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The Wheelwrights Arms

The Green | The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
+44 1892 722129
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
The Green | The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After years of driving past and wondering what this pub was like we finally stopped to find out. And glad we did too! We pass through Matfield to visit family so time critical. On Friday we were going elsewhere and without time constraint went in...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food which was very much better than your usual pub food. We really enjoyed our meal here which had some interesting additional 'twists'. The service was welcoming and friendly but everything was a tad slow due to stretched staffing for which they apologised. Well...More

1  Thank jadeb
Reviewed 6 days ago

As always Gem and Rob always deliver. Fantastic food and also a great selection of bitters. Also a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Always a pleasure to go too.

1  Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely venue, however, the food was a disappointment. Had the black beef that was seared and almost raw inside. The vegetables were the cheapest root vegetables one could find. Not a green bean or broccoli in sight! The main problem was it...More

Thank Poppy195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here as looked like a typical country pub. Wasn't disappointed it really was such a friendly place with attentive staff and food was good. We sat and relaxed in the Sunday sunshine and chose the best seat as sun shone here all the time...More

Thank Joy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is if I lived here it would be my local, to say I was made to feel welcome is an understatement, I popped in with a couple of pals after Cricket Nets and felt so at home I wanted to stay....More

1  Thank j-curv
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This pub was our local until we moved to Brighton almost a year ago. We have missed the Kentish pub ambience, the food and the beers so we thought we would come back and see if it is still as good as we remember. The...More

1  Thank AllisonBrett
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Had an awful lunch experience here! Ordered Ham ,Chips and salad and this is what I got.... fairy ham, half a dozen chunky chips (one was black) and a handful of lettuce from a bag! This delight would have cost me £12.95 ! There is...More

5  Thank Anna M
robbboz, Owner at The Wheelwrights Arms, responded to this review

Dear Anna M, My wife and I remember you well, on the day of your visit you were particularly unpleasant and rude to my wife. Clearly you do not feel your point of view can stand on its own merits as - sometimes being the...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Eaten here several times. The food has always been excellent and the vegetarian options are extremely good. Only downside is that when we booked a table for 2pm we got our mains at 4pm. Excellent chef, good menu, great atmosphere.

Thank Jotravelsplaces
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my sister's special birthday. Gemma and Rob were so helpful in accommodating our various dietary issues!

Thank Karen B
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Jenny T
Hi could you tell me what day you are shut is it a monday or tuesday?? thanks
2 January 2017|
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Response from Robert M | Property representative |
Hi Jenny T. Ordinarily we are closed on a Monday, and open on Tuesdays from 4pm serving dinner from 6.30pm. However we do open most (but not always all) Bank Holiday Mondays from noon until 6pm. That being the case we take... More
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Shirley M
Does this pub have capacity for parties of 15 to 20?
18 January 2015|
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Response from Robert M | Property representative |
Dear Shirley M. We have hosted parties of over 100 people, although we do have seating capacity of around 50, and we do frequently cater for tables/parties of around 15 to 20. For a "sit down meal" we would normally try to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green | The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Matfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 722129
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Description
The Wheelwrights Arms at Matfield is a traditional Kentish weatherboard pub. Built in 1602 as a farm building, the pub has been privately run by Rob & Gem Marshall since May 2011. We have up to 6 cask ales available on draught featuring local favourites & craft beers, together with a varied selection of good wines generally under £25 a bottle, with several options by the glass. We keep a small, frequently changing menu, prepared from fresh ingredients which we serve at lunch & dinner times, & traditional roasts on Sundays. At lunch we also offer sandwiches made from our own bread and butter churned in our own kitchen. We've sometimes been called a gastro pub, and if we are then we insist it is as much about the pub as it is the gastro. Drop in - you won't be a stranger for long.