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The Red Lion Hernhill

4.6
4.6
313 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 6 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

  • 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

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: 31 October 2019

                              What 313 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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                              • Kent

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                              • Canterbury

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                              1. 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.

                              2. 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.

                              3. 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

                              4. JG

                                JaneG

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                Sunday roast was tasty, vegetables cooked perfectly.

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely Roast Lovely Pint 👍

                              6. L

                                Lovely

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 6 November 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Enjoyable meal as always .

                              7. 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

                              8. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 31 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely pub with great food and present staff

                              9. SM

                                SarahM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 October 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              10. 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!

                              11. 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.

                              12. 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.

                              13. 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.

                              14. 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.

                              15. 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.

                              16. 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

                              17. 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

                              18. 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

                              19. JW

                                JohannaW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beef could perhaps have been cooked a little longer

                              20. 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

                              21. 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

                              22. JK

                                JohnK

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 1 September 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food and service all excellent. Would definitely recommend

                              23. 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.

                              24. NB

                                NeilB

                                London

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on 27 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent. The landlady goes the extra mile. Food good and nice atmosphere.

                              25. PD

                                PeterD

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 22 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Whenever we visit Mount Ephraim, we always make a point of going to the Red Lion, especially if we time it to be there on a Sunday for their excellent roast. Friendly service; a couple of draught ales; and excellent food.

                              26. JI

                                JamieI

                                Kent

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on 21 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing Meal

                              27. CS

                                ChrisS

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 August 2021

                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                Very calm despite there being a wedding party upstairs. Excellent food and good service from the younger waitresses however a smile and a bit of warmth from some of the seemingly more experienced staff would create a much more welcoming atmosphere.

                              28. RA

                                RickyAKAmcRB

                                London

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 19 August 2021

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                Delicious food! Lovely pub and location. Great service but didn’t realise we had to pay at the bar, so waited and wondered for quite a while. Overall great experience; we’ll recommend and be back 😁

                              29. SL

                                SimonL

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 August 2021

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Really enjoyable evening; wife and I had a meal which was very good and then joined some friends for drinks, good to be back in the Red Lion.

                              30. DG

                                DonnaG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 12 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                been numerous times to the red lion service and food always excellent

                              31. l

                                lindabcountrysoul

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 11 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was great. We ate there a few times in our weeks stay in the area. The staff were very attentive . Would definitely recommend paying a visit to this beautiful 14th century pub restaurant.

                              32. D

                                Dobberlina

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 1 August 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great table - outside at the front of the pub overlooking the green. Lovely friendly service. And great food. Wish this wash local. Such a lovely quiet village.

                              33. SM

                                SamM

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 25 July 2021

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                Very good all round. A touch pricey but food was great.

                              34. F

                                Foodforthought

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 23 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Good menu. Nicely presented and flavoursome food. Pleasant and attentive staff. Nice ambiance when we visited.

                              35. PS

                                PennyS

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We enjoyed our ale and meal on a quiet Wednesday night. Staff really friendly and prompt. Good grub

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service, food and atmosphere. Jazz being played on the green outside.

                              37. P

                                Pippin

                                Kent

                                6 reviews

                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Went to listen to music and booked to eat. Excellent menu, delicious food and impeccable service. Highly recommended

                              38. GB

                                GemB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 18 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely atmosphere couldn’t fault the food , staff and pub itself inside and also garden in lovely , music on the green too opposite

                              39. o

                                ollie

                                Kent

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 17 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Come along with friends for a spot of lunch, nice food and peaceful surroundings.

                              40. GL

                                GemmaL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 15 July 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was delicious, freshly cooked and beautifully presented. It was such a treat to find vegan options on the menu too which had as much thought and care taken with the ingredients as the other dishes. We will definitely return!

                              FAQs

                              The Red Lion Hernhill is rated 4.6 stars by 313 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 6 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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