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British Lion

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8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
+44 1303 251478
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Cosy little pub. Lovely log fire and plenty choice of drinks. Staff very friendly. Check opening... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Danza1986
via mobile
Lunch in Folkestone

When visiting Folkestone, the Bayle is worth seeing. Quaint and charming streets with art shops and... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Richard M
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Fowey, United Kingdom
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  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
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8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
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+44 1303 251478
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Cosy little pub. Lovely log fire and plenty choice of drinks. Staff very friendly. Check opening times before you go ad the tend to shut for a few hours in an evening.

Thank Danza1986
Reviewed 21 January 2017

When visiting Folkestone, the Bayle is worth seeing. Quaint and charming streets with art shops and ancient Church. The British Lion is the oldest pub in the area and a good place for food and beer. Small and cosy rooms around the bar, and dog...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Took some customers that were over from Germany food was excellent local pub food. Nice cosy place and traditional Opens at 7 each evening. Books to read if you wanted to. Staff were lovely and very happy to help

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a lovely old pub set up on The Bayle , close to one end of the Leas.It is reputed to be the oldest pub in Folkestone.there is a small beer garden at the rear.The decor is in line with the age of the...More

1  Thank LOBSTER64
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Spent a very pleasant evening in this quintessential English pub recently.Good choice of beers,friendly barman and locals.

Thank clive f
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I popped in for a couple of pints when on holiday and this is a lovely pub with good well kept real ales.

Thank BeckenhamBloke
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Popped in for a pre-dinner drink with friends. Lovely old pub in The Old Town. Lots of tables booked for tourist meals. Food looked excellent. But the staff were curt. Some people, who had sat down to eat, left without ordering. A group at another...More

Thank crystalcatLondon
Reviewed 23 February 2015

a great back street pub set in the old part of folkestone so away from the noise and bustle of the high street. Really friendly landlord that tells you about the beers and then let's you try before you buy! Good choice of beers and...More

1  Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 9 February 2015

A really friendly pub, nice ales and a good selection of meals. Made our group very welcome as we almost took over for the afternoon, gave us great service and a great welcome.

Thank LHWMG
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Took a visit to the British lion pub last Friday evening,had a very enjoyable night with the theme for the evening being Pirates,locals and regulars turned out in costumes with eye patches,swords,cutlass,hooks as well,a real fun evening and a very friendly run public house,this was...More

1  Thank Smudger1960
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