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The Old Vine

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Cousley Wood Road, Wadhurst TN5 6ER, England
+44 1892 782271
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful night at the Old Vine on New Year's Eve. Great food, great service and a very warm welcome from Ian & Sara.

Thank Jill W
Sussex, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

An enjoyable light lunch - pea soup followed by creme brûlée - all very tasty, friendly service. Swift and pleasant service

Thank Fudge03
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting for a Christmas meal, set menus for £29.50 per head. They ran out of jugs for water for the table. Spoons. And one small jug of custard between 22 people. When asked for mor e custard for the puds it was actually refused!! Very late serving. Pork dish so tough inedible. Crumble dessert served in a ramekin....where are you... More 

2 Thank Alison L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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.

Thank Tom S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 

Thank Jennifer B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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.

Thank meatlovin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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.

1 Thank Giles G
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

Thank 502Sally53
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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

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
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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.

Thank Louise G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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
Great little country pub near Bewl Water / Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst

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