub scene; a traditional British pub with great food. In their search for a space that would allow them to make their dream a reality, the Golden Lion seemed like the perfect opportunity, especially given the pub’s recent and highly publicised saviour from a development take-over. Although the establishment was always quite impressive on the outside, the interior was not as welcoming as its current owners wanted it. So they reinvented it to create a comfortable space, with a unique atmosphere that doesn’t steer away from the traditional style of the pub… and they did a pretty amazing job at that!

Golden Lion owners menu

Their emphasis though, was always on the food side of things. With a vast experience in the pub industry – among the businesses in their portfolio being a food lead pub with a Michelin Guide reference – Trevor and Aaron were looking to create a menu that boasts incredible dishes, cooked to perfection using the freshest produce… Trevor, who is also the head chef, curates a seasonal menu with attention to detail. It doesn’t take more than a quick look at the menu to understand that there’s more than your typical cheeseburger to pair your beer with (although we have to admit their cheeseburger is one of the juiciest we’ve ever tasted!).

On the entertainment side of things, the Golden Lion could not be more active. Sports-wise, the Chalk Farm pool league events and the house team of Men’s and Women’s Darts add to the traditional football events, but it’s their food and drinks gatherings that steal the spotlight. Bottomless brunches on Saturdays, food pairing events, cocktail masterclasses and Sunday roasts make for a versatile selection of happenings that will make this little Camden gem your go-to place for your mid-week happy hour outings, and all weekend food excursions.

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