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The Lion - Farningham

High Street, Farningham, DA4 0DP

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

Very nice pub, very nice food.

Paul 05 October 2018
from Belvedere

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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

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Customer reviews for The Lion - Farningham

4.0 ((((* (based on 75 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (56)
  • lunch (48)
  • value (32)
  • views (28)
  • child friendly (23)
  • romantic (21)
  • al fresco (18)
  • large parties (15)
  • private dining (12)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 5 October 2018 by Paul from Belvedere

    Very nice pub, very nice food.

  • (((** 20 July 2018 by Mavis from Dartford

    Waitress service very good, but would prefer it if they didn't interrupt quiet so often when we are eating to see if all was ok. If it wasn't I am sure we would let them know straight away.

  • ((((( 29 March 2018 by Caroline from Chislehurst

    Very helpful staff, good food, nice ambience

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Christopher from Gravesend

    Love the cozy little pub with wicked food. The lady who served us was lovely and chatty and we would highly recommend it.

  • ((((( 14 February 2018 by Barry from London

    Excellent, Sunday lunch very good. Service very good waitress Clair.

  • ((((* 25 December 2017 by Alex from Sidcup

    Good service great food

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Jackie from Orpington

    Lovely country pub with an open log fire to give it that added warmth. It is situated alongside a river with outside seating to enjoy the view in warmer weather. The food is excellent without being expensive and there is enough choice to suit all palates. A large range of Ales, Lagers, Ciders and Wines plus a range of non alcoholic to suit all tastes compliments the food perfectly.

  • ((((( 14 December 2017 by Jackie from Dartford

    Love the upper part of the dining area really cosy.very friendly young lady serving us.thought the choice on the xmas menu was very good,especially looked the mulled plum and bakewell tart!

  • ((((* 15 October 2017 by Gloria from Hawley Dartfod

    Love the lion dine Saturday very busy had to wait a while for our meal to come out usually not so slow seemed short staffed .meal very good nicely served enjoyed it as usual

  • ((*** 21 August 2017 by Dan from Dartford

    The lion is a lovely old pub could do with a scrub a little grotty in places (toilets, dirty menu, used napkins under seats,tired looking decorative state), service was great, drinks reasonably priced food wasn't great quality was a bit poor chef needs to up his game bring up the standards, they really need a bigger veg option menu quite limited

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