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The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed a lovely lunch here today with my Mrs & son. The pub is set in beautiful surroundings about 2 miles outside Tonbridge. We received a warm welcome and the offer to put the drinks on the tab was most appreciated. Food tasted great and the portions were generous too. Friendly staff as well. The bill was very reasonable but... More 

Thank hobo64
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old pub in picturesque location.I have eaten in here a few times and the food is always excellent.The landlord John is great guy, the staff are always really friendly and they have a nice selection of well kept local ales.I cant recommend the Rifleman highly enough.

Thank Bermondsey68
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of us went out to celebrate a friend's birthday. The pub is in a small hamlet and tucked away which adds to the charm of the place. The food choices were varied and well presented and we stuck to the Dinner menu. The beers were largely local ones (Kent and Sussex) and the service was both friendly and... More 

Thank Tdog-Kent
United Kingdom
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch on lovely sunny day. Great beer gardens both at front and back of the pub . Rear garden is a sun trap overlooking a beautiful meadow. Food to very high standard. Indulged in both starter and main course which were excellent and came very quickly brought by friendly lady who was attentive and helpful. Proper country pub... More 

Thank Pete E
Maidstone Kent
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit in4 weeks for lunch midweek. The first visit was excellent,food,service and atmosphere. So we decided to come again.The food again was so well presented,choice,taste and preperation excellent.The seating in the restaurant part of the pub was very good ,"oldie worldie" I think is the term. We were not disappointed,once again first class. One tip,if you... More 

Thank mcwfish
Maidstone Kent
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited the pub on a warm April afternoon in 2017 On entering the bars we were welcomed by a young lady who knew who we were and showed us to our table for lunch. 4 different meals,steak pie and veg very good meat and pastry,cod and chips,the chap who had this claims it's the best he has had.chicken and... More 

Thank mcwfish
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the pub as a large group after having found it in the CAMRA guide. Staff were not welcoming and incredibly slow. We were made aware that there were other large groups so we had to place our order quickly. Being a Sunday, all that was on offer were roasts. All of the roasts were inedible if I'm honest.... More 

Thank lozzage
jon a, Owner at The Kentish Rifleman Restaurant, responded to this review

wow, that's a slap in the face ! Normally I leave critiques alone for fear of creating a slanging match: and in this case I agree that we did not get it right; but I must pick you up on a couple of things: it is incorrect to say that all that was on offer was roasts, indeed all, I... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Been here a couple of times and can't fault the food. Went on a weekday and had pork with cracking - really nice and on a Sunday and had the lunch - good portion.

Thank M1949UQcharlie
Barnetby le Wold, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Is often overhyped in this part of the country in my experience, but this place was really good and value for money. The ambience, service and quality were hard to fault. The staff were very attentive and friendly and all in all the lunch was a great success. Highly recommended.

Thank Harry Metcalfe
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Another great Sunday lunch and apres walk drink. The landlord John and his chief Richard are always welcoming and entertaining - and manager Helen always accommodating - great local atmosphere, good food and sensible prices. Thanks guys.

Thank Phil-H17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?