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Man of Kent, Tonbridge

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Paid another visit on one of our cycle trips recently, Music was certainly better on this visit, and had a reasonable pint of Harvey's also Stowford's for the missus
Buster_M - 4 Mar 2013 10:56
One of the worst pubs I've ever been to - this opinion sadly has not been formed on a one-off visit but over many where I have been dragged there against my will. Never again! It's expensive even for Tonbridge, house drinks are watered down, beer tastes off and the staff are rude and regulars are odd and unwelcoming. Don't bother, even wetherspoons is better than this and half the price!
superfran - 18 Nov 2012 20:58
Nice old and traditional building both inside and outside, let down by a poor selection of Ales, Tribute is not one of my favourites; and the music was particularly unsuited to such a nice traditional pub
Buster_M - 16 Nov 2012 16:21
Drink tasted awful, the bar lady was moody and landlord was rude and abusive. Shocking situation when I explained that my drink tasted wrong and that it was so unpleasant that I couldn't drink it. They don't deserve to have customers and I won't be going back.
annakazam - 17 Sep 2012 22:33
Rude, surly staff and drinks that taste awful. Poorly kept Harveys and all carbonated soft drinks like coke and lemonade are completely flat and tasteless.

Bar staff (particularly the owner) refused to listen. Horrible place. Shan't be going back.
SomeoneAnyone - 16 Sep 2012 13:09
nice pub, friendly and welcoming
Ramsey_beer_man - 5 Jan 2012 22:19
A hiddley piddley place and also given its name had only women in at 5.30pm on a Saturday! Second best pub in Tonbridge!
loveleedshatebates - 18 Dec 2011 09:15
I lived in Tonbridge for two years, just around the corner from this pub - but never actually paid it a visit.

Then, over the Xmas period just gone, I visited twice and found the place to be extremely good. The beer - Harveys - was excellent, with a very friendly service.

The pub has a fairly low ceiling and snug feel about it. There is a TV in the pub, but it isn't too intrusive - and plenty of corners to hide away from the footie crowd (if there's a game on).

It has quite an olde worldy charm about it - feels just like a real pub should - a place for conversation and relaxation.
North_Easterly - 16 Jan 2008 23:09
Not the best-kept pint of Harveys in town, but this smallish backstreet pub makes a pleasant enough change from some of the more obvious venues along the nearby Tonbridge High Street.
rpadam - 28 Dec 2007 14:02
i like this pub, maybe needs a little face lift
but good beer freindly people and staff.
good quiz night on thursday and now have sky sports.

Shame they do not do food
anonymous - 9 Feb 2007 11:53
Agree with earlier comment about not bothered with "non regulars" Beer wasn't the best either.
cue_boy - 2 Nov 2006 11:55
A nice friendly backstreet pub. Good beer and a lively atmosphere on a friday. Great quiz night on a thursday.
diggerT - 3 Oct 2006 16:42
i like this place ideal couples retreat
formica - 3 Aug 2006 12:53
good beer to be fair just not quite busy enough for me
anonymous - 2 Jun 2006 12:17
like this place but more of a sunday lunch place but still pleasant
smitty - 27 May 2006 13:22
we liked it here in future we start here then onto the wharf the only two decent pubs in town.
shiny - 17 Apr 2006 15:21
did'nt mind it in here but more sunday pub not night time place fit landlady
killallchavs - 11 Apr 2006 16:29
like this one been here loads b4 bit smokey but hey
batman - 3 Mar 2006 15:51
hmmm not a lot wrong or right clean and friendly but a bit clicky
beergod - 3 Mar 2006 15:34
Traditional local. Children allowed only in the back bar which is a bit of a corridor and smokey, but the front bar by the fire is excellent. Let's hope it's never modernised...
intemperanceleague - 27 Jun 2005 10:19
Smashing little family run pub off the main high street. Very friendly staff who are always welcoming to both regulars and new comers alike. Quiz nights on Thursdays and DJ on Fridays.

Dart bard open to all and most sport shown on one of its two TV's over the weekends.

Roaring open fire place for those winter evenings.

DaveR - 28 Mar 2005 10:29
ok to see the footie results during the day... not bad
bilbobaggins - 11 Mar 2005 12:24

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