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Ye Olde Whyte Lyon, Locksbottom, Orpington

Farnborough Common
Phone: 01689852631
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Rex Rattus left this review about Ye Olde Whyte Lyon

This is a Shepherd Neame pub, which had on Masterbrew, Spitfire and Kent’s Best during my Wednesday lunchtime visit. The pub looks good from the outside with its Tudor style beams and hanging baskets of flowers, thus making it hard to miss with its prominent position on the corner at the junction between the A21 and A232. It’s pretty good inside as well, being carpeted with furnishings mainly consisting of normal tables and chairs. Around the bar area on the left is the main drinking area, with a connected room on the right containing tables laid for diners. But I didn’t linger inside, moving swiftly to the garden at the rear to enjoy a rare summer’s day in early April. The garden area was inevitably fairly busy (unlike the deserted interior), with everybody eating. The menu was pretty standard – I had a cheeseburger and chips for about £8 or so, and have to say that as far as the burger was concerned the emphasis was on size over quality.
But I quite liked this pub, even though I couldn’t give the food a glowing endorsement based on one meal. It would be comfortable enough sitting inside when the weather wasn’t as unnaturally warm as it has been recently. But it does help if you like Shepherd Neame ales, as I do.

On 8th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Tony Jaglo
Orpington, 1.89 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Petts Wood, 2.19 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Hayes (Kent), 2.34 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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8th Apr 2011, 22:37
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
6th Apr 2011, 22:51
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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