The Golden Lion Pub stands nestled in the heart of Lennoxville – one of several smaller cities that merged into Sherbrooke several years ago. At first glance, the “Lion” gives the appearance of a quaint Victorian house with its’ pine shingle detailing and expansive outdoor decks, however the locals know this longstanding establishment is so much more than a house.
The Lion is a preferred hangout where not only students from the local colleges and University gather, but where loyal customers regularly congregate in the friendly ambiance to eat, drink and exchange pleasantries amongst themselves and with the patron Groves family who still run this family owned business and are always on site to give a welcoming kind word.
The Golden Lion Brewing Company has been the onsite microbrewery for many years, where award winning ales are created and served daily at the Lion. The first of its’ kind in Quebec, the Lion has earned a solid reputation for many spectacular brews over their long history. Each beer is hand crafted in small batches and uses pure all-natural ingredients in their recipes.
Do you like a dark full-bodied ale? Try the flagship brew “Lion’s Pride” which is a malty tasting beer, or the unique “Stout” made from black roasted barley with a smooth creamy finish. Try the local favorite “Amber D’Amour” for a unique blend of natural aphrodisiacs or for those who prefer a lighter brew, try the malt blended “Pale Ale” or the “Blueberry Wheat” that looks like liquid sunshine with subtle sweet hints of blueberry and watermelon.
If craft beer is not your style, do not fret as the Lion houses a full bar along with a kitchen that serves unique home style pub food for all ages and palettes. Wednesday or “Wing Night” is a particularly fun atmosphere where one can enjoy a wide variety of fresh wings served to your liking, accompanied by your favorite beverage. Fridays are always a sure win when the famous Fish N’ Chips are served hot, flaky and crisped to perfection. If you stick around long enough your Friday lunch can run into the evenings entertainment of Karaoke where anyone can grab the mic and be the star of the show… for a song or two.
The Lion is also a venue where live music can be heard on select evenings, as they are an avid supporter of community musicians both young and old. On any given night, a variety of music genre’s can be seen and heard including our favorite, the Groves family’s own Kevin Groves who always draws a particularly large crowd of fun loving, thirsty, dancing folks.
If you like craft beers and enjoy a warm welcoming English pub style environment from the simple wooden tables and chairs to the large collection of beer cans on display around the room, then visiting this little gem of a pub while in Sherbrooke is definitely a must.
Golden Lion Pub
2902 Rue College