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The Red Lion Hernhill, Faversham, Kent

The Red Lion Hernhill

4.7
4.7
385 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • 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

What 385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kent

    Group Bookings

  • Kent

    Sunday Lunch

  • Kent

    British

  • Canterbury

    Best Overall

  • Canterbury

    Best Food

  • Canterbury

    Best Service

  • Canterbury

    Best Ambience

  • Canterbury

    Best Value

  • Canterbury

    Fit for Foodies

  • Canterbury

    Group Bookings

  • Canterbury

    Lunch

  • Canterbury

    Special Occasions

  • Canterbury

    Most Booked

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  1. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely friendly atmosphere. Delicious food in a beautiful setting. ACE!
  2. LR

    LocalResident

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and am sizing friendly service.
  3. AB

    AlexB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Sunday lunch provided, using quality meat and ample trimmings including huge Yorkshire Puds!
  4. B

    Bunny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, lovely food and service was great. Definitely be going again
  5. JD

    JackieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch menu, accommodating staff, good value for money, friendly staff.
  6. AB

    AlastairB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very enjoyable evening with good service and lovely food
  7. P

    Parader

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good value for money. Nice environment and good atmosphere. Food well cooked and tasty.
  8. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was our first visit and it was a very plesent experiance, the service was very good we went the Jubliee weekend and they had a band playing outside.
  9. CK

    ColinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and well looked after. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would recommend 👌
  10. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a warm welcome here. Good reasonably priced food and lovely staff!
  11. HJ

    HJAS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer garden and splendid food! Would definitely recommend.
  12. AG

    AndyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic . If you’ve never been , quite simply , you are missing out . Knowledge is king . Andy
  13. RS

    RodS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly ambience and staff. Food was of excellent quality and well prepared.
  14. W

    Welshjo86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious Sunday roast, friendly staff and a lovely big beer garden with play equipment for the children.
  15. MP

    MartinP

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff…..perfect meal with friends
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to the Red Lion as only moved to Faversham 18 months ago, but what a wonderful pub. Great food, service, lovely surroundings and will definitely be going back very soon!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious and good variety on the menu.
  18. MD

    MelanieD

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual. The food, the service and the atmosphere is the best x
  19. KS

    KenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Snacks and main courses very nice. Bit of a let down for one of the deserts which sounded far better on the menu than the taste it delivered. Very friendly staff and management but we were left quite a while after mains and had to request to order dessert. The goods outweigh the not so goods.
  20. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good beer, good food and good service in lovely old pub on the green. We have eaten here a few times and have never been let down. Highly recommended.
  21. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and good food. Perfect local pub with a good selection of wine and beers
  22. KB

    KB123

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great food and friendly staff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WEVE BEEN HERE QUITE A FEW TIMES NOW, AND EACH TIME THE FOOD CHOICE IS REALLY GOOD. WHATEVER THE CHOICE, IT IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS AND GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY. GREAT SERVICE, GOOD AMBIENCE AND FRIENDLY ATTENTIVE STAFF. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  24. GR

    GlynR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Landlady is very professional and attentive. Ensuring customers are not left unattended. I was a little disappointed with the portion size of chips with my fish.
  25. JC

    JonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely pub, stumbled across it due to a diversion, so went back to have lunch later in the week.
  26. MS

    MimSim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely friendly service, made to feel very welcome. Thanks for looking after us x
  27. J

    Junks

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We all had amazing steaks and loved our meal, for pudding we had Bannoffee pie - but in future I really will avoid this choice
  28. JH

    JustinH

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service and quality food
  29. BB

    BarbB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thursday Pie & Mash night. Delicious! Great service & lovely staff.
  30. JT

    JudeTwee

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely pub in beautiful position. Incredibly welcoming staff and very attentive throughout. We all had the roast dinners, pork was especially delicious with amazing crackling!
  31. MD

    MelanieD

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambience and service as usual xxx that’s why we keep coming back xxxx
  32. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On a busy Mother’s Day we enjoyed a very good roast lunch that looked and tasted freshly prepared. The service was swift, efficient and friendly. The pub is warm, cosy and inviting; I’ve been before and will come again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a last minute reservation as we driving through the area and saw the pub was a highly rated on open table. Staff were so friendly and attentive, food was delicious and the pub itself was very well kept. I had the sea bass special and my husband had the chicken breast, both loved them and cleaned our plates. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be back ourselves one day. Thank you!
  34. a

    alih

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 4 of us all chose to have a Sunday roast - 3 meat and I nut roast. We all thought the food was great and the service was fabulous. Lovely pub and a great atmosphere. Would recommend.
  35. MP

    MartinP

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly, great atmosphere, lovely food
  36. DW

    DavidW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely staff good beer and food really good, have rebooked for next week
  37. PK

    PhilippaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome, great atmosphere. Busy but staff unflustered and relaxed. Food came quickly and was piping hot - delicious too. A proper nut roast with lots of nuts! Thanks
  38. PC

    PhilC

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    FOOD WAS UNDER SEASONED SOME PARTS WERE COLD WHEN A BIT UNDERSTANDING THE TEXTURE AND TASTES WOULD BENIFIT THESE DISHES
  39. JD

    JulieD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    my first visit to the pub and will definitely be coming back, the waitresses where very attentive, food lovely, pub really quaint
  40. I

    Islander

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and excellent service. The Red Lion adds a 10% "discretionary" service charge to all meals. A lot of restaurants seem to be doing this now, probably to compensate for lost income during lockdown. This always makes me feel uneasy, because if you don't want to pay it for whatever reason, you have the embarrassment of challenging it, often in front of other customers. I'm not against tipping for good service but I don't like beding held to ransom in this way.

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

FAQs

The Red Lion Hernhill is rated 4.7 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Red Lion Hernhill

Crockham Lane Faversham, Kent ME13 9TU

Additional information

  • 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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