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The Chafford Arms

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Spring Hill, Fordcombe, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 0SA, England
+44 (0)1892 740267
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Super unplanned Monday lunch

A friend and I decided to go for a Monday spur of the moment lunch. We set off from Edenbridge towards Penshurst having enjoyed many pub lunches in that area. Then thought it would be nice to try the Chafford Arms at Fordcomb. What a good choice. Extremely pleasant welcome. Bonus was the resident... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Julie B
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Kent, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A friend and I decided to go for a Monday spur of the moment lunch. We set off from Edenbridge towards Penshurst having enjoyed many pub lunches in that area. Then thought it would be nice to try the Chafford Arms at Fordcomb. What a good choice. Extremely pleasant welcome. Bonus was the resident black lab (we are both big... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Dropped in for a late Saturday lunch. Very friendly, nice and cosy, good food (steak and ale pie, scampi and chips). Worth another visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Visited for the first time today for my Mums birthday lunch. Always difficult finding somewhere to eat with m parents because they like traditional food, just well cooked, nice food and most pubs these days seem to focus on the gastro style! Chafford arms was really friendly, good beer, food lovely, all homemade, gorgeous desserts and reasonably priced. Top job!... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

First time here, recommended by a colleague. Lunch. Two of us had lasagne and I had fish and chips. My colleagues loved the lasagne. But the fish and chips were simply superb, the fish was massive, fresh and steamed beautifully. Washed down with a pint of Larkins. Heaven. (I did knock a wooden fence panel on the way out, the... More 

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Kent
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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I only live 15 minutes or so from this lovely pub and go there about twice a month. Food quality is excellent and portion size staggering unless you are really hungry. It's always very cosy inside and the staff are very pleasant and friendly even at the busiest of times. Lots to choose from the menu and specials board and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

been going to this pub for some time now on sunday lovely home cooked food is about an hours drive for us but worth it when the sun is out the country side is so pretty the staff seem a bit shy at first but when they get use to seeing you they could not be more helpful we will... More 

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East Sussex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Lunch with a friend. Good food, reasonably priced and generous helpings. Excellent range of freshly prepared snacks and specials. Pleasant friendly atmosphere. We stayed on chatting for ages and felt under no pressure to leave. Looking forward to going back and enjoying the garden later in the year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyable lunch with friend. Lovely olde style pub on a rainy day. Unhurried relaxed atmosphere. Competitively priced. Takes the edge being freshly prepared home cooked. Lovely fresh side salad accompanying generous meal portion. Drinks very good value.

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Cheshire England
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141 reviews 141 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went for a three course Christmas meal with some friends. Our friends, who lived locally, had tried the meals previously and were very pleased with the food. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. The drinks were delivered promptly We had pre-ordered so that saved time. All the dishes were generous in size and of good quality. It was... More 

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Tonbridge
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cold damp day and we were greeted by friendly landlord and enjoyed a hearty well cooked pub lunch.Fresh veg and ample portions . Very pleased.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spring Hill, Fordcombe, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 0SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1892 740267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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