The Queens Inn

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38 reviews
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
We endeavour to ensure all aspects of our dishes are homemade & locally sourced where possible, ranging from making bread every morning to churning ice-creams & sorbets
Our menus change regularly with the seasons. All allergy’s & dietary requirements can be catered for. Ask your waiter/waitress & they will be more than happy to talk you through your options on our menu.
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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AM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Both quality of food and service were very good and provided excellent value. Restaurant was a little quiet on a Tuesday evening and lacked a little buzz but that didn’t detract too much from what was a surprisingly good experience. Breakfast was also very good.

LS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, comfortable seating. Good service from friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

E
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! My new fav pub want to go again this Sunday

BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have yet to have a bad experience at The Queen's Inn - they just never disappoint. Always a warm welcome, good ambience, excellent service and a fabulous menu - choices to suit everyone. My friend and I shared the Japanese Tuna and the Teriyaki Salmon dishes and both were absolutely delicious. We will be back! Thank you.

JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A small restaurant with about eight tables. The Main course provided large helpings of good plain food well cooked and the Apricot pudding compared favourably in presentation and flavour to what one might expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. For a local restaurant this was a great find!

PE
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

first visit here. very impressed with the sunday roast.

V
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a meal for my sisters birthday. Lovely food, very good service. Would definitely go again.

CS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely family dinner ( we also stayed at the hotel ) - great service and nice menu - thoroughly recommend.

LM
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Traditional pub restaurant with plenty of light and good furnishings. Great service and an excellent goats cheese salad with roasted vegetables.

HS
London
24 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely gastropub. It was quiet when we went for Monday lunch. The food was good, service very nice and friendly and would definitely go back if in the area again.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb Sunday roast, possibly the best I’ve ever eaten out! Beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. The staff were delightful, and the overall experience was one I will be repeating!

K
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food, friendly staff, would highly recommend! Can’t wait to go back for Sunday lunch!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely (vegetarian) Sunday roast for me, other had Roast beef and fish and chips. All very pleased with our food. Very good, efficient service despite being a bust Fathers Day.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely roast dinner, good portion and value. Attentive service.

B
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great setting. Friendly staff. Will be back

AG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent first visit, but will not be the last. Sunday lunch was excellent and the staff brilliant. Good luck to you all.

NC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very good. Waiting staff (Julio in particular) was very much on the ball. Food was disappointing in so much as quality of dishes vs price. Would have expected the food to be a notch or 2 up from that which was served given the charge per plate. Starters were very small. £10 for 3 scallops not much bugger than a 10p coin. Mains were served warm. No selection of fresh vegetables to accompany the mains. Desserts left a lot to be desired in so much as the Cherry bakewell cheese cake had no taste of almonds with a few spots of cherry compote. Custard tart was very heavy and stodgy and was served broken. Shame really. Good selection of wine and local ales. All the staff were polite and courteous. Ambience was very good. We went for our anniversary and they were kind enough to serve up a small surprise at no extra charge, which was a nice touch. I just think the chef needs to up his/her game or give better value.

S
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Pleasant gastro pub type atmosphere with good solid food and attentive service. Recommended for relaxed weekend lunches.

m
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed for one night at the Bell and had our evening meal and breakfast there. The service was excellent with very friendly and professional staff. The food was absolutely amazing. A good selection on the menu, all cooked beautifully and presented well without being over fussy and fancy.

SG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not quite what was expected menu wise but generally ok

SD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The decor inside the pub is lovely, very homely. Food is excellent albeit a little on the pricey side. Service was good, friendly staff. Definitely worth another visit.

MH
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I are new to Hawkhurst and we invited some friends over for a meal.
The Queens Inn was excellent.
Food was lovely, service was very good and our guests said we’d made an excellent choice.
We’ll definitely be visiting again 👍🏻

BH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. What more would you want? Well done Queen's Inn - you're doing everything right :)

NJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, comfortable, intermate, excellent service and high quality food, very good value overall

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good breakfast, though the choice for no. Residents a little limited.

B
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We stayed for our wedding anniversary. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. The room and the food were fabulous. We had complimentary dessert and champagne which was a lovely thought. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
Thank you for a lovely stay.

NL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great sevice. Interesting menu and god's value wine list.

MB
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall a pleasant evening to celebrate our anniversary. If I had realised the dining tables were around the bar I would probably have booked somewhere with a proper dining room but as we were at far end and the dining room area not busy it was OK.

Several children in the eating area but not noise level OK.

Quality of food was very good and using local products and supporting humanely slaughtered meat is a positive in my book.

Size of portions was rather small for me and the pork belly was chewing rind rather than crisp so a bit disappointing. However the associated ham shank that was two small minces cylinder of ham shank was very tasty and the meat of the pork belly very well cooked.

I chose to have a beer (Doombar) which was out of stock and the replacement was not as enjoyable but I guess all bars can run out of a product.

Olives , cheese and bread was good, main course tasty but rather samm, desert (Praline) lacked enough praline but otherwise quite OK, Tea was good strength and well presented.
Expensive for what we had but in a better restaurant environment would have been fine.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely 1 night away from the kids.
Celebrating our anniversary which was kindly remembered by the restaurant.
Lovely room.. nice people... amazing food

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The setting is wonderful and the "Kitchen" part of the pub is fantastic. Just on this occasion, the Sunday Roast dinner was "meh" and the seating lacking a bit of ambience. I've been before and will certainly try again.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely setting and welcome but food not as good as it used to be? In December the mulled wine was horribly sweet and not mulled wine as we knew it! We wondered if there was a different chef from the last time we came about 2 years ago. No fish cakes that we had loved them! It would be good to have a cheaper 2 /3 course option.

OT
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A wide choice of some delicious sounding courses.
Prices were a little above what I expected for the starters and desserts but well worth the extra.
Each course came up in a reasonable time but the main course plates took a little bit too long to be cleared away once finished.
We were asked by staff during each course if everything was ok,which it was,and also if more drinks were wanted. The servers were happy enough, helpful and polite.
I would recommend the food and the actual restaurant as well as the overall ambience was nice and cosy.

NC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely pub in Hawkhurst, friendly both with locals and visitors. Sunday roast was delicious and the staff very attentive and friendly. Would definitely re-visit for a drink, snack or dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service! Definitely will be returning in the near future!

a
East Sussex
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I've been to the Queens Inn several times since it opened five or so years ago. It's a nice space and the service is friendly. Food is a little ho-hum gastropub fare - all well done just not particularly exciting.

d
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

After an evening at the cinema where to eat in Hawkhurst? . Well the Queen’s Head beckoned. Good vegetarian pub food, reasonably priced wine and pleasant service. What more can one ask for?

S
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

The roast lamb was tasty but scrappy & not very warm. The roast potatoes were overdone, hard & inedible

WS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Especially impressed with the service. Lovely, friendly waitresses and bar staff.