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British Lion

) #13 of 176 Restaurants in Folkestone ££ - £££ , British,
8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
+44 1303 251478
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came from Canada - had heard that the British Lion was the place for fish and chips when visiting Folkestone! A little difficult to find - hidden along a cobblestone lane on the edge of the downtown area! I have eaten Fish and Chips...More

Thank JiggsyJiggs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for perfect fish and chips look no further. After researching trip advisor we decided to try the British Lion and were not disappointed. Service was very friendly and efficient and the cod and chips were one of the best we have...More

Thank Chloew1979
Reviewed 9 June 2017

nice cosy old pub very friendly landlord. has some belgium beers on tap and good pub food.provided a bowl of water for our well behaved dog who was allowed in the pub as well as the patio area

Thank luckymeLondon
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We have been to this little gem of a pub a few times and always make sure we return because the staff and locals are so friendly and welcoming. I believe it's the oldest pub in and around Folkestone and serves real ales, beers and...More

Thank BIG_APL_68
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming and the food is verygood and service was top notch and very well priced , we will be going again in the near future .

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a Sunday lunch based on a tripadvisor rating. We were right on the 2.30pm cutoff for lunch so asked if we could sneak in - absolutely no problem (lots of pubs say no) and the landlady could not have been more...More

1  Thank BobFromKent_10
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Mike the landlord is extremely welcoming. Open between 12-4 and 7 to 11 with food available. Good range of ales and lagers. The Fisherman's Platter is more than ample and excellent value for money.

Thank Auntie Jam Jar
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

First time to the British lion with my mate and his little boy, was very impressed by the beer the food and the service. Very friendly publican who made the effort to come over and make us fill welcomed. Best pub I've been in this...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We ended up in this pub for dinner, after two other places we tried weren't serving food for their outside or bar spaces (seems odd to turn away paying customers, but there you go). The staff were very friendly and we were able to sit...More

Thank Bernadette E
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very good value and freshly home made dinner. Good selection available. Enjoyed sampling the different beers : Served in 1/3 pint glasses, so keeping within limits. Friendly and helpful landlord and land lady. Took us back to the 70's / 80's where you got good...More

Thank MarkinDevon
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19 January 2017|
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Response from Christine F | Reviewed this property |
Lots of different meals to choose from, Sirloin steak comes with basket of chips and full salad. Meals are very big and filling beautifully presented, father and daughter team are lovely and really look after you
4 December 2016|
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Response from TannRick | Reviewed this property |
£10 per person, cheaper for children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Folkestone
  • Phone Number: +44 1303 251478
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