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The Bull at Benenden

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The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
+44 1580 240054
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As soon as you enter this traditional village Pup, you just know it going to be good. The staff welcome you warmly you can either just have drink ,in front of two wood burners and watch village life go,by, or you eat in the restaurant,in beautiful surrounding or in the bar which is laid out lovely. We ordered two mint... More 

Thank Karen J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch, staff were friendly and engaging. Food was very good freshly cooked and well presented. Always know you are in a good pub when they have lovely clean toilets! Good value and go there again.

Thank Claire R
Colchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had great food, service, drink and ambiance Value was top as well Loved the beers sadly was driving but serves Curious and Harvey's and local cider

Thank Spello123
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

staff are excellent, food is awesome ... filo pastry pie is super... you can pay a corkage of 12.50 and take your own wine which suits us. I took our 3 kids for Sat lunch. Carvery on Sunday is best in Kent - its really good here :/).

Thank Iain M
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Met up for a blokes mid week night out to talk rubbish, eat burgers, and drink beer and we had a great night. The beer was lovely with various different bitters to choose from, the menu was great but being blokes we all went for the lazy option of burger which came with fries, salad and a garnish. Burgers were... More 

Thank By Eck Chief 0
Kent UK
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333 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Slightly new menu since we were here last, my fave pie gone! However replacement pie options equally good. Friendly staff and good beer.

Thank PhillKentUK
Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I stopped here on a whim with my mum today. We ordered our food from a lovely waitress. I am not easily impressed, however the food was absolutely amazing and delicious! Good selection of vegetarian food which is unusual. The pub is quaint and cosy and I will certainly return if I am over that way again. In fact I... More 

Thank saoschamontana
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Enjoyed the excellent Sunday carvery at this friendly village pub together with family in group of 6. Beer and wine all top drawer, efficient friendly service and great food in abundance! Can't really ask for more.

Thank CormallenMark
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Been here before today was cold and windy, sat next to the log fire, got nice and toast ie, ordered the tomato and paprika soup, it was amazing nice and thick nice tangle to the taste, proper homemade bread, portion was large but could have another, nice atmosphere busy lunchtime country pub, staff helpful and attentive, soup tomorrow, I think... More 

Thank Iain F
Benenden, Kent
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I LOVE THIS PUB! The first time I ever came to this pub I phoned my husband (who was in Australia at the time) to tell him I had found 'Our Pub'. We just needed to find the house! After living in the beautiful village of Benenden for 8 years we sadly moved out but I still love this place.... More 

Thank Caroline M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Benenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 240054

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