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The Ivyhouse Dining Room and Bar

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199 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BW, England
+44 1732 771249
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited as a group of six for Saturday lunch wanting somewhere where we could have a longish meal and a proper social occasion. The Ivy House was spot on - it is a fine old pub and after an experiment with going down the fine dining route is reverting to it's origins. It now has an interesting menu but... More 

Thank jeremyy0ung
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Sandwich lunch. BLT and a hot pork with stuffing on brown bread Came with French fries and salad. A good selection of mains.

Thank Ken T
Hastings, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Ivyhouse for lunch. I am 5ft 7inches and had to duck in places in the pub, but was really impressed with the service and the food. Good selection of main meals and snacks. I chose the fish finger sandwich and was pleased with the fact it wasn't the frozen fish fingers, but fish goujons in fresh bread with... More 

Thank Tracey R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had lunch here again today and whilst we always enjoy our meals the mushroom and chilli soup was amazing. Having come in freezing cold and hoping there would be soup on the specials board I was treated to a choice of two and was not disappointed 10/10

Thank Bradstock67
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food in a lovely old building. I find the staff very welcoming. One of the last decent pubs remaining in the area

Thank Joe W
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their website uses words like 'fine dining gastro pub' and 'exquisite freshly prepared menu'. However, I found that many items on the menu and specials board are either deep fried or re-heated. My whole tail scampi (in uniform rectangular shapes!) was bland - as if bought from a supermarket freezer and my skinny fries were under-cooked and floppy. Three courses... More 

Thank MrLocationOnFlickr
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the reviews of the pub I was slightly disappointed. The good things was the friendliness, the ability to park in the car park, good menu, a pleasant service and they sell prosecco by the glass . The menu is not extensive but they were very happy to change various aspects of the dish to accommodate us. The waiter... More 

Thank Katie E
Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat at the bar and had a very yummy fish platter and chunky chips for two. All freshly cooked and tasty. Friendly bar staff too.We will be back soon.

Thank Earl1765
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

I am ashamed to notice that it is over a year since my wife and I last visited this great local pub/restaurant, and again it was before visiting the theatre. (This time to see the food critic Jay Rayner holding forth at Tonbridge School.) Jay would certainly have enjoyed his meal here. There is a wide ranging menu with plenty... More 

Thank Googly2010
Brighton, UK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We went for an evening meal between Christmas and New Year and it was quite quiet but by no means empty with no atmosphere. We had a nice welcome and were shown to our table straightaway. The menu was great....a good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian which left me with some tough decisions! I ended up choosing two starters... More 

Thank JulieD700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $31
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 771249

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