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The Nevill Crest and Gun

Intriguingly named pub with a long history

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This uniquely named, tile-hung pub was built on land owned by the Nevill family, the Earls of Abergavenny. So the ‘Crest’ is easily explained; a cannon that once stood outside accounts for the ‘Gun’. The hamlet’s balancing act on the Kent-Sussex border is reflected by the real ales dispensed in the low-beamed, wooden-floored bar: all ales are sourced from the two counties, giving a local feel to the whole affair. A springtime Sunday lunch menu offers carrot and coriander soup to start; mains like venison and rabbit meatballs with red wine and tomato ragù; or trout with pan-fried gnocchi, rainbow chard, clams and seaweed butter; and clementine and chocolate tart with green apple sorbet for dessert.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12-9
  • Dinner: all week 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Hurst, Old Dairy, Larkins, Black Cat
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Biddenden

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A26 between Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough

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