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The Red Lion Hernhill

4.6
4.6
330 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Steeped in history this 13th Century Hall House has been totally refurbished by the family White. It retains many distinctive character features including exposed beams, flagstone floors and crown post ceiling and an inviting log fire. Clever contemporary features now lend this remarkable building a comfortable atmosphere, which cannot fail to charm. Outside further delights await. Its a quintessentially English pub set in the picturesque Kentish Hamlet of Hernhill located just a few miles from the historic towns Faversham and Whitstable and The City of Canterbury.


Country, Family Run, Good Quality food - On the green overlooking the church - large beer garden with play area.

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Booked 5 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Wed, Thu 11:30–21:00
    Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00
    Sun 11:30–18:45
    Lunch
    Wed–Fri 12:00–14:45
    Sat 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 17:00–19:30
    Sat 17:30–20:00

  • Phone number

    01227 751207

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Functions are catered for in the upstairs crown post dining room

  • Area

    Canterbury

  • Cross Street

    Crockham Lane

  • Parking Details

    Large car park at the rear of the pub next to the garden.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Carafes of Tap Water shall be charged at £0.50

Starters

  • Homemade Soup of the Day£6.00

    with Fresh Baguette

    • Chicken Liver Parfait£6.50

      with Toasted Sourdough & Red Onion Chutney

      • Salt & Pepper Squid£8.00

        with Aioli

        • Rolled Smoked Salmon£8.50

          with Chive Cream Cheese & Pickled Beet root

          • Avocado & Goats Cheese Salad£7.00

            with Honied Almonds & Poppy Seeds

            Mains

            • Chicken Milanese£14.50

              with Fried Egg, Roast New Potatoes with A Parmesan & Rocket Salad

              • 28 Day Aged 9oz Sirloin£22.00

                with Chips, Grilled Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Your Choice of Sauce

                • Onion & Beetroot Tart£13.50

                  with Grilled Goats Cheese on Sauteed Potatoes & Cavolo Nero

                  • Shortcrust Pastry Pie£14.00

                    Served with Creamy Mash & Seasonal Vegetables

                    • Braised Shoulder of Lamb£16.00

                      with Carrot & Swede Mash, Roast Root Vegetables & Rosemary Gravy

                      Garden Menu

                      • Brogdale Sausage Toad in The Hole£12.50

                        Served with Mash & Garden Peas

                        • The Red Lion Beef Burger£13.50

                          with Bacon, Chips & Your Choice of Cheese

                          • Grilled Chicken Burger£14.00

                            with Bacon, Chips, Melted Mozzarella and Cajun Mayo

                            • Traditional Cod & Chips£13.50

                              with Tartare Sauce & Garden Peas

                              Last updated: 6 August 2021

                              What 330 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              4.6
                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.6Food
                              • 4.6Service
                              • 4.6Ambience
                              • 4.4Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Kent

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                                Sunday Lunch

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                                Best Food

                              • Canterbury

                                Best Service

                              • Canterbury

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                              • Canterbury

                                Fit for Foodies

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                              1. T

                                Trish

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 4 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely pub and great food, service was friendly and efficient - very nice 100 % recommend a visit

                              2. GH

                                GavinH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 8 January 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Just great as usual, good food, good service from knowledgeable and pleasant staff and a lovely setting.

                              3. ST

                                SaraT

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 January 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Excellent lunch and service in this lovely pub. Always pleased to eat here and it was possibly a bit less noisy!

                              4. BR

                                BeckyR

                                London

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 December 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                Nice food and pub but pretty pricey for what it is.

                              5. NM

                                NatashaM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Delicious meal, atmosphere and service. Super friendly staff. We will be attending again.

                              6. PL

                                PeterL

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                New Years Eve meal with friends. Excellent food and well priced. The service was absolutely first class as well as ambience. Highly recommended and we will be back on a regular basis!

                              7. G

                                Geoffh

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 29 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Once again, a superb meal. Staff, very welcoming, friendly and efficient. Can't find any negatives to say about the red lion. We will definitely be going back!

                              8. AS

                                AndrewS

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 29 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great pub and very nice food with great service five stars

                              9. CC

                                CarolC

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 29 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Enjoyed a quiet lunch time meal, lovely fire, attentive staff, what I would want from a traditional country pub, perfect.

                              10. H

                                Howard

                                East Sussex

                                1 review

                                2.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 24 December 2021

                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                Beautiful location but made to feel very much outsiders , had drinks day before with friends and family over Christmas. Bar staff appeared miserable while serving , had a couple of well behaved dogs and got told to take them out because one barked for possibly 10 seconds !! Asked what table I'd booked fo Christmas eve and showed a lovely table in the pub ...on arrival that evening given the table out of the way round the corner by the mens toilets!! Food was ok but most of the staff either over the top trying to be friendly or miserable, try just being genuine you live in a beautiful area so appreciate your happy guests .

                              11. ST

                                SusanT

                                Kent

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on 18 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Our visit to Th Red Lion was as ever lovely. The customer services and food were both fabulous. The pub is beautiful inside and out and the location on the green is perfect. Great landlady who was very COVID aware. The front door was opened frequently to change the air. We felt well looked after and safe.

                              12. E

                                pennyE

                                Kent

                                9 reviews

                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on 17 December 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                We had a great evening at the Red Lion, the Landlady and staff very welcoming & friendly. The food is excellent. Love this pub!

                              13. SM

                                SarahM

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 December 2021

                                overall4food3service4ambience5

                                The Red Lion is a beautiful space for eating and the staff are attentive and pleasant. Particularly keen to keep us safe and happy. The food was OK but a bit expensive. We really enjoyed our experience and would be happy to go again .

                              14. GM

                                GrahamM

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 December 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Nice food, attentive staff, we eat here a few times each year and never had a bad meal yet.

                              15. TS

                                TansieS

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 12 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                My favourite pub! Always have a great time and the food is incredible

                              16. JK

                                JacquelineK

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 12 December 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                Excellent venue, only marked it down slightly as due to large number of diners the wait for our food was quite long. The staff were apologetic about this which we were happy to accept. The wait was worth it, the food was superb.

                              17. AM

                                AlexM

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 10 December 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful pub with an open fire. The food was great and the service even better food. We highly recommend The Red Lion

                              18. MW

                                MariaW

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 November 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Never had a bad experience at this place and have visited on numerous occasions. The best Sunday roast in the area for miles.

                              19. RP

                                RichardP

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 November 2021

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                We arrived on a very busy Sunday afternoon with a number of groups waiting for their tables to be made available. My mother-in-law had recently had a knee replacement and therefore stairs were going to be a challenge. I had booked the table online and therefore hadn't stipulated a ground floor table (I wasn't aware they had an upstairs, which looks very nice also BTW). This was not the fault of the pub but when I explained the situation they juggled some tables to accommodate us downstairs while service was still very busy which we were very grateful for as they certainly didn't need to do this. We have been here a number of times for Sunday lunch and have always found the staff and food excellent. It is cosy in the colder months and has a good garden in the summer and is in a lovely spot. The only downside is that we don't live closer so I can enjoy the hospitality a bit more rather than drive home!! Would not hesitate to recommend.

                              20. r

                                rogere

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 November 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Very tasty food well cooked. The roast beef was rare and perfectly cooked. Friendly atmosphere

                              21. JG

                                JaneG

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Sunday roast was tasty, vegetables cooked perfectly.

                              22. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely Roast Lovely Pint 👍

                              23. L

                                Lovely

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 6 November 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Enjoyable meal as always .

                              24. CD

                                ChloeD

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful meal and service. Such a lovely pub in stunning surroundings

                              25. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely pub with great food and present staff

                              26. SM

                                SarahM

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 17 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A great meal in a great setting - thank you for making my mums birthday a fantastic day

                              27. PW

                                PaulW

                                Kent

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 10 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Friends wanted experience of a Kentish pub; none better than the Red Lion. Staff friendly, responsive and helpful. Lunch perfect. A bit pricey, but well worth it. You get what you pay for and this place delivers!

                              28. NB

                                NeilB

                                London

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on 7 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Changed to an indoor table. Service as good as always. One of, if not my favourite local pub.

                              29. HC

                                HelenC

                                Cambridge

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 12 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely food and service in beautiful, ancient pub. Took Dad for his birthday and we all really enjoyed it. Mum thought it the nicest pub she'd ever been in.

                              30. D

                                David

                                Kent

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Excellent choices, service , quality and banter. A fun evening with excellent food , wine etc.

                              31. GA

                                GailA

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 9 September 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                We had a lovely evening in a country setting, with really tasty, freshly cooked food. The staff were friendly & professional, everything was clean and there was was ample parking. Would definitely recommend and will go back with family.

                              32. DB

                                DelB

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 9 September 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Went to this place on a recommendation as was not disappointed, somewhat limited menu if you are not a seafood fan. However what there was was very good. I had the chicken burger chips and coleslaw and my other half had cod and chips. Very delicious and plentiful. We were also lucky to be in the village to listen to genuine church bells ringing.

                              33. b

                                blondie195

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fresh food, well cooked Lovely feel to this place Not our first visit nor our last

                              34. S

                                Sarah

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                overall1food1service2ambience1

                                Waited over an hour for food when it turned up it was tasteless, very oily and the veg seemed like it was frozen mixed veg and very soggy definitely wouldn't go back again

                              35. H

                                Hotspurs

                                London

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Had a great Sunday lunch on the 5th September 2021. food was excellent and all the staff looked after us so well. will recommend The Red Lion to all our family and friends

                              36. JW

                                JohannaW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beef could perhaps have been cooked a little longer

                              37. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 4 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We really enjoyed our meal - food was great - and staff polite and attentive. Thank you

                              38. SH

                                ShirleyH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Have been to the red lion several times, never been disappointed

                              39. JK

                                JohnK

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 1 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food and service all excellent. Would definitely recommend

                              40. FS

                                FionaS

                                Kent

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 29 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Very pleasant Sunday lunch. Good food, pleasant atmosphere with a jazz band playing, and attentive staff. Always worth a visit.

                              FAQs

                              The Red Lion Hernhill is rated 4.6 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                              Booked 5 times today
                              Google Map for The Red Lion Hernhill

                              Crockham Lane Faversham, Kent ME13 9TU

                              • Cross Street

                                Crockham Lane

                              • Area

                                Canterbury

                              • Hours of Operation

                                Bar
                                Wed, Thu 11:30–21:00
                                Fri, Sat 11:30–22:00
                                Sun 11:30–18:45
                                Lunch
                                Wed–Fri 12:00–14:45
                                Sat 12:00–14:30
                                Sun 12:00–16:00
                                Dinner
                                Wed–Fri 17:00–19:30
                                Sat 17:30–20:00

                              • Cuisines

                                British, Pub, Steak

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress Code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Parking Details

                                Large car park at the rear of the pub next to the garden.

                              • Payment Options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Additional

                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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