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The Hand & Sceptre

21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0QB +44 1892310786

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 07:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 22:00
Friday: 07:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 08:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00 11:00 - 21:00

Great evening - helpful staff and lovely food. Met friends and not rushed - there for 3 hours!

Gill Stringer 07 April 2017
from Crowborough

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Within the scenic parish of Southborough, The Hand & Sceptre is a refurbished gastro pub serving modern British cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The restaurant comprises rustic décor and the cosy bar area offers a fine selection of wines and snacks.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the menu at The Hand & Sceptre restaurant features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Hand & Sceptre bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Hand & Sceptre in Tunbridge Wells is a 4-minute drive from High Brooms Station.

The Hand & Sceptre

21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0QB

Contact +44 1892529292
Reservations +44 1892310786

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Customer reviews for The Hand & Sceptre

4.2 (((() (based on 12 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (9)
  • lunch (8)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Gill Stringer from Crowborough

    Great evening - helpful staff and lovely food. Met friends and not rushed - there for 3 hours!

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Hannah Cassford from Shorne

    Was lovely meal. Difficult to get hold of staff as so busy! But not bad service.

  • ((((( 9 December 2016 by Gill Stringer from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    I use the restaurant frequently to meet friends. The staff are always exceptionally polite friendly and professional. The menu caters for all tastes, changes with the seasons and the food is consistently well cooked and presented.

  • ((((* 11 October 2016 by Kerie Lee from Kent

    Nice decor , music and good service !

  • ((*** 4 October 2016 by Andy Tyler from Tonbridge

    Service good but some limitations from kitchen eg no skimmed milk. Also chips were under cooked

  • ((((( 3 August 2016 by Michelle Hawkins from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Excellent food and service. Really nice setting and decor. Bit pricey.

  • ((((* 9 May 2016 by James Cavie from Tonbridge

    At first seemed very noisey very difficult for general conversation, food was good service first class

  • ((((( 18 April 2016 by William Evans from Birmingham

    1. An attractive setting.
    2.Friendly, cheerful and helpful staff.
    3. Wide choice of menu.
    4. Dishes well-cooked and presented.
    5. Chicken and ham pie, belly of pork, sea bass fillets lamb rack - all delicious
    6.Nicely presented continental breakfast.

  • ((((( 16 September 2015 by Dave Paul from Crowborough

    it was very nice good service cannot fault it at all.

  • ((((( 6 February 2015 by Jan Jones from Tunbridge wells

    Excellent food and service. Been here before and it never disappoints.

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