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The Hopbine, Matfield - pub details


Address: Petteridge Lane, Matfield, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 7NE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12163) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Paddock Wood (2.6 miles), Beltring (4.3 miles), High Brooms (5 miles)

Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 16 users)
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As Spring approaches The Hopbine has a lovely Hall and Woodhouse seasonal ale, Firkin Fox, but ask for it in a manly Badger glass. The promotional glass is rather effete. Unfortunately Spring also sees the end of Sunday roast potatoes on the bar. Still, continuity is maintained through the conversations of the regulars, some of which may seem very familiar to those who have visited before. Still a great country pub.
whitemac - 22 Mar 2012 11:01
Popped in here for the first time ever yesterday for lunchtime pint and it is silly we have never been here before – everything you want from a pub, including friendly and welcoming locals and very gracious landlord and landlady. And then there are beams, horse brasses, dark wood, dark red fittings, an area for darts with a piano, good Badger ale and seasonal special (Fursty Ferret Aug-Oct.). And the location is an idyllic lane with lovely cottages, so the locals are very lucky people.

Odd thing, though, I had a premonition that we would meet a cat there, and made sure I spoke it out loud this time, and there she was (almost sure it was a ‘she’) as we were coming out, relaxing in the idyllic cottage garden of the adjoining property, looking at us very knowingly – a lovely black and white cat who looked like the grandmother of the little one we have at home (also a pub cat, attained as a kitten from the Rising Sun, Cotmans Ash Lane.)

So I take that as a good omen.

And must pop in again at the Rising Sun soon . .

greidbrown - 31 Aug 2011 11:26
A true country pub, always a nice atmosphere and a cheery welcome from the amiable landlord Mike. Superb home cooked pub grub which is excellant value, lovingly prepared by B. The Firkin Fox is a delightful pint of ale, highly recommended.
MrAbundance - 3 May 2011 14:18
A very attractive pub, which, as well as good beer, also has an acceptable whisky. It's a small establishment and because of its position on a hill all the locals seem to gravitate to the left hand side of the bar. This sometimes makes difficulties for those wishing to use the outside Gent's facility!

The food is excellent with generous portions thanks to the landlady. Definitely a place I will return to from time to time.
whitemac - 6 Apr 2011 11:09
A really great old-fashioned boozer, friendly landlord serving beers in excellent condition. The food is tasty, home-made and very good value.
Great shame it is not open more hours, but then that is part of its old-fashioned charm. Highly recommended and has been in the Good Beer Guide for over 25 years.
BeerMonstersBall - 31 Dec 2010 13:56

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