The Queens Inn

4.6
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106 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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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.
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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JAD1
Kent
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely friendly, prompt and welcoming service. There were only a few tables, well-spaced, and separate to the bar area. Quiet, warm surroundungs. Good was tasty, good portions and good value for money.

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NatalieS
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt that not enough attention was being paid to Corona virus safety measures, in general.
Felt really uncomfortable with waiting staff leaning in and over us, without them wearing any sort of mask or shield.
The bar area felt crowded with younger generation out for a drink.

On the positive side, we enjoyed our food and drinks, and prices were appropriate. We would definitely return, but after Covid.

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JennieT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast I’ve ever had and it’s consistently excellent. The service is second to non with a great atmosphere the space is always very clean and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal and friendly service from Bryce in relaxed gastropub surroundings. Main course was really great. Starters felt a little humdrum in comparison though.

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andy
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed by the service and general management of this place. We ate two excellent pizzas and side salads. It's understandably busy on a Saturday night. Make sure your table isn't near ill behaved children.! We had to move!

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JasonB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely warm and friendly staff, and a very good tapas menu. Main menu could do with a few more staples maybe but everything I’ve had in there since reopening (6 or 7 visits) has been of a very high quality indeed.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Queens whether just for a drink, eating in or the lovely take-away pizzas. Food is always amazing and the staff are always very welcoming and friendly.

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MatthewW81
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely Sunday roast
Highly Recommend and will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Sunday roast - one of the best I’ve had. Went for the triple meat and it was simple amazing. Well done.

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GemmaF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Queen’s Inn is a beautiful venue, the food was delicious, service was excellent and ambience of the restaurant was fantastic I’d definitely recommend!

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WendyM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff really nice, had a lovely evening

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SamanthaVIP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, great place , excellent choice and lovely setting

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CarolineC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent, fantastic food and very friendly staff, will definitely be going back very soon. Really can’t recommend highly enough....

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KerryN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening at the Queens inn. The service was outstanding even though is was busy.The staff were polite and friendly. The food was fantastic. We will be back soon.

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LizL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was quick and efficient. The restaurant was pleasantly busy but not crowded.

We sat by the kitchen and it did get smelly and smokey when the kitchen staff fried some bacon.

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PaulT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at the queens head, warm welcome on arrival, friendly staff, 3 roast dinners and one burger, roast dinner was ok, not the biggest portion was slightly disappointed the pork was a belly cut rather than from a roast cut, small roast potatoes but the accompanying vegetables where very tasty
The burger was enjoyed and served with fries and onion rings looked a better choice than the roast

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SamS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and brilliant food will definitely be going back

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vipVeggiefoodie
London
77 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited on a quiet lunchtime. Good veggie options and nice wine list.

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vipJonathanW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. We went here for dinner, which was first class and then returned for breakfast. The service is outstanding and the quality of food and variety can not be faulted. I wish this was my local as it’s one of the best pubs we’ve visited in a long time.

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GemmaV
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

No baby changing facilities whatsoever I got told to change my baby on a chair in the ladies toilet. Our anniversary meal was also ruined by another family arguing non stop throughout our entire meal .

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DaphneK
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and good value, .found the service a bit slow but very attentive when they did serve.not too busy so don’t know why the service was so slow. Will definitely call in again and leave lots of time for service...

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VickyR
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely pub, always a pleasure to visit with delicious food and friendly staff.

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Louise
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional, very polite & helpful with our order

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MDDM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service could have been faster. We waited nearly an hour for our food and the children were getting desperately hungry.

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AnnaJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, brilliant service and always
An enjoyable place to ve

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KarenF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable night at The Queens Inn.. food was great. My mum did have chillis in her salad, which weren’t listed so a bit of a surprise..but it didn’t detract from the experience. Can’t fault the food... drinks were a bit pricey (Gin & Tonic), but I was expecting that.

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RobinG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, very friendly and attentive staff and we were able to sit outside too. Tapas were delicious. Loos are amazing with really nice hand wash

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Was very concerned that with the current situation that we are in that not 1 member of staff was wearing and protective ppe . No masks no shield no gloves . Cutlery was handed to you as normal and servers were not keeping social distancing . This was not what I expected since I have been to other restaurants and all was covered above to make safe . Definitely will not be going back

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AlexandraK
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and staff and value. Loved it thank you.

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MattJP
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Queen’s Inn twice in the last week. The service is super friendly and fast. The food is fantastic. You can go traditional pub fare or tapas, which uncovers done amazing flavours such as Thai Curry scollops and heavenly chipolatas. The beer is cold and wet too. All round top marks.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little disappointed with waiting time between courses. But still excellent and a nice little surprise for out 25th wedding anniversary, of a decorated plate of fresh fruit and glass of bubbly. Overall top marks. Recommend to every one

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IanB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, welcoming, good food and reasonably priced.

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FrancescaS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best pub roast dinners I have had in a long time!

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KateB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service from friendly staff & lovely decor. Will definitely go back.

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SammyN
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety, all of the food that came out looked good.
Houmous was really tasty and homemade bbq sauce was amazing!

Only criticism was I felt the chicken breast in my burger needed tenderising.

Definitely coming back to try one of their pizzas!

MW
MaxineW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for mid-week lunch the food and service was excellent.

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HowardW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, good wine selection, efficient and friendly staff, highly recommended.

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Yum123
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Plenty of choice for vegetarians. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Luv2nosh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recent visit to The Queens Inn first since it reopened. Went for lunch and it was lovely. Food was excellent as always staff very careful about hygiene and distancing etc and was a nice atmosphere. Well done to all.

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sausage100
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the food was excellent, and the pub is lovely! Only slight concern was the social distancing aspect-- under normal circumstances would not be a problem, but there didn't seem to be much in the way of PPE or enforced guidelines. But everything else was brilliant, friendly staff and good service

FAQs

The Queens Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01580 754233.

The Queens Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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