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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

Clare was an excellent waitress. Food was good although my butterscotch pudding was a bit small but tasted great

Peter 07 August 2019
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 79 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (58)
  • lunch (51)
  • value (34)
  • views (31)
  • child friendly (25)
  • romantic (23)
  • al fresco (19)
  • large parties (16)
  • private dining (12)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • trendy (7)
  • business (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 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

  • (((** 18 August 2017 by Wendy from Kent

    Always love dining at The Lion but on this visit the wait for food was too long, had to send a main course back as the meat was cold. Although not servers fault but prosecco bubbled out of bottle and dropped over me and floor, he then proceeded to let it drip into my glass off of if the side of the bottle, not impressed but had waited too long for our drinks as well so did not make a fuss! It seemed that there was not enough staff and this experience would not stop me returning.

  • ((((( 14 August 2017 by Alan from dartford

    all of it was excellent. the food. the service by our waitress sara was excellent.

  • ((((( 12 August 2017 by Alan from Farningham

    Good service, friendly waitress. Excellent

  • ((((( 10 August 2017 by Linda from Kent

    Good visit

  • ((*** 6 August 2017 by Chris from Dartford

    Disappointed! We ordered two courses and a fairly expensive bottle of wine £25. The wine came after chasing twice ie it arrived after we finished the starter. Both glasses where wet and hadn't been dried ready for use. The main course came out before we finished the starter and was taken away. When it was served it was cold so we sent it back. It returned and appeared to have been microwaved because whilst it was hot the puff-pastry was flat and limp and had lost its texture. So we sent it back and the waitress said she would order two complete new meals. The new meals were fine. the waitress who served us was first class she couldn't have done more but she was clearly struggling to serve all the tables. The younger waitress simply brought food straight from the kitchen.

  • (((** 31 July 2017 by Spencer from London

    Table was booked for 5pm but they where unable to seat us until 545pm. They had run out of yorkshire puddings and all beef. Service was all over the place. Even after asking 3 times we still had no table water. Food was delicious just small meat portions

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