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The Lion of Kent

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
+44 1622 631472
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

First time I had eaten at this pub, I was very impressed with the amount of food you got for your money and the choice. As a coeliac, I was particularly surprised by the large choice of gluten-free desserts! The staff couldn't have been more...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came on a Sunday for the carvery and was surprised at how much you got for you're money lots of choice. Staff were really helpful, I am vegetarian and they made me a separate gravy and extra roast parsnips! Really good for a decent pub...More

Thank Louisa S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Took a friend to this restaurant for a lunchtime meal, nice surroundings, good service and lovely meal well cooked.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here in early September and it immediately felt like a pub for locals watching the football with a few beers. A little rowdy and not the best atmosphere for families. Food was tasty but we didn't stay for dessert because we just wanted to...More

3  Thank Maisie1416
lionofkent2, Manager at The Lion of Kent, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hello there thanks for your comment. Very surprised it took u so long to put it on trip adviser. With not much information on the day u came and if was for carvery etc .we are a pub and yes we have football on which...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were not familiar with the area and this was one of the options we'd looked at on Trip Advisor. The six of us had a wonderful lunch - the menu offered a good choice of reasonably priced traditional pub-style dishes, so we all found...More

1  Thank MABNetley
lionofkent2, Manager at The Lion of Kent, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Thank u for a lovely comment hope to c u soon

Reviewed 3 October 2016

Having travelled from the West Country to see my son take part in a local cycling hillclimb competition we were hungry for a good Sunday Lunch. Booked by telephone with Darren who told us how the Carvery system worked. Easily which on first entering seemed...More

1  Thank G7415POphiliph
Reviewed 2 October 2016

we found the pub purely by chance and it was fabulous.The best steak meal we have had in a very long time and would highly recommend it to anyone The food staff and friendliness of everyone there was a delight to be there we was...More

1  Thank _w_mills2
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday and we had already prebooked a table for 4 to sit down to eat the carvery at 14:00. We didn't actually get to sit down till 14:45. And got overlooked at the bar twice whilst waiting for some sort of...More

3  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I am a regular here either with friends for a birthday or with my boyfriend.. The food is always delicious, especially the Carvery on Sunday and Wednesday lunchtimes, very friendly atmosphere, good service. I had a roast with the family on Sunday and it was...More

Thank rachelxx2016
Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of very few buffets i have eaten from that was very well kept. Clean and lots of choices for meat and vegetables. Very nice prepared food.

Thank Ragnar40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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