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The Bench Ashford

Units A & B, The Courtyard @ Mersham Le Hatch, Hythe Road, Ashford, United Kingdom, TN25 6NH
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Open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Open Friday - Saturday 11am - 12am

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Bench Ashford

The Bench is an exciting Wine & Tapas Bar in the the historic Courtyard @ Mersham Le Hatch serving up to 48 Wines by the Glass to compliment some of the finest Tapas Kent has to offer!

Cuisine: Tapas
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Very attentive staff. Very prompt service and tasty food. We had the sharing deserts, way too much though! Definitely come again.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Absolutely loved the Sunday lunch! Amazing quality and delicious food, good value for money. Service little slow had to ask for serving cutlery and salt and pepper that’s all, highly recommended to lots of friends already!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

We always have an enjoyable evening when we visit The Bench, The food as great and the service is excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

Great experience, impressed with pace of food delivery. Very accommodating on the day as we had a large party.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

A lovely evening of delicious food and awesome cocktails!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Very good restaurant with nice atmosphere. Friendly staff member who where helpful and with attention to detail. Sure will be back many thanks guys keep it up.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

As we were able to sit outside it felt like being on holiday. Great lunch experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Very good food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

First time here and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Food was delicious but bit pricy. Staff were friendly and really helpful but lacked a bit on the attentive side as we had to get their attention to order drinks a few times but will definitely be returning

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

Another great night

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

As always you never fail to deliver a fantastic menu and outstanding drinks!!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Some of th me tapas dishes are quite dear for the portion size but the presentation and quality is excellent. Service is attentive and pleasant.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Fantastic lunch at The Bench, amazing South African waiter (sorry didn't get his name) who was friendly, insightful and welcoming, plus he made a wonderful Sangria! Food was amazing, we all tried new things and had 14 separate dishes! Just a shame only 2 other customers around on a wet Thursday afternoon at this gem of a place. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

great waiter - really good dishes and delicious wine - just would have preferred the dishes were staggered as they came to the table as food gets cold so quickly

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

We all had a fantastic evening great service great food and a really lovely atmosphere thank you 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Lovely roast dinner will def be back

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

Great meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 April 2018

We love coming here and have visited frequently since first opened. We have seen the menu condense down dramatically since first opening. Although food is still at a good standard and we always enjoy what we order. The only criticism is we like the tapas experience but find dishes too big for 2 people. It would be better if dishes were smaller and lower in price so you can order a variety to get the full tapas experience.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

We have not yet had a bad experience here and Friday was no exception. Everything was great. Food is fantastic and the service was the excellent.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

The service was outstanding, cannot fault our experience and would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Beautiful food and great service.. The Bench is one of my favourite places to eat.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Great meal

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

The tapas, cocktails, beer and wine were outstanding as was the friendly, efficient service. I had my birthday lunch at the Bench and I was also presented with a "sparkler" birthday pudding. Delicious all round, highly recommend it. 10 out of 10.

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