The Woolpack Hotel

4.5
80 reviews
£25 and under
British
With such an abundance of beautiful, wholesome produce found in the fields and gardens of Kent, we make sure our kitchen team uses local suppliers on a daily basis to bring you the best and freshest of all seasonal offerings. Combining traditional pub fayre with modern classics we believe our menu has something appealing for everyone. Each day we also offer a number of specials just to keep things interesting and we always like a suggestion too! If there’s something you’d like to see on our menu just let us know. The Woolpack, or ‘The Woolly as it’s affectionately known, is a family and dog friendly pub and restaurant with six individually designed bedrooms. The Woolly is a hub for locals and visitors alike and you can always rest assured of a warm welcome. Placed in the middle of the High Street, next to the Town Hall, the pub has open fires, a warm cosy atmosphere and some excellent ales and wines. Come and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 80 People Are Saying
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Sarahb
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an Amazing roast at the Woolpack, cosy pub, great service, just what was needed on an autumnal afternoon. Highly recommend

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SusanA
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a nice traditional, very old pub. The food is good pub food with vegetarian options. The atmosphere is comfortable and the service charming.

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JackieC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We found the food expensive, four items that we ordered including the wine were not available and the gypsy tart was hard and tastless and at £7.00 was poor.
The staff were lovely and the apartment we had was nice although has loads of stairs not for the older person. It's a shame but we would not rush back as the food let it down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked last minute after seeing the Salmon Waldorf salad on the menu and it was really good. We had a really good meal it’s just a pity it was not busier but if we were here longer we would be back

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AnetaG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good but I only gave 4 stars for overall because I don’t approve of dogs in an eating area and there were 2 near me. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience and I would recommend it.

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MoyaF
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Adequate service - pleasant starters, but the main course was dismal - especially considering the price! The roast potatoes were barely warm, the vegetables looked and tasted like they had been cooked considerably earlier and were very unappetising. The green veg dish was barely warm and meagre. The vegetarian option looked like it had been kept warm all day, but tasted vaguely better. Definitely will not be high on our list for a return meal!

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AliSav
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu. Lovely roasts. Warm service. Very dog friendly. Recommend heartily.

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KimS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food and attentive service. Nice ambience - better than the very noisy pub down the road!

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TraceyJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hosts. Lovely atmosphere. Delicious good with a creative and interesting menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening dining at the Woolpack Inn. The wine list was extensive with an option to suit every budget. Starter/Small plate was amazing, I had the pulled pork taco and my wife had the pork belly. Both dishes blew our taste buds, absolutely delicious. Main menu had lots of options, again it was delicious. I had the burger and my partner the fish and chips. Dessert menu was abit of a let down, I went for the blueberry and candy bacon sundae which wasn’t to my taste but whatever floats your boat! We’ll definitely be back.

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SusanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reasonable selection for veggies. Lovely wine selection.

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JaneD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, quite a limited menu as several options were not available although was we did choose was excellent quality

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Deedubyael
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very friendly staff who seem invested in your having a great experience, very nice food - overall a really enjoyable night out. If I were staying in town a little longer, I’d definitely go back.

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CatherineT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed with our lunch! The lamb rump was inedible, however we were refunded for both meals!
A special occasion let down !
Did the Chef have a day off? ???

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Deirdre
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside area for dining, with children’s climbing area to keep them entertained. Great quality food and service.

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DavidP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff were brilliant. Ambience brilliant. Mains and choice of wine brilliant. Desserts were disappointing. The affogatos were not good. I would suggest serving the espresso in a small jug separately over the ice cream
. The Victoria sponge sundae was lacking fruit and substituted with fruit syrup. Sort the desserts out and it would be five stars all round. All said we would definetly return. Thankyou for a good evening.

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JohnW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and the food service and ambience was up to expectations with wine matched clurses

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AmyM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff exceptionally friendly, attentive & efficient. Food was incredible!!!! Will be going back. Food was exceptionally good value. See you soon!

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DaveK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Been here twice recently and absolutely loved it, this time, well beer not good food atrocious, can only assume different staff and chefs work different nights, such a ashame as just started loving this place.

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Morag
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and lovely service. We had a rather loud diner next to us but that was hardly the fault of the venue.
No complaints.

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Rikki
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in this historic pub in the heart of Tenterden. Great beer and wine and the food was fine. Our dog was made very welcome and all in all this is a pub we come back to time after time. No hesitation in highly recommending it.

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Abbie
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service! Just a shame it wasn’t very busy for the atmosphere.

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KevinO
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great place to eat and drink. The only problem on this occasion was that the wrong meals were delivered to two of us and whilst this was efficiently rectified it did mean we had a staggered lunch. The food and the overall experience were very good and we will be back.

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PaulineP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food served in the restaurant is top quality with a varied choice - classics plus specials - fantastic chef - everything served was delicious.

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speechy
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and lovely wines. Thank you.

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NishL
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Steaks were perfectly cooked. Asked for medium rare and that’s exactly what I got. Good flavour, quality meat and cooked well.

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MartinC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very nice,
Limited menu but good quality food. Fish and Chips are delicious and the curry sauce is a great touch. Lovely building.
Recommended 4*

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joannas
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely interior with a nice pub garden too. Would definitely recommend.

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HelenG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very attentive staff. Lovely food. One our best local pub restaurants.
Seamless change of management.

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Milli
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for mums Birthday, shared a mixture of the starters with a bread board and the 'Aspen Chips'! All tasted awesome and presentation was on point.
Cannot fault Balfour wine selection either....however only thing is, the mains menu is fairly 'heavy' for a summer lunchtime.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There have been big changes since my last visit and all of them wonderful! The food was excellent, as was the service. The garden area was a well-thought out pleasure and a true gem in such a popular town environment. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Felt the menu selection and overall meal didn’t meet the expectations I was hoping for after looking at your photos and reviews.

Lamb main course was very average sadly. Fish and chips well presented, but chips were poor. Woolly burger looked good and was as expected but a very large meal! Several things were off the menu.

The Victoria sponge desert was more like you’d expect in average chain restaurant served in tall large Sunday glass rather than expected as a light addition after a heavy meal.

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KateW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon eating and drinking in the garden. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were FANTASTIC and the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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Yummy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food especially the Sunday roast & great staff

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Simy
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely old pub, good food, good ale, friendly staff, hopefully going for Christmas dinner 🤞🏻

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AlisonT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Woolpack were very accommodating. The food was excellent and the price very reasonable.
Will definitely be going back after this lockdown

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TheSmiffs
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, service was brilliant considering our fussiness.

Will def book again and recommend.

The Woolpack Hotel
Responded on 28 October 2020

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We cant wait to see you again! Many Thanks Elsie, George & The Team

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JohnW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cooking by Chef Dominic Knight flavours and content just perfect. Hush Heath very good too

The Woolpack Hotel
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon! Many Thanks Elsie, George & The Team

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FAQs

The Woolpack Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01580 388501.

The Woolpack Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.