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The Poacher - CLOSED

Hartlake Road, Tudeley, Tonbridge TN11 0PH, England
+44 1732 358934
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
5 Dec 2015
“Excellent Food, Staff and Value!!!!”
15 Sep 2015
“Good meal bit over priced”
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British, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hartlake Road, Tudeley, Tonbridge TN11 0PH, England
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Went here last night with a very large group of walking friends, for a Pre-Christmas get-together. In the group there were several of us with dietary issues, which normally doesn't bear well at this type of do. However The Poacher delivered on every level! The...More

Thank Pommy4
Reviewed 15 September 2015

First time I'd eaten here since it became part of a group and added a pizza oven. My wife and I chose the two main course specials (rack of lamb for her and pigs cheeks for me) as we were struggling to find anything interesting...More

Thank GastroGR
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I came here after hearing that they had changed the beer garden - i wasn't disapointed- they have a lovely little bar area that do bar meals / snacks - the pulled pork is nice! I have also eaten in the main restaurant and that...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Used to be a fantastic restaurant with excellent meals. We went there just prior to it changing hands and truthfully they should have just said the restuarant was closed as the food choice was limited apparently due to suppliers not having been paid. The coffee...More

1  Thank SandyRoger_10
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is my teenage son's favourite place to eat, so we go here for birthdays, after school celebrations etc. I have also been here with foreign colleagues. The food is very good and we feel value for money, and there is a good choice. The...More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

We used to come here quite a few times during the Summer months. It was pleasant in their little paved garden. The most recent visit, we weren't greeted as we walked through the front door. "Shall we just sit anywhere?" The standard of cooking has...More

3  Thank Lexi D
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We booked a last-minute table for Sunday lunch (we couldn't get in to our local which gets booked up days in advance) and I was surprised we could secure a table of 4 so easily ... Now I know why. It was very empty which...More

1  Thank SJC249
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We went for a pre-X'mas lunch. It was pretty deserted & we soon found hot why.?? Fish cakes filled with potato & no fish!!! A beef pie with dried out tasteless meat. Lemon meringue pie that was tasteless & days old....& a sliver at that!!!...More

1  Thank Gourmetlass
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant at long intervals over several years. It used to be packed but we ate Friday evening in December and it was eerily quiet. Last ate there previously in August and had a nice meal in the garden. This time...More

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 11 December 2013

This was not the first time and most definitely not the last time we visited this restaurant which is somewhat hidden in the backwaters of Kent but definitely a worth while find. The food was absolutely excellent, well presented and delicious, the service was professional,...More

Thank Redsilence
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 31 - USD 46
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hartlake Road, Tudeley, Tonbridge TN11 0PH, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Tonbridge
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tonbridge  >  Tudeley
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 358934
  • E-mail
Light oak floors and modern tables, matched with a modern pub menu, makes The Poacher different from most ordinary pubs. All the food is freshly prepared and cooked onsite by head chef Andy Mclean and includes seasonal specialities such as wild boar and pheasant.The food is matched with an extensive wine list and local real ales. Both table and bar service are available which makes The Poacher a great destination for a quick pub lunch or a long celebratory dinner. In the summer, outside dining is available on the patio.Situated close to The Hop Farm and the private schools of Tonbridge.
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