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The Little Brown Jug

4.4
1459 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Sunday Lunch
The Little Brown Jug is a fantastic place to eat, meet and relax. The pub is set in the beautiful Kentish Countryside with open log fires and a fantastic beer garden, where you can unwind and enjoy one of our selection of well kept cask ales or something from our extensive wine list.
Our menu offers simple hearty British food and we pride ourselves on sourcing the finest local produce from local suppliers. We serve food all day at The Little Brown Jug so you can choose to have a late lunch or early dinner whilst you enjoy the warm, relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1459 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelS
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was really excited to see that it was vegan Tuesday however my dish of the cauliflower steak didn't include the contents stated on the menu - potato fries, instead of sweet potato, no salsa or plum tomatoes and questionable that there was chimichurri on the steak however the food was lovely all the same. The ambience was really gorgeous though and it was so nice to be able to go out to dine with friends so altogether I would go again.

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MandyK
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic. Staff helpful and friendly. Service very good. Practicing good Covid safety 🙂

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SofiaA
Kent
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, and the staff were lovely, would recommend the little brown jug to everyone I no.

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Yoshi
London
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a little shocked to arrive and to be told that as we had a dog, we were to sit in the marquee (heated). The policy had changed from previous visits. Inside the marquee, it was heated. The floor was a bit dirty with food and the service was a little slow (but very friendly). The food was nice but did feel a little mass produced. What stood out was the friendly service and effort made to make your stay enjoyable.

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CharD
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went for a roast dinner but wouldn't go back again.
Roast potato's weren't fresh, the portion of stuffing was pretty much non existent and the vegetables came out in a very small dish

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We ordered Roast Beef. It was cold/tepid at best. No option as to how well the beef was cooked - it was tasteless and so rare that it still had a pulse. Perhaps that explains why the food was cold. The service was excellent and staff were very nice and sympathetic and didn't charge for one of the meals as a result. However we went there for a good meal and not a cheap one. Great pub but will not be returning for a meal.

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EllieR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff really made our meal. They were all so friendly and helpful. The marquee was great. And huge meal portions. A great trip

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Suziequzie
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous roast. LBJ never let us down. Excellent service, friendly staff and of course socially distanced tables so keeping us all safe.

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SuziC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first greeting to the departing gesture the team could not be faulted for their attentiveness throughout, as well as helping with a future booking. On top of all of that the food was brilliant!

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EllieR
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place and nice staff, couldn’t understand why a side of peas was £3.95 and my partners extra bacon was £1..?

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Hoath
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid rules were strictly followed, which made you feel safe. Staff very friendly, food was delicious.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely, welcoming pub. Staff couldn’t have been nicer and the food was delicious. One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a while.

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CelestineR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch after a wet muddy walk. Helpful friendly staff.

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gourmande
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were very impressed with the excellent Covid measures taken. Tables very well spaced out, one way system and all staff had masks on. Felt safe and greatly enjoyed our lunch out!

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BarrieE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate our ninth grandchild! And the three course vegan meal for my wife was superb! Thanks to Anna our host for giving us a quiet table by a fire (the flames of which kept burning, without being tended, the whole 2+ hrs we were there!!!)

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

25% off, then charged £27 service charge......need i say more.

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MylesL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good quality food and a nice comfortable feel. We’ve tried the majority of items and have been really happy with all of them. My favourite is a pie with shortcrust top.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

In these Covid restrictive days it’s all about security, I suppose but that does tend to make us all feel like leper’s a bit. The food was ok. There was a nasty big bone in my fish pie which I managed to find! And secondly, please don’t butter the bread. Not everyone wants butter on their bread or even someone handling it at that level.

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fran
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Felt really Covid safe too, Gaz and Alice are doing an amazing job!

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AlanH
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice relaxed environment and pleasant food despite the Covid limitations

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HelenBy
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty. We all loved sharing the Nachos, really delicious. Also, loved the calamari, Mac n cheese and chicken main. Will return.

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Nicole
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with delicious food. Would definitely recommend to a friend

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Carole
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming back to this delightful pub. The food and drink are exceptional!! Combined with the friendly and excellent service, as well as the wonderful management (Gaz and Alice are amazing!) I will continue to drive 40 minutes to have a guaranteed fantastic visit.

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john
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attractive pub in rural location. Sat inside in spacious and well spaced dining area. Service excellent. Food very good apart from some strange un-appetising looking dry 'black new potatoes' served with or fish.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was lovely wasn’t over crowded in any way the staff were amazing we were so pleased we decided to come here as we were not disappointed the food was delicious and came out swiftly we were not left hanging at any point we were made to feel at home and would highly recommend, we will certainly be back for more 👌🏻

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EllyL
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing is great waited at the door to check in on nhs screen and test it was explained all about their one way system and if you needed the loo etc. Staff and Food as usual was 100% . We always enjoy our day out in Penshurst finishing with lunch here. The only negative thing I would say is they are slightly on the expensive side, although I know you get what you pay for and the quality is exceptional . I do feel it’s a little over priced.

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SophieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved vegan night! The masala curry was delicious and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent. The food was amazing (thank you for vegan Tuesdays!!), the service was brilliant and it’s such a lovely place. Their COVID processes were fab, it felt really safe. Booked again for week after next 😊

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and the the eat out to help out prices it was outstanding value. Very nice pub and great service.

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Emma
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Helpful staff. Pub had cosy feel but with plenty of space.

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Mazza
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased that I decided to pick this restaurant on OpenTable. I had never eaten in the area before so didn't know which to pick. This was an excellent choice. Lovely old building and indoors was just as delightful. Food was excellent and prompt service.

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James
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

When paying £2.50 for a couple of slices of bread, i really don't expect spread with it... where was the butter?

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LeeP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience would certainly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect - love this place

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BenB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering the service was brilliant, ran through all new procedures in very customer centric way. Brilliant service with top quality food also

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Janine
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening @ The Little Brown Jug. All restrictions were in place & upheld.

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SarahJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Good restrictions in place for Covid. Would definitely recommend.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We booked a late lunch, 2pm, it wasn't very busy. Ordered two lasagne, they were lukewarm when we got them, we asked if we could get them warmed up, the waitress said they would do two new meals which was fine, apart from it took between 25 - 30 minutes for the new lasagne's to arrive! Unfortunately where the chef had tried to make sure these ones were hot they were burnt on the top, I mentioned it to the waitress when she cleared the plates, she was apologetic, but that was it. We had two pate starters and two lasagne with a medium glass of red, bottle of water, diet coke and two coffees, the bill was £65 so not a cheap pub lunch. I've eaten in the little brown jug many times before when I lived local to it, but this was a disappointing experience. I would still recommend the pub as I'd like to think this was a one off?

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LucieT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Felt very safe in Covid times, staff were attentive and considerate.

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BrianM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good limited menu possibly due to covid issues.

FAQs

The Little Brown Jug is rated 4.4 stars by 1459 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.