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The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
+44 1732 810727
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Maidstone Kent
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the pub on a warm April afternoon in 2017 On entering the bars we were welcomed by a young lady who knew who we were and showed us to our table for lunch. 4 different meals,steak pie and veg very good meat and pastry,cod and chips,the chap who had this claims it's the best he has had.chicken and... More 

Thank mcwfish
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the pub as a large group after having found it in the CAMRA guide. Staff were not welcoming and incredibly slow. We were made aware that there were other large groups so we had to place our order quickly. Being a Sunday, all that was on offer were roasts. All of the roasts were inedible if I'm honest.... More 

Thank lozzage
jon a, Owner at The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant, responded to this review

wow, that's a slap in the face ! Normally I leave critiques alone for fear of creating a slanging match: and in this case I agree that we did not get it right; but I must pick you up on a couple of things: it is incorrect to say that all that was on offer was roasts, indeed all, I... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Been here a couple of times and can't fault the food. Went on a weekday and had pork with cracking - really nice and on a Sunday and had the lunch - good portion.

Thank M1949UQcharlie
Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Is often overhyped in this part of the country in my experience, but this place was really good and value for money. The ambience, service and quality were hard to fault. The staff were very attentive and friendly and all in all the lunch was a great success. Highly recommended.

Thank Harry Metcalfe
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Another great Sunday lunch and apres walk drink. The landlord John and his chief Richard are always welcoming and entertaining - and manager Helen always accommodating - great local atmosphere, good food and sensible prices. Thanks guys.

Thank Phil-H17
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Atmosphere was great, very friendly staff. Owner was really nice and though there was not a children's menu, he gave us a choice of what they can cook for children. Food was delicious and very well presented. We had a really lovely waitress who made sure that we had everything we needed and that all was okay.

Thank Joy R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

What a lovely, warm and hospitable pub with a roaring open fire and country decor! What more could you want on a rather miserable Sunday lunchtime. We booked for lunch with some old friends and were made very welcome by the staff. Lunch was unhurried and very enjoyable. On offer are differing roasts and various other dishes. The food is... More 

Thank Katie E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very good. Nice and accomodating. Speedy service. Phoned at 13:15 to check on availability and was ordering dessert by 14:15. Food was good without being excellent, but at £33 for a main meal, drink and dessert for two was superb value for money! Will go again.

Thank Tom H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We met friends here for a light lunch. We decided to have 2 shared platters and extra portions of prawns and nibbles. It was all deliciously fresh and tasty and we wished we'd ordered 3! Service was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!

Thank reneday
East Sussex
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We arrived just as last orders were being taken for the kitchen at 2pm and were just fitted in. Sat in the bar area with our dog and a warm fire in the background. Great home cooked food and a friendly local and well attended inn. Very good value and would definitely come again. The home made pate and beef... More 

Thank Mikesunshine

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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810727

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