The Abergavenny Arms

4.4
476 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Abergavenny Arms serves a delightful mixture of traditional English and Modern European cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Craig Wales sources the ingredients from local producers wherever possible and all our food is freshly prepared and created in our kitchen. Food is available everyday (this may be vary depending on government restrictions). As one of the oldest Pubs in the country , dating back to 1450, we have a relaxed cosy restaurant with open fires and aged oak beams, and in the warmer days you can enjoy our sun trap garden with far reaching views over the Eridge Park Estate. We offer plenty of parking and dogs are welcome in the lounge bar and garden.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 476 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jvegas
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

VERY good food - will be coming back once allowed - Staff very friendly and several logs fires - very nice

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SianO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous pub, sat right next to the open fire. The staff were wonderfully accommodating and made a huge fuss over my 2 year old daughter. The shared Sunday lunch was absolutely delicious.
Brilliant service will absolutely be going back to visit again.

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JoTh
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed . Service was excellent.......Jo

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vipTastevin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Poor quality food, all seemed to be from pre-prepared 'factory' food. Service was very slow, yet our food had obviously been kept warm for some time, so was dry and rather nasty.

We shall not be going there again.

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SusanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Thai food!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good but not outstanding. OK, it was only lunch, but I was expecting a little bit more on my plate. Service was excellent and the pub is delightful. We will try it again.

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Jonesey
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good Sunday lunch excellent choice, will return very soon.

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Will
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Sunday lunch was very good indeed, served by friendly staff.

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button2bear
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Free good meal. Good quality ingredients, well cooked.
Safe environment
Service could have been better

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johome
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Food let experience down iyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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SallyD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a treat to eat out at this lovely place. The only disappointment was the onion soup which was a bit too full of onions, otherwise all very good. The duck was just right and we added the tender stem broccoli. The chocolate pudding was really rich , a little certainly was enough. The service was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. Very attractive decorations with the added bonus of the open fire. Already looking forward to the next meal there.

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DOUGB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch, and unobtrusive coronavirus compliance.

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vipFoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Thai meal! Lovely Christmasy atmosphere and efficient friendly service.

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Maypole
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff and food quality. Well spaced /good set up to get separation. Took some time to get main course but worth the wait as not in a hurry. Will be back soon again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and a friend visiting from St Lucia had fantastic good. My friend had the halibut which was superb and so tasty. And I had the lamb and suet pudding ! Lovely relaxing atmosphere with top service. I’ll be back for my 50th birthday as it was excellent !!

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Corinnecoggy67
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I often come to Abergavenny we really like it

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Jonesey
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb Sunday roast will be returning soon !! !!!!

JM
JameM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a lovely country setting.

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martinv
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely to be back and being recognised! The new menu is spot on and well presented.

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SamanthaH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

So disappointed after hearing good reviews.
Long wait to refills, lack of being looked after, confusion if orders, things did not turn up.. water, extra bread etc
Waitress was not v friendly and def not using initiative: if 3 people are sharing a baked brie.. suggest extra bed as this was a portion for one.. we did.. and still it did not turn up! Tepid food and cold broccoli. Brocolli replaced and still just about warm.
V small menu..
nice Christmas decorations, but even one small table we noticed had overhead light not working so dimly lit..
such a shame. V disappointed and not impressed.
Waitresses need to be more friendly and helpful and someone in charge who makes guests welcome.. esp in these times when they need our support when we make the effort to go out.

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PaulB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice evening. The food was top notch and the staff were very friendly and professional. We will be booking up again in the near future

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ElaineC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service and a really festive atmosphere. Very responsible Covid approach. Recommended.

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Matt
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic experience. Amazing food and great service.

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Jvegas
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great last meal before lockdown , a full pub is always a good sign and im not surprised it was! the food was top notch in every sense.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It was Tuesday Thai night and the food was delicious.....curry was at the hottest we'd have wanted & a guide on the menu for the spiciness level might be an idea

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PaulB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Shortened covid menu but no problem a reasonable choice of main. Desserts a little disappointing but overall fine.

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DebbieG
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent. Portions better than when we have eaten here in the past. Bar and wait staff very good. CV19 layout very good. Wood burner on and very atmospheric old pub. Car park full on arrival, but cars parked outside lines didn’t help. Will return.

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vipDARTW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Not overwhelmed by the food sadly. The choice on the menu was limited, the Sunday Chicken roast could only be served for two people, the nutroast was inedible (3 of us had it and all hated the taste - worst out of many many many we've had at lots of other pubs). Shame, otherwise a nice venue and generally enthusiastic staff.

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martinv
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always - the dishes ordered were exceptional, fresh and beautifully presented!
Service swift and in an atmosphere were safety was / is a prime concern.

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RachelH
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The warm welcome on arrival assured us that we had made the right choice. The restaurant is lovely - very calm and relaxing with candles and soft lighting. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. We’ve found a gem and will definitely return.

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Matt
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful- great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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KARENL
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

After having eaten here recently with fabulous food I invited a friend to meet here for lunch today.

The menu appeared to have changed and consisted of a selection of standard pub dishes and two fixed prices set menu dishes.

My friend is a pescatarian and we ordered a fish dish from the set menu (we didn’t want starter or dessert but were told we’d have to pay the full price)

The food arrived and looked promising but both portions of fish were undercooked to the point of being inedible. We asked the waitress (who later told us she was the manager) to rectify the situation and to my astonishment she returned from the kitchen to deliver the message that the chef disagreed the fish was not cooked. At this point we considered leaving and going elsewhere (I wish we had) but after quite a battle the manager agreed to ask the chef to xoxo two new portions and offered a tiny complimentary portion of either bread or olives.

Whilst the second serving of fish arrived properly cooked and of food standard, we had to request a replacement of our side order of vegetables.

When the bill arrived we hoped there would be some monetary compensation but the bill was full price.

The entire episode was totally unacceptable and I never intend eating in this pub again.

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DanielS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome burgers!!!! Couldn’t quite fit in an alcoholic shake. Next time! Very well set up for these times (temperature checks, clear signage, sanitizer etc). But also felt very welcoming and ‘normal’ when eating. Can’t wait to go back (soon!)

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RobinF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Abergavenny never fails to please especially for a Sunday roast. Go and try it for yourself you won't be disappointed.

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ashlaura
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A nice hearty Sunday lunch. Excellent meat. Vegetables a little ordinary but fine. Nice log fire.

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Tracey
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We booked a table very last minute and didnt expect too much as they still had space. We were wrong! As soon as we walked in, there was a lovely atmosphere, the lighting was just right with candles flickering and guests spaced out in a nice way making it still feel atmospheric and cosy. The service was good and attentive. And to top it all the food was delicious, would recommend highly. We will be back for the cote de boeuf which looked delicious! We are so pleased at our newly discovered foody pub. Thank you

AJ
AJD23
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and trying there best to keep the atmosphere positive during these strange Covid times. We were met with a smile, everything on the menu was available and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will certainly be returning soon.

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chrisS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a great dinner following a country walk near tunbridge wells. Covid checks were thorough and distancing good. The menu was clear and varied and the staff were very attentive. Food was excellent with swift delivery and generous portion size.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good thank you & will definitely be returning

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MaureenM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We went for Sunday Dinner, the food is good however for us was completely spoiled by being served cold. I think the plates they use do nothing to keep the food warm, even the side vegetables were cold. We were a party of 4 and as is usually the case, 2 were served first we politely wait for the next 2, didn't take too long however there was not the appropriate amount of cutlery so that had to be sourced, all adding to the food that was not very warm to start with getting cold. Thankfully our guests were not disappointed, but since we have been a number of times when the food was great, we were disappointed.

FAQs

The Abergavenny Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01892 750233.

The Abergavenny Arms is rated 4.4 stars by 476 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.