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The Kentish Rifleman

) #9 of 83 Restaurants in Tonbridge $$ - $$$ , British,
Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
+44 1732 810727
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (12 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here today with my Mrs & son. The pub is set in beautiful surroundings about 2 miles outside Tonbridge. We received a warm welcome and the offer to put the drinks on the tab was most appreciated. Food tasted great and...More

Thank hobo64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old pub in picturesque location.I have eaten in here a few times and the food is always excellent.The landlord John is great guy, the staff are always really friendly and they have a nice selection of well kept local ales.I cant recommend the Rifleman...More

Thank Bermondsey68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. The pub is in a small hamlet and tucked away which adds to the charm of the place. The food choices were varied and well presented and we stuck to the Dinner menu. The...More

Thank Tdog-Kent
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Visited for lunch on lovely sunny day. Great beer gardens both at front and back of the pub . Rear garden is a sun trap overlooking a beautiful meadow. Food to very high standard. Indulged in both starter and main course which were excellent and...More

Thank Pete E
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was our second visit in4 weeks for lunch midweek. The first visit was excellent,food,service and atmosphere. So we decided to come again.The food again was so well presented,choice,taste and preperation excellent.The seating in the restaurant part of the pub was very good ,"oldie worldie"...More

Thank mcwfish
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited the pub on a warm April afternoon in 2017 On entering the bars we were welcomed by a young lady who knew who we were and showed us to our table for lunch. 4 different meals,steak pie and veg very good meat and...More

Thank mcwfish
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the pub as a large group after having found it in the CAMRA guide. Staff were not welcoming and incredibly slow. We were made aware that there were other large groups so we had to place our order quickly. Being a Sunday, all...More

1  Thank lozzage
jon a, Owner at The Kentish Rifleman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

wow, that's a slap in the face ! Normally I leave critiques alone for fear of creating a slanging match: and in this case I agree that we did not get it right; but I must pick you up on a couple of things: it...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Been here a couple of times and can't fault the food. Went on a weekday and had pork with cracking - really nice and on a Sunday and had the lunch - good portion.

Thank M1949UQcharlie
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Is often overhyped in this part of the country in my experience, but this place was really good and value for money. The ambience, service and quality were hard to fault. The staff were very attentive and friendly and all in all the lunch was...More

Thank Harry Metcalfe
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Another great Sunday lunch and apres walk drink. The landlord John and his chief Richard are always welcoming and entertaining - and manager Helen always accommodating - great local atmosphere, good food and sensible prices. Thanks guys.

Thank Phil-H17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roughway Lane, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810727
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a 16th century pub/restaurant offering honest, freshly cooked lunch and dinner. Restaurant closed Sun and Monday evenings. Gluten free and vegan options available. Dogs welcome in the bar and attractive garden. 4 real ales on tap.
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