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The Crown Inn

The Green, Groombridge, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN3 9QH

In the 18th century this charming free house was the infamous headquarters for a gang of smugglers who hid their casks of tea in the passages between the cellar and Groombridge Place, later home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle made this 16th-century pub his local and today, its low beams and an inglenook fireplace are the setting for some great food and drink. Favourites include trio of local pork sausages, mash, kale and red onion gravy; beer battered fish and chips, peas and home-made tartare sauce, and daily specials based on fresh local produce. Eat alfresco during the summer months.

Further information

Tel: 01892 864742
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Black Cat, Larkins


All day all week


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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Take A264 W of Tunbridge Wells, then B2110 S

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