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British Lion

(formerly Priory Arms)

10 The Bayle
CT20 1SQ

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 4.00 pm
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 4.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon noon - 2.30pm, 7pm - 9pm
Tue noon - 2.30pm
Wed - Sat noon - 2.30pm, 7pm - 9pm
Sun noon - 2.30pm

About the Pub

Easy to find next to the parish church and everything a town pub should be. Said to be the oldest pub in town it has a bow-windowed Queen Anne front hiding a 15th century cosy interior with an area set aside for eating good food to accompany the good beer usually from the Marston's usually a Hobgoblin and Ringwood beer. plus, a selection of ciders. There is a big painting on the wall of the British Lion and an outside area. The pub is situated in a secluded quiet area of Folkestone near the church known as the Bayle.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Marston's --varies--

Source: Regional

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Two real ciders.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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British Lion

10 The Bayle
CT20 1SQ

Sat Nav Reference

51.079138, 1.182730


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (350m)

Bus Station

Closest Station (1100m)

Folkestone Central


Close to the church off the pedestrian part of Sandgate Road

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British Lion, Folkestone

British Lion

10 The Bayle
CT20 1SQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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