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“Warm and friendly 16th century Village pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Gun & Spitroast

The Gun & Spitroast
The Heath, Horsmonden TN12 8HT, England
01892 722925
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Horsmonden
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Queensland
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“Warm and friendly 16th century Village pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Set beside the village green in Horsmonden the Gun and Spitroast pub offers friendly service and good quality pub food in a relaxing historic environment.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Pembury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Good Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife and I went out for a late lunch recently at a pub we often visit. Unfortunately when we arrived there we discovered there was a problem with their kitchens and they weren't serving food (really must learn to phone ahead!) - so we set off to find somewhere else. Driving through Horsmonden we passed the Gun and Spitroast and realised we'd never been into this quite attractive village pub, so decided to give it a try.
We didn't eat in the restaurant - it wasn't open at that particular time and we didn't want a full meal, just a light lunch. I had crab cakes and my wife had a grilled goats cheese salad and both were good - nothing outstanding but good, simple pub fare. What pulled the Gun and Spitroast above average was the friendly bar staff and some very well kept real ale. The pub is light and comfortable with a very pleasant beer garden to the rear. Well worth a visit if you're passing.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“What a rip-off - such a shame!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

So, following a disastrous,2 hour, Mother's day trip due to the A21 being closed, we were treated to an amazing Sunday lunch, with the most friendly and accommodating staff we have come across. My brother in law couldn't make that day so we booked in yesterday for Fathers day as a treat for him. We were presented with a very short menu, 3 starters, 3 mains and 2 desserts or cheese and biscuits for an extra £3! Only 2 main courses available as the fish was finished. So roast beef or pork. At an increased, over-inflated price of £15.95 for the main course we expected a plateful. 4 mouth-sized pieces of pork, a spoonful of microwaved mash and a piece, yes 1 piece, of carrot with 2 spots of apple puree appeared looking, quite frankly, laughable on the plate. Apparently they have separated the now Austens Restaurant and the pub and gone up-market. Needless to stay after speaking to another customer who was still crying with laughter over the hilarious lemon meringue we avoided pudding and paid an extortionate £140 for what we had eaten. We stopped at the co-op on the way home and bought dinner for everyone. If you want up-market go to Ramseys or Blumenthal's where your hard-earned cash will be worth spending. Such a shame - from travelling 1 hour to visit somewhere so special to now we wouldn't go if it was next-door. If we had been told when we booked we would not have wasted our petrol.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Quick and friendly service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

As the title suggests, quick and friendly service. Reasonably priced food and they take taste card all week which was a bonus. Ate off of the bar snack menu, food was ok.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Another great roast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had to go to Horsmonden on a Sunday, and by lunchtime we were hungry. Excellent old pub with a huge menu, very popular. We ordered the three-meat roast, at different times they have game versions in season. We got half a small chicken, a mountain of beef and pork, yorkshire, small sausage in bacon, apple sauce, stuffing, four different types of veg and real good gravy. We were stuffed good and proper. This was about £12 so not the cheapest but one of the best. Can't wait to get down there again. Good selection of beers for the serious beer person (I hate it). Good wine list for a pub. Plenty of local history bits and bobs for visitors. Car park.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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