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 Gatehouse

$$ - $$$
Bar, British
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
115 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1DL, England (Formerly The Slug and Lettuce)
+44 1732 368529
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 80: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh dear why did I bother!! On a works night out for Xmas and thought we'd give this place a try as heard it had been revamped from the awful slug and lettuce. Nothing has changed though, other then the decor which did look good. This is its only positive as it still attracts the same scummy clientele and to... More 

Thank David J
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar really did need an update and the new name and refit were done quickly and well. Definitely a huge improvement. The staff are polite and efficient. A typical pub menu. There were some interesting beer choices. Overall a clean fresh place to have a drink. The fruit machines rather ruin the new look but that is a personal... More 

Thank CAM5211
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for birthday drinks on a Saturday, bar was busy but still got great service from blonde cocktail waitress would defiantly go here again! Defiantly try the pornstar martinis! :)

Thank Embuff2
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this bar/restaurant for lunch, celebrating a friend's birthday. Very nice atmosphere and quite busy, we discovered meals are half price on a Monday! even better. Waitress was pleasant and helpful, drinks order taken and drinks served quickly, we were given time to choose our food, we selected a chicken and avocado wrap with sweet potato fries and a... More 

Thank graham7591
Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Have ate here before and its been great. Not been for a little while tho. Service was terrible, nobody around to take orders. Table next to us was not cleared for ages. When we did order the food was thrown in front of us and they dissapeared before we had a chance to say anything. Had to go knock on... More 

Thank Sasha K
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Have been here a few times and never been disappointed - the food is good and priced at the right level - always enjoy it so that is why we keep coming back!

Thank Grant W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Awful! Usual meeting place for Sunday lunch with friends but this time had to wait ages to be acknowledged by the one of two bar/waitressing staff,no available table in dining area even though we'd booked,no toilet seats in ladies toilets,poor service,won't be going back!

Thank Gill K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the slug last night for drinks. Friends visiting from Australia so a group of us. Took 15 minutes to get served! And the the barman was rude and said I didn't need to order my drinks one at a time! I was only ordering 3 drinks. I was still deciding what cocktail to have. My cocktail was very good... More 

Thank Anita B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Amazingly friendly staff... Great food... Great clientele has rib eye... Cooked to perfection. Recommended by my brother and couldn't have been more right.

Thank steve_oc
Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Met up with my Wife and Mother for yet another lovely lunch at The Slug. The Salmon Supreme was lovely, well cooked and very tastey, my Wife and myself both enjoyed, Mum had the fish and chips which she also loved. Great to see Nats back behind the bar doing what she does best..Well done (New Manager) Simon for bringing... More 

Thank DAVEO66

Travellers who viewed The Gatehouse also viewed


Been to The Gatehouse? 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Bar, British
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 High Street, Tonbridge TN9 1DL, England (Formerly The Slug and Lettuce)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 368529

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Gatehouse 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?