Lion Inn, CR0 2QD
- 020 8684 2978
- 182 Pawson's Road, CR0 2QD
- noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
DrHyde visited on a Thursday evening in July 2009. The four handpumps on the bar were all on, offering Greene King IPA, Greene King St Edmund's Ale, Shepherd Neame Kent Best, and Hardy and Hansons Olde Trip. There was also an interesting looking range of bottled beers and ciders. Although they do sell bottles of Magners, they refuse to let people drink it in the pub - it's for off-sales only! Service was quick and very friendly.
According to the 2008 Good Beer Guide, food is served all day Mon-Fri and until 5pm at weekends, but on DrHyde's visit there was no evidence of this — no menus, no boards advertising grub. But that might just have been because it was a very quiet evening.
There is occasional live music. The pub also has a sideline running outside catering for events.
Accessibility: Level access from street to bar to accessible toilet.