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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Carpenters Arms for a Sunday Lunch in November and it was superb! Not only was the menu varied but the staff were really helpful and polite I had the Venison Pheasant and rabbit suet pudding which was excellent while the rest of the party had the venison roast which again they were very happy with A... More 

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Rettendon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night, due to go to a party but half wished we had stayed at the pub for dinner as food looked incredible. The room was a good size, immaculately clean, bathroom functional with great shower. Breakfast extra in the morning, but did not disappoint. Will be back in summer as the outside area looked perfect for evenings... More 

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Thank EmmaKinseley
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious Eggs Benedict for breakfast this morning.... enjoyed it so much we're going back for dinner tonight! Staff were attentive and well organised. They showed us the accommodation there which looked clean, comfortable and luxurious. When my parents next visit, they will be staying here!

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Thank Kia F
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

As above . I stayed two nights with a break in between They were kind enough to store my luggage in the interim The rooms were well appointed although small Tissues in the rooms would have been good. Good showers with plenty of pressure

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Thank Mary C
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nice room ,good food and service would go back if i was in the area.Obviously popular as the car park was full I thought the rate might have included breakfast but what we got was fine a nd the price quite reasonable

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Bacchus Marsh Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a fine establishment in a lovely setting. We went with friends and all enjoyed our meals. The boys had Pork Belly and the girls had Country Pork Sausages, Mash and Greens. There was a even a cumquat on the plate with the Pork. They serve Moet by the glass at Seven Pounds Ninety Five and keep it nicely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

i've always enjoyed the quality of food here - however my husband had the guinea fowl last night which he didn't enjoy much nor did my son enjoy the pork belly. I've always thought the food was consistently good however am concerned it may be slacking - which would be a shame as this place is so convenient for dinner!!

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have used the Carpenters Arms as a pub and restaurant for many years and always been very satisfied with the quality and service - however of late there has been a deterioration in the service offered. Some staff seem more interested in clearing up and finishing their shift - customers are often left waiting at the bar to be... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The place to eat is very lovely, the location is nice and the atmosphere and decor in the restaurant is also very nice. The food is more pricey here, however the taste it just average. Good for couples

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Europe
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22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We were 3 couples staying and enjoyed nice and clean rooms, a lovely beergarden and walks in the fields. Excellent located just outside the town in a quiet area. In the morning a lovely breakfast was offered ( not included!). Two drawbacks; loudly ventilation at back if you have open window and staff in the bar that seemed stressed out..

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Carpenters Arms

Address: Three Elm Lane, Tonbridge TN11 0AD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Tonbridge
Price Range: $129 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carpenters Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Wifi is intermittent as in many places in the English countryside”
 of 5 bubbles emarycohn, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 - good size”
 of 5 bubbles Herts_Tourist, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you want quiet it will be difficult as the pub is surrounded on all sides by gardens and the car park but it is quiet through the night.”
 of 5 bubbles borderlass2016, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 (one of the more expensive ones) was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Kinsham2014, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms two and three are next to the fire escape which also doubles as the night time entrance for guests.”
 of 5 bubbles markfH5313SF, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
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