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Globe & Rainbow

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
British, Pub, Bar
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Ranters Lane | Kilndown, Cranbrook TN17 2SG, England
+44 1892 890803
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Not at all as expected. Staff very welcoming, G&R clean and uncluttered (compared to visit prior to change of ownership) and food excellent. This is fine dining and not pub grub (even good quality pub grub doesn't match presentation). More a feast for the eyes and nose as well as a delight to the palette.

Thank Vivien H
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We used to go to the "Globe" many years ago but then they sold the old pub off as a private house. Browsing trip adviser a couple of weeks ago I found good reports, I hadn't even realised it was still there, but behind the old building. We dropped in on the off chance, without a booking, for Sunday Lunch.... More 

Thank Alan442
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

So glad to finally have a proper chef near us, providing good quality food. So many spend a fortune doing up a pub only to employ a second rate chef who thinks he's Heston. Not the case here. The globe and rainbow has spent more getting a decent chef and less on the interior. Once word gets round, this pub... More 

Thank georgina s
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Arrived for snack lunch on a cold winters day after a lovely walk to a cold unwelcoming bar with no staff in sight. We found a table in the bar as we had our dogs with us, noticing a log burner alight in the restaurant but no heating in the bar, apart from a cold lonely radiator. Disappointed to find... More 

1 Thank Colette H
Kent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Dull December, we ate from the daily 2/3 course menu. Cooked to order by a polite, approachable staff. Sensible medium sized portions.. Just right for us. If you want warmed over carvery piled up plates forget it. Far too good for you. Highly recommended.

Thank Mondeo08Kent
Burwash, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Popped along for a group Christmas lunch and was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was! (We have been regulars for a while now and this pub has had its up and downs to say the least!). Vegetarian food as per normal in lots of these country pubs was limited (pasta and rice features again even at Christmas!) but... More 

Thank Janice C
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Globe and Rainbow has long been a well reputed eaterie, although more recently had gone a little downhill. Since the new owners have taken over however there has been a clean sweep and a new beginning. The food is excellent, and the service is attentive and charming. The maitre d' keeps a sharp eye on things and you feel... More 

Thank Marie M
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

While a local to the Globe & Rainbow this was the first time that I have eaten there for dinner since it changed hands.....and I was so pleased that we did. Despite being fully booked the team were able to fit us in (but without compromising on space or comfort). We both had a starter and main (mine the Crubeens... More 

Thank Dominique W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

A group of 6 of use went on a Friday evening. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was very comfortable, mixed with the beautiful food. One of my friends has a few allergies and the chef was so helpful and went out of his way to accommodate her. We had such a good time and really enjoyed... More 

Thank Ej B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was taken here for my 70th birthday and enjoyed one of the best meals ever, accompanied by superb wine. My wife and sister shared a joint of slow cooked lamb which just fell off the bone and was declared delicious. I had the venison which was cooked to perfection. The portion sizes meant we had room for some lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ranters Lane | Kilndown, Cranbrook TN17 2SG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Cranbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890803

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?