We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Old Vine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Cousley Wood Road, Wadhurst TN5 6ER, England
+44 1892 782271
Website
Today
12:00 - 15:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 182: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Tuesday. Service was swift and staff were very attentive. I had the Beef & Guinness pie which was well presented, very tasty and warming on a chilly day. My wife had peri-peri chicken with sweet potato fries which she described as 'delicious.' Cannot fault anything with our experience and will both recommend and return.

Helpful?
Thank Tom S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a while, new owners since our last visit. We had an absolutely lovely evening, the venue was really welcoming with a good ambience, the food was well cooked and presented, and decent sized servings, the prices were good. Service was great, we will certainly be back. Would thoroughly recommend it. We went on a Wednesday, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer B
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general a pleasant experience. nice cosy old pub for winter Sunday lunch, nice friendly staff. The food was just good to average, was nice enough but nothing to write home about , we had Sunday roast and desert. Not sure il be running back here soon as the food didn't stand out to us but worth a try.

Helpful?
Thank meatlovin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at the Old Vine Inn, the place as Rustic and immaculate with friendly staff. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Helpful?
1 Thank Giles G
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had the most fantastic meal with a large family group. Warm welcome in a beautiful rustic setting. Warm and cosy with lots of helpful staff waiting to greet us and could of not been more helpful. The restaurant was very busy but that was not a problem as the staff were very attentive to our needs. Food came to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 502Sally53
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This used to be one of my favourite pubs but the last two visits have been very disappointing. The beers are OK but the food is now over-priced, the menu fussy and the quality mediocre. Shame

Helpful?
2 Thank Hugh H
SaraTN5, Owner at The Old Vine, responded to this review

Hopefully we won't see you again then Hugh ? Very Best Regards Sara. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our local - built early 1500s and still with many amazing period features but also decorated with a rustic French style - delightful. The food is good and generously portioned, the staff are lovely and very good looking. Great roasts on Sundays. It's worth booking in advance as it gets packed at weekends.

Helpful?
Thank Louise G
Tenby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stayed one night in this beautiful old building and wished we could stay longer . A beautiful spacious room and the bed well.... I have never slept in a more comfortable bed ,the pillows were superb and the quality of the bed linen was outstanding. Everything in the room was the best quality including the coffee machine . We dined... More 

Helpful?
Thank 40jillym
Sussex
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had a great meal here - can definitely recommend the vegetarian linquine - nice proportions of vegetables and sauce to pasta. Their avocada bruschetta is also lovely. They have also opened up the courtyard to the side of the pub which is a lovely place to sit and eat and drink on warm days.

Helpful?
Thank ChestnutCoppice
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub while staying a Bluecaps farm. The food here is amazing and the service top notch, really enjoyed our meal. I think this is a local pub but don't be put off we were welcomed warmly. Thank you was such a lovely visit.

Helpful?
Thank Ferrarichick84

Travellers who viewed The Old Vine also viewed

Wadhurst, East Sussex
Wadhurst, East Sussex
 
Ticehurst, East Sussex
Wadhurst, East Sussex
 
Wadhurst, East Sussex
Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells
 

Been to The Old Vine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cousley Wood Road, Wadhurst TN5 6ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Wadhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 782271
Description
Great little country pub near Bewl Water / Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Old Vine and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Old Vine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?