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The Hand & Sceptre

21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0QB

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Average
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)
  • ((((( 18 April 2016 by William 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 from Crowborough

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

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

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

  • ((((* 8 December 2014 by Phil from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Great atmosphere at this M&B brand. Food choice had something for everybody and the quality was good. Staff were attentive without being all over us. My only problem was the bottle if Barolo wine which, at just under £40, should have been more rewarding. Perhaps I would have been happier with something around the £20 mark.

    Overall, we had a very pleasant evening and would definitely recommend the Hand & Sceptre.

  • (((** 18 June 2014 by Andy from Tonbridge and Malling District

    Food very good but the restaurant had got my booking time wrong by one hour. I had reserved for 1.30pm and had a confirmation e-mail. On arrival the restaraunt had me down for 12.30pm booking and had written me as a "no show". Fortunately there was a table available at my e-mail confirmed time and there wasn't a problem.

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