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Golden Lion Winchester


Golden Lion

99 Alresford Road, Winchester SO23 0JZ

The Golden Lion is located on the Alresford Road just on the outskirts of the historic city of Winchester.  In recent years the Golden Lion has earned an enviable reputation in the City for consistent quality of food offer and high standards, all of which have been recognized with various trade awards.  


Trading Potential

Set on the main Alresford Road approx. ½ mile from the historic City centre.  The pub benefits from a large car park, trade garden, covered dining area and seating for approx. 30.  The front patio has a further 5 wooden benches. The bar, dining room and conservatory have seating for approx. 100.  The pub currently operates on split shift and could benefit from extending bar and food trading hours.


New Business Partner Profile

The new Business Partners here will ideally be owner operators with good catering skills wishing to develop on an already solid food led business, with a focus on continued excellent customer service, and a passion for dispensing our quality cask ales to the highest standard.

We feel that this site would be more suited to applicants with a proven track record within the licensed trade.





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Premises Licence

Sale of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday -  11:00 am to 23:00 pm

Performance of Live Music 

Monday to Sunday -  11:00 am to 23:00 pm

Playing of Recorded Music

Monday to Sunday -  11:00 am to 23:00 pm

Opening Hours of the Premises

Monday to Sunday -  11:00 am to 03:00 am


Trade Areas

The main bar and dining area are elegantly decorated and have two open fire places with dining seating for approx. 60, this leads to the “Regal Room” to the rear which is a conservatory with seating for a further 40, double doors lead to the garden.  The customer toilets have recently been refurbished with disabled facilities.  Fully equipped trade kitchen with wash up, staff changing area and office. 


External Areas  

To the front is a new patio area with wooden benches, to the rear is a fenced garden laid to lawn with benches, bistro tables and a covered area for al fresco dining for approx. 30.  The car park extends to the rear and has spaces for 30 cars, there are various storage outbuildings and a external walk in fridge.


Private Accommodation

The accommodation is accessed from behind the bar and has a private external entrance. On the ground floor is a double bedroom with an ensuite (formerly the lounge), domestic kitchen and laundry room, first floor two double bedrooms (one with ensuite) a single bedroom and bathroom. 


Capital Required

  • Deposit £8,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings TBC
  • Stock (estimated to be) £5,500
  • Working capital (minimum) £5,000
  • Total (circa) £18,500


For further information

Please call the recruitment line on 01380 732216 or complete the enquiry form on this page.