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The Crown Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QH, England
+44 1892 864742
12:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 18:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We recently had a lovely meal in the private dining room called the smugglers it was perfect with a young child as he was contained, the food was really nice and very tasty! Overall a fab experience we shall be returning, the crown also has a big open fire which is lovely the staff were so friendly and welcoming and... More 

Thank Turtle B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Eight family members went for Sunday lunch and the food (Sunday roast) and the service were both good. Plenty of other customers in the restaurant and a friendly atmosphere with helpful staff. Four of us went for lunch on the following Wednesday. Although we were the only customers in the restaurant when we arrived we had to wait an hour... More 

Thank roy1thompson
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Was travelling with family including 2 young kids. Service was prompt and food was hot and sumptuous! Highly recommend the soup in the bread cob. Good vegetarian options and right across from the Groombridge Place.

Thank N_V_adventurers
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday for a roast. As we parked up there was a funny smell in the carpark which should have warned us away. The large plate of food served was swimming in gravy and smelt very odd, like cheese. Everything on the plate tasted the same, like this smell. It was the worst roast we have ever... More 

2 Thank Phil D
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I just love a good Ploughman's Lunch with the accompanying relishes/chutney. I have eaten other offerings from this menu and I do have a soft spot for a good burger and they come close to some of those as seen on Guy Fieri's travels around the USA eateries. Good place to sit outside on a hot summer's day and enjoy... More 

Thank eddieleeds1972
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My parents booked a table here for my Birthday. It is a beautiful location and the Pub itself is lovely, but that is where it stopped for me. The menu was very limited for my personal pallet, the service was slow and the food was very very ordinary. 3 adults had the scampi and 1 adult had the gammon. Everyone... More 

Thank Chris B
Alton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the village with the kids. Went to pub a weekday early evening. Very warm welcome and nice restaurant. Food was perfectly adequate not gastro pub quality but good pub grub. Bit shocked at some other reviews which do not reflect our experience.

Thank Meersy77
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The service was slow and the food was terrible. We had fish and chips and I don't think either were homemade. The fish was very stale and the batter greasy and hard. Our kids couldn't even eat their chips which is a sure sign they weren't good! Maybe we picked an off day but it's safe to say that we... More 

Thank gulliver73
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Really lovely location, looks like it should be a great village pub. So to minimise the risk, somewhere new, we opt for fish and chips. I can safely say I didn't know it was possible it get it so wrong. I feel like I have eaten a vat of oil, with a small bit of off fish. We have had... More 

Thank Emma D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A little disappointed it has to be said. Closer to a carvery than a restaurant in terms of the quality of the roast potatoes and veg. Sunday nights they close at 9pm as well which was a massive surprise after we'd ordered drinks. It's lovely in the winter and would even say it's one of the best log fires to... More 

Thank Johnnywes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Groombridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 864742

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