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The New Drum, Tonbridge Town, Tonbridge

54 Lavender Hill
Tonbridge
TN9 2AU
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Steve C left this review about The New Drum

The New Drum is nestled in amongst some housing down a residential street a short walk from Tonbridge Railway Station. On approach the pub sign soon reveals the location of the pub and a banner across some waist high railings that run the width of the facade reveal that live sports are shown. The open plan carpeted interior was comfortable enough and I received a warm welcome from the governor. Standard draught was available from the bar that also supported four cask lines. One of these had a missing hand pull so the remaining pumps were drawing Harveys’ Best, Greene King IPA and Nelson Brewery’s Trafalgar Bitter.

Two plasma screens flank the entrance and there is a third smaller screen at the rear that hangs on the wall above a piano. I noted the presence of a jukebox and free Wifi was advertised. Out the back is a covered patio area that houses a couple of picnic tables and a sofa. To the left is a brick barbeque and beyond the patio is a long grass covered beer garden that sits alongside residential gardens.

I liked it in here and will visit again if I find myself in the area with some time to kill.

On 24th June 2015 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The New Drum

From a distance, looks like yet another house along a residential street. On closer inspection, you can see the main pub sign and the old red Courage illuminated sign (still working). Quite a traditional back-street boozer, with an emphasis on the sports screen TVs (offering competing rugby and football on a busy Sunday afternoon). Very small patio area out front. One change since my previous visit in 2008 was more real ale on offer, with the long-standing Harveys (£3.50) supplemented by Greene King IPA and IPA Gold from the three handpumps.

On 10th February 2013 - rating: 6
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peter johnson left this review about The New Drum

Visiting a freind for the day and he took me to the new drum the welcome was warm and had great selection of real ales Harverys, Ipa and doombar. We sat in the garden and was surprised at how lovely it was maintained. Will defenitly return with my wife.

On 13th June 2011 - rating: 10
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Steve C
Tonbridge, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
High Brooms, 3.41 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Hildenborough, 3.57 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The New Drum, Tonbridge
24th Jun 2015, 21:21
Review submitted by Steve C
 
14th Jun 2015, 15:13
Pub map correction submitted by Steve C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 February 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 February 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 June 2015 by Steve C
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