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“Sunday Roast at the British Lion”
Review of British Lion

British Lion
Ranked #15 of 226 Restaurants in Folkestone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Sunday Roast at the British Lion”
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
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3 Thank Carl G
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

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.

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2 Thank ducci70
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folkestone, kent
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Always fabulous !”
Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank grezziwick
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Pembrokeshire
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Terrible food and very unfriendly”
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
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10 Thank Westwalian_9
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Their fish & chips are to die for”
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
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Thank James H
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