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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%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (5 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
139 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4BT, England
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31 - 40 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited The Lion of Kent today for the Sunday carvery, it was amazing 3 big slices of meat, the gammon in particular melted in your mouth, home made yorkies and loads of yummy veggies! The staff were great and and went out of their...More

Thank Liane_West
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit, friendly staff, waited for all the family to arrive, then seated in the dining area. Must admit a little tight for space with tables but we managed ok! carvery very nice, five choices of meat, again good choice of veg too! Extra...More

1  Thank TheBakers4
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Sue and I visited The Lion of Kent after we changed our destination due to bad weather. We had a 1st class meal, mine was a well made and cooked burger Sue had bangers and mash which was again well cooked and she tells me...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Took a chance on The Lion of Kent (booking 10mins before we arrived!) on our way home from France via the Eurotunnel. Excellent Sunday lunch with a choice of 5 meats all beautifully cooked, a good choice of vegetables and the biggest Yorkshire puddings. Polite...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We attended their special Mexican evening and must say both the staff and food was exceptional. Both well cooked, presented and staff could not have done more to make our visit a memorable one. At £30 per person well worth it plenty to eat, three...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely pleasant pub with friendly staff and excellent carvery on a Sunday. Safe children's play area with rabbits and bouncy castle. Would highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Tina R
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Having booked a week early for our party of 6 to have the Sunday Carvery and having experienced previous visits where we found the food reasonable,we were amazed and totally disappointed with what we found this particular day. Apart from minor instances like absence of...More

3  Thank Johathan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Went for Sunday carvery for a birthday lunch. Had a lovely meal so much food to choose from. Staff are so friendly and will do anything to help. would highly recommend whether for a quite lunch or a group meal.

Thank michelle503918
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lunch time pims & baguette took ages to arrive, but worth waiting for. the evening meal was a somewhat disaster, our friend ordered a lamb steak which they did not have, my husbands and my sirloin steaks where inedible, it took them over half and...More

2  Thank Vivan A
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Thought I would give this place a try after reading some good reviews and we weren't disappointed. The food was great and the service was very friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back.

Thank jembaby
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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