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“Christmas party”
Review of The Wells Kitchen - CLOSED

The Wells Kitchen
Price range: $13 - $52
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, The Wells Kitchen offers a pub with modern decor and a comfortable atmosphere. The bar features a great selection of drinks, focused on affordable quality with a twist - the premium spirit and cocktail list has been hand crafted by two barmen with over 15 years of experience and knowledge between them, listing both classic and modern drinks as well as a selection of original recipes of their own. Upstairs is Bar Kitsch, our lounge bar open on Friday and Saturday nights till 2am. The town's funkiest bar combines relaxed areas with an upbeat feel, fantastic drinks and areas available to reserve. Our food is locally sourced and prepared fresh by our head chef, Chris Cook. It focuses on pub classics as well as modern dishes and some fantastic game and steak. We also have a lighter, grazing menu available in the pub.The venues unique twist comes with a locally sourced selection of lagers and ales on tap - no mass produced brands, just home-grown quality in a glass. The range offers something for everyone and our wide range of some of the worlds number one lagers and craft beers adds even more depth! We're more than happy to help you in the initial choice that will keep you coming back for more. Areas are available to reserve every night of the week and we're able to host anything from 10 - 150 people upstairs in Bar Kitsch or in the pub. The pub is also child friendly - we have highchairs, colouring books and crayons to keep the little ones entertained!
Kent, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Christmas party”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

My company booked a table for 12 here at Christmas and we all really loved it. The food was so much better than expected for "mass" catering & the staff were lovely, friendly & quick despite the restaurant and bar both heaving. We will be returning!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Sue O
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

I've been meaning to try The Wells Kitchen for some time and finally managed it on 14 April for Sunday lunch with a friend. From the start, everything was great. All the staff are cheerful and friendly without being insincere or obsequious. Our lovely waitress was extremely patient with my friend, bringing him samples of beer to try before he made his decision. The food - Sunday roast - was brilliant and reasonably priced at £15.95 for two courses. Bread with the starter and extra gravy with the roast were brought at no extra charge. Service is not added to the bill; you have to add it yourself and it's one place that it's richly deserved. I will most definitely be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Cordelia S
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“A lovely lunch with a friend and toddler”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

The service was excellent- very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and even made a special effort with the food for a toddler. Excellent food (ploughmans and bean burger) And a good glass of wine.
Thank you!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank CherryShakewell
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect Party”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I used the Wells Kitchen for a tribal gathering to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were a party of 22 and although we were placed on three separate tables, all were close enough to keep the mood intimate. Andy and his team were very efficient and the evening went very smoothly. The food (pre ordered) was perfect, plentiful and very tasty. We were also reserved an area upstairs in the nightclub area for the latter part of the evening.....all in all a super venue and fantastic night...thank you all the The Wells Kitchen.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Richard E
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Someone who cares about beer and food”
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Today after a day shopping with my expecting better half and mother in law, I convinced them to let me have a pint of beer that has taken more than six days to brew, was I disappointed ? No way!!! Meantime London stout, south of M25 what a treat and then Freedom ale, beer kept extremely well and food was very tasty.
Will definitely be back.

Visited April 2013
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Thank paul c
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