The Queens Inn

4.6
226 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Queens Inn.
A stylish pub, restaurant and hotel with a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a beer garden, a deep history of smugglers and a Georgian ballroom.
Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are combined, expertly cooked and served in our stylish, yet welcoming surroundings. Our meals are our pride and joy. We have a passion for creating a complete dining experience. We take the time to prepare our food from wholesome produce for our guests - no fast food, no corner cutting and are confident you’ll find it well worth waiting for.
Our menus show flair and imagination; never sacrificing taste and satisfaction. Our chef is committed to supporting local businesses and produce: Moon’s Green, Wealden Smokery, Park Farm butchers, Maws Fine Foods-Hawkhurst, Bodiam ice-cream to name but a few.
What 226 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Bankimoon
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

On the whole it was good but not great. Both our starters were average and the Venison Press could have done with a clearer explanation on the menu or from the waitress. I really enjoyed my venison main course and the rib eye steak was also great. Good choice of wines and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Kimmie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Excellent service and the staff were exceptional. We sat in the bar and it a good atmosphere not too noisy.

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BethH
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed dining here again. Service is so friendly and helpful. Food is great too.

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Nightingale
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant evening with good food wine and service.

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chrisp
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great pub serving great food and drinks with a smile, very helpful and accommodating, as always.

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TinaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A varied menu to suit all tastes and preferences. Food was well presented and served hot. Would certainly recommend.

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HollyD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, brilliant staff, very quick service & didn’t have to wait long for anything. Overall really brilliant and even had a birthday plate and champagne for my partner!

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TerriD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Disappointed the Queens hamburger wasn't home made. My friend had the belly of pork and while we understand its a fatty cut, there was no meat on it. The acoustics in the dining area made for an unpleasant din! Other than that, I would go back again, but not to eat.

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Kerry
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chris was amazing and the food was absolutely fantastic!!

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PoppieY
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service, lovely atmosphere, nice and quiet place to eat. Would definitely recommend!

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As it was a Sunday I treated myself to the rib-eye of roast beef and it was excellent, beautifully cooked, piping hot and with all the trimmings including giant Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and cauliflower cheese. My wife had the fish and chips which she really enjoyed.
The desserts were terrific too, I had an amazing cheesecake and my partner had a waffle which although nice I think she would have preferred the cheesecake.
Service was great, we have dined here a couple of times before, it has always been very good and I'm sure we will visit again.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popped in on Saturday evening for a pizza.
Fantastic food & service as always.

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LeonardC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall, a very enjoyable experience. The first course of Lamb Loaf contained too much inedible gristle, but was very tasty.I have already made this comment to the staff, who were exceptional. The fish in batter was excellent for the main course.
I like visiting the Queens Inn, and would come again regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really had a lovely meal. As it was Sunday menu a bit limited. Staff were lovely and restaurant space was ample

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Lovely staff and food . Our table was in a funny make do waiting to be upgraded area next to a pizza oven . Asked to be moved but it wasn’t possible because restaurant fully booked . Maybe this seated area shouldn’t be used until it’s “ finished” ? We nevertheless enjoyed our lunch and wouldn’t hesitate recommending the restaurant but if booking again I would ask not to put in the Annex .

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JaneT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a very tasty & well presented Sunday lunch. Waiters very polite and attentive too. The Price have gone up since lock down , however we don't mind as the quality is exceptional.

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SaaraR
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really good and the bar area had a great atmosphere.

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RichardP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food and nice atmosphere. The staff were all very good and polite.
Good selection on the menu

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AileenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was really lovely . Food great. Service great.
In all a great place to eat

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peterd
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good and varied menu. Food well cooked and presented. Attentive service.

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BeverleyC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food with good atmosphere and value for money. Only slight negative point but not really negative! Is that the young men serving staff were a little too ‘over attentive’ visiting the table a little too frequently….. but very polite as nice young men.

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Bonce
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food as normal, great service. My mum is in a wheelchair and they always accommodate her. As it was a birthday they bought out a celebration plate without being asked. Thank you for helping us celebrate.

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bernard
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Varied pub menu, well cooked, good value for money, friendly service, very attentive.

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JUSTINED
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fabulous roast dinner - lovely and hot, perfect size portion, great quality meat. starters also really good. best roast I have had for a long long time. could not fault service, seating or food. will definitely go back.

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GaryN
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice and local for us, friendly staff and great food.
Would recommend to anyone.

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NeilJ
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming, great staff and excellent food/wine list
Very recommended

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Ginnytonic
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service very nice. Environment lovely. Sunday roasts and fish and chips were lovely. Only negative was the children's burger meal. A sweet brioche bun with a burger is not something our 8 year old liked, and then the burger was too heavily flavoured with herbs or something, and she didn't like it. Even her mother didn't like the flavour of the burger, when she tried it. For children, maybe best to stick to basic flavours and not to get too 'flash'. She is not a fussy eater normally, but sadly all she could eat were the chips and the ice cream afterward. A little disappointing.

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AlecS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good welcome and attentive service without being intrusive. Excellent Harvey’s bitter, cold and refreshing Sauvignon blanc and delicious merlot to accompany perfectly cooked steaks. Mini creme brûlée was the piece de resistance. All in, a fab evening.

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DarrenLK
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a throughly lovely lunch here yesterday (22 September 2021) to celebrate my birthday; the menu is small and offered the usual pub fare, but there was also enough variety to make it a tad different to other pubs. The dishes we picked were nice, especially the mackerel pate, and both main dishes were generous in size meaning we couldn't partake in a dessert. But they brought me out a piece of brownie and a glass of Prosecco on the house for my birthday which was a lovely gesture. The staff were great and very attentive and given it's location, it was surprisingly quiet.

I will definitely be returning to try more dishes - thanks to the team working during my visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, lovely food

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SimonP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Would definitely come again here.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food well presented and nice quality. Service was attentive without being too much. Will definitely return

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SarahW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative menu food beautifully presented. Polite and prompt service.
Definitely recommend

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Lindyloo
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eaten at the Queens Inn on many occasions now. Weekly in fact. I have never had an issue with anything from there and I’m quite fussy. Its very clean and all the staff are polite.

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SaraT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice interior, great burgers, friendly and efficient staff.

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Cabbage
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and beer! We had vegan options - including the pizza - and it was all delicious. Highly recommended.

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MichaelaC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening, good food. Staff really fun and friendly.

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KenH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant staff were all polite and helpful and food was absolutely amazing highly recommend

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DaveP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was both my wife and I, birthday celebration and the team at the Queens Inn made it feel very special
They were amazing from start to finish

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Felt a bit rushed as server asked to clear plates whilst we were still eating, but they were lovely and food was good

FAQs

The Queens Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01580 754233.

The Queens Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.