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The Lion of Kent

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
+44 1622 631472
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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“steak” (11 reviews)
“sunday carvery” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

After not being in The Lion for a while, we went for the carvery on Wednesday, everything from the service (or lack of it) to the food was just awful. The meat was like leather, the vegetables were limp and the cauliflower cheese, was rancid....More

Thank JB_dan
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Whether it's a corporate breakfast or an evening meal - The Lion delivers quality food at great prices

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Been here for Sunday lunch on many occassions but this visit was disappointing food looked left over and not appetising staff were lovely will not be going back

Thank lilyjean4
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Pope’s in for food Friday lunch about 2 none on offer thought this was a carvery pud? East sure what was wrong large group of workmen drinking but no sign of any food and carvery counter switched off and empty

Thank PeterMason L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub a week ago Sunday as part of a large group. Aside from the upholstery on some of the seating in the bar (rips allowed to gape with no attempt to fix with tape), I was more concerned with other aspects regarding our...More

Thank shane901KV
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a shame didn't even make it to the mains starters came out after 35 mins was all cold nachos look like they been melted 20 mins prior told the waiter who did offer new 1s but going on the quality of the rest no...More

Thank Nikki G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Visited on Sunday to celebrate my Nephew's Birthday. Booked in advance as 8 of us and initial impressions were good, but, having bought drinks, been seated and chosen our meal we were (informed a good bit later) that due to a shortage of staff, only...More

1  Thank Neil P
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here today for the Sunday Carvery and had great expectations. Arrived at 2pm when our table was booked for and joined the queue to the restaurant. 10 minutes later and still waiting when finally a male I assume to be the manager said they...More

1  Thank ChazD23
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely awful! Booked a table for 2pm, got seated 20 minutes later and no one told us why we were left waiting. 45 minutes in we were told there was a wait for the food to be topped up and it'll be 5 minutes. Finally...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Christmas is coming so look out for a rebranding....but will it be new owners! A shadow of its former self and I too have made my last visit....

Thank gdevans23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Bearsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 631472
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The Lion Of Kent Is a traditional English Inn and Gastro-Pub. With a Sunday and Wednesday Carvery offering a choice of various Roast meats, Roast potatoes the largest Yorkshire Puddings you will ever see in Kent! With all the trimmings and a selection of eight seasonal vegetables. Our modern Gastro Pub menu with a twist on some pub classics. With many meals in our 2 for £12 deal. Advanced booking is recommended but not essential as we will always accommodate walk in bookings normally within 30 minutes of arrival. Food Service Times are Monday to Friday midday until 3pm & 6pm until 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday midday until 9:00pm. The pub side of the business offers a wide selection of traditional draft beers and at least 4/5 real ales rotated on a weekly basis, Varied wine list all within a comfortable warm and friendly atmosphere showing all major sporting events in the bar area with a good local trade seven days a week.
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