The Golden Lion occupied the premises which was originally numbered 215 High Street. There is an arch to the left of the building which provides access to Roebuck Cottages situated at the end of Nailsworth Terrace. There is an even earlier reference to a Roebuck Brewery Inn on the same premises, although I have found no additional information. Immediately opposite the Golden Lion would have been the Harp Inn, presuming they traded concurrently with each other.
In 1870 Henry Goulding is listed as landlord of the Golden Lion.
Upon the re-numbering the address became 393 Lower High Street. In 1883 the property had become a tobacconist shop (Thomas Brown), then a Wardrobe Dealer (H.Turner) in 1891, and for several decades it operated as a Grocers shop (Mrs Amy Green is listed there in 1926 through to 1955). By the mid 1990’s it had been converted to a Fish & Chip shop trading as the Chicken Barbeque and is now the Big Fish. Immediately to the right of the building was the Essolda Cinema which became Mecca Bingo Hall. This has recently been demolished.