The Woodman

The Woodman , Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, United Kingdom, TN14 6BU
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Opening Information

Open all day every day.
Food served:
Monday - Thursday: Noon - 9.30 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon - 10 PM
Sunday: Noon - 8 PM

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Woodman

The Woodman is fully refurbished but remains a traditional country pub serving proper pub food all day, every day, with a great selection of wines & real ales. Plenty of nooks & crannies, three real fires exposed oak beams & antiquities add to the atmosphere.
We also have our very own function room fully equipped with a bar, stage, projector & toilets. Perfect for private parties, weddings & business meetings.
We are situated in the tiny hamlet of Goathurst Common, not far from junction 5 of the M25 & 4 miles from Sevenoaks. The village offers views over the weald towards Bough Beech reservoir.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

My partner & I have been using The Woodman for meals o a monthly basis and in the past have enjoyed the experience. However, on our last visit there were 5 members of staff eating, laughing & having a loud conversation in close proximity to our table showing mo regard or respect to us as customers. The waitress gave the impression she did not want to be working and showed a gross lack of knowledge as to what was available on the menu. There were only 4 people dining but the service was below standard and we were even asked to wait when we wanted to pay our bill. Based on our previous experiences, this was well below an acceptable standard of service. Very disappointing!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Great pub, lovely that you can bring your dogs and eat in the bar area. Really helpful staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

We have visited for lunch a few times now and the food, wine and service has always been excellent. Many thanks Indeed!

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Had a great evening at The Woodman to celebrate my birthday. Staff were extremely friendly and the meals & desserts were excellent. Have been to the Woodman a few times over the years with family and friends and have always been impressed by the staff and the quality of the food. Will definitely be back and will highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

A nice friendly pub with good food too! We received an excellent friendly service from all staff despite it being a very busy Sunday lunch service. It’s also great that there are lots of gluten free options available. I’ve now visited several times and had a different meal each time, every meal has been excellent quality. I’ll be back again...

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

The food and drink were lovely (steak & kidney pudding was fabulous) and great value for money. As always, excellent service and the Harveys beer is kept exceptionally well. Great evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

If I have friends or family visiting, I always take them to The Woodman. Food and service always good. We had a lovely family meal earlier in the year to celebrate my husbands 70th. Very helpful with all the arrangements and 'my requests'.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Good quality food and drink at reasonable prices. We went for Sunday Lunch; they had excellent roast but other options too. Two of the dishes were lukewarm when they came out, but this was fixed promptly when we sent the meals back. Quick service - it was very busy too!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 October 2019

Good food, service and a pub that it full of character in a lovely setting

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Food was standard fare but OK. Very attentive staff

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Best roast in Kent

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch with family. Great service!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Always great food but sometimes the service could be sharper especially at peak times.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Lovely pub, with good value food. Only issue was how long the food took to arrive (1 hour +)

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

We love this pub, stumbled across it on a walk and have been back three times since. The food is well tasty and the staff are friendly, polite, attentive and straight forward. Good value too. I hear the pub has a classic car meet every month which we'll be coming down to. Took my mum to the Woodman for her 65th wedding anniversary, she is in a wheelchair but the pub is totally wheelchair friendly with a disabled loo. We haven't been when it's busy yet so no doubt we might have a longer wait sometime in the future but that's life. It's ready when it's ready. Top marks. Thoroughly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Perfect evening. Extremely attentive and polite staff. Quality of food was exceptional and extremely reasonably priced. In the words of Arnie, 'I'll be back'.!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Lovely friendly country pub with great food and service!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Lovely staff who made my Mum's 80th so lovely especially as she didn't want a fuss. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Service good, food good, toilets fantastic! Bar staff great. All in all a really great experience. Would definitely recommend, and definitely come back

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Lovely country pub! Friendly staff and lovely food!! Will definitely be coming back

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Very nice place, run by a lovely bunch of people. Food was very good, I would certainly recommend this place.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 August 2019

Nice location and have visited on special occasions always friendly

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

We four had different food and it was all of a first class standard

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

Had a very enjoyable evening, staff were very helpful, they even got a dinner that was not on the evening menu. Best Thai Chicken Curry I have had in a long time that wasn't cooked in a Thai Restaurant, will be back.

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

An excellent evening with Roarin' 20's Big Band 7, & the Food was excellent also

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