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The Papermakers Arms

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Fri, 4/26
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Set in the beautiful Kent village of Plaxtol, half way between Tonbridge & Sevenoaks this relaxed friendly gastro pub serving local & seasonal food & drinks wherever possible. Now our 5th year running that we have been awarded Trip Advisors ‘certificate of excellence’ Serving breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as our excellent value set lunch menu with 2 courses for just £11.50 or 3 for £13.50 available Tuesday- Saturday Noon to 2.30. Our A La Carte menu is also always available or why come on a Sunday and try one of our fabulous roasts ? Roaring log fire and a warm welcome await you, so why not come along and experience one of Kent’s best kept secrets ?
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews thai chicken curry scallops triple cooked chips pollock cheese board roast pork chocolate brownie potatoes sea bass pudding steak the pub mustard sauce papermakers arms kent countryside sunday lunch very friendly service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to this place for the first time for lunch and wasn’t disappointed. Lovely country location, beautiful decor and friendly attentive staff. We were blown away by the delicious food. The Pork Medallions were simply amazing, as was the homemade cheesecake. Approx £27 for 3...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank steveksjk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been with friends, for dinner , all courses were delicious and the service was brilliant with very friendly staff. Would definitely visit again . Thank you

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank H9741RJsarahm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with friends on Saturday evening long wait for food which was good. After paying the bill we left my friends wife as she passed the owner said very politely good night and thank you she was completely blanked. will not be going back there...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks again guys As always consistently fabulous food, excellent vibe even the beautiful baby on the next table beamed all through lunch i don’t normally eat pork but the best roast pork I have ever eaten hats off to the chef the relaxed friendly atmosphere...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CrimsonChin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Papermakers for lunch and dinner on a number of occasions and the standard of the food has always been consistently high. Rachel and her team make the atmosphere so welcoming and Rachel is very knowledgeable and is more than happy...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JillEdwardes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us went to the papermakers arms for the first time last night. From the first contact a phone call from the lovely Rachel to confirm our booking I had a good feeling. she promised great food and a fabulous atmosphere...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MrsMreviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday lunch , Extremely disappointing,such a drop in standard of food.roast pork was a mound of fat,and the beef was so tough two guests could not eat any of it,potatoes were also dreadful, looked fried rather than roasted and were wet inside.It was embarrassing as...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anne N
GrahamP527, Owner at The Papermakers Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anne, We take great pride in the quality of the food we serve at The Papermakers, fortunately this has given us an excellent reputation and is backed up by the overwhelming majority of comments, not only on this website but others as well. You...More

Reviewed February 23, 2019

This is our local, but each time we visit regardless of day and time the pub is over run by locals who think its acceptable to bring their under 10's with them whether it's in the bar or left to run riot in the beer...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the our Sunday lunch. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming or done more for us. Some local Wines, beer and spirits which is nice to see. Only really picky thing I could say was the crackling on the pork belly wasn’t that...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank emmamoore85
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I visited for lunch whilst on a country walk. The pub has a great vibe and also great food. The staff are really friendly and I would highly recommend for a visit, either for food or just for drinks!

Date of visit: December 2018
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November 16, 2018|
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Response from GrahamP527 | Property representative |
Hi Ruth Many thanks for your enquiry. Whilst we don’t have official wheel chair access, a number of wheel chair users do visit the Papermakers. There is a ramp from the car park to our terrace which is the same level as the... More
November 8, 2017|
Response from MrC1973 | Reviewed this property |
they are because we are booked in! but not sure if there are any slots left. I would call them sooner rather than later
December 29, 2015|
Response from GrahamP527 | Property representative |
Hi Anne Apologies I have only just seen this message. Yes we can cater for a party of 24 and would be very happy to accept your booking. Please could you call the pub on 01732 810407 Please ask for myself or Lauren Kind... More
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