This old Fore Street pub has become a famous film set. It stars as the local in ITV's Doc Martin and plays itself in the film about the Fisherman's Friends. It's also a good place to enjoy a pint of St Austell's finest, overlooking Port Isaac harbour.
Inside, the 18th-century rooms are traditional and cosy - just the place for a hearty meal on a cooler evening. However, when the sun's out, try to grab a spot on the balcony terrace, which has those coveted sea views.
The food is classic pub food, cooked well. Tuck into fish and chips, pie or a burger, accompanied by a good choice of local ales and ciders. The Golden Lion is dog-friendly, although the busier sports and live music evenings may be a bit much for shyer pups.