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Brown Trout Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lamberhurst Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
+44 1892 890755
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped here as I was passing... And booked in for an early evening meal. What a great choice. The bar man was very friendly and so was chef. (I bumped into her in the car park as I arrived) I had Guiness & steak pie, with fresh vegetables & new potatoes. It was great, especially after my fiasco at... More 

Thank Nick H
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, and a genuine, warm, relaxed welcome. 3 couples arriving with 7 kids could have been made to feel like an inconvenience (one of the other nearby pubs had made it clear that we were), but not the case here. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was perfect for the rabble and adults alike. Will definitely be... More 

Thank Mugsy70
Chatham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to visit Scotney castle and couldn't get in so the guy at the castle recommend this pub for a lunch time snack. We were not disappointed. There was a nice log stove and the pub was warm. Food was good value for money. Would have loved the OAP two course meal for £8.75? but didn't qualify! Porton size was... More 

Thank johnchatham2014
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here after a night orienteering event nearby with 12 + friends. Very hospitable, a good choice of main dishes and nicely cooked with good portions. What is not to like!

Thank David K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm quite passionate about pies. Any pub these days that serves a pie that is actually encased in pastry gets a massive thumbs up from me!

Thank Sarah M
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to the Brown Trout for many years, when it was a speciality fish restaurant in fact, although when we passed it the car park always seemed full to overflowing. Friends invited us to dinner there and we were struck by the homely atmosphere and friendliness of our greeting. The restaurant itself was interestingly laid out with... More 

Thank Stephen H
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I think I first visited the Brown Trout in about 1985 or 1986?? So, 30 odd years ago...making this review kinda useless. No doubt it has changed hands a few times since...It was the very first lunch I had ever experienced in the UK, having been taken there by my Aunt who lived in Tunbridge Wells....we'd flown in from Hong... More 

Thank ElstonAirways
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Brown Trout used to be a half decent pub; and it served the best cheesy chips anywhere? Sadly it changed hands, had a bit of a re-fit, and let itself go. It's best feature was always the beer garden in the summer; and at least that is unchanged, which makes it worth a visit if the sun is out... More 

Thank John M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, absolutely vile, repugnant, obnoxious staff - would never return, nor recommend. Ginger woman at the bar needs to take her kitten heels off.

5 Thank Jack J
Hastings, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good food for all tastes. We were a mix of veggies and meat eaters. Mix of specials available. Good size portions. Good value for money👌

2 Thank Julia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamberhurst Down | Lamberhurst, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 890755

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