The Papermakers Arms

The Papermakers Arms

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 16:00
Wed
18:00 - 21:00
Thu
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:00
Fri
12:00 - 14:3018:00 - 21:00
Sat
12:00 - 21:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Is this restaurant good for large groups?
About
Set in the beautiful Kent village of Plaxtol, half way between Tonbridge & Sevenoaks you'll find this relaxed friendly Countrypub where a roaring log fire and a warm welcome await you! The carefully selected Daily Menu offers local seasonal food & drinks (wherever possible) alongside our Children's and Bar Snacks menu. The Papermakers Arms has been awarded the Trip Advisors ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for the 8th year running so whether it's Date Night, Lunch with friends, Family Gathering or a great Sunday Lunch why not come along and experience one of Kent’s best kept secrets for yourself?! LATEST NEWS * Christmas Day & Festive Menus now available to book * Wellington Wednesday is returning 12th October! Available on Wednesday evenings. Simply book and PREORDER your choice by the preceding Tuesday * Happy Hour is back! Friday 4-6pm Please refer to our website for full details
CUISINES
Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles400 reviews
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Zumbafan
Bexley7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Been to this pub for lunch before , decided to return , if you want a great set munch menu it ticks all the boxes, this time we chose from the a La carte, Asparagus with poached egg, and sea bass , DH also had a desert ,really enjoyed our lunch, all good. Had a drink on the “ terrace” before ordering , this is where we both felt was an area that could be greatly improved , it needed a really good clean clean up , very scruffy , unkempt , pots which have been used as ashtrays piled up on the window sill full of dog ends , a VERY stained, dirty broken garden umbrella over a table in the corner, decking could have done with a sweep , these things would cost nothing to sort , a few well tended pots wouldn’t go a miss either in this area , attention to detail is missing here, shame. Will return for the food , hope to find the outside smartened up.
Written 1 June 2024
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Nigel C
Tonbridge2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
The Sunday lunch was very nice and service was extremely quick. Wanted a gravy boat left to add more gravy. I ordered the cheese and biscuits. Do not recommend. The Stilton was non existent, no chutney and pickled onions were horrible. For £13 not worth it!! My husband had apple crumble l, needed more custard, the sticky toffee was very nice.
Written 28 April 2024
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David H
Ightham95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
I was in a party of twelve for our annual group get-together. The Restaurant was 100% occupied which proves that good food is always an attraction. The manager and two very friendly girls looked after us very efficiently. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. I had King Prawns as a starter and followed by a plate of delicous chicken. I somehow managed to find some room for half of my wife's spare ribs which were well prepared and full of flavour--definitely my choice on my next visit. My companions on either side of me had the Sea Bass, which they were very pleased to have chosen. There seemed to an unanimous selection of the mint chip ice-cream to wrap the evening. We all enjoyed the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and the Rioja, chosen from an interesting selection on the wine list. All in all, a most enjoyable evening with good food and excellent service. £50 per person was great value for a fun evening at this local pub.
Written 3 March 2024
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191272Rebecca
Sevenoaks17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Heard a lot about this pub and was keen to try it out. However, the meal I chose for a vegetarian option, was appalling. Mushrooms were few and far between, luke warm, dry and mostly pasta. Tasteless and dull in the extreme. Pls up your game if you wish to welcome people of all tastes and dietary requirements. There are a lot of us out there now…: Gave two stars as the waiter was pleasant. Toilets need an upgrade.
Written 14 January 2024
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Alice E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Have to say enjoyed the food and staff definitely will go again, friendly service with a person attention to detail.
Written 22 December 2023
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Noo26
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Went here with my family for Sunday lunch. Ryan provided very good service and the lady in charge was very friendly and chatted to out children. Food was good, everyone enjoyed theirs. Best chocolate brownie and icecream I've ever tasted.
Written 26 November 2023
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Roxylynn M
Sutton22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
3rd visit ..well worth the drive Excellent food and choices …meal arrived well presented and it was hot …. If you want the best burgers EVER try theirs. Had Nachos as well each time ( enough for 2) .. Can’t beat them…. The staff was so friendly and dedicated to her job.
Written 19 November 2023
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Lindyloo..
London27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
Evening out with friends at the Papermakers, Plaxtol. What a lovely village pub. The Service was faultless, staff were friendly and the food was just amazing. I had the Miso Cod, which was a very enjoyable dish, well cooked and looked amazing on the plate. There was a lovely open fire and great atmosphere. Will definitely go back...
Written 9 November 2023
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Brian M
London985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Once again this friendly local pub in the centre of Plaxtol Village provided us with a first-class mid-week supper. Their draught beer (£5.80/pint) from Longman's was beautifully kept and every mouthful of hop flavoured ale was perfect. It was very cosy in the small dining area adjacent to the bar as the log fire was blazing on this very wet Storm Babet night The beef and Suffolk blue cheese croquette with horseradish sauce (£9.00) was delicious. Hot crispy crust with a wonderful savoury middle - had to ask for more sauce which quickly arrived. The salmon rillette (£9.00) was also enjoyed as a starter. I had the Thai green curry (£17.50) with chicken (again) and was not disappointed. Lovely medium hot curry with tender chicken pieces and rice, perfectly cooked, with a slight bite. Other enjoyed the Chicken Ballotine (£19.00) which was stuffed with spinach, cheese and rolled in Parma ham. When it came to desserts, most of us were too well fed to tackle anything more than a "digestive" ice cream at £3.00 per dollop and really good. We liked the Picpoul de Minet (£32.00) and large glass of Tempranillo (£7.80) The food is in a class above mots other local restaurants and pubs so should command greater support!!
Written 19 October 2023
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Jkjay
Pluckley21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
I eat out often and particularly for a roast on Sunday. I visited here today. I was pleasantly surprised. The roast was the best I’ve had in a pub. Meat cooked well. Excellent staff and lovely pub. It’s a 45 minute drive for me but this may well be my new Sunday lunch pub. Thank you
Written 8 October 2023
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Brian M
London985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Plaxtol is a friendly village and this pub provides a great focus for thirsty locals as well as offering interesting food in comfortable surrounds. There has been an extensive devlopment of outdoor facilities but sadly the weather on a July evening was not conducive to braving the sudden temperature drop. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere whilst we took drinks and studied the short menu - the draught bitter ale was well kept with great flavour. My starter for £9.50 was chicken liver parfait served with thick slices of brown bread (perhaps toasted would have been even better?) and slices of local strawberries. The parfait was light and very smooth, so good to taste. For the main course, I opted for the Thai green curry (£16.95) with chicken pieces and basmati rice which I thought was a superb dish and could have rly enjoyed their selections and the kitchen was very happy to provide a "doggy bag" for the unfinished (but delicious) Tuna steaks. Total bill with drinks in the bar, wine at the table, two courses plus coffee and gratuity was £50pp. Very good value for our superb mid-week supper.
Written 20 July 2023
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Cara S
Chard7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
A pleasure to visit. Beautifully presented. Fresh flowers. Welcoming staff. Jug of iced water supplied without having to ask - great touch. Fantastic tuna nicoise - good portion size.
Written 17 June 2023
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Ian
Plaxtol3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Quick dinner for the two of us with a late booking that they managed to fit us in. Very friendly, as usual, We both had a delightful chicken Thai curry. Perfect. And very filling.
Written 10 April 2023
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Brian M
London985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Decided to visit with my brother and our wives on "Wellington Wednesday" - an evening when they offer beef wellington at £35.00/each and either salmon or vegetable at £20,00/each. Opened with an excellent pint of timothy Taylor bitter which was worth the rather high price. However the wine selections both white and red were rather ordinary and again slightly over=priced we felt. The starters did not excite with the (miniscule) fishcake and sauce underwhelming though the leek and potato soup proved a nourishing winter option. Very pleased to move to a more positive tone as the Wellingtons were outstanding : really tender, medium rare fillet encased in a perfectly formed thin crust of pastry with a fine jus, smoothly mashed potatoes and greens. Likewise our ladies loved the salmon version. Coffees sufficed and we would certainly make another visit.
Written 24 February 2023
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Mary
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We booked a meal to follow a walk from a neighbouring village. Table plus dog biscuits and water awaited us (and our dog!) . Food was, as always, delicious. Service warm, welcoming and attentive. Relaxed and friendly vibe with great food. Thank you.
Written 19 February 2023
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