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The Abergavenny Arms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

The Abergavenny Arms

4.6
4.6
697 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Abergavenny Arms serves a delightful mixture of traditional English and Modern European cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Craig Wales sources the ingredients from local producers wherever possible and all our food is freshly prepared and created in our kitchen. Cat , Claire and the Team provide a warm welcome and are here to ensure you have a memorable gastronomic experience. Food is available everyday (this may be vary depending on government restrictions). As one of the oldest Pubs in the country , dating back to 1450, we have a relaxed cosy restaurant with open fires and aged oak beams, and in the warmer days you can enjoy our sun trap garden with far reaching views over the Eridge Park Estate. We offer plenty of parking and friendly dogs are welcome in the lounge bar and garden.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01892 750233

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Craig Wales

  • Private party facilities

    Sections of the pub are available for private hire and we can also cater for external events. Please call for more information.

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 697 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kent

    Healthy

  • Kent

    British

  • Tunbridge Wells

    Most Booked

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  1. H

    Helen

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We had a delicious meal and the service was friendly. There was a jazz singer and while the music was turned down a little for us it was still difficult to hold a conversation. I feel music events are better in an evening
  2. N

    Ness

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our lunch at the Abergavenny yesterday. The menu is interesting and varied and we all found things to eat that we enjoyed. Service was attentive and pleasant. As the restaurant was quite empty there was a lack of atmosphere. But overall it was a good experience and we will go back.
  3. KJ

    KylieJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely steak! Would definitely recommend. Excellent wine variety too
  4. TM

    TonyM

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, service and wine in a stunning country pub setting. Coupled with Harveys bitter on tap and a lovely beer garden, The Abergavenny Arms is difficult to fault. This is quality dining in a relaxed country setting.
  5. CF

    ColinF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make an annual trip from London to Eastbourne every year. The Abergavenny is half way and we look forward to it - it really sets us in a good mood for our holiday. Highly recommend the Beef Sunday Lunch.
  6. JC

    JerryC

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a number of times and never been disappointed. The food and service is nothing short of - outstanding. Highly recommended.
  7. AF

    AnthonyF

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Superb meal. We chose to start with a tapas then go on to the main and not have dessert. It was all lovely, we will go again, certainly.
  8. s

    sunsmiler

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff Great varied menu Delicious original food Would highly recommend
  9. AM

    AshMed

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Very nice meal but it comes exactly as described with no sides (veg). At £4.50 for each side it could be expensive if everyone had different needs. We shared!! Meal for two 2 courses plus one side with no drinks (coffee only) £54.00. Understand the reasons but still a little pricey especially as no drinks involved never mind alcohol. However, I will be back!!
  10. TH

    TheHungryHulk

    Kent

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food - poor wifi, good service - high prices due to high quality
  11. JL

    JackieL

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Menu choices were good, although descriptions could be a bit clearer. However, the food was very good when it arrived. Service was friendly and efficient.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was good a great singer such a good voice which made the dining experience even better.
  13. GP

    GillP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. Service was exemplary and the cheeseboard was without doubt the best we have had. Highly recommend.
  14. b

    button2bear

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very good meal; the trifle was exceptional. the starter and main were very good.
  15. J

    Janine

    Kent

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, fresh asparagus, wild garlic soup, scallops and salmon starters were delicious. The burgers served with horse radish mayo, pickled cabbage and pulled brisket were the best we had eaten. The fish eaters loved the Fish Pie and all of us were delighted by banana shuffle served with caramel sauce and ice cream. Exceptional wines are available by the glass too.
  16. MA

    MaggsA

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant place to visit, service is brilliant and the food is of a good level. Definitely on our 'to go to' list.
  17. JC

    JerryC

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    They have a seriously good chef here. The food is excellent, the service is friendly and attentive, and while you might find a cheaper restaurant, this is good value given the quality. Highly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Ordered a beef burger which pre covid was excellent. This time it was so overcooked that it tasted like saw dust. Very disappointing.
  19. TM

    TMBO21

    East Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Joined by my 2 sisters and young niece for a weekday lunch we couldn’t fault the experience. The food was absolutely delicious, the soufflé receiving rapturously praise, and the service and attention impeccable. We, hubby & I, meet family here around 3 or 4 times a year, and have done for a while now, and can honestly say the experience has always been an exceptional one.
  20. D

    David

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had an excellent Sunday lunch and a relaxing atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful even though they had 3 large groups turn up at the same time.
  21. JJ

    JulianJ

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Absolutely excellent food. Flavourful well presented and delicious. Sadly they were very busy and the kitchen clearly had a meltdown. We were given menus to choose dessert and were never asked to order so we gave up. A table of 7 next to ours waited over 90 mins for their food.
  22. M

    Mumof2

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was nice and tasty however the service let it down
  23. L

    Leanne

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Fantastic food. The biggest and juiciest olives I've ever tasted in the UK. The hake chowder was so tasty and the banana soufflé was just superb. Will definitely be visiting again soon.
  24. AR

    ArabellaR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. Wonderful service from lovely staff. It couldn't have been better. Would recommend highly.
  25. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really helpful friendly staff, attractive surroundings and superb food. ‘Textures of artichoke’ is the best starter I’ve had in years. Big ticks all round from us!
  26. AJ

    AndrewJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual satisfyingly high standard. Friendly and classy.
  27. p

    philireland

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening with very good food and service..
  28. IW

    IanW

    Kent

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Usual Sunday lunch ( no change for mothers day) Vegetables were overcooked and meats were dry with minimal taste Limited Menu could change to encourage guests to return
  29. NY

    NicoY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Must bring back the sharing chicken. Have come here on numerous Sundays to specifically have the chicken as it delicious and something different to the usual roast with how it is presented and sometimes carved for you. It’s the little touches that make a great experience.
  30. C

    Cocobumblebee

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food our only feedback would be that our table was in a corner and the lighting was very low... hard to see the menu had to use torch on the phone.
  31. S

    Spodge

    Kent

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great experience and will definitely return with my family and recommend as a must go to venue. Had dinner which was superb, Sunday lunch delicious, just need to try the breakfast, looking forward to it Thanks
  32. AC

    ArgyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Lamp was overcooked. Sides were fine. Staff very polite. Service very slow.
  33. JB

    JoannaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our visit. Delicious food. Service not too quick so relaxed. Not a noisy hectic pub either. Just lovely all round
  34. SL

    SimonL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening, great food and attentive service, perfect.
  35. CS

    CarolineS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very characterful lovely old pub. Excellent sunday lunch - the best roast beef I can remember, thickness of a steak and extremely tender. Generous veg's and nice selection, gravy, yorkshire pud. good coffee. Staff were considerate with my elderly father. Recommend to anyone
  36. CL

    ChristopherL

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is not far off with Michelin levels, accompanied with friendly staff and in a relaxing atmosphere. We are always made welcome and look forward to returning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again exceptional. Extremely busy Saturday night not that we would notice as we were welcomed again by the team and lovely atmosphere as the pub was very busy (as it should be!!) We ordered scallops & an artichoke starter which were great, full of flavour and invention. Mains of duck and lamb rack were amazing too with a leek and bacon crumble side which was amazing. Deserts didn't disappoint and we will be back again as the team and venue make for such a friendly atmosphere with amazing food. Thanks again.
  38. k

    katem

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Imaginative, well presented food which tasted great. Polite, professional service. Portions a little on the small side for the price, another veggie option on the mains needed and service a little slow at times although it was Saturday night. (better background music would also be appreciated, although that is personal preference)
  39. T

    Tini

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable gastronomy and a masterful maitre d, which makes for an enchanting dinner in a modify lit wood beamed country gastopub. Worth the drive.
  40. A

    Athelbrae

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite haunt that we don't get to often enough. Fantastic service and great food. Thoroughly recommend the pulled beef brisket burger and the best olives we have ever eaten. Whether stopping off for a drink or a full blown meal we thoroughly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Abergavenny Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Abergavenny Arms

Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9DB

Additional information

  • Area

    Tunbridge Wells

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Craig Wales

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    01892 750233

  • Private party facilities

    Sections of the pub are available for private hire and we can also cater for external events. Please call for more information.

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