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“Wonderful”

The Beacon Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$32
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Tunbridge Wells train station is 1.5 miles away . Gatwick airport is 22 miles.
Description: Restaurant, private dining, bar and terrace with uplifting views.
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service! Will return as soon as we can.

Idyllic location and stunning views.

Thank rahumphrey66
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5 - 9 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2018

I visited this restaurant with family on my daughter's recommendation last month. We had a lovely table on the decking looking out over the countryside. The food was delicious and I particularly liked my starter of Cromer crab with fennel and lemon then main of rabbit cottage pie. The service was perfect, not too rushed or left waiting ages between courses. The day we visited was hot and sunny but I think it would be lovely to come back in the winter when the fires inside are lit. We will no doubt be back for a family birthday in November.

Thank Marian S
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

I was on a pleasant run through the lovely Kent countryside with some friends when we came across this "restaurant". Parched and worn out after running up the hill, we were looking forward to admiring the beautiful view from The Beacon. Sadly, due to "company policy" we were not allowed to get a drink here as some members of the group were wearing vests. We were left both disappointed and thirsty and continued on our run to other more welcoming pubs in the area. The Beacon was not 'lit', it was another word that rhymes with lit. Would not recommend.

4  Thank JolyonFoliage
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect place for Sunday Lunch with family. We booked a table outside overlooking the stunning views on a sunny day. Very stylish and rustic place with the most amazing roast dinner. We had family style sharing roast Beef & Lamb with bowls of Roasties, Cauli Cheese, Yorkies, Veg and delicious Gravy. It was called the 'Host a Roast'. You get a cold meats, olives and homemade sausage roll deli board to start and a big Summer Fruits Pavlova to share for pud included in the 'Host a Roast' deal. Good wine and beer.. i recommend to try the Curious Brew lager! Big thanks to our server Olivia too who looked after us so well. Well done The Beacon and all the team

Thank JoeyP79
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

They seem to have a policy here where the manager decides on the spot that they are closing. So if you are in the area and decide to come in for a drink/food then you will probably be met with the "sorry, we are closing" line.
If you ever get in then you will find good quality food but very small portions and high prices.
Its a real shame because its a lovely venue and the outside terrace is a great place to be on a hot summers day but if they cant be bothered to abide by regular opening times then people will stop going. Its no surprise that the pub just around the corner is always busy, half the people there probably got turned away by The Beacon!

Thank LondonWS83
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