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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly, shabby chic village pub, with an eclectic clientele, serving excellent Thai food, cooked fresh to order by chef Gai. For starters we had the Mushroom and Veg Tempura with Coconut Tempura and Salt & Pepper Crispy Chicken Wings. Both were really good. I opted...for the Pork Green Curry, fragrant and deftly spiced with a pleasing chilly kick often missing in some dumbed down Thai cooking. My wife had the Massaman curry, which was equally good. Highly recommended and we’ll be back soon. The only negative was the Harvey’s, which didn’t pass muster. I suspect the pipes could do with a clean, which prevents me giving a 5 rating.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Shawn Lombard, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello George S Thanks for taking the time to come down for a meal and to leave a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our food, particularly, the spiciness of our Green curry. We try to keep our Harvey's on point, even have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food and music - 80s - and Harry was exceptional - great service - very friendly - chatty and helpful! Definitely deserves a raise!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Shawn Lombard, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 614aimeet Thanks for your kind words. Hope to see you again, soon. Regards Shawn

Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food and amazing staff. Food was very tasty and felt like I was back in Thailand. I will definitely be returning to try the rest of the menu.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the Holy Basil. Come back for the World Cup Cricket final, if you can.

Reviewed 4 November 2023

Have been to the Red Lion quite a few times and it has never failed to live up to expectations. The food is always spot on both in terms of quantity and quality. The staff are great and ask if the spicyness is ok as...you can ask for more or less as it’s ordered. One of the the few places where the staff in a pub will come to your table to take orders, not only for food but for drinks as well. Very family friendly and frequently has live music on as well. All the staff are friendly and polite, nothing is too much trouble.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Thanks for your kind words. See you soon

Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

A hidden gem a BB lovely pub great ambience and amazing Thai food available with jazz jam on Wednesdays also amazingly caters for gluten free food. Great choice of beers and gins friendly staff

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Glad you enjoyed you Green Curry. Come back soon

Reviewed 4 November 2023

Great food as always - won’t go anywhere else for Thai good. Very tasty and excellent service. Food arrived quickly and all together.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Thanks for your kind words. We will keep pushing to give great service. See you soon

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

I had been intending to visit for some time due to all the rave reviews about the Thai food here. I’m not impressed, we had some prawn crackers which came with the most generic sweet chilli dressing, very watery and cheap, the sharing starter (this...is an Iceland frozen selection with absolutely no authenticity whatsoever) the dim sum were ok, 5 very small dim sum for £8. We chose the Prawn pad Thai to share instead of rice which was about half a portion at best this was ok but very sweet and was oddly bulked out with chunks of tofu, my wife had the sweet and sour chicken (salad tomatoes and cucumber with some other bits and pieces with a tiny amount of cheap chicken at the bottom in a generic sweet and sour sauce from a bottle) very disappointing. I had a chicken green curry which to be fair was ok, totally lacking in heat (spice coming only from the sliced red chillis used to garnish). I must say I’m so disappointed with this visit and I’m not sure why it gets such great reviews. A friend was there at another table, they ordered a pork dish and were presented by with prawns, when they highlighted the mistake they were brought the restaurant order slip and told look, it says prawns “ok so we ordered pork and you thought we said prawns, yes. You can have this or wait 45 mins for a replacement dish”…. What???!!! No apology. I won’t be recommending the red lion which is a shame as I really hoped we’d found an authentic thai restaurant, unfortunately not. On the plus the music and beer were very good.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Hello Ian. Thanks for taking the time to right this review. We appreciate all review, good and bad. This gives us the chance to get better. I will try to address all your concerns. Firstly, our sauces are all home made, so not from a...More

Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

Always great food, atmosphere and service. The food is delicious, the garden is really lovely for a sunny afternoon and lots of great music acts.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

Thanks for your kind words. Come again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2023

Best Thai food this side of Bangkok My wife it from Thailand and loves the food here We will be telling all our friends

Date of visit: July 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

Thanks for your kind words. Come again soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2023

If you like Thai food it's worth considering the historic Red Lion pub on the edge of Rusthall Village in Kent - TN4 8TW. It's easy to find. My prawn starter, beautifully presented, with a plain rice pilau to mop up the delicious juices, was...a great light lunch in itself. I'll definitely be returning in the near future. Bonus: parking is easy.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Came in for a beer and had some amazing chicken wings! Will be eating here properly for dinner soon.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2023

Thanks For your kind words. Come back soon

Reviewed 25 July 2023

Best Thai food in Kent. Chicken wings are also amazing. Great friendly staff and lots of events throughout the week.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2023

Thanks for your review. Come see us anytime

Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

I have been twice and both times the food has been fantastic. My last visit was with my cousin who is half Thai and we were so impressed by the quality and price. Definitely a go to for authentic Thai food.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2023

Glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon

Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

Friday lunch at this pub was excellent.A very authentic tasty few dishes! We had the set lunch which was so reasonably priced. We traveled 40 minutes to get there, definitely worth it and would go again .

Date of visit: February 2023
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Marc Pearson, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2023

Thanks for letting us know. Pop in to see us again

Reviewed 1 February 2023 via mobile

Visited here this evening was so nice , travelled over Thailand and this is the best food I’ve had in the uk ever since , thank you and will be recommending and visiting soon again , 5 stars

Date of visit: February 2023
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Shawn Lombard, Owner at The Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Michael Sorry for the late response. Thanks for your kind words. If you have not been back yet, please pop back in. Regards Shawn

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The Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5