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Nevill Crest and Gun, Eridge Green

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The Nevill Crest and Gun is a wonderful large pub set back from the busy A26. The gardens are lovely, but the one to the rear is quieter due to less traffic noise. The interior is very nice and the Tonbridge Coppernob I tried was excellent. As previous posters have noted, this a very foody pub, but it is still a pub.
BiffoBeer - 14 Jul 2014 09:31
We went in here Sunday afternoon.Fairly busy.Family pub with a bit of character.Dog friendly.Friendly staff.Three ? Real Ales and a cider available.Good menu.Food served in 15 minutes.Large car park,outdoor seating areas.Clean toilets.We'll be back.
Chirple - 4 Jun 2014 13:53
In my opinion for a place to stop for a decent and meal with a nice pint doesn’t get much better than this. You would not be ashamed to take guests there and that for me is a good yardstick.

It is well laid out, plenty of room, still retains some character, good car parking space and pleasant outdoors seating on a sunny day.

On the several visits we have made we have been served pleasantly and not had to wait over long for our meal. An interesting menu and well prepared food. It’s a little more expensive than some but we have not left feeling disappointed and will look forward to calling again

harveysfan - 4 Oct 2013 17:19
Ate here recently for the first time and thought the food was Pretty decent, it's clearly not a dreadful brewers fayre! They had quite a few real ales on which I heard the staff describing to customers quite well and I had a pint of local beer, helles which was nice. However the lack of music makes the bar seem very quite which might explain why everyone was sat in the conservatory eating! Get some music and it would be a great place for a pint after walking the dog
jaf - 28 Jun 2012 15:06
I have been to this pub twice, the second time with a party of party. It was considerably better than I expected. The staff are both friendly and very helpful (al of the ones we saw) ; the food is very good, although some things expensive, and the variety of beer good, and well kept. The longer we stayed, the more we liked it. The only things missing is the atmosphere of a pub, but that is getting harder to find. We've been there twice, and we shall go again. The positive points well outweigh the negative.
harrylimex - 24 Jun 2012 12:38
Not a great pub to be honest
Is a little unfriendly beer not too good
Is a Brunning & Price pub its sister pub the Hare is superior.
juzza - 18 Jun 2012 20:31
Good food and beer. Knowledgable and friendly bar staff. Pricey however and could do with have the fires going to give it a warmer feel.
mithrandir1967 - 28 Dec 2011 15:31
A pub with less atmosphere than the moon with surprisingly poor and slow service using inexperienced/untrained staff. Wife and I kept giving them a 2nd chance, but never been rewarded for this. Now fed up. Not returning.
PC123 - 24 Dec 2011 10:15
Note to BITE: As another poster has mentioned, the pub is now owned by Brunning & Price - it's no longer a Brewer's Fart...
palecitrus - 10 Nov 2011 21:34
Very nicely done up and now owned by a proper pub company that not only looks after a decent range of beers very well, but know how to cook a bit too. Food might be a bit pricey (although it's pretty good), as indeed is the beer, but it's still a jolly decent pub.
palecitrus - 10 Nov 2011 21:33
Well it is definitely not a brewer's fayre, like it says above, it's a Brunning & Price. I've been a fan of the Hare's for many years and have to say that the Nevill compares well to it's sister pub. It is much bigger than the Hare and has beautiful gardens. Had Sunday lunch with the family, the carpark was full and there was real buzz about the place. Our food dod't take too long and was tasty, not the cheapest but the staff were helPhil and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. It was lovely to see a really wide choice of real ales and thankfully the wife was driving. The kids loved the vintage tractor that has been renovated and used in place of a climbing frame. All on all a fantastic experience. Top marks!
tootiredtoworry - 13 Jul 2011 20:48
Visited today and sat in the sunshine outside. Impressively and no doubt expensively refurbished but it does this lovely old building justice. Food not cheap (10+ for burger and chips) but a cut above so I consider it good value. Good beer range, served a little too cold imho but otherwise well kept.

Although there were children eating at the pub it is not particularly child centric, my wife pointed out that all the dishes that could be served "child size" contained alcohol! Despite the large garden there was no children's play equipment which may or may not be a good thing depending on your views on children in pubs.
TrevorT - 30 Apr 2011 20:36
This is a welcome find in the area. The refurb is very impressive; its a huge place but no expense spared. It's clearly a gastro pub but very well worth visiting. The beer range is exceptional. I been in twice in the past 2 weeks and quite a change in ales on hand pump. Seems always a Dark Star but also Whitsatble Brewery beers and Old Dairy, which is local. All in top condition and the staff are very pleasant. The food is delicious a,d includes some unusual dishes like faggots or pigs cheeks! These and other mains ahve been tried and all very well received. Generous portions (oh and the beef pies are wonderful). It's not cheap, but even so I rate it as value for money.
GrahamH - 10 Apr 2011 16:45
Popped in here back in January to see what they've done to the place. The buildings have been refurbished very well and it was pleasant to be inside - but this is clearly a large-scale restaurant operation. Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat - menu seemed to be top-end prices for this sort of establishment.

As for the beer - plenty of ale choices - seven I think at the time. Harveys Best and their own Brunning Bitter are always on with several guests. Will be nice to sit outside in the summer
sussexboy - 20 Mar 2011 21:12
We went for an evening meal on Saturday 12th March - the standard of customer service was atrocious and the meal could be described as mediocre at best. Meal not very exciting and grossly over-priced.

The pub itself is very nice and the makeover a huge improvement from the old Brewers Fayre - pity the staff clearly can't be bothered.
acestar2 - 13 Mar 2011 08:01
The make over looks great, what a shame the food is awful and customer service worse! After a dreadful meal I tried to comment and the response was it was my fault! We eat out regularly and I am confident that we or our family (and firends once we spread the word) will not be going there again!

If only they had handle my comments better I would never have taken it any further. I didn't request or expect a refund, I also didn't expect to be blamed!!
LMeredith - 31 Jan 2011 13:18
Wow what a place, a fantastic renovation to a great pub that had been an awful brewers fare. The new chaps have really made their mark. A great sunday lunch with fantastic beer and by far and away the most convivial atmosphere in a pub that I've seen in a long while. Full marks, I will be coming here again and again.
tootiredtoworry - 9 Jan 2011 21:32
mendes, you must have been drinking too much! This place was never a King and Barnes pub - the only K&B pub in the area was the wonderful Huntsman by the staion.
anotherpintplease - 5 Jan 2011 12:01
As the leader here says, Beer has very little knowledge of this establishment, nor should it based upon the previous owners Whitbread. They seemed to think that they could occupy this wonderful building and run a Brewers Faye enterprise of the lowest calibre and get away with it. The building was virtually derelict, as were standards and any semblance of staff training.

Now, 2011 the owners are Brunning and Price, a seriously class act. The main building has been totally restored refurbished and extended and is a glory to behold.

Whilst I accept that it is early days, my only comment is that it must not forget that it is a pub, and that it has locals, and whilst it will always be a food destination venue, please be a little more welcoming to those that just want to drink.

Drinkers become diners too. At the moment every table is reserved which is fine if there is a bar area as such, but having fully integrated the bar area into what is obviously the dining area one feels uncomfortable at the tiny bar servery. We were six, our rounds were coming to 15 plus, and we had to plead to be allowed a table to sit at. We stayed for two, we would have stayed for more, but each time we put down an empty glass it was whisked away with a have you finished with this

This is a great house, the food looks great with a varied very comprehensive daily menu, staff a bit formal but this is very early days. Well done Brunning and Price, this will be a jewel.

rantandrave - 4 Jan 2011 07:15
Wow, what a transformation. Brunning and Price at their best! They have this canny knack of combining the qualities of a very famous pub with excellent local good beer (as well as their own bitter brewed in Manchester) and superb freshly prepared food. No I do not work for the Company!

Jamie, the landlord, looks like a proper landlord and has the authority. It is hard to believe that this pub, as I write, has only been open about a week. You walk in and it is very busy. There is none of the normal hesitation which you would expect from staff who have worked at a place for less than a week. Everyone behind the bar is helpful and friendly.

The real concern I have is that you are going to have to book for food in the very near future. It is already a hit with 'in the know' locals.
cookian - 29 Dec 2010 22:21
Mightyhawk, you are right in one sense, but wrong in another. The Neville Crest and Gun has been bought by Brunning & Price, a brilliant little pub company that has done wonders with thier newest find, the White Hart in Sevenoaks, definatly a trip to make from my opinion. However, the Chaser is not run by Brunning & Price, it is run by an indepedent named Brian, who use to be the manager at the Hare, which i think is the pub you are being confused with in Langton Green, I should know as I'm probably in there more than some of the staff! I think that the Nevill Crest & Gun will be an outstanding pub once it opens in the summer time, well you beat beat a beautful pub with beautiful beers in a beautiful surrounding can you, can you?
beerbaiter - 3 Feb 2010 14:43
Note that the pub now seems to be closed for refurbishment although there is no signs indicating as to by whom. If it becomes part of the "Brunning and Price" chain it should be good, if pricey.
TrevorT - 12 Dec 2009 23:38
Just been bought by Brunning and Price who own the Chaser in langton green - can only be good news i think!!
mightyhawk - 7 Dec 2009 12:00
One of the reasons pubs are closing at a rate of five a week.
This would not be missed if it were one of them - but it's such a lovely building it would be great if an independent could take it over. Don't you just hate the pub chains?
LDW - 29 Oct 2009 07:34
Beautiful exterior let down by mediocre beer and poor (though not outright terrible) food. The staff were very pleasant, though. Shame it's yet another corporate pub.
frekja - 16 Jul 2009 21:24
So so large chain pub
mrse1 - 9 Jan 2008 16:42
This was a damn good pub 20 years ago, now the beer is in poor nick, and the food (Sunday lunchtime with SWMBO and outlaw) is just nasty. Someone needs to get hold of this geat old building and love it because this is a crying shame.
nelly0164 - 7 Dec 2007 15:49
Very average.
JonW999 - 24 Oct 2007 15:23
This pub always used to do decent enough food, in fact it was mainly a Sunday family out for lunch sort of place, but the bar area is very small and it takes an age to get served.
flatcapman - 14 Dec 2006 12:16
It's got its own railway station (Eridge). There's nothing else there!
Vasili - 30 Jul 2004 17:00
quite small but very nice!
David Barr - 5 Dec 2003 14:11

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