The Hand & Sceptre

(17 Reviews)
21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0QB
British

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £6.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday & Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
Friday: 10:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Hand & Sceptre
4.3
(based on 17 reviews)

94%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (13)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (4)
  • views (1)
  • By Jill F from Uckfield
    14 November 2019

    Excellent meal. Recommend gammon steak and lobster/crab cakes..

  • By Alan B from Tunbridge Wells
    15 October 2019

    We enjoyed our lunch and the service was very good

  • By Paul W from Herne Bay
    18 August 2019

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

  • By Paul W from Herne Bay
    14 April 2019

    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.

  • By Paul W from Herne Bay
    20 January 2019

    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.

  • By Gill S from Crowborough
    6 April 2017

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

  • By Hannah C from Shorne
    26 March 2017

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

  • By Gill S from Royal Tunbridge Wells
    8 December 2016

    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.

  • By Kerie L from Kent
    9 October 2016

    Nice decor , music and good service !

  • By Andy T from Tonbridge
    29 September 2016

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

Restaurant Location Map
The Hand & Sceptre
21 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 0QB

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £13.95 per person
  • Valentine's Menu - 3 courses £27.95

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