Where to Eat in Tenterden: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 28, 2018 Brandee Mangan

Tenterden is a town with a large conservation area in the Ashford District of Kent, England. It stands on the edge of the remnant forest The Weald, overlooking the valley of the River Rother. It was a member of the Cinque Ports Confederation. Its riverside today is not navigable to large vessels and its status as a wool manufacturing centre has been lost. Tenterden has several voluntary organisations, some of which are listed below, seven large or very old public houses within its area and has long distance walking and cycling routes within its boundaries.
Things to do in Tenterden

1. Prezzo - Tenterden

52 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6AU, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$479 +44 1580 764769
Excellent
38%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 354 reviews

Prezzo - Tenterden

Reviewed By David W - Rye, United Kingdom

A typical Prezzo style, clean, plenty of choice, good flavoursome meals and helpful staff. The wines are particularly good value. Always well presented and even better with the various offers they have.

2. Peggotty's Tea Shoppe

122 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +44 7796 122883
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Peggotty's Tea Shoppe

Peggotty's Tea Shop has an interesting, ever changing decor inside the shop. Perhaps a little quirky? Bright paintings and hats (!) decorate the walls. There are tables in front of the shop, and also a couple of tables in the peaceful oasis of a back garden.The tea is from the local Kent Tea Company - loose leaf only.The cakes and scones are 100% homemade. Try the tangy lemon drizzle or the nutty coffee and walnut, 2 of the favourites.Or why not just go for a plain and simple old fashioned rock cake.They will not disappoint you.If you are feeling the need to be decadent, try a scrumptious afternoon tea - consisting of sandwiches of your choice, scones jam and clotted cream, and cake of your choice to finish.The cream teas are scrumptious - how can you resist?Go on - treat yourself!

Reviewed By Margaret W - Ashford, United Kingdom

Went on the spur of the moment with a friend for a coffee & catch up. Landed up with ordering two large pieces of delicious cake as well. Staff are warm and friendly & that’s just how both of our stomachs felt after eating homemade cake. Their latte is excellent. Highly recommend.

3. The Lemon Tree Restaurant

29-33 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BJ, England Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$133 +44 1580 763381
Excellent
48%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 511 reviews

The Lemon Tree Restaurant

14th Century heavily timbered wealden hall house restaurant in the centre on Tenterden offering great British food. Open for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon teas. All home-made dishes, desserts and cakes, freindly efficient staff.

Reviewed By pigletdiane

Had a very lovely lunch. Staff always friendly and will always talk and make you welcome. Great service and price. Nice idea if your local they have a privilege card. Food is always of a good quality and hot. Refil coffee which is always welcome....MoreMany thanks for another great review Best wishes Nick

4. Ozgur Turkish Restaurant

126 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6HT, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1580 763248
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 484 reviews

Ozgur Turkish Restaurant

Reviewed By Eric P - Fort Worth, TX

I came in a bit earlier for dinner on a Monday. They were slow tonight but the service was very good. I enjoyed the humus with a couple pita and the mixed grill. Chicken was the best of the meats but all were good. I did like the dried olives and pepporcini they served as an amuse boche.

5. William Caxton

West Cross, Tenterden TN30 6JR, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +44 1580 764417
Excellent
60%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

William Caxton

Reviewed By lauralazuli

Booked a table for 9 people & a dog for Sunday lunch. Good job we booked, the place was packed! 8 of us had roasts of various meats and all very good. Meat, 3 veg, roast potatoes & a Yorkshire pud with gravy. 1 of us had scampi & chips which was not as good as the roasts. Pudding wise between us we had apple pie (excellent), sticky toffee, fudge brownie, cheesecake (very sweet), and cheese & crackers. Again, all fantastic bar the cheese & crackers which was very plain & not a large mix of cheeses.
Overall a great lunch in what is clearly a very popular, dog friendly pub.

6. The White Lion Restaurant and Bar

57 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$220 +44 1580 765077
Excellent
40%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 524 reviews

The White Lion Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By DP1066 - Hastings, United Kingdom

We had not visited this inn before and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service was efficient. On arrival both children were provided with good quality drawing and colouring books to entertain them.
The children’s menu was good value at £6 and both our grandchildren enjoyed it. The bistro-style menu was full of interesting dishes and the pizzas, on a thin crust, with the option of half and salad, were delicious. The starters were filling and unfortunately left us with no room for dessert. The beer was also good as was the option of wine by the glass. This is a place to return to!

7. The Vine Inn

76 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6AU, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$165 +44 1580 762718
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 320 reviews

The Vine Inn

Reviewed By Yongnuo - Kent, United Kingdom

We came here on Saturday for a lunch and we hadn't made a reservation, but The staff were very friendly and found us a table. The food itself was really nice, and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

8. The Nutmeg

3 Sayers Lane, Tenterden TN30 6BW, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1580 764125
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

The Nutmeg

Reviewed By Lauren Amy D

Another great cafe/coffee shop down Sayer's Lane in Tenterden. ? My usual lunch or brunch here is the hot chocolate, which is just so soothing and the pastries and sandwiches are yummy too! ? Cosy as can be and lovely chatty stuff ?

9. Mr Bean Coffee House

4 Sayers Lane, Tenterden TN30 6BW, England Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1580 766616
Excellent
47%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Mr Bean Coffee House

Reviewed By emma d - Tenterden, United Kingdom

Came here with my daughter this morning on her recommendation. I've lived in Tenterden for years but never been here before! I thought it was lovely for several reasons. I love the little children's area you have with toys and books, so well thought out. The toilets with baby changing facilities were clean, tidy and very well maintained. The lay out of the cafe is attractive with comfy chairs/ sofas. I had a cheese scone and am quite fussy about the quality of scones but this one was lovely, cheesy and rustic! The coffee was good.. I had a flat white. My daughter had a Brie croissant. The menu has some interesting options and the milkshakes and children's menu are also highlights. Good little coffee shop! Will be coming here rather than costa in future.

10. The Swan at Chapel Down

Chapel Down Smallhythe Road | Small Hythe, Tenterden TN30 7NG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$188 - HK$330 +44 1580 761616
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 626 reviews

The Swan at Chapel Down

Reviewed By Jade G

We went to the restaurant after wine tasting, they already knew who we were and were seated immediately. We had a lovely meal and the wine was lovely too. The only feedback i would give is it would be nice to have a wine recommendation for the different dishes. For the restaurant of a winery it would be nice to carry on the theme and have recommendations of what to pair my food choices with. Great service, lovely atmosphere.

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