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The Lion - Farningham

High Street, Farningham, DA4 0DP +44 1322584796

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

Food good value and waitress went the extra mile

Caroline Aylmer 10 July 2017
from Dartford

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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 58 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (37)
  • views (23)
  • value (22)
  • child friendly (19)
  • romantic (16)
  • al fresco (14)
  • large parties (13)
  • private dining (8)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Caroline Aylmer from Dartford

    Food good value and waitress went the extra mile

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Teresa Longley from London

    Have dined here many times, but tonight's experience wasn't one of the best! Service was very slow, but they maybe because of the warm evening, people were dining outside, the restaurant wasn't particularly busy. However, I will go back

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by Malcolm Clarke from Orpington

    Restaurant much enhanced by quality of staff.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Chris Larner from Erith

    Very very busy staff were excellent our main meal was not very hot and a reduction was made in the price however still enjoyed by both of us

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Philip Power from Dartford

    Very nice not to quick????

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Patricia from Farningham

    Lovely restaurant. Staff very friendly and food excellent. Will definitely go again

  • (((** 3 May 2017 by Julie Swinden from Sidcup

    Friends reununion. Great atmosphere.few niggles. Steak tough im afraid and portion size small few chips and onion rings few salad leaves. Could do with peas or something. One dessert meringue fruit served on big bowl.unattractive blob.another served in the heaviest goblet youve ever seen ? So bit sisappointed with food quality this time as usually great. Our waitress was suberb friendly helpful.a treasure ! Love this restaurant. Probably just a blib this time with some of the food .

  • ((((* 12 April 2017 by David Fox from Longfield

    Lovely restaurant good ambience nice evening

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Kevin Radford from Snodland

    I really could not fault anything staff 10/10 will be coming back

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Deepti Narula from Sidcup

    Shocking !! We've been going to this pub for last couple of years now. Yesterday's experience has left us utterly disappointed. The lady who waited on us came across as being very very rude . We went with our 7 year old daughter and friends who have a son about the same age . Both being a little cheeky found an empty table and saw tip money which had been left by previous customers .
    We asked the kids to not to touch the money and they immediately agreed. All of a sudden, the waitress came to our table accusing the kids to have stolen part of the tip. We asked our kids and they denied taking any money. We even checked their pockets .Knowing our kids we're sure that they hadn't done it and tried to explained it to the waitress too. She, however had already assumed and didn't agree. She accused the kids to have stolen money . We explained politely but to no avail and rude responses from her. Her demeanour had some preconceived biases for reasons I can't fathom.
    Anyways we paid her double the tip and left .
    I will never recommend this place to anyone .


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