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The Papermakers Arms

££ - £££, British,
The Street, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks TN15 0QJ, England
+44 1732 810407
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai curry” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“pollock” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Street, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks TN15 0QJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for lunch whilst on a country walk. The pub has a great vibe and also great food. The staff are really friendly and I would highly recommend for a visit, either for food or just for drinks!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AePo8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A table of four. We were three elderly people and one in his twenties. We were advised to be prompt, else we might have to wait a long time. In fact we were prompt, yet need not have been. The atmosphere is friendly, and welcoming,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikedlibbits
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Came here as off the back of reviews. One person having Sunday lunch and one having normal menu. We both ordered starters, i had the scallops, with black pudding and apple puree. it was tasteless, the puree was like baby food, and very grainy, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank tasz01
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Another superb dining experience at the Papermakers Arms in Plaxtol yesterday. The reception from Rachel and her team gets warmer every time we go and is now akin to Norm walking into Cheers. Despite only having visited the pub a handful of times over the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Raynpa
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to eat out on a Wednesday night . We wanted somewhere that was warm and inviting. This pub is just outside Sevenoaks town centre in the little village of Plaxtol. It was good that the pub had its own car...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeylaGR
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Went for Sunday lunch, if you’re a half-decent cook you’ll be disappointed as the food lacks flavour and is rather quite bland. The service is good but the owner Graham is a bit of a diva.

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Padda99
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Good value, pleasant location and helpfully staff. We live relatively locally and this is a regular place to dine out for us. Recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Actinup2000
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A fabulous place to meet with friends for dinner. Not only is the food delicious but the service was amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank redluckypenny
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

First visit here and very impressed. Came here for Sunday lunch and wasn’t disappointed. I had the roast pheasant which was lovely and I would defo recommend. Dog friendly pub. Will definitely return

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sebastionl
Reviewed 14 October 2018

With it’s new menu and Rachel running front of house The Papermakers is on top form. It was buzzing and busy on Saturday night but we were well looked after from start to finish. They’re getting the formula just right, great bar, wider selection of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sarah O
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Ruth O
16 November 2018|
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Response from Graham P | Property representative |
Hi Ruth Many thanks for your enquiry. Whilst we don’t have official wheel chair access, a number of wheel chair users do visit the Papermakers. There is a ramp from the car park to our terrace which is the same level as the... More
8 November 2017|
Response from MrC1973 | Reviewed this property |
they are because we are booked in! but not sure if there are any slots left. I would call them sooner rather than later
29 December 2015|
Response from Graham P | Property representative |
Hi Anne Apologies I have only just seen this message. Yes we can cater for a party of 24 and would be very happy to accept your booking. Please could you call the pub on 01732 810407 Please ask for myself or Lauren Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks TN15 0QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sevenoaks District  >  Sevenoaks  >  Plaxtol
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 810407
  • E-mail
Set in the beautiful Kent village of Plaxtol, half way between Tonbridge & Sevenoaks this relaxed friendly gastro pub serving local & seasonal food & drinks wherever possible. Now our 5th year running that we have been awarded Trip Advisors ‘certificate of excellence’ Serving breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as our excellent value set lunch menu with 2 courses for just £11.50 or 3 for £13.50 available Tuesday- Saturday Noon to 2.30. Our A La Carte menu is also always available or why come on a Sunday and try one of our fabulous roasts ? Roaring log fire and a warm welcome await you, so why not come along and experience one of Kent’s best kept secrets ?
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