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Elephants Head Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LG, England
+44 1892 739525
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Essex
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Containsnuts
Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Bigverny
London
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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

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 !

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Thank Nick M
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Elephants Head last year with a friend, had been meaning to go back for some time. It's a beautiful old pub, decorated well in a good location near Lamberhurst (perfect for lunch if you are visiting Scotney Castle or Bewl Water). The manager was working behind the bar due to being short staffed & his service was... More 

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Thank rockinrox
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is traditional and good value, the service is friendly and the garden is a delight.Very friendly and welcoming too

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Thank Hugh H
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a midweek lunch. Awful service. We waited an hour for mains following our starter. The table wasn't cleared in that hour until the cleaner who brought us our food had no where to place our lukewarm meals. Half our order was served to a neighbouring table. The food was not worth the wait. I wont go into detail,... More 

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Thank Lostsoutherner
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am in awe of this restaurant such a homey feel to it. The staff was very welcoming and the food is cheap but good quality highly recommended.

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Thank jessicaljrclark
Ticehurst, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We tried this twice in a week. It's a lovely old pub that has been tastefully re-decorated. On our first visit only 2 of the 6 pumps were "on" both serving harvey's best. Excellently kept by the way. On our second visit this had improved to 4 pumps. Though For a Harveys pub this didn't auger well. On both occasions... More 

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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My wife and i decided to take a drive to the Elephants Head for pub lunch. It is about a 45 minute drive but it makes a change from all the traffic and chaos of where we live. The pub has fantastic curb appeal really pleasing on the eye from the outside, was exactly the type of place we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 739525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?