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“Sunday Roast at the British Lion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of British Lion

British Lion
8-10 The Bayle, Folkestone CT20 1SQ, England
01303 251478
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Ranked #23 of 149 Restaurants in Folkestone
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sunday Roast at the British Lion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We recently had Sunday Roast at the British Lion. A bit off the beaten path, but the quintessential pub experience. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We will return again in the near future.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Put simply, the best pub food i have ever had. big portions,freindly staff,if im ever in folkestone again this place is a must.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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folkestone, kent
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Always fabulous !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We're always made very welcome at the British lion ....food up to its usual excellent quality.. .well worth the wait...as always busy...keep up the good work. ..Nick & Dee

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Pembrokeshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Terrible food and very unfriendly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It looks very attractive from the outside; inside it's grubby, run-down and with very harsh lighting.
The woman behind the bar, possibly the landlady, might be a retired BA stewardess as she had exactly the same irritated, can't be bothered attitude.

We ordered the famous fish and chips.The batter was crisp but very greasy. The fish was overcooked and not at all fresh. Chips were commercial frozen variety. A few cannonball peas and a bit of depressed salad with no dressing. Served with a collection of low quality condiments in plastic packets.

Even going to the bar to pay on the way out seemed to be regarded as causing a nuisance. Very odd place,

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Their fish & chips are to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Often visit this pub because they have a really nice selection of ales and we always seem to go for fish & chips. It's perfectly cooked and you get the biggest fish portion and chips that I've even seen.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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