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The Chafford Arms

Spring Hill fordcombe | Tunbrdge wells, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 0SA, England
+44 1892 740267
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“syrup sponge” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spring Hill fordcombe | Tunbrdge wells, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 0SA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in London, we decided to take a trip to a random Tunbridge Village, and chose The Chafford Arms. The pub is situated in the idyllic village of Fordham which epitomises Kent countryside. The foot is of decent quality at prices that are not excessive....More

Thank Leeholidays38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful organising lunch for a group of narrow boaters - good selection for all of us. We had to pre-order but it was good and arrived promptly. And the beer was good too - interesting selection and well kept

Thank TonySevenoaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews, we decide the Chafford Arms might be a good choice for a midweek lunchtime visit. We were not disappointed. Our party ordered Steak & Ale pie, Bangers & Mash (3 quality sausages!) and Beef Cobbler. Each dish was accompanied by a large...More

Thank acrossthepondEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initial impression from being ‘greeted’ by, we assume, the male joint-owner was not memorable as he seemed reserved or distracted by other matters: as stated in the title, the location and surroundings were spectacular and the history of the pub was displayed for all by...More

Thank scott-white
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here on a Saturday night when service and food was excellent, but decided to try mid week as a family member was here from Australia.. Not dissapointed.... food excellent and service just as good. Landlord , his wife and staff are attentive but...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and dinner here a few times, always excellent food and friendly service. Family run and a,ways accommodating. Highly recommend for a great atmosphere.

Thank shawnwhite13
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Stopped off for a sunday roast, was really looking forward to it, but I'm sorry to say 'it was not what I was expecting' as soon as it came over, I knew by looking at it, that I wasn't going to like it.........and unfortunately I...More

Thank JacquieAlison
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Friendly welcoming pub from the owners in a lovely location. The lamb & mint pie is the best pie on the planet (though there's plenty of alternatives) and the desserts offer a huge choice, are homemade and first class. The only problem is that there...More

1  Thank PhilHHHH
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Paul & Jackie offer an uncomfortable welcome to sour your pint - We were admittedly a large group who stumbled across this pub after a short walk from our campsite. We arrived at 12 to a near empty pub and not wanting our kids to...More

5  Thank LaraH81
Paul H, Owner at The Chafford Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Hi We don't normally respond to reviews good bad or indifferent as we feel everybody is entitled to there own opinion but we feel that there are two sides to this story.When you arrived with your party of over 30 people a gentleman entered the...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

We were a family party of 10 celebrating my daughter's 40th birthday. The food and service were excellent and we were made to feel very welcome in this charming country pub. A relaxing and very enjoyable occasion.

Thank Ann S
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  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spring Hill fordcombe | Tunbrdge wells, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 0SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 740267
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