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The Carpenters Arms Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Three Elm Lane, Tonbridge TN11 0AD, England
+44 1732 850307
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Civray, France
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dear Sir/Madam 4 of us had a nice meal, after the main it was a little slow to clear the table and offer us desert. It Felt like they were relieved after getting all the mains out and lost energy on the last bit. That wouldn't have resulted in a review because it's not that uncommon in nice pub restaurants.... More 

Thank Colin L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from another lovely meal in The Carpenters. Lovely setting, very attentive, friendly staff and a very tasty menu. Can thoroughly recommend it and looking forward to the summer and dining outside in this lovely location.

Thank Heather B
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many refurbished pubs seem so similar but the Carpenters Arms has been done over with great taste, it's bright and elegant and thoughtfully decorated. Four of us met for lunch, two of them were locals and assured me that the food is terrific. How right they were. I had a delicious and perfectly cooked piece of hake with an... More 

Thank Chris L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met my friends there after work on a Thursday at 6.30pm and even at that time there were people drinking in the bar area and eating in the restaurant. Decor is friend and the ambiance welcoming. Nice menu. I had the burger with really great chunky chips followed by the pecan and chocolate pudding which was scrummy. The service was... More 

Thank Katie E
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Carpenters Arms yesterday, as I have on many occasions, mostly for Sunday Lunch, but also for dinner. The menu offers a wide choice of options to suit all tastes, including some fabulous dessert creations. The ingredients are freshly sourced, well prepared and plentiful. Service is friendly, polite and efficient, with good time left between courses, meaning you... More 

Thank AlanB_London
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have choosen this pub for 3 reasons: - Not so far from the Channel Tunnel, - Booking.com information spoke about a gastronomic pub, - Booking.com information spoke about a recently built pub hotel. The first one is true, the second one is wrong, the third one let you think that it is brand new: it was not the case... More 

Thank Francois M
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

the service, the food, the staff and the warmth and modernness of the this place is wonderful! It's a little pricey but it's worth it!

Thank Foodlover7711993
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Popped in for lunch with a client. Very pleasant experience with varied menu well priced with a good atmosphere, staff very professional

Thank jenkinsjay007
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here now at lunch times for the last couple of Fridays, with work colleagues. The service, food and atmosphere is brilliant. If you want a bit of class, it gets my recommendation.

Thank David J
Stafford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Pub / hotel ok with basic but functional rooms. Friendly staff but seemingly with no decision-making responsibility. My Thai curry was inedibly and ridiculously hot meaning that I ate just three mouthfuls. Yet despite offering feedback to the staff we were still charged in full. Wholly unacceptable!

Thank Staffs18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Three Elm Lane, Tonbridge TN11 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 850307

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