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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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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    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
average meal

We were out with friends in our two classic cars and decided to stop at the Brown Trout for Sunday lunch, a classic country pub not far off the main A21, my friend needed some water for his car so he went in first to get a container of water and to book a table for lunch, the staff were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
59Russell
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

brilliant, in every way! We had our 9week old daughter with us. We had help with the double doors by the staff to get in. Food and service were both brilliant with a great atmosphere.

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

New landlord and landlady taken over the Brown Trout (previously at the Elephants Head) still the same wonderful food and great staff and good service. Good varied menu at realistic prices, had the fish and chips and they melted in your mouth and a good size plate full! will definitely be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were out with friends in our two classic cars and decided to stop at the Brown Trout for Sunday lunch, a classic country pub not far off the main A21, my friend needed some water for his car so he went in first to get a container of water and to book a table for lunch, the staff were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It had just been taken over by a new owner but seemed very nice and had BBQs in the garden so looks like it may be offering this in the future.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The menu looked good but we only wanted a sandwich . Whilst satisfactory it was nothing special garnished with salad some crisis and served in a basket

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 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

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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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?