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Best Beech Inn - Shepherd Neame

Best Beech Hill | Mayfield Lane, Wadhurst TN5 6JH , England (Formerly The Best Beech)
Best Beech Inn - Shepherd Neame
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kent
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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I haven't been to the Best Beech for years so when mum and dad suggested having New Year's Day lunch here I was interested to see what it was like. It is under new management and the staff were really friendly, warm and welcoming. The place looks fab too, we sat in the nicely decorated dining room. The food was... More 

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We Live in Wadhurst & have two thriving business's in the high st so we were hoping that when it was recently taken over we could use this as our Local. However we found the so called Manager very rude & unpleasant when we had drinks spilt over us by the waitress . We understand accidents happen but when you... More 

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Burwash, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Best Beech is a lovely pub with a welcoming dining room but this left visit us thinking there were a few things not quite as they should have been - we were told along with all the other diners that two waiting staff hadn't turned up for work so it would be necessary to order our restaurant drinks from... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The meal was very good even if you do have to order it at busy times at the bar....and the drinks also ....the ambience was lovely ...very good and efficient staff...the ice cream was to die for!!!! Best I have had for ages...much I proved with the new management!!!!!!

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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went with friends to the Best Beech on Saturday night 18/01/2014 with some friends. I must say we went with trepidation as this pub in the recent past has not been at all good.we had a good welcome from the new staff and we ordered our meal ,and I have to say it was excellent.We all commented on how... More 

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed here after a friend's wedding and found that the landlord was very welcoming and helpful. The room was large, clean and perfectly suited to the woodland surroundings. The cooked breakfast was perfectly done using some delicious ingredients. It is a little dark if you return after the pub is closed, as somebody commented here, but... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We called into this country pub for lunch on our way home after a shopping trip in Tunbridge Wells. The pub is in a relatively quiet but attractive rural setting. We were served at the bar immediately on arrival by a very friendly and helpful member of staff. My wife had ham egg and chips for lunch. All the meat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed here just one night as we were going to a concert at Bedgebury Pinetum (Paloma Faith - she was great!) The landlady is very friendly and welcoming, and overall this is a comfortable pub to stay in. The room was nice and quiet, the bed comfy and the sheets and towels of a good quality. We had the... More 

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etchingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We went to The Best Beech for Sunday lunch today.The restaurant was rather quiet with just a few diners.The meal was nice but the vegetables were rather hard.The choice of dessert. was somewhat limited and the cheese board was more expensive than the sweet.The staff were nice .and attentive and couldn't be faulted.Overall our visit was average but we will... More 

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BestBeechWadhurst, Owner at Best Beech Inn - Shepherd Neame, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry you didn't like the vegetables. All our food is fresh and locally sourced and we like to cook the vegetables al dente rather than over cooking to preserve the goodness and flavour. I am sure my staff would have checked with you that your food was to... More 

Ottawa, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

As a female travelling alone, I found the overall experience to be somewhat scary. I was the only guest the night I stayed, and was disturbed to find that I appeared to be completely alone in the building overnight. By 11 p.m., the place was dark, silent and locked up. It was difficult to find the light switches in the... More 

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BestBeechWadhurst, Owner at Best Beech Inn - Shepherd Neame, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. As a country pub, mid week we are often closed by around 11pm, with the pub obviously locked and secured. I can assure you you weren't alone in the pub. My wife and I live on site as does one of my chefs, whose room was 2 doors away from... More 

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