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The Lion - Farningham

High Street, Farningham, DA4 0DP +44 1322584796

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Polite and friendly staff
Lovely warm fire at the back of the restaurant
Food was good and the hot drink with a mini dessert is such a good idea
Overall relaxing early supper which is just what we needed

Fiona Charuy 16 January 2017
from Bromley

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A grand and ancient country pub with views over the River Darent, The Lion – Farningham dates back to the 16th century, and offers well-loved British pub cuisine. It features a combination of traditional and modern furnishings, through the cosy brick hearth and plush armchairs, but also modern art and colourful curtains and cushions. The food can also be enjoyed from outside, in the pretty al fresco garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Lion menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Lion ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Lion is just 4 minutes’ drive from Farningham Road Train Station, in the scenic Kent.

The Lion - Farningham

High Street, Farningham, DA4 0DP

Contact +44 1322860621
Reservations +44 1322584796

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Customer reviews for The Lion - Farningham

4.0 ((((* (based on 44 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (34)
  • lunch (31)
  • views (18)
  • value (17)
  • child friendly (15)
  • romantic (12)
  • al fresco (11)
  • large parties (10)
  • private dining (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (**** 30 January 2017 by Michael Julien from Farningham

    The service was disgusting staff very rude I had to ask twice for everything my pie was cold and had a big hole in it and when I complained about this the staff didn't do anything to rectify this.

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Fiona Charuy from Bromley

    Polite and friendly staff
    Lovely warm fire at the back of the restaurant
    Food was good and the hot drink with a mini dessert is such a good idea
    Overall relaxing early supper which is just what we needed

  • ((*** 16 December 2016 by Diane Rice from Dartford

    Whilst the atmosphere there is good we were very disappointed with the meal. We had taken our friends there for a pre-xmas lunch'! This was their first visit and how disappointing it was when my friends meal arrived at the table 'cold'. We mentioned it to the waitress and were offered a full refund on her dinner...which we accepted! Our drinks waitress was very clumsy and spilt drinks at our table. So all in all this was what we expected!!

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Tracy Meikle from Dartford

    Booking really easy!! Great restaurant, lovely food (wonderful steak) and brilliant service will definitely return!

  • (**** 9 December 2016 by Karen Sands from Bexhill

    The worst meal in years. The wine was served in a glass which smelt of dirty dishcloth cloth. Was then just poured into a clean glass. Went for the roast platter for 2. The meat and gravy was cold so asked for it to be reheated. Came back just as cold. The meat was not even room temperature at which stage I opted not to eat. My partner tried for the third time. Barely warm. Tough meat. Soggy frozen roast potatoes. This meal was for my mother in laws birthday treat. Although we were only charged for the wine the whole scenario was unacceptable. 5the person cooking this..I cannot call them a chef...should be ashamed to be sending out food of this standard. Will never return to a vintage Inn and would certainly not recommend.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by John Jeggo from Dartford

    very busy so was right to book. Had a short wait before being seated,Menu was varied,would think there was something on there for everyone.
    I had the roast Beef my friend had the roast turkey,both you could pay extra to enlarge.
    Food was very good. There was no rush to get you out the door as in some establishments.
    Overall I found it very good.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Dom Rose from Gravesend

    Nice pub with good features. Food was nice and the staff were friendly.

  • ((((* 16 November 2016 by Marion Pattison from Rochester

    Very gd service and lovely meal

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Michelle Knapp from London

    We all had the Sunday roast and it was one of the best I have ever had.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Tracey from London

    I enjoy the dining experience at this establishment but was a little let down on this occasion. Shortage of staff and inexperienced staff made service a bit disjointed. We ordered extra gravy for our mains but this came out with the starter, sent back to keep warm and when our mains came out the gravy didn't, the extra side of veg came out once we had nearly finished as did the condiments. We received the wrong order and had to send away. But the food itself was of its usual good quality and our actual server Julie was fantastic, but she was clearly stretched and those assisting her in her area let her down ( but that could be due to being new/lack of experience). Julie was very good, friendly, chatty, all you expect in a host/waitress. Despite this small blip I would still revisit and recommend. The bar facilities are lovely with the open fire to sit in front of. And when the weather is good outside facilities are brilliant for families, dog owners.

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