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The Crown Inn

££ - £££, British,
Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QH, England
+44 1892 864742
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pies” (2 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have recently moved to the area & liked the look of this traditional country pub so booked an evening meal but sadly it wasn't as good as we'd hoped. We ate indoors & there lots of flies round our table & my husband had...More

3  Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An attractive traditional country pub with friendly staff and delicious food. Everything a country pub should be !

Thank Annemarie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a quiet Monday evening we enjoyed being in the restaurant part of this popular pub. It was like stepping back in time with white tablecloths, cutlery in place settings, water without asking and decent menus with additional items "on the boards". The home made...More

Thank jamesfurze
Steve H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments, very much appreciated, we are very pleased you enjoyed you meals and visit, we hope to see you soon. Kind regards Steve & the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were recently taken to the Crown by a friend. We were so impressed with it that we returned a week later. It has a good, sensible menu but with plenty of daily specials. The service was good. There is an older...More

1  Thank Robert G
Steve H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you for your comments, they are very much appreciated. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Crown Inn, We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Steve & all the staff

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

went in for dinner to celebrate a friends birthday and was so pleased with both the food and service. recommend the sausage and mash

Thank Chloe T
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Attractive old pub in nice location. We popped in on a Saturday lunchtime for beer and sandwiches whilst travelling on the Spa Valley railway. Both food and drinks were fine and no complaints whatsover . Were able to eat outside in comfort and enjoyable overall....More

3  Thank 147ChrisB
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Came here nearly a year ago when visiting family in the area and we were looking forward to coming back. We liked the old place and were a bit surprised when we walked in because visually it had a changed so much. However the service...More

Thank Bengimano
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Title sums it up. Service without a smile - seems to be the fashion now. Just take your money and run. Grounds unkempt and signage peeling and in need of investment. Food and beer good - get a grip!

1  Thank bedwetter
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I live 10 miles from Groombridge, but pass through several times a week, and occasional stopping at this beautiful pub is always a treat. Words can’t do justice to this place - smoky fires, well-kept beer and old fashioned no-nonsense landladies are all very good...More

1  Thank Neil K
Steve H, Owner at The Crown Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your comments, much appreciated, we are so glad that you enjoy your visits to the Crown inn, we look forward to seeing you soon Kind regards From all at the Crown inn

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a really good bar meal in this very old traditional pub. The tables that were set for lunch looked clean and inviting, nice to see tablecloths! Good service, warm and inviting, will definitely revisit soon.

Thank Hilary E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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: Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Groombridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 864742
  • E-mail
Our family run Free house is one of the oldest pubs in the South of England and is in an excellent position for exploring with lovely walks close by in Ashurst Park, Stone Cross, Burrswood, Withyham and The Ashdown Forest. There are links to information for Cycling, Rock Climbing, Golf, Horse Riding and Fishing in the area. Groombridge Place is only across the road where weekend events take place, lovely gardens to walk through and a children's Enchanted Forest. Come and try our traditional cuisine in the cosy beamed restaurant with log fires to keep you warm. We have a set menu and a daily specials board that caters for all tastes. Our Sunday roast is a mouth watering experience!! Family parties can be catered for and any special events - please call early to book. Bed and breakfast is available. We have beautiful cosy rooms with all the characters of the 16th Century. Please feel free to call us to ask any queries.
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