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Brown Trout Inn

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The Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
+44 1892 890755
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 50
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly, good beer, plain food

Friday lunchtime, business lunch. Friendly staff, well kept Harveys beer, fairly plain menu of common pub favourites. Not bad, pleasant enough but nothing special.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
DavidSB
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't understand the bad reviews, maybe I was lucky, but 2 of us and a little one ate there today, I had a huge plate of gammon, 2 perfectly cooked eggs, chunky chips, peas and salad for under a tenner, and the service was quick, efficient and friendly. Good honest pub grub.

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Friday lunchtime, business lunch. Friendly staff, well kept Harveys beer, fairly plain menu of common pub favourites. Not bad, pleasant enough but nothing special.

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Kent
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the brown trout plenty of times before and always had good quality pub grub at a reasonable price. Unfortunately on our most recent visit the menu seemed to have changed from a printed sheet of a4 paper with seasonal local produce that changed regularly on it to what seems to be a pub chain style menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Sauces from happy shopper, food from cash and carry? Sunday lunch time with friends and kids and had 3 kids meals, 3 fish and chips and 2 burgers, it was awful! Like somthing out of the 70's!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It has taken a while for us to return as previous experience a shambles. Today the pub looked brighter and more welcoming and a cheery greeting put our visit onto a good start. The food arrived quite quickly and everything was GOOD. My friend enjoyed lamb shank ,fresh veggies lovely tasty mash and gravy. I had a large trout, stuffed... More 

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Kent
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Today we had a great meal at the Brown Trout, recently this pub has been taken over by the team that previously ran the Elephants Head near by at Hook Green. They have bought with them to the pub there great menu of simple, classic, home made pub grub, and all at the same great value prices. The atmosphere and... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Pub looked really good when driving past so we went in. We expected a nice family country pub with good honest country pub food. We had the most basic of meals so very hard to get wrong; 2 x Scampi and chips and 1 children's Mac Cheese. The Scampi was very over cooked and the chips were still raw in... More 

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Northiam, England, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Service is good but the food quality seems to have slipped. havent been in for a while and heard my friends say it has become hit and miss . shame as used to be really good on all counts.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been coming here for a number of years. Especially in the summer with friends and family with little children and found the place pretty good with respect to food, ambience and activities for kids. Last time we came in was last October and found that the service and the food quality was poor. Today we dropped in for... More 

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Lamberhurst, null, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Quick and friendly service with offers. However quantity did not make up for lack of quality and poor atmosphere with dated decor. However it was reasonably priced but not my taste really.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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