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Elephants Head Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Hook Green | Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LJ, England
+44 1892 739525
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Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lovely pub has been lacking leadership for too long. All that changed when David arrived. Thank you for rescuing our pub and being such a good landlord. Great atmosphere, great beer, great food. Disciplined children and dogs welcome. I do not want it to become too popular but would not hesitste to recommend it to anyone who wants to... More 

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1 Thank peter24collins
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed with Sunday lunch today. Everything was really good and portions were massive. Loads of veg. Service was attentive and final bill was on the reasonable side.

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Thank gregormack66
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to come back to this pub to celebrate a birthday, having seeing that it was under new management following a refurbishment. The food was very good although we could only order from the 'Sunday lunch' menu despite being given all of them to look through which was rather confusing. More disappointment came from the lack of atmosphere in... More 

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Thank RowlanzClan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for a gathering of families for a pre-New Year catch up. We'd phoned and booked for 8 adults and 4 children (3 year old twins, plus 6 and 9). As we'd been here previously as part of a large family party full of children. We were greeted by an A4 sign on the door explaining that children... More 

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1 Thank Joanna M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a small family with a young baby felt unwelcome with all the signs with the rules for children. Had planned to have some lunch but decided against this and instead had a quick drink then left. Have been many times previously and was a firm favourite. However although I agree with the "rules" set out I think the method... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for a Sunday lunch. Shown straight to table on arrival. It was a cold day and we were in the conservatory off the main pub, but thankfully the temperature was not too cold. I opted for the chicken breast and my friend for the beef. Both arrived swiftly and could not fault the food. The young waiting... More 

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1 Thank Changnam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit to this lovely pub but first under its new management who clearly hate having to allow children in at all. There are around 7 signs starting that: Kids must not run around in the pub Kids may leave the bar by 7pm Kids must not approach the bar. The first 2 points are fair dues,... More 

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2 Thank James F
DStanley2014, Owner at Elephants Head Restaurant, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to criticise the way I wish to run MY business. Unfortunately in the 7 weeks I have been here I have had at least 3 instances where parents have allowed their children to run around damaged decorations and roll around the floor. I have no way of knowing what "TYPE" of family is going to... More 

Redhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a difference a new landlord makes, David Stanley makes this pub great, new landlord, new chef, new staff, if you gave not been to the EH or gave up due to pass managers, David is the New Tennant, not a manager, it's "his business" and I would have to say good business men make for good results. Go if... More 

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Thank Kinolmontie
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for family Sunday Roast as a treat. When we arriver the owner greeted us and we were quickly shown to our table. The restaurant was around 80% full and there was a good atmosphere. My husband and son both coudlnt' decide what roast they wanted so asked for a mixture of all of them - the staff were... More 

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Thank ljsmith0479
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub, Great location, Excellent landlord ( Dave Stanley)and staff, couldn't do enough for you to ensure you have everything you require. Food 100% Great value for money and excellent portions. Will be returning very soon 5 Stars

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hook Green | Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 8LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Lamberhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 739525
Description
15th Century traditional English Public House ,casual dining with a very English menu, large car park and a very large garden . winter time log fire. Spit roasts and BBQs in the summer, All types of gatherings catered for in a very relaxed atmosphere.

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