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The Lion at Farnsfield

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Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
441623883566
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 270
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
Brilliant

I went with my family after Clay Pigeon shooting and shall certainly be returning. The staff were very accommodating, polite and attentive. The food was great and portion sizes were AMAZING! Having been on a country walk earlier that day with my dog I was please to discover it had a dog friend bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joe H
via mobile
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my family after Clay Pigeon shooting and shall certainly be returning. The staff were very accommodating, polite and attentive. The food was great and portion sizes were AMAZING! Having been on a country walk earlier that day with my dog I was please to discover it had a dog friend bar area which is a huge plus... More 

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2 Thank Joe H
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being new to the area we needed somewhere nice to take some friends for a thank you meal. The advice from family members was to try the Lion at Farnsfield. The advice was not wrong. Upon entering we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The choice of food on the menu was excellent and was very reasonably priced... More 

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1 Thank Paul J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this place roughly 6 times in the past and always been so pleased with it. I don't write reviews normally and I'm not a complainer. .. I've eaten in the best and worst places there are! This review has nothing to do with the fantastic food but with the rudeness of staff members, just wish I'd taken... More 

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1 Thank Nikki P
JonoEdwards, Owner at The Lion at Farnsfield, responded to this review

Dear Nikki, Firstly, we’d like to thank you for your review, and as its your first on Trip Advisor, we feel we must offer some solid and sound ‘restaurant’ or ‘dining out’ advice… like other popular restaurants, we thankfully do get very busy here at The Lion and always recommend booking. Although, saying that, we do usually have room for... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lion has always been a place for an amazing night for me and my family. The service was amazing as it always is along with food that is out of this world. The portions are large and yet that dose not influence the taste of the food like it would in most places. The overall atmosphere was amazing and... More 

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1 Thank jessica e
Nottingham
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to The Lion today and we will return without a doubt. The atmosphere was relaxing and the service we received from the girls on duty was polite and professional. The food we had was lovely and plentiful, we shared the fish grazing board. Having seen food going out to other tables we could see that we need... More 

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1 Thank mikendebbie
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about the venue is spot on, the food, the service & the atmosphere - I ALWAYS have the Homemade steak, real ale & mushroom pie & it is amazing!!! 100% recommend to anyone wanting a lovely place to eat.

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2 Thank Lewis2410
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Lion the food and service are second to none . Great menu lovely atmosphere great setting and a high standard of homemade food made with quality ingredients far better than any pub chain could offer. Leslie and Poppy looked after us and we're great give the lion a try you won't be disappointed .

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1 Thank Womblewill
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bloody love this place! I can honestly say I have never had a single thing to complain about here.. The food: Top notch, cannot complain. A great choice of dishes (starters, mains and desserts). With a great selection of specials The Drinks: Always nice, cold and refreshing The Service: We come here quite often as a party of 6.... More 

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2 Thank lapxxxx
Sutton in Ashfield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent evening meal here. The food was superb, the service was very good and the atmosphere was charming. I would thoroughly recommend the Lion as a place to have a top quality evening. The prices for the meal and the wine were probably a little less than i expected to pay. Very good value for money. Cannot wait... More 

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1 Thank Lee B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited with family on Sunday 3rd January. Between us we opted for beef and lamb, which were all superb and the gravy was lovely. Can honestly say that it is the best sunday lunch I have had in a long while. Will definitely visit again without a doubt.

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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: 441623883566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?