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Sankey's The Public House

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39 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA, England
+44 1892 511422
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What better way to spend your Friday afternoon, than catching up with an old pal over lunch. This was my maiden visit to the new Camden Road Sankey's and my first impressions were good! We started off with a glass of bubbles each, and settled into a good old chin wag, whilst checking out the menu. Straight away, the Baby... More 

Thank Vixxy08
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recently visited the new Sankeys on Camden Road on a work lunch. I myself do not like seafood but checked the menu, which offers a few alternatives so decided not to oppose the choice of restaurant since the majority of our party were keen. I went with the 8oz Rib-eye Steak and at £24 I was confident it would be... More 

1 Thank an0n444
Grantham, England
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we lived in Tunbridge Wells we used to go here all the time for the superb seafood. We were back in town for a wedding so we booked a table for the family well in advance.Alas we turned up on the night to discover that the seafood is now on Camden Rd and they had no idea we were... More 

Thank Andy B
Harare, Zimbabwe
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313 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ten of us went for our Grandson's 22nd birthday celebration dinner. Although some of the food was excellent the scampi was very average and served in red plastic baskets which was quite strange. They forgot one of our starters but to give them their due they corrected it quickly. The service was slow but the staff were friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank CookRE
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent with a varied menu. Staff are friendly and helpful. The Moules Mariniere are excellent. Staff do not hurry you off the tables like some restaurants which is appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Hotelly
MSankey, General Manager at Sankey's The Public House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post this review about your recent visit. We hope to see you guys again soon regards Matthew More 

Tunbridge Wells
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sankeys Public House - street level - offers a friendly, relaxed yet lively atmosphere and a good bar menu. It gets busy at weekends so you'll probably want to book. We had a cosy table in the corner. Ordering food at the bar was no problem and the staff were helpful. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. What's not... More 

1 Thank Jo N
MSankey, General Manager at Sankey's The Public House, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for taking the time to post this review about your recent visit to our Mount Ephraim site. Kind Regards Matthew More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here hungry! Average food in small portions. Group of 12 served in 3s or 4s over the space of an hour. Went be coming back.

1 Thank Steve T
MSankey, General Manager at Sankey's The Public House, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for posting your feedback. We have recently made some changes to our set up and are working hard to iron out the creases in the service speed. to clarify to those reading, this table ordered their food individually so the tickets in the kitchen were prepared as they came through. This is something we are looking at... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Cant fault the food but the service let us down big time. Waiter not knowing the gin choice, type of tonic or what was in the paella. Also being charged for a few pieces of bread when the mains are c.£20! Come on! Also, didn't know the Brasserie was on Camden Road yet - could have sworn we were downstairs... More 

3 Thank Chris L
MSankey, General Manager at Sankey's The Public House, responded to this review

HI, Thank you for your feedback. We had recently employed some new staff and we were in the process of trading them. Regards Matthew More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Booked Sunday lunch to relax after running in the local half marathon race. Must say it was excellent. Staff very friendly and attentive. My wife and I thought the fish cakes were particularly tasty, coming with an equally tasty sauce. Puddings (creme brulee / cheese) were both very nice. Also really liked the selection of interesting beers - I was... More 

Thank Richard W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place has dozens of beers on tap including a selection of craft beers and international offerings as well. Gets busy on Friday and Saturday evenings so get there early if you want to get a seat. Nice bar menu including some fish dishes with everything being very fresh as the owners also run a fishmongers in town.

Thank Cai85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 511422
Sankeys The Public House is a food led Pub in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells specialising in seafood

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