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The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms

18 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RZ

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  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
  • The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms - Kent
Main course: £14
Food spend: £27

Very good tucker and service

Chris Ells 14 July 2017
from kent

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Vintage furniture, crackling log fires and a relaxed, cosy ambience all combine to make The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms an essential spot for drinking and dining throughout the day. The beer garden at the back offers a tranquil setting for friends and family to relax with a choice of international drinks from the bar, and inside there are three private dining areas also available for hire.

Gourmet pub fare on the Black Pig Pub menu is made using carefully sourced produce from Kent and Sussex. Classic British flavours include pork rillettes with apple sauce and pickled red onion salad to start, moving on to continental additions like confit duck leg with mash, winter greens, roast garlic and lentil jus. Sunday lunches offer up mouthwatering meats, fresh veg and all the other crowd-pleasing trimmings.

Desserts at The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms in Tunbridge Wells are full of colour and bold flavours, and include beetroot, walnut and cox apple crumble with brandy crème Anglaise. The wine list includes English vintages, while the beer menu incorporates a great European selection.

A cosy gastro pub that pairs tradition with inventive gourmet tweaks, The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms is only a 2-minute walk from Tunbridge Wells Rail Station.

The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms

18 Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RZ

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Customer reviews for The Black Pig Pub & Dining Rooms

3.6 ((()* (based on 44 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (22)
  • trendy (9)
  • romantic (5)
  • value (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • large parties (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* 14 July 2017 by Chris Ells from kent

    Very good tucker and service

  • ((((( 2 July 2017 by Isobel from Tunbridge Wells

    Have eaten here several times and the food is always excellent.

  • ((((* 2 July 2017 by Michael Fisher from Tunbridge Wells

    Lovely food, great service

  • ((*** 29 June 2017 by DaisyD from Tunbridge Wells

    Food was underwhelming (burger was dry and overlooked, chips tasteless) and everything looked a bit grubby (toilet, table slightly sticky..) Server however was very attentive.

  • ((((* 15 June 2017 by Daren Hayes from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Food was great, staff attentive

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by James Blewett from Tonbridge


  • (((** 11 May 2017 by Caroline Edwards from Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    The food was delicious, beautifully presented and well thought through (i.e. not standard gastropub fare - more imaginative).
    However, a few cons;
    1. during the main course, a door must have been opened somewhere as there was suddenly a howling draught. We were wondering if it was because the kitchen staff were hot? Either way, not a great way to finish a meal (especially when I'd requested to be seated in a warm part of the restaurant)
    2. our host was friendly, but it's not necessary to ask how the food is during every course - twice, in one course. If diners are looking happy, not pushing their food around or pulling faces, you should assume all is ok. Also, with asking so many times, it felt like we had to keep providing compliments. We were there as paying guests, expecting good food - yes, we were very pleased with the food. But it's a service. You pay for a service, you don't have to compliment the person providing it.
    3. It's also rude to come up to the table and butt in to what is clearly a close conversation. I felt a little as though we were there to provide a little entertainment; the host was over-familiar. Commenting on the time it's taken someone to finish a dish is out of order, even if it was dressed up as humour 'Well sir, it's nice to see that you've obviously enjoyed every bit of your food' and then to continue with that and start telling a story.

    To improve the service, I'd suggest paying more attention to the diners, and how they're behaving. If they look happy, in close conversation, there's no need to interrupt. A polite check (once) that everything is ok, and then being seen but not heard, doing wine top-ups etc is the way to go
    If however they're calling you over, being raucous or telling jokes and have very open body language then by all means, go over and join in!

    I must reiterate - the food was really delicious and would have received a 5.

  • (**** 9 May 2017 by John Bradshaw from Tunbridge Wells

    Food was excellent. The service was terrible, they forgot our order so it took nearly an hour to be served our main course. I had to chase to get drinks, to get dessert and to get the bill.

  • (**** 2 May 2017 by Lorraine Kerr from Cranbrook

    Disappointing food and experience

  • ((((* 30 April 2017 by David Russell from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Food was excellent, could have done without one of the chefs winking at my wife through out the evening though. Made her feel uncomfortable.

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