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Welcome to The Golden Lion

A warm and welcoming country pub that prides itself on fine food and drink

A charming Kentish country pub, The Golden Lion lies just outside Canterbury in the quiet village of Broad Oak. Built some 500 years ago to serve waggoners carrying timber from nearby Blean Woods, it’s a historic place to enjoy fabulous food and drink.

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Delicious homemade food

Cross the threshold and you’ll find a spacious bar and separate restaurant, each decked out in traditional style and bathed in natural light. Here you can fill your boots with delicious homemade food, all cooked to order, and a selection of lagers and ales from Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.

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Beautiful beer garden

Outside, like any country pub worth its salt, there’s a large and beautifully maintained beer garden. With wonderful views over the neighbouring valley, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cold drink on a warm day, and you can even play the classic Kentish pub game ‘bat and trap’ out here.

There are two bat and trap pitches, which are used for the county finals and can be hired for corporate team building events.

Indeed, The Golden Lion makes a super setting for all kinds of private event. With a restaurant available for hire, and the option to use a 70-seat marquee and even a bouncy castle in the garden, it’s the perfect place to celebrate your special occasions with all the family.