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The Hand & Sceptre

21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0QB

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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 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

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Customer reviews for The Hand & Sceptre

4.2 ((((* (based on 15 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (11)
  • dinner (10)
  • trendy (6)
  • business (4)
  • value (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 20 August 2019 by Paul from Herne Bay

    Great location and atmosphere, excellent service and the food was delicious.

  • ((((* 16 April 2019 by Paul from Herne Bay

    This was our 3rd Visit for Sunday Lunch, the service was friendly, the roast beef was really tender and tasty, average size portions, cauliflower cheese was lovely this time, previously it was undercooked and not cheesy at all, would definitely return again, lovely atmosphere.

  • ((((* 22 January 2019 by Paul from Herne Bay

    Booked online with Bookatable, easy process and confirmed swiftly.
    On arrival we mistakenly waited at the check in counter, not realising at the time the venue was a hotel also!
    We were directed to the dining area where we were seated quickly by courteous friendly staff.
    Both ordered the beef Sunday roast which was lovely and good portion size accompanied by cauliflower cheese ordered as a side order.
    Sticky toffee pudding and bourbon ice cream was sublime my friend ordered creme brûlée which was equally tasty.
    We decided to have coffee near the fire as we found the seating area around the bar relatively colder than the dining area.
    A most agreeable location to meet a good friend for a catch up over a tasty Sunday lunch.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Gill from Crowborough

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

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

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

  • ((((( 9 December 2016 by Gill 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 from Kent

    Nice decor , music and good service !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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