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The Star Inn

Maidstone Road, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JR, England
+44 1892 725458
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pies” (40 reviews)
“breaded brie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Maidstone Road, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coldest pub in kent , take your overcoat if eating there , there's a lovely log stove,but they dont use it ,there is a small fire in bar , but nobody keeps it going .

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Pwoody2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New year party. Ticket price fair, included band and nibbles. They didn’t oversell so it was not uncomfortably crowded. Parking was easy. Staff are very efficient and friendly even when under pressure.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Treats999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to the village I grew up in to have family lunch at one of the village pubs. Ate in a separate restaurant area with bigger tables for groups, but good atmosphere as relatively busy. Food was of a good standard, if fairly generic pub...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K9077OHchriss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been numerous times over the last few months. Good food, good service and so reasonable Cannot fault it

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Went for a pre-Christmas group lunch (8 of us) on a Monday in December. Very good, friendly and efficient service. The food was excellent and the pub has a lot of character, enhanced even more by the lovely Christmas decorations. Enjoyed my fish and chips,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judith R
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Visited for the 4th time and I’ve got to say it is so worth the 4 hour drive! Every time we’re in town we have to pop by for a homemade pie or lamb roast. We love it that much we are coming to stay...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matthewcauser91
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had a quick jolly lunch here before a rather sad family event. Scampi and chips all round ticked all the boxes. Charming attentive service - good home-made pork scratchings - job done thank you very much.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Braignard
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my fiancé came here after a busy morning house hunting. I had the bacon and cheese burger and my fiancé had the blue cheese burger. Most places usually put home made on the menu and I always feel that I’ve eaten a cheap...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 19Luke76
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Twenty five members of Staplehurst WI had an absolutely lovely meal at The Star Inn last Tuesday. We had a wonderfully decorated room all to ourselves with excellent service. There were three separate courses available which enthralled all. The price was staggeringly reasonable for food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Trefoil77
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I kept passing this pub and thought that would be a nice one to try. So we did. Our first impressions weren't that good. Our mains came out and yes it was nice but nobody came back to us to either take our plates or...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank WinnieWags
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9 July 2017|
Response from SevenoaksSinjun | Reviewed this property |
His Angie sorry I'm not local to that area. Just visited during a country walk. It may be worth a visit and asking some of locals. Sometimes these pubs have some of the history framed on the walls. Good luck.
19 March 2017|
Response from john r |
No its not a carvery its all plated up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maidstone Road, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Royal Tunbridge Wells  >  Matfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 725458
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