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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue for live music Friendly staff Clean facilities Beautiful garden area Extensive restaurant area with a range of good food

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

Decent pint of Guinness pulled here, allowed to settle and then delivered to our table by Chris. Fantastic , Chris knows how it’s done and she is a bar person.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much food-wise from this trip. It was a last minute quick bite to eat. I was wrong! The food was really lovely. Very well cooked. Fabulous vegetables. Everyone's meals were delicious and nothing was left. We had beef and ale pie, salmon...and the sea bream. We were served my Carol. She made the evening! What a brilliant host and waitress! She was very helpful at aiding our wine selection. We will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Went here for a beer and a light bite, pub was a bit empty but I'm not really bothered about that, the pint of Hurlimans was good for a Shepherd Neame. At 14.95 for a burger and chips, I wasn't expecting the world but it...was borderline inedible and yes, I should have spoken to the staff but I was in a hurry, and hungry enough to look past it. The only part of the pub that isn't constantly draughty and cold is the table by the sports TV.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

Recently visited this venue great customer service, staff are great fun entertaining and professional. There is very nice vibe good friendly locals, great place to sit outside in a lovely little town style garden, good assortment of plants and seating on a decked area very...pleasant atmosphere give it a try. There is some short term work currently going on in the maintenance of the garden so to be it shows that someone takes pride in this place very pleased with the visit. Just seen plates of food going by to some customers in the garden Tapas I believe looks very good will be back again soonMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

A parking enforcement system is now in operation which caught us out. Regular customers may not be aware of this, and no clear warnings unless you go the bar. No doubt a nice earner for the pub, but they've lost a few lucrative customers by...doing this. Food was OK.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Smashing traditional pub (nearly 400 years old ) with great well priced food, nice beer garden, a good range of ales served by friendly staff. A very relaxed feel and wheelchair friendly. Well worth a visit with the family especilly for the Sunday roast.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2021

Visited for lunch, scanned the NHS COVID app on arrival using phone and were shown to an outdoor table, the pub is well organised with hand sanitisers freely available and directional arrows on the floor as to which way you should go. Ordered a couple...drinks and lunch, fish finger sandwich with very fresh bread and a Sautéed chicken salad, the salad was beautifully presented and was absolutely delicious, will certainly have again next time we stop by for lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

visited here recently on several occasions with friends and it's a nice little pub. We sat in the garden on two occasions as it was nice weather. Shame about the heaters not working under one of the parasols as it was a little chilly. I...sat indoors last night with hubby and it was a nice atmosphere. Quite busy but it was two nights before another lockdown so I think people were making the most of being able to go out for a drink. Good distancing between tables together with plastic screens and plenty of sanitiser everywhere.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 29 August 2020 via mobile

Amazingly friendly staff and a great number of beers on tap. Great outdoor seating too with lots of space (ideal with COVID.)

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Very nice kind staff could not have been more helpful. Good simple lunch menu Food was home cooked will come back again. Garden nice area

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 August 2020

We visited Ye Olde Whyte Lyon this evening for a drink, we have used this pub frequently in the past and were looking forward to seeing how they were dealing with COVID. On arrival at the pub there was hand sanitizer freely available, directional arrows...to show which way to enter and exit the pub and we were promoted to wait for a member of staff to take our details and seat us, this was dealt with promptly and efficiently by the staff. At this time of COVID we felt very comfortable sitting in the bar area as social distancing between tables was observed and staff took drink orders from us and then brought them to our table. Staff were working extremely hard to take care of all the customers and did this extremely well. We enjoyed a few drinks but the star of the show surely must be the Hurlimann draft lager. Note to Shepherd Neame - Hurlimann is available at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon but at no other Shepherd Neame pubs that we have visited recently. We have recently stayed at the Dog & Bear Lenham - The Miller Arms Canterbury and The Sun Inn - Faversham and no Hurlimann is available at any of these pubs, it is a real shame, I am of the opinion that if you have a great product then you should make it available at as many establishments as possible. Once again I would like to thank all staff at Ye Olde Whyte Lyon for making this a comfortable and enjoyable visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

Had a fantastic Christmas Day at the Whyte Lyon, food wonderful service great atmosphere warm and friendly. This is the first time we had eaten out on Christmas Day but would certainly book again next year. Special thanks to all the team Charlie on customer...service, Andy the chef for catering for special dietary requirements. Could not fault it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Pub was fairly quiet. Shepherd Neanderthal ales on tap. Not a lot of atmosphere but if you want a quiet drink then worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

Tried the planet burger a new vegan option absolutely delicious much better than meat moist and tasty. It comes with either chips, a bun or salad but the friendly staff gave me all three to try and I had a very filling lunch. The pub...is next door to the hospital so I’ve been there several days in a row while visiting my elderly father and the pork and Biden apple sausages were also really delicious. The pub has a nice quiet dining space and also an outdoor dining area and there are specials in addition to the menu that look really good and the staff are lovelyMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Ye Olde Whyte Lyon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4