The Red Lion Hernhill

4.5
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83 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Cosy
  • Worth the Drive
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
What 83 People Are Saying
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LH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I would recommend! However, we were sat right opposite the bar and it was so noisey! The other side in the restaurant area looked a lot quieter!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

having booked lunch online very easily, we found that on arrival we was looked after from start to finish, also the pub had a jazz band on outside, excellent location perfect lunch

SB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a meal twice here in one week. Everyone was helpful and very friendly. Land lady was exceptional helpful and welcoming.

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family run, hide away, fantastic atmosphere, fantastic staff and always incredibly helpful, will continue to go here and recommend to everyone.

JB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and beer. Will definitely dine there again soon.

D
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, dog friendly and excellent service

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were friendly and attentive. The food, took a while to get to us, but everything seemed made to order and not heated up. Between us, we had the Scotch Egg to share as a starter, you have to try if that’s something you’d go for.
I had the Steak and Mushroom pie, which was fantastic, great suet pastry, good old fashioned taste, so glad I ordered.
The rest of the party enjoy a ploughman’s platter and the Cod.
What a fantastic, fun and friendly environment.
Wish I had a dog to bring along, as being dog friendly made it even more inviting.
Hope to be back for Sunday Jazz sometime soon.
Thanks to ALL.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal for 4 good service and lovely atmosphere.

KT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub in a village setting....home cooked food was good with something for everyone.

SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning historic pub, with amazing food, and a great selection of drink

PD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

very ordinary meal cost circa £40 a head-not worth it

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent character pub with excellent food. Five star

CH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely pub - second time of eating here and it won't be the last :) Great food, great service, friendly staff (always a bonus!) will definitely be back.

MH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Had steak and onion pie. Delicious. The green veg were cooked to perfection.

SW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great country pub, with excellent food and service!

CS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to eat and relax all staff were happy and helpful
Great at a good decent price
I will be returning with some friends to pass in the delights of the Red lion at Herne hill

i
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A nice pub/restaurant in a lovely country village location. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and the food is okay. Not spectacular, but enjoyable and good value for money. The internal areas are a little squashed and not entirely comfortable, but it's quite quirky and interesting. For an everyday English country pub lunch it is a decent choice. We will certainly go back from time to time.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely country style pub and the food is excellent and the portions generous. Will definitely go back again.

VC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us met at the Red Lion for lunch. We waited an hour for our other two guests but staff remained helpful and very pleasant, bringing us a bottle of wine and checking now and then whether we wanted to order.
When we did order they were happy to ask for salad with our fish rather than chips. The fish was moist and the salad excellent.
Our table for six was at one end of the pub, out of the way of traffic and noise and ideal for us.

AC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice pub for food, especially upstairs. The spiral staircase might be a challenge for a disabled person but there is plenty of room downstairs. You need to book well in advance and advise the pub if you have anyone disabled with you.

Very enjoyable experience.

DM
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Found it very noisy and didn't like the price of a pint of coke £5.40! and the added service charge.

AS
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Run of the mill food- menu put together with no obvious brilliant cooking
Therefore maybe overpriced for whats on offer
Basically pub with a bit of grub

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arranged to meet a friend here for a catch up over Sunday Lunch after hearing some very good things and we were not disappointed. We immediately felt welcome, all the staff were friendly and provided a first class service. The food was very good, tasty and nicely presented. We were sat within the main bar area, it was busy and at times a little bit noisy, however we did not mind this at all, the atmosphere was very congenial and contributed to the comfortable homely feel of the place. Will definitely visit again.

LA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and gorgeous traditional pub. Meat courses better quality than veggie options unfortunately. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Sadly they were so busy there was a very long wait for food/service and it got a little noisy. Other than this I highly recommend. Prices are perhaps a little too high.

SS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! How we’d never heard of this pub is astonishing but delighted now we’ve found it. Dog friendly, warm welcome, good well kept beers and great food in a beautiful period building with a sympathetic touch of modernism where it’s needed! Totally recommend the pub.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

A great location and pub though the food particularly the lamb was chewy. This was mentioned to the team at the pub. Overall good service but expensive purely based on the lamb.

YD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely old world pub, food good and our table service was excellent. Would recommend

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have enjoyed this country pub on many occasions, especially on a Wednesday night when me & a few lads are out on our motorbikes. The food & service are second to no other. However, when it gets busy, especially weekends when me & my wife sometimes visit, the service does suffer a little. Otherwise we love it.

PD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly welcome and great Sunday lunch. We booked for Mother’s Day so the pub was a little crowded. We will definitely return for another meal.

MU
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal in a fantastic setting. Staff very friendly; we were made to feel really welcome. Will definitely be back.

M
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A fantastic setting a wonderful meal , staff were very friendly and helpful . One minor thing because it was busy sometimes the number of staff were struggling to keep up and sometimes quite a wait. But overall exemplary

FS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday with friends. Good food, plenty of it, staff very attentive and ambience food.

GD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal with friends. We had lamb shoulder - perfectly acceptable apart from the veg in the dish was under cooked .

JW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub to visit, loads of parking, lovely setting with a cosy feel. Food is very good, substantial portions and reasonably priced. The service was excellent, the waitress was extremely attentive and very knowledgeable. Will definitely return!

AH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch again! Often bring visiting friends and family here.

DR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub that we enjoy very much. Service super and food tasty and wholesome. Always seems to have a nice atmosphere even at lunch in the week.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and best sticky toffee pudding I've had!!!

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A must visit ..... redeemed as I think the landlady is once again running the helm.....

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and atmosphere, very friendly staff, would like to see a little more vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu! But will definitely return :)

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Quaint venue, nice ambience with polite staff and good service.

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