The Red Lion Hernhill

4.4
186 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Sunday Lunch
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmnaaE
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was a little slow took almost 25 minutes for our drinks

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Bram
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was lovely and it was so nice to be back in the pub!

PE
PeterE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, prompt service.
Doing their best in the current circumstances with a marque in the garden and heaters. Unfortunately it was unseasonably cold and the heaters struggled. Staff were polite and attentive.

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jasper
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Very covid friendly and the service was excellent.Our visit was let down by the food.Quality not great and portions on the small side

MW
MatthewW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked a table for an afternoon drink and a pub lunch and we were very happy with it. The marquee is spacious with plenty of well laid out tables and chairs. Excellent staffing covering the whole garden area. Everything was kept clean. We will certainly revisit and would recommend others to come along as well. Great work. Thank you

JM
JoannaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great to see the pub back and running. We have missed it. The menu was delicious we had every single starter and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great and with a blanket on a cooler evening it is still worth the visit. Can’t wait to go back soon

CG
ClareG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. Service and atmosphere were great too.

JW
JennyWren
Kent
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first outing after Lockdown, excellent service as always, SD really well managed, food as always very tasty - a great afternoon- roll on summer!

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KevinN
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub and lovely food. Would highly recommend the mixed roast!! We will be back soon.

SM
StuartM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite location for our Sunday lunch after a long walk. Genuinely friendly staff and excellent food.

MG
MatthewG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service even remembered by shirt from the start of the week

JH
JosephH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another super Sunday Lunch at the Red Lion. We will be back soon

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PennyN
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was doing a walk to the pub and it was a rainy Sunday. I had booked a table for 1.15. Arrived early but that was no problem. Was made to feel very welcome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Family run, efficient & friendly. Obviously frequented by regulars.
Perfect Sunday lunch destination.

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robertl
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Pork tough and over cooked.
Should have been cooked slowly.

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CarolineW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A fabulous Sunday lunch with friends.
Brilliant Roast and all the trimmings including incredible huge Yorkies.
Finished with creamy Rice pudding.
I needed a lie down afterwards!
Disco music a bit invasive.

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Colinm
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Would recommend. Lovely atmosphere.

DB
DerekB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent freshly cooked food served by friendly & efficient waiter/waitresses.
COVID safe precautions taken seriously!
Highly recommend this place!

JS
JanS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We love it here. Have eaten here several times & never been disappointed. Lovely atmosphere

SM
StuartM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our walk to hear from Whitstable. Excellent food and great staff. Always feel welcome :-)

WG
WendyG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm welcome, comfortable seating and excellent service, sensibly paced. The food was great value. We had the Thai chickpea fritters, really delicious, and roast lunches. Both superb and substantial portions!

SL
SundayLunch
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice warm autumn ambience. Fire in the corner. Hops around the bar. Huge roast dinner with lovely Yorkshire pudding. Very pleasant staff who made us feel welcome and safe. Definitely recommended.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely food, high standard of COVID measures in place

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Jenn
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat by the fire and it was a nice and cozy lunch. Food is always delicious. We live coming here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was outstanding. Will definitely go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As usual, an outstanding Sunday lunch for me & my family. The roasts were cooked to perfection. This is precisely the reason we keep going back. Midweek dinners are also worth the journey.

KC
KC12
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great service - friendly and attentive.

GW
GraemeW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent service. Food was very very good. The squid stater was one of the best I've tasted. Excellent pub restaurant.

AH
AnitaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back and try something else off the menu.

DT
DaveT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

A little disappointed with covid measures and service to table was disjointed

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Gerald
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

During these Covid times, it was good to the measures in place. We were given a table upstairs in a lovely room full of beams. The food was perfectly presented and cooked plus with excellent service it added to a perfect meal.

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James
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Generally felt food was overcooked, too much fat on pork belly, and oversalted on the duck noodles (and I like salt) Good portion sizes and family friendly but ran out of high chairs. Friendly staff.

PR
PaulR
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely venue and food

I have no problem with the service charge raised due to Covid and pubs issues but some people may moan if they are not told about it immediately

MB
MikeB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside in the pub garden. Service was perfect; attentive, friendly, polite.
Good food with standard choice on the menu at reasonable prices.

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Claire
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice place, easy to book, food was ok but not worth the high prices. Steak chewy however they gave us a free dessert when we complained. Good service.

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SunSeeker
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely warm and friendly welcome with plenty of space and service with a smile. Loads of outdoor space and really clean and comfortable. Great location only 5 minutes off the A299, tasty unique food plus cater for vegetarians and vegans too, I’d visit again in a heartbeat

SM
StuartM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local pub. Hard to fault anything. Good menu and had a lovely Sunday lunch

JH
JosephH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Another enjoyable evening at the Red Lion. Food delicious (Monkfish Special was super) served by an ever friendly team !!

Will be back soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite pub and always a cheerful service from the lovely Kym 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday roast , good service , lovely waitress .

FAQs

The Red Lion Hernhill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01227 751207.

The Red Lion Hernhill is rated 4.4 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.