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The Flying Dutchman, Tonbridge

118 Tonbridge Road
Hildenborough
Postal town: Tonbridge
TN11 9EN
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Flying Dutchman

Traditional pub - located part-way between Hildenborough and Tonbridge - retaining a two bar layout. The busy public bar has a side room featuring the main sports TV and a (covered) pool table, but the lounge now seems to be mostly used for special occasions. Fairly plain furniture and decor, and a very basic bar snack menu. Side patio / grassed beer garden with a small brick smoking shelter. Just Harvey's (£3.50) available from a bank of three handpumps on each bar counter.

On 8th October 2015 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Flying Dutchman

I popped into the Flying Dutchman at about 16:00 on Friday afternoon when the bar was lined with a local crowd. The only cask option available was Harvey’s Best because two of the three hand pumps were unused. A standard draught option was also present and food is available with the kitchen times being midday until 15:00 for lunch and 15:00 until 21:00 for bar meals. Breakfast is also available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 09:00 until midday and the kitchen is open for Sunday lunch from midday until 15:30. I didn’t spot a lunch menu, but the standard pub grub bar meals were priced at £5.95.

There is a bar with seating in the left hand side of the pub, but this was empty and I did not visit on this occasion. The main bar area houses a plasma screen that was showing a muted quiz programme and there was some loud rock music playing. To the right is a seating area with another large plasma screen that was also showing the muted quiz programme. In this area there is also a pool table and two dartboards. Some signed pictures of professional dart players and backstage championship pictures suggest that darts is taken quite seriously in this pub. Out of a door to the far right is a picnic table strewn grassed beer garden and out the front is a large car park that sets the pub back from the busy B245.

If I lived locally I would use this pub, but I’m not sure that it is worth making a special trip for.

On 14th June 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Hildenborough, 1.39 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Tonbridge, 2.16 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Leigh (Kent), 2.67 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Flying Dutchman, Hildenborough
8th Oct 2015, 22:13
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
14th Jun 2015, 11:30
Review submitted by Steve C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 June 2015 by Steve C
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