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Elephants Head Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Hook Green | Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LJ, England
+44 1892 739525
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This pub/restaurant has had a troubled spell lately with several changes of management so we took a considered risk visiting for sunday lunch with my brother and sister and law. We new there was a new landlord from signage and looked a t a few trip advisor reviews since he took over. They gave good impression so we booked. This... More 

Thank CormallenMark
Horley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in by chance and we're impressed by the food, the service and drinks. Would highly recommend .

Thank Barry B
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brown Trout looked crowded so we drove on the the Elephants Head which l remember from at least 20 years ago as being an excellent country pub. On arrival at about 2.30 in the afrernoon the car parked looked empty and signs on the door made it looked shut. However, we checked and it was open. By the time... More 

Thank John B
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a lunch on Boxing Day and we weren't disappointed. It has recently changed management so we weren't sure what to expect. The menu was varied without being overly fussy and the food and service were great. It got very busy in there and with a number of families turning up it was quite refreshing to see the... More 

Thank Calamitysammysam
Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am aware that this pub has only just been taken over by the new Landlord. We received a warm welcome and good service. There was a good lunch menu, a full menu and a specials board. We both had the fish cakes, it was a good choice. We were the only people there for our reserved table at 12... More 

Thank Lynne W
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day's Christmas shopping, husband suggested we call in on way back home for a late lunch. It's been a few years since he had stopped here but said it had always had a good reputation. Location is beautiful, and a really lovely pub. Staff were very attentive, as was the new owner, who has only been in for... More 

Thank Pompeygirl1972
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Nice looking place and a warm greeting as we entered. from what we supposed was the publican. It was a weekday lunchtime but unfortunately we ended up with only dessert as quite a few things were unavailable from the menu. Also we were served by young bar staff that didnt seem to have fully grasped the service nettle! Polite but... More 

Thank Containsnuts
Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have had Sunday lunch here twice in 3 weeks. Both times I have had the roast beef - just the best I have ever eaten and plenty of it. The smoked partridge starter was out of this world too. Such amazing food in a brilliant old pub perfect for a few pints of Harveys in front of a wonderful... More 

Thank Bigverny
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Booked Sunday lunch here today because it used to have the most fantastic carvery and I wanted a nice meal out for my daughter and other kids. I knew there was a big problem before we even went in as the car park and surrounding street which used to be completely full was ominously empty. Needless to say, so was... More 

Thank LauraBLondon
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Think this place has been taken over since last visit - sadly now seems to have lost the way since our last visit. Service poor and food not very special actualy quite dull and rather over priced. Probably wouldn't bother again which is sad as it used to be great !

Thank Nick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hook Green | Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 739525
15th Century traditional English Public House ,casual dining with a very English menu, large car park and a very large garden . winter time log fire. Spit roasts and BBQs in the summer, All types of gatherings catered for in a very relaxed atmosphere.

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