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The Spitfire

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1 Liberty Square | Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4AU, England
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
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The only reason people visit is because it is the only pub in kings Hill. Food is overpriced and shocking, same choice of beers since it opened, and the atmosphere is dire. Its worth the trip to West Malling.. where you have the choice of numerous good quality pubs.

Thank Matt B
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are friendly and helpful providing one of the best breakfasts in Kent. All perfectly cooked and really tasty! Vegetarian breakfast is also excellent.

Thank hoppity2017
Hadlow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated an 80th Birthday in the room above the main part of the pub which has it's own bar and kitchen and a balcony overlooking the main pub garden. We had organised a 2 course lunch which was delicious and served efficiently. We were looked after by Rebecca who did a first class job in making sure everything went... More 

Thank ajhkent
West Malling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were brilliant, the guests were able to relax and really enjoy the special occasion. We were served a lovely Sunday lunch, and it was such good value. We would definitely use this venue again.

Thank margaretbarnden
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only pub on Kings Hill... it's ok, not great but not bad either, it just lacks atmosphere and character. Great pub garden in a hot day!! Never eaten there so unable to review food. Good parking at the back or at Asda!

Thank LondonMonkeytoes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect roast dinner with all the trimmings and more! All the veg came out in separate dishes looking lovely! Hot and VERY tasty! Nice atmosphere away from the bar upstairs in the restaurant where we were table serviced. 10/10 definitely recommend

Thank Amber G
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Spitfire for Mothers Day lunch. The service was brilliant. I was really impressed with the Lamb roast and there was plenty to eat. Did have a dessert which was delicious but probably didn't need it as still not hungry!

Thank Honeywick
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Booked the Spitfire for Sunday lunch for my husband and l. Food was superb, service very friendly nothing too much trouble to ensure you enjoy your meal. Plenty of choices, ample portions with plenty of variety of vegetables. Great atmosphere, would recommend if you are looking for good food and friendly staff. Advisable to pre book.

Thank Tina P
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is by no means a great pub, it is dated and needs a lot of TLC. But it is a hub to meet friends but not to linger. Why do the owners not make The Spitfire a great restaurant--it is in the right place.

Thank GerryKent
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Went Sunday afternoon for dessert and drinks. We had two of the specials, both were microwaved. The whole place was dirty, and the men's toilet was utterly disgusting. The only saving grace is the friendly staff but I still couldn't wait to get out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Liberty Square | Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: 01732-22-07-54

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