The Leicester Arms Hotel

High Street Penshurst, Penshurst, Tonbridge, United Kingdom, TN11 8BT
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Opening Information

Breakfast
Monday - Friday: 7am - 10am
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 10am

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 3pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Dinner
Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 9pm
Closed Sunday for food

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Leicester Arms Hotel

The Leicester Arms Hotel is beautifully refurbished 16th century coaching inn presenting classic British pub favourites. The pub is a warm and welcoming place, with two roaring fires for on those colder days. A great selection of drinks is served at the bar while the pub features roaring log fires, perfect for those winter months.

Please note in order to Book With Us For Mothering Sunday, Please Call Us On 01892 863125

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We had a fantastic event. The buffet was great and the atmosphere lovely. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

The food was good, service incredibly slow although the staff were nice enough. Food and drink very very expensive and the 12.5% service tip was a joke!! The service was terrible and didn’t warrant 12.5%. Won’t be returning in a hurry which is a shame as the location and food was great but service and prices need a total re think

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Service was terribly slow but waiters were courteous. Had a very wobbly table which we mentioned but no one rectified. The roast was better than we expected and a very large portion.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Room 6 was clean but not good located. We suffered from kitchen ventilation smell, noice, smoke, heat. Serving was done by young people without experience. Food was OK but not excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

We were disappointed with our visit this time - not nearly as good as on previous occasions. Roast dinners were good but other dishes uninspiring & food really expensive. Main criticism was the service which was really slow & sloppy. We had to wait ages for our food, to repeatedly ask for our drinks & never got the salt & pepper. The surroundings were lovely but we just didn’t feel the food & service were up to the premium prices being charged.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

We enjoyed our stay. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. Dinner was excellent. My only negative comments relates to breakfast. It was not smoothly run, little choice for non-meat eaters, no cereals (why put spoons on the table?), half-toasted bread that was usually cold. It all seamed unprepared.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Our reservation was made online but the staff didn’t seem to know we were coming. Our roasts were delicious, my wine and beer was lovely. The cheese board had nice cheese but a poor serving of grapes and celery. Deserts were good. Service was acceptable but depended upon who came to the table. Not very professional. The toilets were grim and we would probably not return because of this.

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Visited On Monday, 26 August 2019

Service was very slow, given the restaurant was almost empty. The staff were apologetic but we had to wait a very long time for our food. When it arrived, it was delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Service was incredibly slow considering there was no one else eating in the restaurant. The waiter (bless him) seemed quite nervous and made basic ordering more awkward than it needed to be. Good quality food however.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Pleasnt setting in the heart of the lovely village, great views from the dining room. Very atmospheric, echoes of the 1930s whem my Great Aunt was a Barmaid here.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Strange place. The bathroom and the bed are new and clean but there is dust on the telephone. The wndow, and the carpet in the stairs, are old and dirty. It is didficult to obtain butter and toats for your breakfast, even paying 160 pounds for one night.

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Visited On Monday, 24 June 2019

very courteous service,wonderful Sunday lunch,will definately be back.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Pub bar area is lovely. Lots of heritage. The restaurant was very quiet/empty when we arrived hence a lack of atmosphere but it did improve as more people arrived.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Overall a nice meal. Slightly disjointed service as we were in the bar and ‘forgotten’ for long periods.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

We had a lovely time. A friendly and relaxing place to enjoy our pub lunch in the Sun!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Stop emailing me! I have never been nor heard of your hotel. This is the 3rd email from you.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Lovely place and lovely food. Needed some more people in but that should come when people hear how lovely it is

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Thank you Michelle for looking after us.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

We had a lovely Sunday lunch, generous helpings and a lovely selection of veg. It was a treat for my friend whose great great aunt Nellie Izzard worked at the Leicester Arms many years ago.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Very disappointing indeed. Way too many customers with only school children serving with no manager present and clearly nowhere near enough kitchen staff. 40 minutes and several chases for very average starters (do 3 prawns constitute a prawn cocktail?) and another 40 minutes for tepid main courses. Many other guests also complaining. No apology or discount offered. We've eaten here before and was fine, and has gone seriously downhill. Will never return and suggest others do same.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Michelle, the Manager, couldn't have been more helpful. Felt so happy knowing she was behind all the organization as she was really 'on it'. A huge thank you xx

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Great Sunday lunch in a lovely setting. Able to book for a large group. Will definitely be back. Loved hearing about the plans for expanding food options and use of the garden.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Auberge charmante avec des propriétaires adorables. La cuisine est absolument délicieuse. J'ai rarement mangé un si bon risotto. Excellent rapport qualité prix

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Our first visit and we were very impressed. It’s not local to us but we will definitely be back! On the recommendation of a book about walks with dogs in Kent, the 5 of us (plus dog) had a lovely walk around Penshurst Place and then into the Leicester Arms for lunch: Great service, really lovely food - generous roasts and delicious desserts (the Sticky Toffee Pudding was particularly good) - all at a very fair price. The weather on Sunday happened to be perfect too but we would recommend the Leicester Arms at anytime.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Great time had by all for birthday celebrations. We will be back regularly. Realise most of the staff were new so obviously on learning curves which gave rise to slow service but we were in no hurry. Michelle is amazing.

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