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The Mark Cross Inn

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Mark Cross TN6 3NP, England
+44 1892 852423
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely setting and "front-of-house" staff were polite, friendly and courteous ......however desperately let down by the cooking staff ! Garlic bread......lumps of butter with ground garlic..... I guess they were stuck under the grill for a few seconds leaving lumps of cold butter and garlic....quite disgusting. Fish in batter.....nice fish...batter not cooked properly ...soggy on the inside.[ even after it... More 

Thank Paul G
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As per my photo attached, my scotch egg turned up with half the yolk missing, staff gave half hearted apologies. Girlfriends mac cheese was good, my fishcake was fine but once the limited hollandaise sauce was finished, the dish was a bit dry. No discount was offered for the missing yolk, on the contrary they tried to bill us twice... More 

Thank cous1967
Tunbridge Wells
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last review was highly critical because roast potatoes were soggy and all piled up on each other under the sliced meat. This time, roast potatoes were deliciously crispy and most enjoyable although the sirloin beef was a little chewy, however excellent service and a good time was had by us all.

1 Thank Daisy B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for two lunchtimes in last 14 days; not been for a while. Excellent Thatchers cider and good beers. All juices, including good cloudy apple juice. Food prepared for a visit by four of us was all very well prepared and served by friendly staff; good size helpings. Menu appears to change often. Dog was permitted (under the table!)... More 

1 Thank DickieD25
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch yesterday afternoon with the family, food was great and service was pleasant, hadn't been here in about 10+ years when it used to be a brewers fayre. Times have definitely changed! We had a great time.

1 Thank hfraz
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service , Staff:- Efficient. Polite. Professional . Food Quality 10/10 absolutely the best Sunday roast this winter (abeit my ownnew year's day). Lovely setting; despite the weather this particular day, the views across the downs / weald gorgeous. Spacious seating / Spacious pub. Cannot wait to be here again when the weather warms up, loads of outside seating, childrens... More 

2 Thank Chris N
Pembury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had a large family Sunday lunch here. Food was very good, go for the "mixed roast" option, and the service was there to match too. Very family friendly, and would recommend this to others looking for a similar Sunday lunch experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Booked in for the valentines meal at The Mark Cross Inn and was so pleased we did. We decided to go with the valentines menu as they had a vegetarian choice for all four courses. Some dishes we had not had before and we were not disappointed. All four dishes were delicious. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We... More 

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TheMarkCross, Manager at The Mark Cross Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback on your Valentine's evening here with us at The Mark Cross Inn. Our Valentine's Menu was a real success and we had many compliments from people who thoroughly enjoyed the food. I'm glad to hear, as a vegetarian, that the menu worked really well for you too,... More 

Crowborough UK
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We took a party of eleven people here on Friday evening. Michelle the manageress was extremely helpful with the planning and made it easy for us to arrange menus etc. It is always a bit nerve-wracking taking a group to dinner because you want the whole experience to be enjoyable for everyone. We need not have worried as we had... More 

2 Thank BryanDCrowboroughUK
TheMarkCross, Manager at The Mark Cross Inn, responded to this review

Dear "BryanDCrowboroughUK", Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review. It was a pleasure helping you to plan your evening with us, and I'm so glad that it all went to plan and you had a fantastic evening. We love catering for large groups and making sure that everyone there has a great experience. It's... More 

Rainham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Dry dry dry ,thats the bacon and sausage, eggs 1 toast and 1 tomato nice ,black pudding comes as standard very very dry ,beans are an extra ::::£1,and they didnt have any ,didnt enjoy And expensive ,i have had a breakfast here in the past abovt 6/7 yrs ago again expensive but was much better .

Thank j0j0mick
TheMarkCross, Manager at The Mark Cross Inn, responded to this review

Dear "j0j0mick", I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your breakfast with us. Our Full English is an extremely popular choice and we usually receive many compliments on them. Albeit slightly more expensive than a traditional café might offer, we pride ourselves on the breakfast we serve as being a premium breakfast, with quality, local ingredients cooked fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mark Cross TN6 3NP, England
  • Public Transportation: Tunbridge wells train station is 10 minutes away.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Mark Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 852423

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