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The Wheelwrights Arms - CLOSED

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Trying too hard.

This is a lovely country pub, who we think are aiming for fine dining but never quite get it right... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Tricia B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
via mobile
too expensive

went here last weekend, we had two large white wines £17.90!!!!!!!!!!!!! we don't mind paying for... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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1 Jul 2017
“Pub food and drinks ”
11 May 2017
“Trying too hard.”
The Green, Matfield, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7JX, England
+44 1892 722129
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Cycled from Tunbridge Wells to Matfield to meet a friend at 3.0pm for a pint and a sandwich. unfortunately there was no food on at that time of day. Got charged 50p for the privilege of using a debit card as the bill was less...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely country pub, who we think are aiming for fine dining but never quite get it right. The menu is inventive and inviting but we're often disappointed. My lobster bisque recently looked so pretty and was I felt expensive. It's was thick...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 6 December 2016

went here last weekend, we had two large white wines £17.90!!!!!!!!!!!!! we don't mind paying for good wines but these were average and overpriced. when you consider just down the road in the star public house the same drinks are £9.00 for two glasses of...More

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Robert M, Owner at The Wheelwrights Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Dear Steve, We are sorry your visit on the weekend left you feeling dissatisfied, we are always receptive to any feedback. It is regrettable you did not discuss this with us at the time rather than resorting to Tripadvisor. We offer several wines by the...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just driving back to London on a sunny Sunday afternoon, spotted The Wheelwrights Arms, nice looking country pub, with a good selection of ales. I had a great pint of Boondoggle Blonde Ale, wish I'd not been driving as I'd probably have had a few...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bernie V
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the Wheelrights and the "beer tent" at this afternoons Matfield village fete. Three cask ales were available which is fantastic,vbut disappointingly, no effort had been made to keep the casks even remotely cool on what was arguably one of the warmest days...More

3  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good selection of beers, good service, pleasant staff. Food is expensive and not good value for money. We need to return to the days when all 3 Matfield pubs supplied good quality food at reasonable prices. Other pubs in the surrounding area can offer a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank John C
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Great news that this pub is now a free house as the beer selection instantly improved. Lovely building and garden. Cosy real fire. Landlord and lady are very friendly and sociable with customers. Atmosphere of a proper village pub. Have not tried food recently so...More

2  Thank AllisonBrett
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