Rose & Crown

4.4
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95 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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The Rose & Crown is your quintessential country pub in the middle of an idyllic part of Kent.

The 17th Century building has seen some comings and goings over the years but has been in the safe hands of Dermot and Lisa Nally since November 2013. The promise is to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors and hope that they can relax and enjoy the experience.


We use only locally sourced produce and maintain a fresh focus on what we serve.
What 95 People Are Saying
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TB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food would recommend them. Lovely pub.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time I’ve been to the Rose & Crown, only a few mile from where I live. I Will visit again for the food and will grab a beer on way home.
Staff friendly and smart.
Value was good, food lovely.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good, we are very lucky to have this very friendly pub as our local.

H
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects of what a country public house should be like a benchmark to the trade

IB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Relaxed and cosy atmosphere, very good friendly service, good food and good value.

KD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and plenty of it staff were friendly and welcoming

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real hidden gem if you like a traditional country pub with a roaring log fire serving fresh local produce of above average portions and at very competitive prices.

DH
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pleasant country pub, easily accessible and with a large car park. Good food, with classic pub choices such as fish and chips, or variations of beef pie. Didn't have time for dessert. Calm, friendly atmosphere. Traditional English pub.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, great service (from the boss no less!) and thoroughly enjoyable evening!

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country pub with great ales and excellent food.

BO
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to the Rose & Crown several times over the last couple of years and enjoyed our visits. The food has always been really good as it was once again with our most recent meal. The menu is fairly priced and the kids meals are charged at half the listed amount.

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food is great but there is no kids menu so it’s not ideal for families. Kids can pick from anything on the menu and have a smaller portion but this option is not given for the desserts except for ice cream. For grown ups... it’s excellent though.

KD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely mid-week dine out! Food - very tasty, service - impeccable, all round - excellent value for money

H
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all aspects

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We travelled quite a long way as it was a convenient spot to meet friends and we weren't disappointed. The reception was very friendly and the sunday roast as good as I would cook at home . My sons both had epic burgers which they were delighted with. Overall all 8 of us were entirely happy.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good pub grub, a warm welcome, reasonably prices and friendly service.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a private party this night hence the noise and possibly this affected the review being good and not outstanding. Only criticism was the steak was not cooked to my liking.

NC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. Highly recommend.

a
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food and friendly staff had a meal in the bar area only issue we had was that while we waited for the table to be ready there was no where to stand without being in the way

AR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for the Sunday roast, managed to get booking at short notice. Food lovely and hot, roast beef delicious and tender, nice pint of ale to wash it down. 4 other tables eating at the time, although it was 2.30 so slightly late for the lunch rush. Overall, really enjoyed it, great food, welcoming hosts and excellent value for money. Many thanks!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We traveled a long way to this pub after reading reviews on trip advisor. The table we were offered was next to a hen party so we got moved to the bar next door! No atmosphere at all. The pub said it recommended their pie of the day on tip advisor, so we ordered them to be told they only had one left. Only 45 minutes into their lunch service! I ordered macaroni cheese, it was grey and disgusting, possibly one of the worst meals I’ve ever eaten. My son said his pie ,mash and veg reminded him of bad ‘school diners’. As this meal was part of a present that included a trip to the big cat sanctuary. It really spoilt my sons day as we both felt unwell after eating at this ‘ recommended pup

I
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We hadn't visited the Rose & Crown for very many years and always remember it being quite a special venue in years gone by. Well it certainly didn't disappoint and we will be returning with friends. The ambience and charm of the interior is everything that you could expect from a decent country pub and the garden is a good size too. We brought our well behaved dog along who was welcomed in the bar area where we had reserved a table for lunch. The food was good, between us we had the calves liver, home-made chicken curry and the duck salad, everyone was pleased with their choices and the portions were of good proportions. The staff were friendly and chatty, it was service with a smile. The food could have been just a little quicker coming out but that's probably because we were all very hungry on arrival so 40 minutes felt more like an hour. All in all this is definitely a place worth visiting.

T
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This the best publican and staff. Always friendly and very helpful. Really good value and pretty shaded beer garden. Lovely log fires in winter. Can’t say enough good about the pub!

CB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice food, pleasant surroundings, attentive and cheerful staff.

RW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Back to form for one of our local pubs. We will be back again soon

R
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Landlord extremley attentive and waitress couldnt fault it highly recommend lovely pub tucked away in countryside.changing menu this week keeping it fresh.
Well done rose and crown! Best ive had in ages!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food & service would visit again. Excellent pie!

D
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, excellent service food is amazing would definitely recommend to my family and friends. Will be returning very soon

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with a party of 8 for a family event. Dinner was very successful and staff worked hard to give good service. We all had the tapas menu which we thought was excellent.

ES
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice pub good food and drink, felt welcomed. Atmosphere good. Large garden areas. Comfortable indoor areas. The food we ordered was very good and of good proportion.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were very impressed by the range of the menu, the service and the standards. A fabulous little find. So good that we went for second night in a row!

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly greeting on arrival, promptly shown to table by our server who was pleasant and welcoming. Drinks order taken fairly quickly. Given enough time to make our selections (party of 6) and once ordered food came in a very reasonable time period. We only had mains and everyone enjoyed their choices from Sunday Roast to fish & chips through to veggie dish as well as salads (which incidentally contained lots of chicken/bacon/avocado in one and prawns/crayfish in the other). Sat in restaurant not too busy but was almost full when we were leaving. Enjoyed the meal and who return if in the area.

H
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unlike other PH closing down every week the R & C is a thriving friendly PH with excellent food / casks of ales staff friendly users friendly ideally located. Highly recommended 6 out of 5 stars

KG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always. The manager is very smiley and happy as to are his staff. One thing I would like to see is a few more veggie meals on the menu .

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening we had. The food was delicious, the setting so beautiful and the staff very friendly. We were made to feel so welcome. Thank you for such a great evening.

j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening meal at the Rose and Crown. Warmly welcomed by all staff. Great choice of food and all delicious. Staff attentive but not overly.
Definitely going back for more !

AB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warm and friendly service, good value food. Would recommend.

AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, food and service. Food was lovely and the right amount

MD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent - the roast beef was so tender and one of the best that I have had out at a pub.
Roast potatoes were also better than usual out
Quantities were excellent.
Service from the two female waitresses was warm and helpful
Would certainly go there again when next in that area

S
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very disappointing to be honest, as it was recommended to us, the staff were friendly and the service was good, but our food, was poor, starters were the specials, asparagus with poached egg, far too much garlic and oil floating about, ruined the taste of the asparagus, which we were looking forward too, as we assumed it would be local asparagus, a delicious dish, if kept simple. Mains were sausage and mash, sausages overcooked to the point of totally dried out and lacking flavour, calves liver, again, overcooked to the point of looked and tasted like leather, fortunately, we had our dog with us, so she ate most of the liver, which was some consolation. A plus point is they do allow dogs in the bar and garden areas. The meal averaged out for 2 courses at £21 a head, the wine Merlot was nice at £18 a bottle, the pub is in a very nice setting. Will not be rushing back.