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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Eveybaby78
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent food well presented ,good service staff very helpful and pleasant .,highly recommended, will certainly go again.no problem with seating early Saturday lunch ,did get busy later booking may be advisable

1 Thank sue_withers10
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal excellent service will defo return. We both hd starter of salmon three ways bery nice , we both had chicken and I have to say the nicest chicken Ihave tasted for a long time. Sweets were treacle tart and profiteroles First time visiting but will go again

1 Thank MarkyboyRainworth
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lion has established a good reputation, all I would say is that it depends what you like. Portions were generous, food ok, and atmosphere warm, but I was not overly impressed.

1 Thank Rob T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit after a recommendation from friends, not disappointed at all, nice beef roast and a fish dish. Good sized portions and reasonably priced. Staff were very polite and there was plenty of parking. Not a trendy gastro pub more a traditional themed place. With hearty food and good selections of beers

Thank lesstatt
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent wedding anniversary meal with my wife. The food and service were spot on. I would recommend The Lion to anyone wanting locally sourced, well cooked and presented food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Rob B
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256 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has a nice local atmosphere which was welcoming as were the staff. We had dinner - good choice on the menu and well prepared food.

Thank annie_ladybird
Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The pub has a lovely atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is definitely 5 star, I've never had a bad meal. Looking forward to my next visit!

Thank Rachael G
Nottingham, UK
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I haven't visited The Lion in some years for food but always remember it being good so thought I would chose here for a Fathers Day meal with family and I was not disappointed. Attentive service and beautiful food! The main meals were huge! Well worth the price and very tasty. Quality meat cooked to perfection. I shall definitely come... More 

1 Thank sazzlebear
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Visited this place with my family on 30/05/2016, what a great experience! The food was fresh, home cooked and delicious... Nice staff, great place. Everything on the plate was more than yummy, the chips and the best ever! Will definitely return again.

1 Thank danaking2015

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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
British, Gluten Free
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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?