The Queens Inn

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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Welcome to The Queens Inn.
A stylish pub, restaurant and hotel with a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a beer garden, a deep history of smugglers and a Georgian ballroom.
Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are combined, expertly cooked and served in our stylish, yet welcoming surroundings. Our meals are our pride and joy. We have a passion for creating a complete dining experience. We take the time to prepare our food from wholesome produce for our guests - no fast food, no corner cutting and are confident you’ll find it well worth waiting for.
Our menus show flair and imagination; never sacrificing taste and satisfaction. Our chef is committed to supporting local businesses and produce: Moon’s Green, Wealden Smokery, Park Farm butchers, Maws Fine Foods-Hawkhurst, Bodiam ice-cream to name but a few.
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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Four of us went in for a roast and have to say one of the best roast dinners we have eaten out! Really friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere thank you 😊

D
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance, drinks choice great, steak was undercooked and chewy, wouldn’t recommend, chicken terrine nice and cheesecake was amazing, would go back and have different main as other people’s looked lovely

GS
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at lunchtime and the restaurant was about half full. We had the salmon terrine starter and went on to the stone bass for the main course. Both were very nicely presented and excellent. The course sizes were just right and the service was first rate. My wife missed the desert course while I had the pear crumble. The server recommended a wine for us to accompany the fish. It was a New Zealand Runnymead Sauvingnon Blanc and was spot on. Overall we could not fault any aspect of the meal or the service and look forward to returning with friends fairly soon.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

ER
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us had Saturday lunch here, excellent food, good staff. Really enjoyed ourselves.

SB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our roast belly pork was lovely as were most of the vegetables, but the cauliflower was very ‘al dente’ and the Yorkshire pudding was cold. Wine was good and reasonably priced. The young lady serving us was excellent, friendly and helpful, and ensured that my food was gluten- free as requested.

A
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely tasty lunch in relaxed atmosphere with attentive but not over bearing staff. The halloumi salad was delicious as was the Malteser cheesecake - particularly the chocolate sorbet that accompanied it. Would recommend.

k
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice food, good service, will go back to try other restaurant.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favourite places to eat. Food and service are always excellent. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere

AM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Both quality of food and service were very good and provided excellent value. Restaurant was a little quiet on a Tuesday evening and lacked a little buzz but that didn’t detract too much from what was a surprisingly good experience. Breakfast was also very good.

LS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, comfortable seating. Good service from friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

E
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! My new fav pub want to go again this Sunday

BH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have yet to have a bad experience at The Queen's Inn - they just never disappoint. Always a warm welcome, good ambience, excellent service and a fabulous menu - choices to suit everyone. My friend and I shared the Japanese Tuna and the Teriyaki Salmon dishes and both were absolutely delicious. We will be back! Thank you.

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A small restaurant with about eight tables. The Main course provided large helpings of good plain food well cooked and the Apricot pudding compared favourably in presentation and flavour to what one might expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. For a local restaurant this was a great find!

PE
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first visit here. very impressed with the sunday roast.

V
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a meal for my sisters birthday. Lovely food, very good service. Would definitely go again.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely family dinner ( we also stayed at the hotel ) - great service and nice menu - thoroughly recommend.

LM
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traditional pub restaurant with plenty of light and good furnishings. Great service and an excellent goats cheese salad with roasted vegetables.

HS
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely gastropub. It was quiet when we went for Monday lunch. The food was good, service very nice and friendly and would definitely go back if in the area again.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Sunday roast, possibly the best I’ve ever eaten out! Beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. The staff were delightful, and the overall experience was one I will be repeating!

K
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly staff, would highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back for Sunday lunch!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely (vegetarian) Sunday roast for me, other had Roast beef and fish and chips. All very pleased with our food. Very good, efficient service despite being a bust Fathers Day.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast dinner, good portion and value. Attentive service.

B
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great setting. Friendly staff. Will be back

AG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent first visit, but will not be the last. Sunday lunch was excellent and the staff brilliant. Good luck to you all.

NC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was very good. Waiting staff (Julio in particular) was very much on the ball. Food was disappointing in so much as quality of dishes vs price. Would have expected the food to be a notch or 2 up from that which was served given the charge per plate. Starters were very small. £10 for 3 scallops not much bugger than a 10p coin. Mains were served warm. No selection of fresh vegetables to accompany the mains. Desserts left a lot to be desired in so much as the Cherry bakewell cheese cake had no taste of almonds with a few spots of cherry compote. Custard tart was very heavy and stodgy and was served broken. Shame really. Good selection of wine and local ales. All the staff were polite and courteous. Ambience was very good. We went for our anniversary and they were kind enough to serve up a small surprise at no extra charge, which was a nice touch. I just think the chef needs to up his/her game or give better value.

S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Pleasant gastro pub type atmosphere with good solid food and attentive service. Recommended for relaxed weekend lunches.

m
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed for one night at the Bell and had our evening meal and breakfast there. The service was excellent with very friendly and professional staff. The food was absolutely amazing. A good selection on the menu, all cooked beautifully and presented well without being over fussy and fancy.

SG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not quite what was expected menu wise but generally ok

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The decor inside the pub is lovely, very homely. Food is excellent albeit a little on the pricey side. Service was good, friendly staff. Definitely worth another visit.

MH
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I are new to Hawkhurst and we invited some friends over for a meal.
The Queens Inn was excellent.
Food was lovely, service was very good and our guests said we’d made an excellent choice.
We’ll definitely be visiting again 👍🏻

BH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. What more would you want? Well done Queen's Inn - you're doing everything right :)

NJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, comfortable, intermate, excellent service and high quality food, very good value overall

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good breakfast, though the choice for no. Residents a little limited.

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed for our wedding anniversary. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. The room and the food were fabulous. We had complimentary dessert and champagne which was a lovely thought. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Thank you for a lovely stay.

NL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great sevice. Interesting menu and god's value wine list.

MB
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a pleasant evening to celebrate our anniversary. If I had realised the dining tables were around the bar I would probably have booked somewhere with a proper dining room but as we were at far end and the dining room area not busy it was OK.

Several children in the eating area but not noise level OK.

Quality of food was very good and using local products and supporting humanely slaughtered meat is a positive in my book.

Size of portions was rather small for me and the pork belly was chewing rind rather than crisp so a bit disappointing. However the associated ham shank that was two small minces cylinder of ham shank was very tasty and the meat of the pork belly very well cooked.

I chose to have a beer (Doombar) which was out of stock and the replacement was not as enjoyable but I guess all bars can run out of a product.

Olives , cheese and bread was good, main course tasty but rather samm, desert (Praline) lacked enough praline but otherwise quite OK, Tea was good strength and well presented.
Expensive for what we had but in a better restaurant environment would have been fine.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely 1 night away from the kids.
Celebrating our anniversary which was kindly remembered by the restaurant.
Lovely room.. nice people... amazing food

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The setting is wonderful and the "Kitchen" part of the pub is fantastic. Just on this occasion, the Sunday Roast dinner was "meh" and the seating lacking a bit of ambience. I've been before and will certainly try again.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A lovely setting and welcome but food not as good as it used to be? In December the mulled wine was horribly sweet and not mulled wine as we knew it! We wondered if there was a different chef from the last time we came about 2 years ago. No fish cakes that we had loved them! It would be good to have a cheaper 2 /3 course option.