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The Old Jail

££ - £££, British,
The Old Jail Jail Lane | Biggin Hill, Biggin Hill TN16 3AX, England
+44 1959 572979
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Old Jail Jail Lane | Biggin Hill, Biggin Hill TN16 3AX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Old Jail was always my first choice to take visiting friends and family, when I lived in Biggin Hill. I’ve never been disappointed with the food or service. Great value and a lovely atmosphere

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a visit to our son and partner who took us to their local “The Old Jail” pub . From the moment you entered you are following in the footsteps of the young pilots of the Battle of Britain based at Biggin Hill airfield ....More

Thank dws1950
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The service was timely. The food was tasty, and reasonable value. The atmosphere is a lovely old interior, with original features (like exposed beams). So I would not mind being incarcerated in there at all!

Thank Karl C
Amy B, Manager at The Old Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with the parents, friendly attentative staff. Food was amazing, hot well, portioned and good value. Will attend again for sure. Thankyou for making us feel welcome

Thank mikeymillion
Amy B, Manager at The Old Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Historic Pub used by pilots during the War. Good atmosphere and good food. Friendly staff and good choices on the menu.

Thank gcc12017
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Five of us ate and drank here last Weds (19 Sept). Food was really good for all of us (I had my favourite sizzling chicken platter). Well cooked, piping hot and we were all served at the same time. Staff willing and friendly. Even offered...More

Thank Steve B
Amy B, Manager at The Old Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

Have reviewed this pub before in May when we had a lovely evening, so booked again for a Thursday evening at 6.45pm. A few people dining when we arrived but not full; a young guy showed us to our seats. Waited a while till the...More

Thank mazzacat85
Amy B, Manager at The Old Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I have recently taken over Trip Advisor, I would like to apologise for the late response. Firstly, I have spoken to my staff regarding the menus and I am hoping this will not happen again, it is with regret that you waited so long for...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Not vegan friendly other than that friendly pub interesting but more people are vegans these days so would be helpful

Thank LynnA1090
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after work on Friday 3/8/18 for a quite drink was nice sitting in the beer garden they have a nice beer garden with a kids play area very relaxing we didn’t eat there this time but will do next time the food...More

Thank glennscheeky28
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Nice setting. Food was awful. Meat in the pie was very fatty and the pastry undercooked. Burgers equally bad. Seasonal vegetables of carrots and broccoli were overcooked and not cleaned properly.

1  Thank Sijson
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Questions & Answers
5 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jazzmin905 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do sandwiches, jackets etc day and night
tonia m
9 March 2017|
Response from jazzmin905 | Property representative |
Hi. Our menus are on our website, or if you prefer please contact us and we will email you the menu.. Regards Rebecca
Tony R
28 August 2015|
Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tony You will have to check their website as I haven't been there on a Sunday. Hope you have a great meal Regards Martin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Jail Jail Lane | Biggin Hill, Biggin Hill TN16 3AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Biggin Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 1959 572979
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