Superior ale selection all year long


John and his team would like to warmly welcome you to Rochfords premier real ale pub. We pride our selves on serving our beers in peak condition so our customers enjoy the flavours the way the brewers intended.

We were recently awarded CAMRA Pub of the Year in South East Essex to go with the many awards we have won over the years. Come and enjoy our wide range of ales in the traditional surroundings of one of the oldest pubs in Essex.4 resident and 3 guest Real Ales always available - see our ales page for more details.

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Ales on at the Golden Lion.

Monday, 07 January 2019 by

Hi all you real ale drinkers out there,first let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and a healthy New Year. As promised this is the first of what will be a regular update on what ales are ava…ilable at the Golden Lion.

WOODFORDES. Tundra White IPA 4.6% ABV.    WESSEX BREWERY. Platform 6.1. 4.4% ABV.    HUMPTY DUMPTY. Christmas Crack. 7% ABV. COTLEIGH. Barn Owl. 4.5% ABV. KEPPELS BREWERY. Golden Crow. 4% ABV. GREENE KING. Abbot. Ale. 5% ABV. ADNAMS. Southwold Bitter. 3.7% ABV. WIBBLERS. Imperial Russian Stout. 9% ABV. and last but by no means least   KEPPELS. Lions Kingdom. 10.5% ABV.   this beer was brewed in collaboration with the Golden Lion and is exclusive to this pub however it may turn up at some festivals in the New Year.We will keep you posted.

Coming soon we have   1648 BREWERY. Warrant Porter. 4.8% ABV.    NETHERGATE. Red Pole Ruby Ale. 4.2% ABV.    ELLAND BREWERY. Eden Golden 4.2% ABV.    NORTH YORKSHIRE BREWERY. Valhalla Brown Ale. 5.5% ABV. HANLONS BREWERY. Stormstay Amber Ale. 5% ABV. GREENE KING. Abbot Reserve. 6.5% ABV.    BURTON BRIDGE BREWERY. Thomas Sykes 10% ABV.    GREEN JACK. Manderin Ale. 4.2% ABV.    COLCHESTER BREWERY. Flaming Gun. 4.8% ABV.    COTLEIGH. Honey Buzzard. 4.5% ABV. KEPPELS BREWERY. One of Those Days. 6.8% ABV.

Will try and update these ales once a week,hope to welcome you to the Golden Lion soon,best wishes Margaret, Matthew and John.


Welcome to the Golden Lion, drop in for a drink or two and we'll strive to make sure you'll be back for a third.

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We value your custom and would like to keep it that way. Remember to check back here for our latest menu and upcoming events.


good quality ales

You love good ale and so do we, in addition to our resident ales we have a regular selection of guest ales for you to try.

regular events

Live music, beer festivals, food and much more. Check below for our upcoming events.

beer garden

Make the most of the British summer and enjoy a pint or two in our beer garden, open all year round.


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Golden LionTuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 8:05pm
We can now confirm the live music during the beer festival on the 30th of September will be Belinda & The Beltrons! From 4:30pm to 7:00pm they will be in the beer garden playing a mixture of classic soul and 60’s music, definitely not a day to be missed!
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Golden LionMonday, September 3rd, 2018 at 11:57pm
Hi Everyone!

Apologies for the lack of social media presence lately but we're working on getting this page back up and running again to make you all aware of any events or news in the future.

Please have a look at the two recent events that have been added, the charity cricket match in aid of the Motor Neurons Disease Association on Sunday 9th September and our annual and always popular September beer and cider festival running for a week from Tuesday 25th September.

Would be great to see as many of you as possible at the events, both old faces and new, so help us spread the word, drink some excellent beer and raise some money for a fantastic charity as well!

Many thanks,

The Golden Lion Team
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Golden LionFriday, October 21st, 2016 at 6:33pm
Vote for us as your favourite dog friendly pub! Just goto the link and give us a thumbs up. While you're at it, drop down for a pint too.
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Golden Lion added a life event from 17 June 2016: The Golden Lion South East Essex Premier real ale pub needs bar staff,if you would like to join our friendly team and help to promote real ale please ring Margaret on 01702545487.Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 5:32pm
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Golden LionFriday, February 26th, 2016 at 8:48am
We've launched our new website! Remember to check regularly for our latest ale menu. We're also looking for any pictures you have to go into our gallery, please email or post them below.



Golden Lion Rochford
35 North Street
01702 545487