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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)
  • ((((( 30 July 2017 by Kevin from London

    Friendly staff.prompt excellent

  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by Caroline from Dartford

    Food good value and waitress went the extra mile

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Teresa 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 from Orpington

    Restaurant much enhanced by quality of staff.

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Chris 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 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 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 from Longfield

    Lovely restaurant good ambience nice evening

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

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

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