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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
01732 810727
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed 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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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 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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334 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 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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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Thank littletardis
West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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.

1 Thank Heather1952
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

1 Thank AndyIntrepid
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

1 Thank KentHappytraveller

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?