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Dovecote Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Capel $$ - $$$ , British,
Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
+44 1892 835966
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rosti” (21 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for lunch. They forgot to put our order through to the kitchen so it was pretty late but once we told them they were very good at rushing it through and offered us an almost entirely free meal. Nice to sit outside on a...More

Thank GIDAYE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to try the Gales HSB and was not disappointed. Decided to eat and had a lovely meal. Have been back since and will go again as a lovely atmosphere in a proper country pub.More

Thank Sue R
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Charlie prides himself on keeping our ales in superb condition and Cliff, Xanthe and the rest of the kitchen team work really hard to deliver great meals - so your kind...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Dovecote is not far from our home in Tunbridge Wells. On recommendations we visited for a Sunday pint. A really nice pub in the old way with a lovely bar and cask ales. Whilst there we saw some beautiful food being served and decided...More

Thank keithsparr
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you Keith for taking the time to write such a great review, it is greatly appreciated. We work very hard to get all aspects of our service right, both food and drink, so it's nice to hear that we do get it right and...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Not visited the Dovecote for many years...wow! we've been missing out! The staff were friendly, food excellent, servings ...well, I didn't have room to even look at the dessert menu! My Moroccan lamb was so very tasty and served very attractively ...hubby had minted lamb...More

Thank Jennifer L
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you for your great review and your kind words Jennifer! We work very hard to get all aspects of our service right, so it's nice to hear we do get it right and that you had a good time with us. We're so pleased...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Initial reception was very pleasant and the staff/service was great. Ordered the half roasted chicken that was unfortunately a little overdone but tasty

Thank NZbiggestfan
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the Dovecote Inn. Glad to hear that you had a good time, we'll look into how we cook the chicken - so thank you for the tip. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great home cooked food, lovely place to go both summer and winter. Friendly, attentive staff, without being overbearing! Nothing is too much trouble for any of the guys and girls who work here!More

Thank Sandy H
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your great review and your kind words Sandy! We work very hard to get all aspects of our service right, so it's nice to hear we're getting it right and that you had a good time with us. We're bringing in new...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went to the Dovecote pub at Capel with good friends last night for a meal, our 1st visit. Delightful & attractive pub, excellent food, good range of beers served by people who knew their stuff, liked to engage, were proud of what they did &...More

Thank kpharo
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you for your great review and your kind words! We work very hard to get all aspects of our service right, so it's nice to hear that you had a good time with us. We're bringing in new menus that keep the old favourites...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was our son's birthday so where better place to treat him to a lunch but the ever-dependable Dovecote. Readers of my other reviews on Trip Advisor will know I am a pie man through and through. Totally. Absolutely. Show me a good pie and...More

Thank GeoffreySinger
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Geoffrey -Thank so much you for your wonderful review - we're so glad that you had a good time with us! Cliff, our new chef is devising a new menu, with some exciting additions as well as keeping the old favourites - keep an eye...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner on a Thursday night. Charles was in the kitchen I believe so served by the bartenders who were very polite and helpful. Menu has slightky changed. Lots of pies/suets of specials and have lost the liver which I liked. Had the fish...More

Thank Busker999
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you for your great review - we're so glad that you had a good time with us. If Charlie was in the kitchen, he must have been hiding in the fridge - Thursday is his night off! Cliff, our new chef is implementing a...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great meal out with my partner, food, service and the hospitality was amazing! One of the best evenings out in a long while.

Thank Cheesman27
The_Dovecote_Inn, Owner at Dovecote Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Glad to hear that you both had a good time with us, thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

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PandK2010
Do you have gluten-free options
19 August 2016|
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Response from The_Dovecote_Inn | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the delay in responding - yes we do. Many of our meals are or can be made gluten free. Regards, The Dovecote
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alders Road, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Capel
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 835966
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Dovecote Inn on Alders Road in Capel, near Tonbridge in Kent. We are a warm and friendly traditional country pub with a cosy atmosphere providing good homely food, fine wine and superb real ales at the centre of the local community. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty near Five Oak Green, we are only a short drive from Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Paddock Wood. We have a selection of real ales served directly from casks behind the bar. Our regular ales are Harveys Sussex Best Bitter and Gales HSB, along with a constantly changing repertoire of guest ales. We have been listed in The Good Beer Guide for seventeen years. Thatchers or Old Rosie cider along with a selection of draught lager, stout and cider are complemented by various bottled options. A fine selection of wines is available by the bottle or glass, along with a typical selection of spirits and soft drinks. Join us for our lunchtime and evening food menus, along with varying specials and desserts boards providing good value, freshly cooked no-nonsense homely food. Sit in our dedicated restaurant area, secluded snug or tables throughout the bar in a cosy and comfortable rural pub environment. Warm yourself beside the log fire in the autumn & winter and enjoy alfresco dining in our patio area in the spring and summer months.
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