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The Bottle House

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$$ - $$$
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Coldharbour Road | Smarts Hill, Penshurst TN11 8ET, England
+44 1892 870306
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Bern, Switzerland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were three generations - myself, my daughter and her daughter, this last still on the bottle mostly. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was well prepared and efficiently served. This was a most pleasant lunchtime stop and is thoroughly recommended.

Thank Phil_in_Switzerland
East Grinstead, W.Sussex
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had not pre booked and popped in here early Easter Sunday lunch time after visiting Chiddingstone. We were expecting to be told all tables reserved but were shown to a table for two as long as we could vacate it by 1.30pm. No problem. Thank you! We both ordered the Ploughman's which was tasty and ample. Lovely cider on... More 

west sussex
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are still visiting this pub restaurant after many years.The service is always very good,Paul is exceptional and always calm even in such a busy atmosphere, how he does it we do not know!The food is always superb and the choice for all ages excellent.We cannot fault this place, a real pleasure to visit.In fact we are going again today.......

Thank Amanda M
Rye, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we've now moved away from the area, we always go back to this wonderful pub whenever we can. Fabulous food, lovely setting, and well worth the 2-hour round trip.

Thank Neil B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friday lunch with my 2 young children, staff brilliant and food very good, accommodated children with no fuss. Will definitely visit again

Thank Jerry J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Setting and interior of this pub is very nice but our Friday lunch, the chef's recommendations on the menu, were bland and, in my choice, the duck, kale etc over cooked, tasteless and with half of a plum for sharpness, served with truly awful gravy and dry up side of vegetables. This pub, in my opinion, does not deserve a... More 

2 Thank Diana R
Rochester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited recently with my sister and brother-in-law who go here regularly. The slow roasted pork belly with very crispy crackling was delicious as were the fish and chips and sorbets. The service was good and I look forward to my next visit.

Thank Michael C
Marrakech, Morocco
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday lunch a treat out as normally working, the mac and cheese balls great as was the pulled pork scotch egg. Main course excellent quality just the right amount fantastic vegetables. Place was packed a good sign,can't wait to try for dinner.

Thank petercook44
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I've been compelled to write this as it's such a hidden gem that people deserve to know about it! I may have been here over 50 or 60 times, with family or on dates or with friends and the one thing that makes The Bottle House stand out is it's consistency. The food is always, always excellent, the staff friendly... More 

Thank JimmyGoldsmith
East Sussex
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We visited one evening for a meal.. The food didn't disappoint.. The service was good. The only thing that could be improved on is the lighting in the smaller compact areas. It was a little too bright for our liking. We would prefer a little more ambiance. That's all food is always consistently great. Had been for many years. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coldharbour Road | Smarts Hill, Penshurst TN11 8ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Penshurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 870306

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