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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 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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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

We arrived for a 1.30 seating. Immediately it became apparent that the team were stretched. Rich did a great job of making us feel welcome and ensuring we were seated. Unfortunately, the service from then on was lacking. I addressed my complaint with Rich directly at the time of paying and left happy. However, wasn't an overwhelming display from the wider team, had to ask 4 times for our drinks and waited 40 minutes for them to arrive. Felt like we were seated in the corner and forgotten about. Looking forward to visiting again soon and seeing improvements. Food was great!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

the leicester arms is a wonderful pub and they have always been amazingly accommodating of my groups and lunch customers. I would always recommend this pub, and I keep returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Great Sunday lunch

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch, good to see the Leicester Arms is back to its former glory. Well done, keep it up!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

The service was good, friendly & efficient. The food was lovely but I felt the dishes could have been served with a selection of vegetables for the table. The price per dish was a little high without the vegetables.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

A group of 25 had excellent pre-ordered meals with excellent service.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

A great lunch with excellent service! Thank you..

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

A really lovely spot with a fantastic team and great food. They went above and beyond to accommodate us. We would definitely recommend dining here.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

we had a terrible experience on Boxing Day. We were let down by terrible service, asked for our drinks three times and when they eventually arrived we had finished our main course. Staff were not attentive. we asked for the service charge to be removed from the bill, which you did but no apology , complimentary coffee or something would have been much appreciated. the restaurant wasn't even busy so there was no excuse. the staff require some training. You say the pub is a warm and welcoming place, it was freezing in the main restaurant and in the ladies toilets. Our boxing day lunch was a disappointment.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Such a wonderful experience & a real treat for Christmas Day. We both had venison for main and it was absolutely incredible - we are still talking about it days later!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Excellent food. Friendly service. Lovely location

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Food was excellent, the venison was cooked perfectly and the sea bass was presented to a high standard Wine had a good selection

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

None of my friends had been to the Leicester Arms previously and all of them plan to visit again!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Fabulous pub with excellent food and service. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Excellent food and service!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Excellent Sunday roast and dessert. Very generous portions and very good service. We will come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Walking Group; pre-booked restaurant for lunch everyone enjoyed their meals and drinks, fairly swift service.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Eight of us had a splendid lunch and overall the experience was good...BUT - stop trying to do too much! Despite an apparently large staff, they could not cope with our fairly simple demands. They were rushed off their feet and mistakes happened. Our table was ready on time, the manager was polite and positive despite clearly having to juggle dozens of people and tables. The staff were delightfully courteous and well-spoken but they were simply overworked. A delay with Yorkshire puddings to go with our roasts was clearly due to pressures on a frantically busy kitchen. We asked for three pints of bitter shortly after we took our table. One came in about five minutes, the other two in about 20 after some inquiries. There was also a shortage of popular wine types. Our 12.5% service charge was knocked off the bill because of the delays - nice gesture - but we were happy to leave a cash tip in recognition of the way the waitresses coped. Perhaps the management are trying to screw too much of a return out of this business. Perhaps we'll return, but I would like to think the restaurant will not be quite so crowded and the noise level wil be less. It was very, very noisy on that Sunday lunch time. It's such a good venue but I think we'll give weekends a miss.

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