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British Lion (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mordue - Radgie GadgieExceptional1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Banks's - BitterGood2
Ringwood - Boondoggle (now is 4.2% version)Good1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's SpecialAcceptable1
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleAcceptable1
Purity - Mad GooseAcceptable1
Exmoor - Silver StallionPoor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Brains - Buckley's Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk NogNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Picture 1. British Lion, Folkestone, Kent

Visits Details

19 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
Fully booked for food this Fathers' Day lunchtime, I found a small table that was laid out for food and sat and enjoyed my pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Bitter3.80Good
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
29 Sep 2015 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, only one other customer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Bitter3.80Acceptable
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
07 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Acceptable
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
23 Oct 2012 (Ian)
Early evening and there were of us in. Pleased to see Harveys on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodBest beer of the evening so far in that it is at least bitter
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
20:30 visit. Last call today, my 14th pub, but still fairly fresh! Good crowd of diners and drinkers in. The fish menu looks worthy of a return at some point soon...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Boondoggle (now is 4.2% version)3.90GoodIn good condition.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2010 (Ian)
Oddly never my favourite pub in Folkestone as not open when I normally pass early evening. Cod and chips looked fantastic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20AcceptableTouch of diacetyl, but otherwise ok.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Nog4.60Not Tried
04 Mar 2007 (David)
A brilliant pub, lovely, friendly atmosphere. We even got given a plate of roast spuds, parsnips and pork crackling and a piece of birthday cake, doesn't get much better than that. Lovely stuff! Great afternoon, would recomend the pub to anyone!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - Radgie Gadgie4.80ExceptionalA lovely light ale with a subtle malty flavour. Top marks from me.
29 Dec 2006 (Ian)
Just up from The Guildhall, this is another solid pub in The Bayle. L shaped bar serves a small restaurant area and a longer drinking area with a raised area leading to the pubs. Good old aerial photos of Folkestone adorn th e walls. Although I walked in just after last orders had been called at 4pm, the landlord was happy to pour me a pint. Also, had a chalkboard with forthcoming beers being advertised.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50AcceptableIt took a bit of pouring, but tasted all right. All that pulling on the handpull rather meant it lost some of its carbonation and body. Still some nice citrus fruits.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried2 of the 5 handpumps had this on.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not TriedAlthough if I had remembered how much I liked it, I would have had this.
12 Nov 2005 (Andrew)
Late saturday night and it was not too busy. A long L-shaped interior as I remember
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Silver Stallion4.30PoorCloudy and bland
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Brains - Buckley's Best Bitter3.70Not Tried

About the British Lion

The pub sign. British Lion, Folkestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent-
Good3
Acceptable4
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1SQ.

Old pub in the attractive Bayle area of Folkestone. Sold in 2014 by Punch Taverns to the incumbent landlord.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 1SQ