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The Man of Kent, Tonbridge

14 East Street
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Man of Kent

This sidestreet pub makes a pleasant-enough change from some of the more obvious venues along the nearby Tonbridge High Street. It is a traditional building in the local style, with white weatherboarding at first-floor level below the tiled roof. The original layout of tiny rooms has been opened out a bit at some stage with seating on two levels and a link behind the bar. It also has a little patio beer garden out back. Popular for TV sport, with quite a few screens hidden about the place. Only the regular Harvey's available from the two handpumps again on this latest visit, but the modest display of pump clips does illustrate that they do sometimes try other local beers as guests.

On 12th May 2018 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Man Of Kent

I popped into the Man of Kent early on a recent Friday evening to find half a dozen regulars around the bar. I found the bloke working the bar, who I assumed to be the governor, to be less than welcoming. He actually managed to serve me without uttering a single word.

The interior of the pub consists of the aforementioned bar that is located at the front of the pub to the left of an inglenook in the right hand wall. To the left of the bar is a separate area that houses a dartboard. Steps lead up to the rear of the pub where seating runs along the width of the building. The Thursday evening quiz is heavily advertised and I also spotted an advertisement for an upcoming England European qualifier, therefore Sky Sports must be available. I do not recall the televisions being on during my visit, but there was some random background music playing. Out the back of the pub is a patio garden with picnic tables.

The bar was stocked with standard draught and the two hand pumps were both drawing Harveys’ Best. I did not see any food advertised.

I hate rude service so I will not be visiting here again anytime soon.

On 26th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Tonbridge, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hildenborough, 3.1 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Leigh (Kent), 3.41 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
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2nd Feb 2019, 12:56
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2nd Feb 2019, 08:43
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 March 2011 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 March 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 March 2011 by hondo .
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