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Dovecote Inn

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Welcome to the Dovecote Inn on Alders Road in Capel, near Tonbridge in Kent. We are a warm and friendly traditional country pub with a cosy atmosphere providing good homely food, fine wine and superb real ales at the centre of the local community. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Five Oak Green, we are only a short drive from Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Paddock Wood.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews steak and kidney pie pudding ham salad pate the pub good selection of real ales traditional food for sunday lunch cooked perfectly generous portions wonderful food landlord chips beers gravy pint
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great lunch,great staff,great pub,very accommodating,even kept the kitchen open a little later for us

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jane m
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident but what a find. Lovely old pub not spoiled by music, fruit machines etc. Had good selection of real ales. Had a very tasty lunch. Excellent discovery. Will definitely revisit. Thank you.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jane T
Reviewed January 7, 2019

A large group of retirees returned to the dovecot inn after a muddy walk through the local countryside, we all had baguettes or baked spud and a pint the baguettes came with a salad garnish and chips, absolutely lovely. I'm going back with the wife...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davelanders2017
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Welcoming Pub with friendly Landlord and staff. Enormous lunches with Baguette, chips and Salad. Excellent quality food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KK48
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We walked into the Dovecote Inn with a warm welcome and a roaring fire, just what was required after a long day at work. I started with the homemade tomato soup, what had the perfect, texture and flavour spot on! I then moved onto everyone’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Cheesman27
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words - glad to hear that you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed the quiz. We do our best to get things right and it's nice to be told when we do. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed December 5, 2018

I have never wrote a review on here before, but i have to say this is the worst meal i have ever had. We had a party of 13 in which 6 people did not eat there main meal. The yorkshire puddings undercooked, vegetables were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DarenM72
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to The Dovecote. We work very hard to get things right but on this occasion we didn’t do that - please accept our apologies for this. Thank you for going to the trouble of...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We met great friends today at The Dovecote Inn, fabulous welcome from all the staff, very accommodating and wonderful food. Thank you all we will be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank RPTCSussex
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to comment - so glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Perhaps I chose the wrong thing on the menu - steak and kidney pudding, which was a bit dry on the outside - chips were excellent and vegetables etc were fine. I have not been for a long time and my memories were of a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank barberjd
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you for the review, we're glad you had a good time. Thanks for the tip regarding the pudding - we'll look into that. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed September 19, 2018

My partner and I dined on pre ordered ribeye steaks. I have to say the meal was top notch, we will be returning again if I can remember to pre order the wonderful ribeye steaks. The staff are very friendly, even the chef came over...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Tony T
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hello Tony, it's great to hear that you had a good time with us and you enjoyed the steak. Thanks for the great review - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife popped in a couple of weeks ago for a drink and decided last night to try the food we both had a nice meal. Great service and please pass on my compliments to the staff. The real ales are served straight...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Seanfence
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hello Sean, thanks for the review! We're so glad that you had a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon

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pennyh47
August 19, 2018|
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Response from alastairwilliamson | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is in a quiet location so parking will not be a problem. The car park is also big for a pub so you won't have parking issues
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PandK2010
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Dovecote_Inn | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding - yes we do. Many of our meals are or can be made gluten free. Regards, The Dovecote
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