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Brown Trout Inn

The Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
+44 1892 890755
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $34
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

A lovely pub in the beautiful village of Lamberhurst with lovely decor inside and nice front and rear gardens, there is ample parking too. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. The menu is good but felt that there wasn't much choice, it was reasonable priced although I thought the small appetites section for children was quite pricey! Had to... More

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Halifax
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We recently visited this pub with relatives when visiting Scotney Castle. Its been a long time since we first visited in 2010. The interior has been much improved since and now provides for a pub / restaurant with character (rustic furniture of differing styles, soft colours). The menu was interesting and varied with some twists on pub classics. We sat... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

We have a lot of customers who visit here after a visit to Scotney, we are glad you made the it a combined trip! Thank you for your comments about the décor, as we have recently added to the pub. A cosy, welcoming environment is our aim. We hope you return soon. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I recently went to this pub for an evening meal with my family which included my 18 month old daughter, after being recommended by a friend of the family. The pub is beautifully decorated with both sofas and tables to sit at, and has a really lovely atmosphere. The welcome we got from the staff was very friendly, with the... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

A very kind review, thank you very much! We always appreciate such positive words, and are so glad you had an enjoyable meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ordered a smoked salmon salad. The fish was grey and stunk of ammonia but the staff and kitchen refused to accept it was off. Really hopeless. I have never been back and never will!

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

We take complaints such as this very seriously. It would be great if you could get in touch, as we are trying to pinpoint when you visited the Brown Trout. I have spoken to all staff and chefs who were on over past 5 days who cannot recall such a complaint. We offer a fish platter on the menu, so... More

Sussex, England
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A group of around 20 of us came for a pre-arranged meal at lunchtime. Although the pub was otherwise unoccupied, it took around 25 minutes of standing at the bar before the final drinks and food order was taken. Most of the time only one person was serving. The food arrived in dribs and drabs. Some items were returned to... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I had followed this up with the staff on that day. I understand the order was fairly staggered, which made it difficult for the kitchen to send everything out at once. I'm sorry you felt you had such a negative experience. More

eastbourne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Delightful place to have a relaxed meal and a drink in nice atmosphere with very friendly staff :) recommend and revisit :)

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

A lovely review, thank you. We have tried our best to create an ambience for customers to enjoy. It's great to hear such feedback. Come back soon! More

Ashford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lunched here after visiting Scotney Castle which is nearby. Enjoyed carrot & coriander roulade with crème fraiche filling, new potatoes and fresh vegetables. My partner opted for the chicken & leek pie which was home made. Said it was tasty. Disappointed with pudding though, the tarts were rather dry although the filling was quite nice. I had the chocolate with... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback from your meal. I have passed on the comments about your desserts...we want our customers to enjoy their meal from start to finish! Its nice to hear you extended your trip to Scotney with a visit to us. I hope you come back again soon. More

Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Great carvery I’d never Eaton here before. I knew of the pub as I’ve played in bands here but last Sunday we happened to be in area and decided to give the carvery a try! A little more expensive than some other carvery’s around our area, but worth it! Really really good food and lovely environment to eat in, we... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Its what we like to hear. Our carvery is still going strong, and something we are proud of. So glad you and your family got to enjoy it. If you are into your bands, you should keep an eye...we have live music more or less every fortnight. Hopefully see you again soon! More

Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed in Lamberhurst for a month and this was a go to place for us. Julian and his staff were terrific. They were friendly and remembered us each time we went back. The food was excellent. Always fresh and piping hot. Lots of vegetables cooked just right and the fresh Bewl trout is amazing. We went back several times... More

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Brenda. It was lovely to be part of your month in Kent! It's great you got to enjoy our food and the pub. I wish you all the best with the rest of your trip, and hope you return one day. More

East Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Took my two sons to Brown Trout for Sunday lunch. Had heard good things and was not disappointed. My boys had the Sunday carvery - looked lovely and they both cleared their plates. I had the chicken and avocado salad which was really fab! The staff are great and really attentive. Our waitress Eilidh was a delight. Will definitely return.

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Alex E, Manager at Brown Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Sundays are one of most popular days, the carvery is getting a bit of a reputation! So glad you and your boys enjoyed your meals. I will pass your comments on to Eilidh, she deserves that recognition. Hope to see you again soon! More

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