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The Leicester Arms Hotel

High Street Penshurst, Tonbridge, TN11 8BT

((((* British
Average
Main course: £16
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 22:00.

Really great meal, very welcoming. Only thing that could have been better was speed of drinks, took ages to get them once ordered. But it was a really good lunch

Nicola 13 March 2017
from West Malling

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The Leicester Arms Hotel is beautifully refurbished 16th century coaching inn presenting classic British pub favourites. A great selection of drinks is served at the bar while the pub features roaring log fires, perfect for those winter months.

The Leicester Arms Hotel

High Street Penshurst, Tonbridge, TN11 8BT

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Customer reviews for The Leicester Arms Hotel

3.8 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (17)
  • dinner (16)
  • child friendly (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • views (7)
  • value (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
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  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Caroline Herbert from London

    Friendly staff, wonderful pub & restaurant, perfect food. Thank you, can't wait to return!

  • ((((* 13 March 2017 by Nicola from West Malling

    Really great meal, very welcoming. Only thing that could have been better was speed of drinks, took ages to get them once ordered. But it was a really good lunch

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Anna Hopwood from Cowden

    Great menu, delicious food, gracious, well-timed service.

  • ((((* 7 March 2017 by Steve from Tonbridge

    Good food, generous portions, characterful dining room with attractive views

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Susan Gurley from Orpington

    Great food. Really nice pub. Good atmosphere. Warm and cosy after our long walk. We will be back

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Cherry Crouch from Tonbridge

    Very nice roast lunch.

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Josacalemric from Ticehurst

    When we lived in Penshurst in the late 90s we would never ever have recommended the Leicester for a meal but now it is really pretty good. Our lunch was excellent although the puds could have been less 'heavy' after roast beef & Yorkshire pudding! Wine was fine from a reasonable list.
    Service at our table was OK but a table near us of 4 adults & 2 children was getting very frustrated by the slowness in arrival of their meal.
    I think a 12.5% service charge is pretty steep: it should be left to diners' discretion

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Bongo Birley from London

    We had a lovely table by the fire, candles were lit and the atmosphere was lovely. We had really delicious food and fine wine and we were given a complimentary bottle of sauternes wine to go with our heavenly pud. Such a kind gesture and so appreciated. This is a very special pub.

  • (((** 23 January 2017 by Louise Tuke from Tonbridge

    Lovely looking pub and restaurant though the pub was much warmer and the restaurant empty apart from one other table. Staff very pleasant and attentive. We ordered the Chateaubriand and were disappointed with the quality of the cut and the fact that it was almost cold. There was more gristle than you would expect also. Taste was ok but not the best cut of meat. Accompanying veg and chips great. We did explain our concerns without moaning and the management very kindly took the cost of our wine off the bill which was very much appreciated. Warm treacle tart was superb. We would go back and try something different from the menu but based on our experience wouldn't recommend it to someone else until we tried it again first.

  • ((((* 22 January 2017 by Penny Bill from Folkestone

    Excellent food. The restaurant was a bit too cold and two windows wouldn't shut properly. Our waitress took a long time to ask us what we'd like to drink. However once the food arrived it was really delicious.

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