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The Lion of Kent

) #6 of 11 Restaurants in Bearsted $$ - $$$ , British,
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
+44 1622 631472
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Waited over an hour for a dry burger and some burnt salmon and garlic bread. The poor waitress was fab but was working both the bar and the restaurant single handed. Fortunately they accepted our complaints and amended our bill. Will most certainly not be...More

Thank gracer94
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a large table for Father's Day, arrived 15 minutes early, and had to wait another 30 to be seated. Not sure why it took so long to 'prepare' our table as it was still dirty and hadn't been wiped over! After another 15...More

Thank copperwell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 18th June and will not be returning. We had to go and find somebody and ask them for menus, waited ages for them to take our orders, then waited a long time for less than average food. Witnessed a young waitress using her...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't get to try the food...after 25 minutes of waiting to place our order despite asking if someone could take our order we left and got fish and chips from the best fish and chip shop across the road. Do t waste your money.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub with family for a Saturday lunch . Three of us had burgers which were amazing and the other two had a suet pudding and fish and chips which they felt were not so good. However the staff were friendly and I would...More

1  Thank darrencoe
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Midweek lunchtime food. Steak & kidney pudding excellent and my son liked his sirloin steak. Good chips and vegetables. Lion mess was a bit disappointing, not very exciting but my son liked his profiteroles. Good food overall and good service. A pleasant pub.

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A terrible evening. Service was awful. Starters we're lukewarm. Mains alright. We did have our bill reduced when we complained but even though we live round the corner we wouldn't go back.

Thank 30Annemarie16
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We have started to use The Lion as our Sunday Carvery go to place. We found purely by accident and are so happy we did. Food is always excellent and more than we can eat. Always a pleasure eat there and happy to take family...More

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had been to Leeds castle and needed food before heading home, was a perfect stop off for good value food with a good menu choice. Very friendly and helpfull staff,

Thank Lisajfraser
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here as it was within walking distance of the hotel I was staying in. First impression was the barmaid, who kindly showed me to a table, very polite. The second thing I noticed was the prices of the food, which were great....More

Thank Kurt M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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