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The Wheelwrights Arms - CLOSED

| The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
+44 1892 722129
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (15 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
“roast dinner” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Contemporary, Pub
| The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Never open. Neither for lunch nor for dinner. Unreal. Never seen so many bad pubs within the same perimeter.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We visited this pub to have food as it had good reviews, but it appears that the kitchen is closed at present. It seems necessary to highlight that the status of this pub has changed, either due to change of stewardship or possibly due to...More

3  Thank Gareth H
Reviewed July 11, 2017

After going through a patch when the food was a little disappointing, this handsome ancient pub on the unfeasibly beautiful Matfield Green (complete with duck pond and cricket pavilion) appears to have found a new team in the kitchen and on a recent visit I'm...More

1  Thank DavidSmith01
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Yep, nice having a beer in the sunshine. Disappointing that food service finishes early on a Sunday.

Thank 788richiem
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This is a nice pub easy to find adjacent to the village green in Matfield. Attractive from the outside and typical of an English pub on the inside. Friendly staff and good beers. We only had drinks on this visit but the food looked good....More

2  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

After years of driving past and wondering what this pub was like we finally stopped to find out. And glad we did too! We pass through Matfield to visit family so time critical. On Friday we were going elsewhere and without time constraint went in...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Good food which was very much better than your usual pub food. We really enjoyed our meal here which had some interesting additional 'twists'. The service was welcoming and friendly but everything was a tad slow due to stretched staffing for which they apologised. Well...More

1  Thank jadeb
Reviewed May 23, 2017

As always Gem and Rob always deliver. Fantastic food and also a great selection of bitters. Also a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Always a pleasure to go too.

1  Thank Gareth J
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a lovely venue, however, the food was a disappointment. Had the black beef that was seared and almost raw inside. The vegetables were the cheapest root vegetables one could find. Not a green bean or broccoli in sight! The main problem was it...More

2  Thank Poppy195
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as looked like a typical country pub. Wasn't disappointed it really was such a friendly place with attentive staff and food was good. We sat and relaxed in the Sunday sunshine and chose the best seat as sun shone here all the time...More

1  Thank Joy B
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Restaurant Details

British, Contemporary, Pub
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Matfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 722129
  • E-mail
Regrettably, after 6 1/2 years, we have placed the business on the market. The bar remains open during evenings as advertised. The kitchen is now shut. Thank you to all our loyal customers for their wonderful support.
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