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The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
+44 1732 810727
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was great, very friendly staff. Owner was really nice and though there was not a children's menu, he gave us a choice of what they can cook for children. Food was delicious and very well presented. We had a really lovely waitress who made sure that we had everything we needed and that all was okay.

Thank Joy R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely, warm and hospitable pub with a roaring open fire and country decor! What more could you want on a rather miserable Sunday lunchtime. We booked for lunch with some old friends and were made very welcome by the staff. Lunch was unhurried and very enjoyable. On offer are differing roasts and various other dishes. The food is... More 

Thank Katie E
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good. Nice and accomodating. Speedy service. Phoned at 13:15 to check on availability and was ordering dessert by 14:15. Food was good without being excellent, but at £33 for a main meal, drink and dessert for two was superb value for money! Will go again.

Thank Tom H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met friends here for a light lunch. We decided to have 2 shared platters and extra portions of prawns and nibbles. It was all deliciously fresh and tasty and we wished we'd ordered 3! Service was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended!

Thank reneday
East Sussex
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We arrived just as last orders were being taken for the kitchen at 2pm and were just fitted in. Sat in the bar area with our dog and a warm fire in the background. Great home cooked food and a friendly local and well attended inn. Very good value and would definitely come again. The home made pate and beef... More 

Thank Mikesunshine
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Whenever we visit this pub we have a reminder that we should do it more often. The location, beer and food are all good and the staff always friendly. Last Sunday was a bonus in the form of a Christmas menu. Just lovely.

Thank digitallydim
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went for a family Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. There were 11 of us but we all got our food delivered at the same time - beautifully cooked and everything a proper Sunday roast should be. The service was excellent and I was particularly impressed by how unfazed the team were at providing my autistic son with a plate... More 

Thank MirandaBSP
London, England
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We recently visited on pie & a pint night after previously visiting for Sunday lunch. The food was delicious, the pie was filling but relatively & pleasantly surprisingly light. We tried the week of the wine which was really good, great choice as well. The pub has a great atmosphere & friendly staff. Will be returning!

Thank LouiseLawson
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I have known this pub for over 50 years and have seen its ups and downs. Recently I have started using it again and it is as good now as it's ever been. I have been there with friends and last Thursday I ate there with my two sons. Each time the food has been very good and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank John F
Wrotham, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We met our eldest daughter for lunch at one of her locals, the Kentish Rifleman. We had been previously and usually have had good food. On this occasion I was SLIGHTLY disappointed as my starter (pate) did not have enough bread, despite the fact that I requested extra and the seafood sharing platter had some fairly tasteless prawns. Having said... More 

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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, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunks Green Road | Dunks Green, Tonbridge TN11 9RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810727

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