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British Lion

££ - £££, British,
8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
+44 1303 251478
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
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11 - 20 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lovely little pub tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Folkestone. Was cool in here even in the heat of the day with a fine selection of ales and Good homely English pub grub.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Always a warm welcome at Folkestone's oldest pub. Mind yer head on entry! Real ales and cider on offer as well as a full bar. Food is served daily. Local produce where possible used here. Lovely food well cooked . Great atmosphere lovely decor in...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Used this place loads when visiting Folkestone and the consistent quality of the food and service has never varied, we usually go for the fish & chips as it's one of the best I've had anywhere in the country, the landlord is friendly and very...More

Thank WoolwichWanderer57
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Pouring rain, cold damp day, hungry and two hours to kill before appointment. What to do? Lunch would be good, but Folkstone in the rain - what's it all about? Parked the car in a side street while debating options. Pub over there called The...More

Thank Rowan B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Thank you Nic, for a fantastic night , in the Dickensian room,great atmosphere, lovely food good 49 real ale, your wife is a great cook, thanks to all the family. John and Carol, Gillingham Kent. Jan and Bob.

Thank John C
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Traditional pub food within a traditional environment. Boozy beef was excellent, lovely tender beef in a rich gravy. Plenary of friendly banter. Dog friendly.

Thank PhilipLJackson
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This pub came recommended to begin with and we were not disappointed. The Landlord was both welcoming and friendly. He was also incredibly helpful in suggesting food suitable for my partner's Gluten and Dairy intolerances. On top of that the beer was excellent and the...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 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 19 June 2017 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

1  Thank luckymeLondon
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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