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The Lion at Farnsfield

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Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
+44 1623 883566
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food at reasonable prices, well prepared, good service, friendly staff, even the owner came round to make sure all was well. It was very busy over the weekend we stayed there in November and we had to book both nights. Real bar too.

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1 Thank G W
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely pub in a pretty North Notts village. A warm welcome, helpful and attentive staff. Menus explained well, all questions answered and the food arrived in good time. Very pleased indeed with our choices and the quality of the food. Good choice of drinks, and we made room for sweets. Excellent meal, and we are going again on 19... More 

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3 Thank Rabbit Val
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the photos of this pub's website it looked just what we were looking for to meet up with friends we don't see very often. BUT we found it very crowded, noisy and impersonal. The staff are efficient and obviously trained well, but under such pressure as it is so busy. Food portions are large but with not a great... More 

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Thank Trish S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at least monthly because it is so good ... the food is excellent, generous portions , really good value for money. The red wind by the glass is very acceptable ! The staff are always friendly, obviously well trained by the owners ! We have never been disappointed, well only to be told we can't eat between 7... More 

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1 Thank Kheiduke
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met with family group for birthday celebration. Good selection of roasts etc. but did not personally rate the Yorkshire Puddings - too big and either pre-cooked or frozen! That aside, good service and reasonable quality but certainly not cheap.

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Thank peter s
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular little Pub with a great reputation for good food. We eat here a on regular occasions for special events. The food is the star of the show, always fantastic and comes with a side order of awesome service to boot. Due to its small setting you do have to book but it really makes the... More 

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Thank John H
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly atmosphere, attentive and helpful staff. A wonderful selection of inspired dishes to choose from including a good range for vegetarians (usually an afterthought at restaurants of this quality). Thanks for a lovely meal.

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1 Thank MamaChesh
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very busy Quality establishment a great warm atmosphere as soon as you step in the door!!! The food standard is excellent as is the serving staffs attention to detail!!! It might not be the cheapest place in town but worth paying that little extra to have a relaxing quality dinner in great surroundings which added to the ambiance creating... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on Monday 31st October, ordered a bottle of Prosecco which was swiftly delivered although one glass was chipped, asked for a jug of water but had to ask a second time. It was only when ordering mussels for main course I was told they were not available. There was a bit of a wait for our meals but when... More 

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Thank Jo_Whittaker
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I eat here regularly because I know the food is always going to be yum! I always have to book to ensure I can eat in the restaurant but they can always accommodate in the bar if I forget to book. The menu changes regularly so there is always something different and new to try. Food always hot and tastes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Farnsfield NG22 8EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Farnsfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1623 883566

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