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The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant

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21 London Road | Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0RJ, England
+44 1892 529292
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They refused to serve my son a drink on his 18th even though he was with his parents and in the restaurant when the law is you need to be 16. Ruined the evening won't go back.

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Thank Tarquin C
Kieldrecht, Belgium
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used Tripadvisor to find an Gastropub and ended up here. Nothing wrong and we had a nice lunch outside. Friendly staff! Thanks for having us. 👌🏼

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Thank Joost J
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at the lodge and had dinner and drinks in the Hand and Sceptre. We are very glad we did as the food was first class and so was the service.

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Thank Mary M
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We hope to see you again soon on your next trip. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here from Friday to Sunday as a Virgin short break voucher. Can't fault the accommodation and bar / restaurant and the staff could not be more welcoming. Good location The food was wonderful and a great selection to choose from. Bedroom was on the small size and the busy road directly outside meant the window ended To be... More 

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Thank ricard056
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, We look forward to seeing you again soon. We are trying to battle the road noise and have already installed secondary glazing, as we are a listed building we are very restricted in what we can do to stop the noise. More 

Boston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere friendly and helpful staff, food excellent and good service.Room clean and tidy and I must mention the great choice of meals, will come again.

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Thank chivello
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your recent feedback, It is always nice to hear such great comments, We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Met friend for lunch on a Saturday, impressed at how friendly this place was, lovely seating area, knowledgeable staff, good food choice and value for money.

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Thank Debbie A
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your recent feedback, It is always nice to hear such great comments, We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

My daughter is heading to South Africa for 3 months and this was central for the family to meet. Must admit it didn't start great as it was painful to order the drinks (There was 9 of us) and it wasn't right when it came but in all fairness to the waiter she did a great job for the rest... More 

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Thank Jace59
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your recent feedback, We are growing as a team and will continue to learn from great feedback like yours. we hope to see you again soon. More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

After complaining about that noise you continually play to the obvious annoyance of myself and my colleague a response would have been nice.

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Thank peetybabes1
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your recent feedback, We are sorry you did not get a reply previously. please ask a member of the team to reduce the music the next time it annoys you. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I often pop in for a couple of drinks and sometimes a bit to eat, lovely bar area,and terrace is great in the summer. The thing is that tables never get cleared after people have eaten and left. We've sat down and have waited up to 30 minutes before someone comes to clear our table. Staff come... More 

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Thank shep2258
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for your recent feedback, since reading your comments we have began retraining our team and installed some policies that will counter tables being left dirty for so long. i hope you continue to visit us and we will continue to learn from our mistakes and improve. More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had lunch in the restaurant today and just wanted to say what a lovely, relaxed atmosphere it has. All the staff members, both bar and waiting, we're really pleasant and helpful. We all really enjoyed our visit and would be happy to come back again as it is comfortable and has plenty of parking.

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Thank MrsElsea
Glenn W, General Manager at The Hand & Sceptre Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, We are so happy to hear your comments and will continue to work hard to ensure we give as good a service as we can. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 London Road | Tunbridge Wells, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Southborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 529292
Description
Tunbridge Wells Cozy Country Pub & Boutique Lodge with Simply Amazing Food & Drink. There's Something for everyone every day of the week !

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?