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The Leicester Arms Hotel, Tonbridge

High Street
Penshurst
Postal town: Tonbridge
TN11 8BT
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Leicester Arms Hotel

Upmarket hotel, restaurant and bar with a smart but very traditional interior. Extended at the back, but there is still plenty of space for a split-level patio beer garden. Three real ales on handpump, with Harvey's and the local Larkins Traditional seeming to be the regular beers. Good atmosphere, and both walkers and cyclists seem welcome. NB - Review dates from March 2018.

On 17th November 2019 - rating: 7
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. Wittenden left this review about Leicester Arms Hotel

A smart medieval hotel in a picturesque sandstone village on the upper reaches of the river Medway.Plenty of timber under an encompassing Kent pegtile roof.To the left of the front door, an attractive looking dining room. A hall, with antique looking trunks and stairs to the letting rooms above. To the right, the bar, with space for drinkers and diners. Uneven red brick floor, like we used to have at home years ago. A couple of wood burners,not lit on this mild December lunchtime.
On the bar,Larkin's Traditional, from the next village,in first rate condition, together with Westerham's seasonal God's Wallop and the compulsory, but welcome, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter.
Our visit was on the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year's Eve, in that limbo when work is haunting one like a guilty conscience.Accordingly, the bar was busy with families and groups of walkers and their dogs.
As expected, food plays a large part, fairly pricey (the nearer we get to London and Surrey...), but generous and well presented. My only grouse, no chunky chips.
Unusually for an old property in a floodplain, the lavatories are down a steep flight of steps:this, together with the number of steps and the historic brick floor might prove a problem for the disabled.

On 30th December 2015 - no rating submitted
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Pamela Matthews left this review about Leicester Arms Hotel

Been a while, but the food was very good (I had the lamb), they had a local brewery - Larkin's Ales, I believe - and an impressive collection of tap badges. But the most memorable encounter was with the pub parrot, Leicester, who performed a perfect imitation of a heavy smoker's cough. The pub was a good size, there was a wedding party setting up in the back room & there were folks stopping in after a day's work, waiting for the rain to slack a bit.

On 6th June 2009 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Penshurst, 1.96 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Leigh (Kent), 2.38 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Ashurst (Kent), 4.07 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
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17th Nov 2019, 16:20
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
15th Mar 2018, 23:33
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 30 December 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 December 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 December 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 December 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 June 2009 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 December 2015 by . Wittenden
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