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The Lion at Farnsfield

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Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
01623 883566
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful party meal in a great place

Visited here in late May for a family party. Pre booked for 14. The meal was superb, in a lovely decorated building. Good choice of hand pulled ales for those who appreciate it. Service was very good and the final bill was very reasonable for such a size of party. The only glitch was that we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
teapot2411
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited here in late May for a family party. Pre booked for 14. The meal was superb, in a lovely decorated building. Good choice of hand pulled ales for those who appreciate it. Service was very good and the final bill was very reasonable for such a size of party. The only glitch was that we were informed on being... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great Blade of Beef after a Stilton and Pear starter. The wife enjoyed hers too. Great Fruit Meringue for pudding too. The food is fabulous, great portions and the service first class. Couldn't fault it. Just don't want to tell too many people about it - I want to be able to book a table again!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Popped in here bank holiday Monday after visiting white post farm down the road. Gorgeous pub. Although the actual pub area was a little too lightly lit - I prefer oldy worldy lighting in pubs - the restaurant side of the pub had lovely decor. The food was lovely, presented well and obviously homemade. Would definitely recommend going here!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Was there last week, fantastic food and service as always. I love that they will do a starter as a main for me. The puddings are always amazing. My favourite place to eat in the area by far.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After another cracking meal, with great tasting, quality food, generous portions and we'll trained friendly staff, I still think this venue offers the best meals and service for miles around. Unlike places that are great when they 1st open then go downhill, the Lion has consistently offered quality food and service. The owners and staff should be well proud of... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We found this place by accident, now we are regular drinkers and eaters! The staff are trained to an exceptional standard and are helpful and knowledgeable about everything they serve. Everyone should try the grazing boards, meat, fish and vegetarian are all wonderful and huge! They're all tasty and the two of us often struggle to finish all they provide.... More 

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uk
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

turned up at this restaurant with the family after a day out so we hadnt booked in accomodated us with table and provided high chair for our granddaughter ,from the very off service was great along with some amazing starters and beautiful choice of main meals and desserts,what also makes it enjoyable is the decor of your surroundings ,on the... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was excellent but the experience spoilt the evening. The place was red hot even though there was an air con unit not turned on so we all felt uncomfortable. Service was rushed to the point of being rude. Our table was booked for 7:30 we arrived early and was able to be seated 10 minutes early. Waitress came to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here for an evening meal. Place was very quiet, which is surprising as it used to always be packed no matter what night it was. The service was good and the food was lovely. I had the prawn and crayfish cocktail, which seemed a little bland but other than that it was ok. Mushroom starter was very heavy but... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I quite liked this place. I would say it's the perfect example of why TA needs a good rating between average and very good. The interior is nice and fits nicely into country pub and restaurant. Apart from the awful lion which was smeared over the back wall in paint which reminded me of a prisoner's dirty protest. Really was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Farnsfield
  • Phone Number: 01623 883566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?