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Dovecote Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
+44 1892 835966
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
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“ham” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Tony T
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Thank Seanfence
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed June 4, 2018

Been a few times now, the food is always good and the staff are always really happy and friendly. Lovely place to visit.

1  Thank beccytaylor02
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Hi Beccy, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comments - we're so pleased that you been having a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here for our wedding anniversary with our three year old for Sunday lunch. A warm welcome and a great menu. Very much best of British which is a rarity nowadays! Lamb shank and roast chicken dinner for the girls and...More

Thank JonathanDownes
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Jonathan, Thank you so much for your kind words and great review! We're so glad that you had such a good time with us. Hope to see you again very soon. All the best, The Dovecote Team

Reviewed May 8, 2018

A sight for sore eyes in the heat! Arrived just before midday so had to wait a few minutes. Would have been good if they could have opened at 11 - but when we finally got in, there was only 1 staff member available. Naturally...More

Thank Veronica H
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hello Veronica, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Sorry that we got off to a bit of a slow start - the rest of the team was stuck in Bank Holiday traffic when you all arrived at midday. I think we...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Hi had a revisit to the Dovecote on the back of last time being so good. It was ok but not on the level of last time. Those that had the roast beef said it was tough as old boots and left much of it....More

Thank Fred F
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Hello Fred, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - I am very sorry to hear that you didn't have a good time with us last week. We try very hard to get it right, but on this occasion we obviously didn't....More

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit here for Sunday dinner, yet again didn't fail to impress! The Sunday dinners are lovely. Value for money and generous portion size. The puddings are also very yummy. A good selection of real cask ales. Great atmosphere, with friendly staff.

Thank rb0
Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Lovely to see you both again and we're so glad you had a good time! Thank you for your kind words - see you again soon

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Wow, A total of 27 walkers descended here on Wednesday lunch time with 16 eating inside .We had a good selection of craft beers ,the food was of a high standard both in quality and quantity with everyone having something different. The pub staff worked...More

Thank happyjack1948
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words - it was a pleasure to look after you! We look forward to seeing you again soon now the weather is improving

Reviewed February 5, 2018

Had a really lovely Sunday lunch at the Dovecote yesterday. We were a table of 9 and pleased to say the service was excellent. Two very patient and good humoured guys served us a very tasty lunch. I had the roast chicken which was cooked...More

Thank Carole H
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi Carole, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your comments are appreciated. The team work hard to provide you with the best service. I'm glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed your lunch. We try to keep our...More

Reviewed January 24, 2018

Nice greeting by landlord - good humour but not OTT Service was good despite pub being full to brim Generous portions of ,in the main, well cooked food - the beef was a little too well done for someone who likes it pink but this...More

Thank Woody355
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Hello Woody355 - thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're glad that you had a good afternoon with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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pennyh47
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Fred F | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Capel
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 835966
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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