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The Lion at Farnsfield

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Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Co Antrim
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Lion for a family birthday treat on Saturday 20 August. An adult party of seven and my first visit. We all had excellent meals and were well impressed with the overall quality of the food and the attentive service. A really friendly atmosphere and especially no loud background music. This was superb and allowed the conversation to flow... More 

1 Thank EB512
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are foodies. We eat out A LOT. I am coeliac. That can make life difficult. The Lion at Farnsfield, whilst recommended by a friend, exceeded expectation beyond measure. The fresh home cooked food, the quirky venue, the friendly but impeccable service...they basically smashed it out the park. I can't recommend this pub enough. My only criticism....that I've not come... More 

2 Thank McSarris
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place on a scenic trip back from Southwell. The food was good and prices were reasonable.

1 Thank hayley b
England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A family get together during a Sunday lunchtime. Excellent service,, great food that is reasonably priced in beautiful surroundings. What more can I say. Simply perfect

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

. This is a tastefully decorated restaurant cum public house in one of the delightful rural villages in Nottinghamshire. We were welcomed immediately we arrived and taken to our table. Menus and wine list were provided at once and we were given sufficient time to study the extensive fayre. Our order was delivered after a short wait. The staff were... More 

1 Thank E2131YQalans
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a family member who has visited many times now, it's not local for me but myself and friends will definitely be returning. The exterior is your typical traditional country looking pub and does look lovely. Great parking either side of the pub but does get busy, luckily we were in one car altogether so managed to get the... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Worksop, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor! What a find, the reviews speak for themselves. Fantastic amazing food. One of the group have been back already 3 times & are still impressed. Just remember to allow plenty of time when booking especially for a special occasion.

1 Thank ilurveorlando
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lousy service from arrival. Discouraged from main restaurant as tables were booked for next hour so palmed off to the bar. We have a 20 month The restaurant wasn't even half full on leaving. Unfriendly bar staff. Food was ok but evening was ruined. A measly 30% discount was offered - insult.

1 Thank AndreaHarper7
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have chosen The Lion as our special dining experience for a number of years now. And whether it's just a light(ish) lunchtime snack you are looking for or a really filling, classy evening meal, The Lion has something for all occasions all available at very reasonable prices. All meals are cooked and presented to perfection and served by charming,... More 

1 Thank David S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You wouldn't believe how difficult it is to get a decent meal somewhere when you are vegan and especially when vegan and gluten-free. I meant to write a review of the lion last time we visited to commend them on their welcoming and accommodating meals for those with differing dietary requirements. I forgot to though. We like to go to... More 

1 Thank Eveybaby78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Farnsfield
  • Phone Number: 441623883566

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