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The Bottle House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Coldharbour Road | Smarts Hill, Penshurst TN11 8ET, England
+44 1892 870306
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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had traditional fish (haddock) and chips with mushy peas which was excellent. Very near Penshurst Place which is open to the public (house and gardens). Newly decorated, attractive pub. Cheery staff. Nice place.

Thank sandim203
West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Saturday lunchtime, four adults and two young children. We had booked, and on arrival were offered a table in the main seating area, which was probably not ideal for a family party. We asked if we could move to a separate little room (the snug?) and this was arranged immediately: no fuss, just smiles and "of course you can".... More 

Thank jrdaddykins
Northfleet, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you walk through the door, you feel a warm and welcoming reception by the staff. Food was delicious, well worth the price and dog friendly for the pooch lovers. Really recommend. 5*.

Thank Terrie B
Crowborough, East Sussex
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to The Bottle House, and it did not disappoint! The food was again fabulous and the staff are really friendly. Their ploughmans lunch was exceptional as can be seen in the photo below. I would highly recommend this pub/restaurant and we will certainly be visiting again.

Thank Tony E
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Return visit, this time with friends. Thankfully every bit as good as the first time. Food very good, staff friendly and attentive. Will be coming back. Gary

Thank Gary M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wonderful old pub/ restaurant serving very good food. Booked table as New Years Day, shown promptly to our table & drinks order taken within a few minutes. Service friendly & helpful.

Thank 59dolly
Sandy, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a fantastic Sunday Roast here. Potatoes were proper home cooked roast potatoes, crispy and fluffy. Fresh broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips and carrots all came steaming hot and were cooked to perfection. The meat was perfect (both had pork loin), stuffing and Yorkshires also perfect. Came with a small pan of thick rich gravy. We also shared a chicken liver pate... More 

Thank Curabat
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I don't visit on a regular basis but always guaranteed to get great food and service when I do. Consistent as ever!

Thank LEL139P
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

First time visit as we fancied somewhere different. Very nicely presented pub and the staff were friendly. The bitter was well received as were the main courses of burger and the lamb. Well cooked and nice flavours. Brownie for dessert was superb if a little greedy! Would recommend and we will go again.

Thank greekurn
Argaka, Cyprus
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went with the family on a Bank holiday,we had booked a table which was good as it was packed. Given a warm welcome and promptly shown to our table. The menu was varied and reasonably priced. Certainly not the usual run of the mill pub food. Good wine list. Our starters arrived together and were hot and beautifully presented. The... More 

Thank clara c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coldharbour Road | Smarts Hill, Penshurst TN11 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Penshurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 870306

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