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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: $13 - $33
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What started off to be a promising start - shown to our reserved table and drinks order taken- we then had to prompt for menus. We waited over an hour for our food which was blamed on the spatchcock chicken which we should have told took 30 mins. What turned up was not a spatchcock chicken but a lump of... More

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

We are very sorry to read your review. Your comments have been shared with the kitchen, who have now removed the spatchcock chicken from the menu. We are aware of the waiting times this item caused, and can only apologise it affected your meal. Our carvery is one of most popular dishes, so I do hope the rest of your... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited after walking the dogs at , and in , Bewl Water . Bar menu was a little limited but Burger and my wife`s Haddock were very good , served in garden by friendly staff . Well worth a visit .

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. So glad your enjoyed yourselves. We have recently changed to our new summer menu, so hopefully it will be a bit more extensive next time you come back. The fish and chips is very popular...fresh everyday and helped by the tasty beer batter! We look forward to seeing you again soon... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been here a few times recently for lunch. The food is brilliant & the wait is never that long even when busy. There is plenty of space to sit outside when its sunny & the staff are always very friendly

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

It's great to hear such positive feedback. We pride ourselves on our happy staff, I'm glad you were looked after! We look forward to seeing you again soon... More

Horsham
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Taken here by friends on a visit to nearby Scotney Castle. Friendly, accommodating staff, a charming but unpretentious atmosphere and a wide ranging menu to suit all appetites. I can thoroughly recommend the steak pudding, being one of the largest and most solidly filled I've ever had in my 67 years of enthusiastic eating ! It is a 'real ale'... More

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

Thank you so much Chris for your kind review. I have shared it with the kitchen staff, who were very pleased! We aim to make everyone experience here enjoyable, and so glad to hear yourws was too. Look forward to seeing you again soon... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really excellent pub for lunch. The staff are welcoming and friendly , the décor nice and atmosphere relaxed. The Sunday carvery is especially good value with great meat selection and fresh vegetables. Scotney Is close by to walk it all off! Alan & Anna S

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Always good to hear when customers are happy! Sundays are one of our most popular days, even in the summer...everyone seems to love a good carvery! I hope you continue to visit. More

Heathfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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

Thank you for your review, we are very glad to read you had a good experience. I'm aware there can be a wait during busy times, so apologies you were slightly affected. We aim to keep our prices low and competitive, and our small appetite meals do go down quite well at £5! We hope you return... More

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
71 helpful votes 71 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

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