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Golden Lion Pub in Romford


2 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR
Call: 01708 740081

The Golden Lion is located in the centre of Romford's town and shopping area. The pub was built in traditional 15th-century style, the inn is well known in Romford and was even used as a stopping-off point for royalty on their way to and from London in the past. The original entrance still stands and original features can be found both inside and outside, including exposed low-beamed ceilings in the main bar, attractive sash windows and a traditional swinging name sign.

The Grade II-listed pub was formerly known as Le Lion and is one of the oldest inns in England continously used as a pub. A traditional 15th-century charm and sense of history can be felt throughout the pub. Dark wooden furniture and doors, neutral yellow walls with hanging wall lights, and black and white photos of the area throughout the years all add to the unforgettable atmosphere of this traditional coaching inn. 

The Golden Lion has a self-enclosed function room upstairs from the main bar area. The function room has an exposed brick bar and original oak beams, with space for 60 seated or 100 standing guests, as well as unrivalled views over Romford’s main square and a dancefloor complete with an iPod and laptop-compatible music system. The space is suitable for weddings, christenings and parties, business meetings and conferences.

The room can be decorated with banners and balloons to suit any occasion, and we have a long table that can be used for buffet spreads. The self-enclosed exposed wooden bar can come with a bartender who is solely responsible for functions in the room.

Romford is driving distance from central London, so makes a great option to escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Locals and regular guests frequently visit the Golden Lion to enjoy the historic atmosphere, characterful building and friendly staff. We are located a short walk along the High Street from Romford’s main railway station, which has connections to London’s Liverpool Street.