The Lion

British, Pubs·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Pubs
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


The Lion has remained a beloved establishment in Farningham within Kent for centuries, with its roots dating back to the 16th Century when it served as the village's primary hub for entertainment. Throughout its rich history, it held a prominent role as the gathering place for significant village meetings, even in the 18th Century when it was known as the Black Lyon. Such esteemed status within the community led to a notable visit by the renowned author Charles Dickens, who stopped by while on a trout fishing excursion.

For a leisurely brunch, savour The Lion's take on the iconic full English breakfast, a hearty morning treat featuring succulent British pork sausages, crispy bacon, golden hash browns, brown mushrooms, and free-range fried eggs, among other delectable elements. It's the ideal way to kickstart your day. If you prefer a lighter breakfast, explore the range of egg dishes, including the exquisite Eggs Royale, Florentine, and Benedict. Each offers a delightful twist on traditional morning fare, perfect for those seeking a more delicate option.

Embrace the ever-changing seasonal menus available from Monday to Saturday at The Lion. The restaurant's chefs craft an array of enticing new dishes that capture the essence of the season, from fresh smoked mackerel pâté to a summery strawberry bellini trifle. While you peruse your meal options, consider ordering mixed olives, stone-baked garlic flatbread, or sourdough bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the table.

Save room for dessert at The Lion, where you can indulge in beloved classics like the decadent sticky toffee pudding smothered in custard, a mango and passion fruit pavlova crowned with whipped cream, tropical mango, passion fruit coulis, and white chocolate chunks, or if you can't decide, opt for a trio of desserts—a vanilla crème brûlée, chocolate fondant topped with honeycomb ice cream, and a mango & passion fruit torte.


Are you dog friendly?

Yes, we are a dog friendly pub.

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Do you have any vegetarian options?

Yes, there are several vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.

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High Street, Farningham, Kent, DA4 0DP

01322 860621 01322 860621


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:00
Tue 12:00-23:00
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:30


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