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The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
01732 810727
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank littletardis
West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an evening meal with friends. The pub is very "old worldly" with low ceilings & beams. The bar area is very cosy and the restaurant is the same. The service was great and the food was first class.

Thank Heather1952
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John is a great host and the ambience is so authentic you can taste it. If you want a great English Restaurant the Kentish Rifleman is the place to be. We had fish and chips and it was delicious, but there is so much more on the menu. We normally walk to the Kentish Rifleman from West Peckham through Kentish... More 

Thank AndyIntrepid
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely landlord fitted us in last minute - great Harvey's ale lovely glass off merlot. Beautiful setting - lovely gardens - excited about food:- Charcuterie board 1 piece Parma ham 3 pieces salami - little green salad and some olives - 2 pieces dried up bread. Very disappointed. Chicken fajitas - no great flavour - no guacamole salsa or soured... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been lunches in local pubs this year so have tried a fair number. After reading the reviews here we thought we would give the pub a try. Turns out to be for us, a big mistake,it bore no resemblance to these reviews! It was a midweek lunch,there were others dining there. Barnsley Chop- no way. It was just... More 

Thank mille112
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Really great traditional pub. 16th Century inn and you could feel the history. Great atmosphere, good food and great selection of beers and wines. Experienced Lunch and dinner and both very good.

Thank Christine H
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The pub is a little out of the way, with limited parking, but we were encouraged by the good reviews. The bar is small , and the eating area only had 5 tables, though there appears to be another larger room to the side. A friendly welcome with a good pint of Harveys Best on tap. We both went for... More 

Thank JRSpigot
West Malling, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned (in a good way) pub/restaurant serving excellent food from a small but diverse menu. Superb, friendly service from landlord and staff. Nothing pretentious about this place but a refreshing honesty about what they serve and what they do. Very enjoyable and will definitely return for more of the same.

Thank Nigel W
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595 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Quite a reasonable drive out of North Tonbridge situated on the crossroads of a countryside lane. Some parking available on the lane just outside. Very traditional old pub with low ceilings and a garden. Came here for Sunday lunch - good value for money and good quantity of food. Friendly service by the waitresses.

Thank LAW64
Tonbridge, Kent
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited with family for Sunday lunch. Food was amazing with good choices and large portions. Cocktails are the best in Tonbridge. Well worth the visit and prices are reasonable.

Thank samanthab120

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 01732 810727

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?