Afternoon Tea at The Stile Bridge

4.3
36 reviews
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£25 and under
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Afternoon Tea
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Stile Bridge Free House Bar & Restaurant is a large warm and inviting country pub with real fires, fabulous food, an impressively spacious beer garden and the best choice of beers, wines and spirits that only a genuine Free House can offer.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Afternoon Tea
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Hours of Operation
Afternoon Tea
Mon–Sat 14:00–16:00
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Phone number
01622 831236
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Plenty of free parking in our own car park located at the front of the pub, just off the main road.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 36 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The Stilebridge was great - although they didn't have my booking through OpenTable - they managed to fit us in though. The mixed roast meat portion was disappointing compared to the single roast. All tasted lovely though

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PS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Accommodated us with short notice, good food quiet restaurant, easy parking

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AS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here on our way back from somewhere about 2 years ago, we now make a journey of about 15 miles to come back as liked it so much! My family now also use the place upon our recommendation

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MR
Essex
34 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit with both mother in laws for lunch. Very happy to accommodate my husbands mother with her strange dietary requirements. She had the halumi and mushroom burger, without the bun and the fries, but with a salad, other mother in law had the fish pie and said it was very nice. I had the chicken schnitzel, fries and coleslaw, very nice. Good sized portions. Yes would go again if in the area, have pasted many times and always seems to be busy.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Father’s Day and had a lovely meal. We all had different - salmon, gammon, roast lamb and pizza and plates were all emptied. Staff very friendly and attentive. Bit pricey but good for special occasion.

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DV
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Easy to book on line. Nice environment and friendly staff. Good selection of food and great value for money. Made very welcome.

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AS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We have been going to the Stilebridge for years and usually enjoy it everytime but this visit we were very disappointed; especially with the service. We placed our food order but two couples came in after us and because they said they were in a hurry were served before us!! Hence a long wait!

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great, the only issue really was that it seemed they were understaffed. The restaurant was relatively busy in the bar area. The live music was great!

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u
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

After reading other reviews i was very much looking forward to the meal . After booking a table onine Instead of the nice looking restaurant shown on the web site we were shown to a tatty table in the bar. We decided to try to overlook this as it was a special occasion and did not want to spoil it. The table was sticky and as soon as we sat down i killed an ant running across the table top, within seconds i killed a second one. Very off putting as was constantly looking for more as we ate our meal. The steaks we had were tough and small ammount of food for the price. We will definitely not be returning to the Stile bridge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff

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CT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nut roast was delicious as was the lamb roast I believe. Very impressed with all the food

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R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends mid-way. Service friendly and welcoming. Good value food. Food very very nice. Great beers

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AS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff could not have been more helpful; even the chef came out to let me know what an item on the menu was like.

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H
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My Husband’s birthday. The everything was perfect I was overcharged for a glass of wine. £15 for a Zinfandel!!!! Was horrified. Sadly, I cannot justify paying so much for a glass of Zinfandel. Not sure I will re-visit that pub again

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a full Sunday Lunch which was excellent.
Very friendly, welcoming staff in a lovely, country pub type setting.
Will definitely be going back and have already recommended to family and friends.

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B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in for late lunch and were pleased with an all round experience. Great choice, good value and service good. Thank you.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Pub, really good selection of beers, wines and spirits really great food, great friendly staff

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and service in a very cosy surrounding!

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit sporadic but the food (big portions) and selection of ales and gins certainly made up for it. Always liked the Stile Bridge and will definitely return

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious, the service attentive but not intrusive and the atmosphere very convivial would highly recommend this establishment.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

Staff friendly,nice place but over cooked
We told waitress but no action taken

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Under new management and they have just introduced a new menu. There is now a good level of choice and the food we had was a very high standard. The beer has always been good and this has not changed. Very friendly pub

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food with a full menu together with a specials board. Good sized portions. A good range of artisan gins. Friendly staff

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the decor and atmosphere at the Potting Shed. Staff are always very friendly and it is very popular with groups and families.

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Sunday lunch. Good portions & tasty gravy

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BC
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Average, restaurant very cold, no nice soft lighting. We were the only table booked on a Friday night. This restaurant was much better when we visited some years ago. Service very good. No atmosphere. The decor needs to be addressed, this restaurant could be very nice with some tlc.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service lovely atmosphere and beer. Food small which makes it expensive and menu not that exciting

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I went to this restaurant last week and the meal was lovely, sadly I had the same meal this week and it was nowhere near as nice, I understand they were short staffed this time around, but I was disappointed as I had so looked forward to having the same meal again. This would not stop me visiting again though as staff were really nice and service was quick and efficient

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S
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had the vegan sunday roast twice, and will certainly be coming back on the regular! It's a lovely place with wonderful staff and generous portions of fantastic food.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to eat although menu not exactly as seen online. Felt desserts were overpriced. Hubby had a burger which was enormous. Having live music was a bonus.

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BF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent lunch last Friday.Good varied menu choices plus daily board specials.Its a pleasant village type pub with excellent staff who provide first class service.The atmosphere is warm and friendly and thoroughly recommend lunch at this pub. Bob Field.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food and service were very good, friendly and attentive staff. beer good. however, us northerners are not used to southern prices and we found the bill a little excessive for the amount of food we got.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Limited menu offered but fair selection and very nice food. Staff were genuine and friendly and attentive. Friendly atmosphere.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere. Lovely waitress, very helpful.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I remember it being better a few years ago

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Stile Bridge , we cannot fault the food, staff, and atmosphere.Will defentley be going again .

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