WELCOME TO The Lion IN Farningham

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We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

The Lion has been a popular spot in Farningham since the 16th Century when it was the entertainment centre of the village. Even in the 18th Century the then named Black Lyon, was the venue for all the important village meetings. Such status in the village meant that The Lion was once paid a visit by Charles Dickens whilst on a trout fishing trip.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, including our steak & mushroom pie and beer-battered fish and chips. Why not try some of our new seasonal dishes like Asparagus & ricotta ravioli or Roasted Salmon with vine tomatoes & pesto.

We look forward to welcoming you, and we’ll ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, lager, fine wines, British gin and soft drinks to suit every taste — which will taste all the better when enjoyed in our beautiful and picturesque gardens.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Lion.

Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with,
or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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The Lion is a grand and ancient country inn with pleasant riverside walks to be had along the banks of the River Darent, and the Farningham Woods Nature Reserve is well worth a visit.

DISCOVER MORE

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There’s more to The Lion than just great food and drink.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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The Lion is a dog friendly pub in Farningham.

We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am-10:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am-10:30pm
  • Wednesday 11am-10:30pm
  • Thursday 11am-11pm
  • Friday 11am-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Sunday 11am-10pm

Telephone

Call The Lion on: 01322 860621

Get in touch

If you have a compliment or complaint about your recent visit to The Lion please complete our feedback form.

In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to the Vintage Inns Facebook page.