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The Bull at Benenden

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The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
+44 1580 240054
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

staff are excellent, food is awesome ... filo pastry pie is super... you can pay a corkage of 12.50 and take your own wine which suits us. I took our 3 kids for Sat lunch. Carvery on Sunday is best in Kent - its really good here :/).

Thank Iain M
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up for a blokes mid week night out to talk rubbish, eat burgers, and drink beer and we had a great night. The beer was lovely with various different bitters to choose from, the menu was great but being blokes we all went for the lazy option of burger which came with fries, salad and a garnish. Burgers were... More 

Thank By Eck Chief 0
Kent UK
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327 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly new menu since we were here last, my fave pie gone! However replacement pie options equally good. Friendly staff and good beer.

Thank PhillKentUK
Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped here on a whim with my mum today. We ordered our food from a lovely waitress. I am not easily impressed, however the food was absolutely amazing and delicious! Good selection of vegetarian food which is unusual. The pub is quaint and cosy and I will certainly return if I am over that way again. In fact I... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the excellent Sunday carvery at this friendly village pub together with family in group of 6. Beer and wine all top drawer, efficient friendly service and great food in abundance! Can't really ask for more.

Thank CormallenMark
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before today was cold and windy, sat next to the log fire, got nice and toast ie, ordered the tomato and paprika soup, it was amazing nice and thick nice tangle to the taste, proper homemade bread, portion was large but could have another, nice atmosphere busy lunchtime country pub, staff helpful and attentive, soup tomorrow, I think... More 

Thank Iain F
Benenden, Kent
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I LOVE THIS PUB! The first time I ever came to this pub I phoned my husband (who was in Australia at the time) to tell him I had found 'Our Pub'. We just needed to find the house! After living in the beautiful village of Benenden for 8 years we sadly moved out but I still love this place.... More 

Thank Caroline M
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

You will love this fantastic pub. For food, beer or just the fire and laughter. Great selection of premium British beers.

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We have always enjoyed this old, friendly pub and it's excellent Sunday lunches, so it is with regret that I can only offer three stars this time. My wife and I arrived at 12.15 for our lunch to find an empty pub - unknown at the Bull! We had a table in the bar, having booked late, although it soon... More 

1 Thank KentBaz
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Recent visit to The Bull Benenden for my birthday on a very cold and frosty evening -arrived 7pm and on entering the public bar area it seemed to be in total chaos -got drinks from the bar and shown our table -menus produced at once you could see you were in a real pub with roaring fires and real beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Benenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 240054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?