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The Little Brown Jug

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Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8JJ, England
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall a good dining experience priced at the top end of the range for good pub food. Cheerful and polite staff; food served reasonably quickly. Great house burger always pleases. Nothing to be disappointed about here except perhaps the size of the deserts which is bordering on mean. Wasn't sure whether this was normal or whether the last slice was... More 

1 Thank Johnnywes
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The mussels in Thai curry sauce was actually really good as a starter and was a huge portion!!! The service was excellent. Enjoyed my meal.

1 Thank S C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place as Tunbridge Wells is crap for parking so popped in and spoke to the manager who was only too happy to let me park my truck nearby. Ham, 2 eggs and chips was ordered and came out quickly but not too quick. Food was all tasty and runny eggs.!!!!!!!!!! Wasn't bothered whilst I ate and meal and... More 

1 Thank Shaun C
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We as a family absolutely love the little brown jug. The new manager has created a much friendlier atmosphere and one that is a lot nicer to be in, we all felt comfortable. All the staff looked happy and were attentive throughout our meal. Food was fantastic, fish and chips were superb. Our welcome was prompt considering how busy they... More 

1 Thank senokkian
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been for what seemed the longest time. Nice to be back. Our favourite in their collection of pubs. We had the shoulder of lamb and Cajun chicken. Both very good. Staff are polite and efficient. Some things don't change.

1 Thank ClockWatcher16
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dripped into the LBJ for lunch on Sat on our way back from Tonbridge. The atmosphere and staff were welcoming and attentive. The restaurant soon filled up with regulars and several larger tables reserved for larger parties. The food was generous and nicely made, two LBJ burgers and a very generous "child's sized" fish & chips. We explored the... More 

1 Thank Lise C
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First things first. All the comments below were said to the duty manager of the night who fairly gave us a 20% discount on our bill and offered free coffee. This kind gesture doesn't detract from a truly awful dining experience. The food was terrible! There were 5 of us, my parents, wife and uncle. The only dish that was... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Johnathon, I just want to extend my apologies to you, I never want anyone to leave my establishment feeling that their experience was truly awful. You are more than entitled to your opinion however I would like to disagree with some things you have stated - some things I feel are completely untrue. First off I would like to apologise... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit. Family members rave about this place. Full car park a sign of its popularity and we had to park up in the church. Table booked and we were seated straight away. Despite still waiting for some of our party our drinks orders were taken which was nice. Good choice on the menu and despite its popularity it didn't... More 

1 Thank Hirschie
Dereham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the pub looked good and the menu appeared promising, the food was not up to scratch. Fish & chips was ok but my "locally made" burger was definitely not the best I've had.

Thank Norfolk-Tours
Westchester County, New York
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting in the middle of the gorgeous countryside, this picturesque pub with friendly staff is a relaxing, vibrant atmosphere with decent food. Go when the weather is nice to sit outside. Love the interior of the pub.

Thank Alex D

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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
$18 - $31
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8JJ, England
  • Public Transportation: Penshurst Train station directly opposite.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: 01892870318

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