The Hand & Sceptre

The Hand & Sceptre

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
21 London Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0QB

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The Hand & Sceptre is a friendly and informal country pub, where you can enjoy some excellent food and drink. The pub dates back to 1728 and has been stylishly refurbished without losing the sense of traditional pub hospitality. The interior is warm and rustic, with wooden floors and a choice of comfortable seating, and the staff will make you feel immediately at home.

The menu is uncomplicated yet very much up-to-date, with comfort food such as pizza, steaks and pasta alongside international dishes. Sharing plates are an excellent way to kick off your evening - try the Baltic plate, with roll mops, shell-on prawns, anchovies, gravadlax, smoked mackerel and horseradish cocktail sauce. A selection of 'little dishes' make for tasty starters and can include a pot of mussels with leeks, cream and Aspalls cyder, or pan-fried pigeon breast with pancetta and wild mushrooms. Follow with a delicious fired pizza - try toppings of Cajun chicken, tomato, garlic, pepperdew peppers and red onions, or four cheeses, roasted pear and rosemary - or choose a pasta dish such as spaghettini with spiced seafood, chilli, coconut and lime. If your appetite calls for something heartier, choose rib-eye steak with Bloody Mary butter, grilled tomato and frites, or the spit-roast pork with sage mash, apple, pear and rosemary jelly. For seafood-lovers, the organic salmon served with glass noodles and Oriental lemongrass broth is excellent. The menu's extensive options, plus a tempting range of side dishes, offer something to suit any taste.

If you want to be pampered a little longer, there are 12 bedrooms available complete with luxury furnishings and modern bathrooms - the perfect excuse to enjoy The Hand & Sceptre's fantastic range of New and Old World wines, with many available by the glass. There is also Champagne for those special occasions, and hop lovers have ten different beers to choose from; so whether European lager or a fine cask ale is your tipple of choice, The Hand & Sceptre has something for you.
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