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The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
+44 1732 810727
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have known this pub for over 50 years and have seen its ups and downs. Recently I have started using it again and it is as good now as it's ever been. I have been there with friends and last Thursday I ate there with my two sons. Each time the food has been very good and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank John F
Bromley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice pub and very friendly staff. Went on Friday 28th October with my son and husband and we all enjoyed the whole experience. The food was very good.

Thank Maureen B
Larkfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I frequent this pub at least every other week for drinks, not least because they have very good beer and wine but they also sell the best pork scratchings. We have also dined here on a number of occasions (the most recent being tonight) and every time the food has been excellent. It's not haute cuisine but... More 

Thank neilgc69
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Charming old pub in the middle of nowhere, really! Good food and decent beer and wine. Highly recommended

Thank Roger S
Hildenborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place. Thought we would give it a try. The food was good but had to wait a bit in between courses. The roast potatoes wasn't as well cooked as would like. Staff were friendly but the landlord was a bit of a character and customer service was not his forte. I don't think I would go there... More 

Thank Lisa F
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Dog friendly and a nice spot for a beer, but the food was poor - my French onion soup was a bowl of gravy with a tiny, ice cold lump of bread with hard cheese welded to the top.

Thank LexiReads
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Well worth going out of your way for. Delightful old pub. In the front bar by the window there's a list of the publicans dating back to the days when it was the Red Lion in the 17th Century. Good beer - four decent ales on offer and great pub food. Had some lovely crisp prawns in batter to start... More 

1 Thank Sennockian55
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Found this as a result of internet search for dog friendly pubs, and it certainly a great find. Very friendly and typical pub landlord, a pub which still retains it full character, great beer garden where the quietness is deafening, and food which has good presentation and quality. It is one of those places where if you catch a sunny... More 

1 Thank Frankiebloke
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A beautiful pub in idyllic Kentish surroundings. The bar, restaurant and beer garden ooze with charm and you really feel that the pub is stooped in history. We went for lunch and a few drinks and we were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable price of the meal. The food and service were both excellent.

1 Thank Daniel Peter J
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Decided to try out a pub I had not been to for about 30 years with the wife for a meal. Was hoping for somewhere we could perhaps take friends to but afraid did not come away thinking "wow". Food was really good and arrived quickly and our waiter was really friendly but only staff on seemed to be two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810727

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?