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The Red Lion, Faversham

Ashford Road
Badlesmere Lees
Postal town: Faversham
ME13 0NX
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. Wittenden left this review about The Red Lion

We were selling plants at Badlesmere’s Medieval Fair on one of the few hot days of this summer, and I fancied a pint. The landlady of this pub had set up a beer tent at the fair, but the sun was shining in on the ale. I’ve often driven past this pub but had never been in. A traditional roadside brick and tile building, entered through a slightly modern looking porch on the side. Inside, exposed beams, a large fireplace and what looks like a stretch of antique pavement by the front window.
A comfortable atmosphere prevails: tables, some laid up for dining, a few comfy chairs and a gaggle of stools round the bar. Outside, a large garden, space for camping, an impressive copper beech. The Red Lion has a good reputation locally for live music: a somewhat anachronistically modern local celebrity was performing at the fair and would be live at the pub that night.
Unusually for this part of Kent, Shep’s beers were surprisingly absent : instead I had a pint of Old Dairy’s Red Top, followed by Captain Bob from Mighty Oak. Both in great form. There were a couple of other cask beers, together with more fizzy fare.
I rather liked this pub, and will probably come again.

On 21st July 2012 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Selling, 3.99 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Chilham, 4.64 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
Faversham, 4.68 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
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27th Dec 2018, 15:53
 
27th Dec 2018, 15:53

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 July 2012 by Alan Hurdle
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