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Brown Trout Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lamberhurst Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
+44 1892 890755
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think I first visited the Brown Trout in about 1985 or 1986?? So, 30 odd years ago...making this review kinda useless. No doubt it has changed hands a few times since...It was the very first lunch I had ever experienced in the UK, having been taken there by my Aunt who lived in Tunbridge Wells....we'd flown in from Hong... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Brown Trout used to be a half decent pub; and it served the best cheesy chips anywhere? Sadly it changed hands, had a bit of a re-fit, and let itself go. It's best feature was always the beer garden in the summer; and at least that is unchanged, which makes it worth a visit if the sun is out... More 

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Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, absolutely vile, repugnant, obnoxious staff - would never return, nor recommend. Ginger woman at the bar needs to take her kitten heels off.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Good food for all tastes. We were a mix of veggies and meat eaters. Mix of specials available. Good size portions. Good value for money👌

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Thank Julia H
South-East England
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We had a pub lunch at the Brown Trout yesterday, a pub we have been going to on and off for years. The food and drink were both fine, but the lady serving the food really let it down. As she served, she said what was on each plate and not a word more. There was no smile, no please... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We visited here for Sunday lunch for my mothers birthday, we found the decor to be very good, and the Carvery was a good & honest roast dinner and we all went away with our bellies full. Unfortunately the service provided by the two more mature ladies was grumpy and not at all inviting we felt like a burden to... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Really nice pub offering a good selection of food. Really enjoyed the fish and would visit again in a heart beat.

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Thank rovingsteve
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Dropped in as passing and was delighted with the food on offer and the way this country pub is now. Food, service and ambience was all good and value for money superb. Thank you.

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Thank Nick M
Dartford, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Good traditional decor. This came highly recommended by my friend whose birthday is today (30th Oct) - when 6 of us visited for lunch. Really impressed by the way the carvery was kept well-stocked, thereby keeping the queue moving and meaning that the meat was tender and the veggies fresh and hot. Down to that 'magic ingredient' - ENOUGH STAFF!!... More 

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Thank Veronica H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Husband had heard lots of rave reviews about the pub so booked us in for a lunch treat for my birthday. Was picked up by a chauffeur and driven from Hastings to Lamberhurst, having no idea where we were heading. Lovely setting, and looking pub. It wasn't what we expected, and had more of a typical basic pub menu than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamberhurst Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?