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The Red Lion at Charing Heath

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Charing Heath Road | Charing Heath, Charing, Ashford TN27 0AU, England
+44 1233 712418
Today
16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening 14th January. We booked ahead and were given a copy of menu, which looked good, if a bit limited. The owner subsequently sent over an updated menu with more choices. The pub had a very friendly feel, and the staff were very welcoming. We all enjoyed our meals - the food was very nicely cooked... More 

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Thank Julia S
redlioncharing, Manager at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we're really glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area - you can follow us on Facebook (/RedLionCharingHeath) to keep up to date with our evolving menu and planned events for 2017. More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Lovely pub. Good atmosphere. Walked there for lunch from our rented cottage. Small menu but very good options to suit all needs. Excellent local sausages. My wife and I really enjoyed a relaxed lunch.

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Thank John G
Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have now visited The Red Lion twice for food The first time was on a week night with a friend to chat and pass the evening away. What a great time we had, we didn't want to leave, The food was amazing, really good tasty flavours and choices, the music playing was great and the cosy fire was really... More 

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Thank martin S
Kent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We popped in for some lunch. The lady was very attentive and the atmosphere was nice. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be back if we are passing as the dinner menu looked great!

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Thank Christopher R
redlioncharing, Owner at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for dinner in the near future. More 

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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Upon entering looked bare..no fire..no one to ask if we needed a drink as barman was in conversation..had a drink..corner table out of draft was a highway to the dining area so badly seated toilets across so a no no...disappointed

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Thank Tertia V
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Popped into the newly taken over Red Lion in Charing Heath with a local couple. It has a slightly chaotic feel as a dish was unavailable and the olives had run out and the wine cellar was pretty much sold out. The decor isn't too attractive and the ladies was out of order! However, there was a very warm welcome... More 

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Thank Jules B
redlioncharing, Owner at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your feedback, and it's really encouraging to hear your kind comments on the service and food. Having recently taken over, there are some areas we are still striving to improve, with the furnishings being something we continue to update. As we've undergone some changes to our menu, we are running down existing wine stock to bring... More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday for the Halloween set menu and we were blown away at how high end and delicious the food was - I really recommend this pub for anyone who loves their food! Great place for a couple or a group of friends - roaring fire and really friendly, thank you for a great night, we'll be coming back... More 

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Thank Rachel S
redlioncharing, Owner at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Alex and Emma have recently taken over thee Red Lion and have set their sights high. Good Food, Great Beer. Sunday Roast is brilliant. The service is attentive and welcoming. I will be coming back to this beautiful country pub soon. Offers breakfast on Saturdays, Coffee and cake in the mornings. Whether here for a snack or full meal you... More 

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Thank Mark V
redlioncharing, Manager at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon :) More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just find this pud just fantastic Alex and Emma the news landlord doing well . I will come back soon over this beautiful country side pub

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Thank Fabien C
Snodland, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The Red Lion is under new management and the service and food we received as a group of 7 was amazing!!! It was quick and the bar maid was happy and attentive. We visited whilst the limited menu was still being offered but still a great choice of pin classics and I was delighted with my delicious vegetarian tart -... More 

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Thank Charlotte V
redlioncharing, Owner at The Red Lion at Charing Heath, responded to this review

Apologies for the delay in responding and thanks so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your time at the pub and would welcome you back to sample our now finalised menu, which includes some tasty vegetarian classics. Hopefully see you soon and thanks again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charing Heath Road | Charing Heath, Charing, Ashford TN27 0AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ashford  >  Charing
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 712418

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?