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The Kentish Rifleman

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
+44 1732 810727
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (16 reviews)
“serrano ham” (3 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
Opens in 2 min
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
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Reviews (167)
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

need a really good country pub serving quality food,this is it,plus a good wine list and 5 bitters including Harvey's this is,nice staff too

1  Thank jesskier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live nearby and went for Sunday lunch. Pub was full when I rang but landlord fitted us in when he he could and we were flexible. Get a bit bored of gastro pubs that aren’t really a pub but more a restaurant. This pub is...More

1  Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

had a lovely sunday lunch here with me outlaws both of em getting on a bit,made very welcome and looked after us,good foid and reasonable prices,toad in the hole superb!

Thank graynik
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been before but seeing as it's so close to home, decided to take a risk trying something new.....Best Decision!!! My partner had chicken bacon and cheese burger with sticky toffee pudding for dessert. I had cheese ploughman and chips with lemon cheesecake...More

Thank karensam72
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky & personal "heart of the village" type of traditional pub, with wonderful Mediterranean and British mixed menu featuring a seasonal, varied selection providing a choice of options which were just right. I had Serrano ham and chorizo starter and my friend...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Gosh, can't believe how much the food has improved since last time I visited. The chef has learnt a lightness of touch. So enjoyed my supper there the other night. Had the pan fried halibut, beautiful sauce and vegetables, followed with poached pears - could...More

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very friendly bar and customers so we stayed for a meal. Excellent fillet steak and extras. Waitress service was efficient and friendly. Even the chef came over to speak. The landlord left some room for improvement in manners.

Thank adavis314
Reviewed 27 August 2017

It has been a very long time since i was last in this pub as I live a long way away. It has chnagd very little - beams,real fireplace, lots of atmosphere, lovely staff who were very friendly and helpful as we has a very...More

Thank andy w
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely pub, no annoying piped music (while we were there, at any rate), staff pleasant but didn't seem happy. I mean, I know it's miserable having to deal with the public, but the boss himself wasn't good at making eye contact or smiling. As I...More

Thank Clive I
Reviewed 27 July 2017

First off, I will will start with the positives: I must say, it a nice homely country pub (almost in the middle of nowhere).after a long drive through country lanes. Parking is limited, but due to it's remote location, I would imagine you could park...More

Thank mattitouk33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810727
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a 16th century pub/restaurant offering honest, freshly cooked lunch and dinner. Restaurant closed Sun and Monday evenings. Gluten free and vegan options available. Dogs welcome in the bar and attractive garden. 4 real ales on tap.
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