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The Little Brown Jug

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Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8JJ, England
+44 1892 870318
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10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Disappointed with our visit to the LBJ this time, as we have had some great lunches there in the past. We booked for a late lunch at 4pm on a Sunday and found that many of the items on the menu had been sold out which meant that our choice was limited. What we did choose was decidely average and... More 

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Thank Adam T
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years ago, this used to be a great, independent, traditional pub with great food run by a couple who knew what they were doing. Now it isn't. Style over substance, I suppose - shame. And wheelchair access is rubbish - particularly when management allow cars to park blocking the only level access into the pub. But there's plenty... More 

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Thank Grassmarket1978
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Grassmarket1978, I am sure it was a great pub, it has been run by Whiting & Hammond for over 10 years, which are a small group based around the South East, who pride ourselves on being a small chain of traditional pubs with great food - certainly something I would not class as style over substance. So I would... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really lovely pub, great food, great staff, dogs welcome. Wonderful garden. A lovely atmosphere.

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1 Thank Bohobex
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Bohobex, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - I am pleased that you enjoyed our venue. Kind Regards, Duke Chidgey More 

Kent
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this Beer festival and thought we would take a look. Lovely......atmosphere, ambiance, friendly staff and lovely food

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1 Thank debitee
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Debitee, I am so pleased that you found us over our beer festival weekend - it was a very good weekend & I hope you got to sample our Bavarian menu we had on offer. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Duke Chidgey More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely, had couple of drinks and foods Squid was really good, perfectly cooked, fish and chips is so yummy, pea puree & chips really good. Staffs are really friendly and cheerful

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1 Thank BimiEvie
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello BimiEvie, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our venue. The squid is a favourite of mine! Hope to welcome you back again soon, Kind Regards, Duke Chidgey More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nipped in here for a quieter Birthday night and ate outside. Brilliant food and service, really looked after us. We have eaten inside too and it's really good. The food is great, wine list very good also. Well recommended.

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1 Thank Tytherleigh G
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Tytherleigh, Happy Belated Birthday & many thanks for writing a review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed our food and service - I hope when you say outside you mean in one of our huts - if not you are braver than I am !! We are going live with a new list in a week or so,... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good varied menu lots of internal and outside eating space. Busy and well supported. Good beer garden for warm evenings. My teenagers like the burgers! Regular go to place when there are a few of us wanting varied menu options. Fish pie fantastic & huge!

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1 Thank Mandy T
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Mandy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Burger does seem to be a go-to dish for many of the youngsters - and rightly so - it is delicious! I am pleased to hear we are a regular for group outings for you, next time you are in why not rent out on of our... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite being a very large venue, it feels very welcoming and cosy. Staff were amazing and food was excellent. Would go again any time and would recommend anyone to try it.

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1 Thank Lin A
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Lin, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review urging others to try our the LBJ. I feel that it is our cosy fires and eclectic mix of tables and chairs that make the place feel cosy. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Duke Chidgey More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast we had was huge with very tasty sausages. For the price it is very good value and top quality. The poached eggs were cooked to perfection. If you are after a good brunch this is certainly the place to come with good food and very polite service. Well done Little Brown Jug.

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1 Thank Russell J
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello Russell, I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts with us, they do say a good breakfast sets you up for the day! - Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Duke Chidgey More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a Birthday lunch with my parents and chose from the section of the menu titled - British Sausage Week. My sausage burger with pesto didn't taste much of pesto, my dad's sausage and mash was under seasoned but my mum's sausage and bean dish was very much like tinned tomatoes and pre cooked sausage with not many... More 

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Thank David B
Duke C, General Manager at The Little Brown Jug, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is essential that we get feedback from customers so that we know what we are doing right and what we could work on. First off I would like to apologise, our British Sausage week dishes went down extremely well, with one of the most popular being our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $32
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
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: +44 1892 870318

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