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The Spitfire

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1 Liberty Square | Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4AU, England
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Spitfire for Sunday lunch for my husband and l. Food was superb, service very friendly nothing too much trouble to ensure you enjoy your meal. Plenty of choices, ample portions with plenty of variety of vegetables. Great atmosphere, would recommend if you are looking for good food and friendly staff. Advisable to pre book.

Thank Tina P
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by no means a great pub, it is dated and needs a lot of TLC. But it is a hub to meet friends but not to linger. Why do the owners not make The Spitfire a great restaurant--it is in the right place.

Thank GerryKent
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went Sunday afternoon for dessert and drinks. We had two of the specials, both were microwaved. The whole place was dirty, and the men's toilet was utterly disgusting. The only saving grace is the friendly staff but I still couldn't wait to get out.

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West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We've lived on Kings Hill for 10 years and have avoided the local pub The Spitfire for the past 6 years following numerous awful experiences & disappointments. However we went for Sunday lunch today on recommendation that it had got a lot better and it was a really positive experience. The stale cooking fat smell had gone & we were... More 

Thank Kate P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We visited the Spitfire for Sunday lunch with friends and little ones (4 adults 6 children) and had such a lovely time, staff are always friendly and attentive and the Sunday lunch was amazing. I had beef which was cooked to perfection and came with roast potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli cheese, cabbage with bacon so much food we couldn't eat... More 

Thank Debbie G
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

OMG had the best roast here today I've had in a very long while and in this part of Kent! Great everything - meat, yorkies, roasties, cauliflower cheese, cabbage with bacon, green beans, potatoes dauphinoise and some pretty fine gravy. There was loads of it too and we were asked if we wanted more. Service was great too. As we'd... More 

Thank VIPDebs
Salies de Bearn
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Spitfire is based in the centre of Kings Hill village, near West Malling, Kent. From the moment my friend and I arrived we were made to feel welcome. We had booked to have the Sunday Roast which many local people had been raving about. The presentation of the meal was like an artistic sculpture, and the taste of the... More 

Thank June B
West Malling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great Sunday roast there today, food was really good and there was more than plenty of it, for a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend it - in fact I already have to friends. I live nearby and use the Spitfire for a drink on a regular basis but have not eaten there for some time before today,... More 

Thank davescuba
Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Just had an amazing Christmas dinner at the Spitfire Kings Hill West Malling, the atmosphere was just right not over the top, the staff where very kind and helpful, as for the food what can I say amazing, thank you to you all and have a very happy Christmas. Thank you again.

Thank Colmelbatt
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We have had our regulars Christmas party here for 11 years now and Can I just say I had arguably one of the nicest Christmas dinners of their festive menu, I have ever had. The staff were not only courteous they were pleasant really helpful and the whole evening was a absolute pleasure. I have lived here for some years... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Liberty Square | Kings Hill, West Malling ME19 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: 01732-22-07-54

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?