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The Little Brown Jug

Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8JJ, England
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Ranked #21 of 65 Restaurants in Tonbridge
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Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Penshurst Train station directly opposite.
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158 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Found this place on winding roads to the NW of Royal Tunbridge Wells on Sunday mid afternoon. nice wines by the glass, really good selection of cask ales, pleasant atmosphere with families, better food than you would expect, salads that my quasi vegetarian daughter thought were quite good, special was rabbit wrapped in thin mild sausage over couscous with sundried... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Indeed, a rural pub for those who do not wish discover the true rural countryside. Yes, it is pleasant for those seeking security and safety as we flock to the supermarkets. I applaud them for stocking Larkin's of Chiddingstone, a worthily bitter and a visit to the village of Chiddingstone and the shop as well as Chiddingstone Castle or Penshurst... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited the Little Brown jug around 6pm on a Friday evening for a quick meal on the way home from work after my boyfriend got the trainn out to Chiddingstone to meet me there for a change. The place was practically empty and the welcome from the bar staff were less than welcoming. We were told to choose any table... More

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Crockham Hill, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Been twice recently and both times disappointed. Even though it was quite empty, especially for a Friday, the service was slow and not all the food arrived. When questioned about where the accompaniments were to two of the starters the waitress looked bemused. Even though we asked twice the remainder of the two starters never arrived. They did take the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent atmospher, service, menue choice and quality of the food. have eaten here 3 times and not been dissapointed

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We rolled up to the Little Brown Jug for a late Sunday afternoon lunch having pre-booked in advance. We waited patiently to be seated, waited patiently for our wine order to be taken, waited patiently for our wine to be delivered, waited patiently for our food to be ordered, waited incredibly patiently for the food to arrive. It was pure... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stopped at this pub on a Saturday night without having booked and the welcome was warm, the food delicious and the service swift and friendly. Loved the atmosphere! The beer garden is really nice, especially for families with children. We dined there with two teenagers and all of us loved the food. When going home the fairy lights were on... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Four of us had a very pleasant lunch. The food was very good and the service, both for drinks and the food was excellent. We sat in the garden area and enjoyed the sunshine. We will return again in the near future.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

WE LIVE NEAR HERE and use the LBJ on a regular basis.a very big restaurant,with a big menu. good beer.larkins and abbott.well kept.clean and tidy with a large garden. i would advise booking when dining.very busy in the summer months.WELL DONE HAMMOND AND WHITING.

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Southborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a very large restaurant/pub, with dark oak polished tables surrounded by mismatched old-style chairs, charmingly chic. The food is well cooked and presented, and very generous portions. I think my partner was asked to eat Moby Dick (or at least a close cousin) as the fish and chips was ENORMOUS. My chicken Caesar salad was lovely and had... More

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