The Abergavenny Arms

4.3
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349 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
Casual
Our menu is a mixture of traditional English and Modern European cuisine. Our food is freshly prepared and locally sourced wherever possible. Food is available all day, everyday.
What 349 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Place was freezing
Food was cold
Food was unseasoned
Expensive
Ordered the pork and the waitress commented it’s small you might want something else ordered the mash potatoe and that was unseasoned horrible food the pork was 2 bites not a main meal more like a starter

Really disappointing and was too expensive for what it was

F
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been here for years then twice in one week, great place, the staff are welcoming and friendly, doing a great job, and food was really great. Some really nice wines on the menu and at a respectable price.
Definitely will be returning again soon and would highly recommend, thank you.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines night and not easy for any kitchen but they absolutely smashed it. Recommend the Abergavenny to anyone. 😃😃

AC
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The roast beef with potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and veg were to die for, especially as I was supplied with the lashings of Horseradish sauce that I asked for! The pub was packed, so great atmosphere, attentive staff and will definitely return

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A really pleasant experience - the food was delicious and excellent service. Thank you

DA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Last minute booking to come here for Sunday night supper and we were not disappointed. Boys all went for roasts - beef, pork and chicken and clean plates all round. I opted for fish and chips - light and fluffy batter and gorgeous chips. Glad we found some room for desserts though - calvados parfait with Granny Smith sorbet was wonderful - could have had a second!

SS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, staff and setting. Never fails to deliver. Fully recommend.

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The recommendation will be conditioned.
There was a noticeable difference from the previous visits. The meal was okay but not memorable.
We will certainly return in the hope that this visit was a one off.

TA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The set lunch is excellent value and the food was lovely. We did have to wait rather a long time before food arrived, but we weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter too much.

P
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having eaten a few roast lunches in various pubs in Sussex and Kent over the past few years, this was the best I have ever had! The meat was delicious, vegetables well cooked and so enjoyable. The staff were really excellent and attentive. Will be back!

The Abergavenny Arms
Responded on 15 January 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, The Abergavenny Arms Team

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good Food and pleasant staff. An enjoyable evening.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food very good, good service both polite and efficient. Very good menu with good selection

M
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The food took over an hour to come out which is not great when you have toddlers to feed.
We were also put in the middle of the pub and felt a bit in the way as were surrounded by dogs getting up every 5 seconds. Went home hungry and skint !

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service, very friendly pub, good ambiance , lovely setting - went for Sunday lunch with family , beef and chicken roasts were both very good , pork roast sadly wasn’t the best, but overall a good meal with a very attentive and friendly staff. Would go back for normal menu.

IS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We popped in for a Sunday lunch. Never been there before but we will certainly be going back. The food we had was excellent- roast beef which was a chunk of meat more like a steak in size but very tender and melted in your mouth With no chewing required. Great Yorkshire puddings and you can order extra for 50p each (which we did). Even all the vegetables were cooked nice - we hate soggy overcooked veg but no they were all good. Would recommend you trying it like we did. I’m sure you will be equally pleasantly surprised. Some good food is needed in the area some thumbs up to the chef 👍

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Christmas generational get together

B
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Service very very slow. I’ll not go again for this sole reason

HM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb value for money, excellent cuisine, wonderful ambience and fantastic service would highly recommend as first class wonderful evening out

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot, great food. Family friendly and awesome staff.

Thank you!

CM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly service as usual. The sausage and mash were thought to be not quite big enough despite being very tasty,

AB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The pub was beautifully decorated and felt very cosy. There was an impressive selection of food on offer, all our meals were delicious. The service was slow, but all staff members were friendly.

OT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, but the vegan burger needs some attention. It was luke warm and tasteless. In fairness when I pointed it out they took it off the bill.

The other meals were great; pork cheek and fish and chips

We’ll be back soon

MW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu with great service

EL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely venue for a family Christmas meal

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As we are becoming regulars, the level of service and cuisine remains consistent and very much appreciated. Thank you for the recognition!

LD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great venue, great service, great times. My family all had a wonderful time.

HE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was lovely although our pie portions were quite small. Service as usual great - lovely staff. Lighting slightly too bright. No log fire!!

JB
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Food was not up to standard and I won't be going again.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Yes definitely. Our fourth time there in a year. Didn't have polite service for the first time but may have just been a busy day and people stressed.

LG
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was lovely, very busy and popular pub; leading to rather confused service with lots of different people serving our table with only some able to take food and drink orders meaning they had to go and get colleagues for order etc.

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The quality of the food, the service and surroundings were all outstanding. The only slight negative was that my son ordered the venison and he felt that the portion size was very small for it’s £19 price tag. However, the meal was to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint.

JS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The actual pub is lovely, but the food is really not great, very on trend menu, but the food wasn’t cooked all that well in my opinion, the soup was not nice and not very warm, the cauliflower steak was not nice at all. And it was all very overpriced for what it was. I won’t be returning.

ST
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate mussels to start followed by venison and the meal was delicious.

G
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really is an excellent pub. Food and service very good with a very nice choice of wines by the glass and a lovely atmosphere.

PB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with great service. We use this establishment on a regular basis and it never disappoints. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent. A good choice of ales and very comfortable interiors. Highly recommended.

DC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, fabulous ambience and restaurant. Certainly recommended.

JP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautifully decorated with Christmas decorations for a family get together lunch.
Service was excellent. Staff friendly & helpful. Service charge added as there was 15 of us. I wanted to add more but was outvoted but not because of anything to do with the service.

MT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very happy early Christmas girly gathering, and the service was first class. We queried some of the dishes and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable. The dishes were beautifully presented and very tasty. A slight comment would be a larger portion, definitely include potato with the roast pork.

EW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue. Friendly staff and fantastic food. Obviously an amazing chef.

CS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We went to the Abergavenny Arms for Sunday lunch. We all four had roast dinners. The food was very tasty but the portions could have been slightly larger. Sadly, the real failure was the quality of the service. We were told from the outset that they were one server down. However the remaining staff, although very friendly, seemed unable to prioritise correctly and their serving technique was not great. Finally, one of my real bugbears, we had to wait an inordinate amount of time for the bill after we asked for it. It could have been so much better.