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The Black Horse

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12 High Street, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NY, England
+44 1892 822141
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little gem in Pembury great atmosphere very busy with big open fire perfect for a nice Sunday lunch with family or as a couple £16.50 for a carvery and a dessert which was awesome service was great and good to see the landlord cutting the carvery meat himself ;-) !!

Thank Shaun w
Matfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get a table at this sold out event and it didn't disappoint. So much fresh fish and as much as you can eat all supplied from a top local fish monger Sankeys. Entitled Fish extravaganza their were at least 8 courses. All of the staff both waitress's and bar staff were kept. Use all evening. We were looked... More 

Thank Sclark1964
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rave about this pub to everyone but after our visit today it has really let us down! Having been for the Sunday Carvery on many previous occasions we where shocked to learn that the age of a child had moved from 10 to 5! What 6 year old would eat an adult size Carvery! That was evident when you... More 

3 Thank Jon22222
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Pembury gem! Seafood,seafood, seafood, also other dishes to suit non- ocean food loving customers too. Have visited here many times and a different experience each time, however there are good and bad points to consider; excellent quality of seafood but overpriced as they DIDN'T include vegetables with the meal nor bread on the side, not even a... More 

1 Thank 1Yum
Tunbridge Wells
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Choice of roast beef, lamb, pork, turkey and gammon. You can have some of each if you want. Plenty of freshly cooked vegetables including roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, leeks in a white sauce, also Yorkshires, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls, suitable accompaniments and big jugs of gravy. You can go back for more if you want. We all chose... More 

Thank MrsT_TW
Hurst Green, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Black Horse last night for a works doo. Pleased to see side plates and knives on arrival, my friends and I pressumed this meant complimentary bread and butter, which would have been nice given how long we ended up waiting. But the staff proceeded to then come round and remove each plate and knife from the tables, confirming... More 

2 Thank SophK88
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday carvery, one of the best locally - you can pile up your plate as much as you like with several meat choices and plenty of fresh vegetables, roasties and Yorkshire pudding. You can go back for seconds (and possibly thirds) but you should leave room for the dessert which is included in the price of £16.50. With such... More 

Thank Mack51Kent
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a carvery, the staff were quite rude seemed fed up. We were forgotten about a few times. No carver on the meat so had to wait for someone else to come along and do it which they were angry about. Expensive. Wouldn't go here again.

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

Went today for the Sunday carvery lovely food in abundance all fresh home cooked and very tasty .Price included a dessert from the main menue which was an added bonus as the desserts were delicious .really good value for money and a very pleasant hard working team to look after us .will defiantly go back very soon .Thank you

Thank Shazzy14
Pembury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We hadn't booked a table so were very lucky to get a table.as usual this restaurant was very busy,the staff all running around busy but we never had to wait.very well organised and good food.i couldn't manage a pudding but that come in the price of the roast,so they put them in takeaway containers so we could take them home.all... More 

Thank johnupstone

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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, Seafood, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 High Street, Pembury, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 4NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Pembury
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 822141

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