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Cosy place for a refreshing ale

After a lovely walk through the Southborough Common, it was a pleasure to have a refreshing... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
WW_Traveller023
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Sydney, Australia
Evening meal

Was only staying in the area one night and tried this place on the recommendations of TripAdvisor... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Ken G
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“italian food”(3 reviews)
“place to eat”(2 reviews)
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29 London Road, Southborough, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 0PB, England
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Always get good food here, particularly the pizzas, but the main meals are often too salty. Nice pub with excellent staff.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

After a lovely walk through the Southborough Common, it was a pleasure to have a refreshing Shepherd Neame 'Master Brew' or an equally enjoyable 'Whitstable Bay Pale Ale' Comfortable seating added to the relaxation index of the place. Did not stay for a meal, but...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Was only staying in the area one night and tried this place on the recommendations of TripAdvisor. Had a great Italian meal and some good beer for a very reasonable price, Staff were excellent and made me feel welcome, as did the locals. Would return...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite after a walk, having driven past on many occasions. Expected the usual slightly fusty Shepherd Neame pub. Instead was treated to a first class Italian lunch menu at competitive prices, and a very good range of fresh and keg...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Imperial is a corner pub on the A26 opposite Southborough Common. We'd heard it served good Italian food, so we tried it out on a Saturday night with friends. The decor and layout is interesting, with various small rooms and areas. It was fairly...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had a fantastic meal here with our two sons to celebrate my husbands birthday. Really lovely staff - very helpful and genuinely seemed to want to make our evening a pleasure. The food was fantastic - the pizzas in particular were the best we've...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Staying at the Solomans in Tonbridge and asked reception for a place to eat. First out of her mouth was The Imperial so we booked a table for 2 with little if no expectation. Wow what a surprise, a small little area off the main...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit The Imperial, I'm impressed with the high quality service, food and atmosphere there. The staff are really helpful, the pizza's are homemade and excellent. Great place to meet friends or take the family. Well worth a visit.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Always get good food here, particularly the pizzas, but the main meals are often too salty. Nice pub with excellent staff.

1  Thank rc1987
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Regularly visit for drinks, and sometimes eat. Brilliant, just brilliant. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere, great wines. Best pub in Tunbridge Wells, by far.Food is Italian with a home cooked flavour and twist. Just brilliant. Thanks Guys.

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

It's a good place to hang out with friends. Food is good. Staffs are friendly with good service. We like this place.

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