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The Leicester Arms

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Leicester Arms

The Leicester Arms

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPenshurst Place and Gardens3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHaysden Country Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationChiddingstone Castle10 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)43 min drive

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About this area


The Leicester Arms is located in Tonbridge. Penshurst Place and Gardens and Salomons Centre are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ashdown Forest and Forest Way Country Park. Hop Farm Family Park and British Wildlife Centre are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Penshurst Place and Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Haysden Country Park - 8 min drive
  • Salomons Centre - 8 min drive
  • Chiddingstone Castle - 10 min drive
  • Hever Castle and Gardens - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Tonbridge Penshurst Station - 3 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 43 min drive


  • Little Brown Jug - 3 min drive
  • The Bottle House Inn - 3 min drive
  • Chafford Arms - 4 min drive
  • The Wheatsheaf - 7 min drive
  • The Hare - 7 min drive

About this property

The Leicester Arms

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
The Leicester Arms is a Grade II listed property with a rich and proud history. To give some idea of how much this part of the world is steeped in proper medieval history, this pub was once part of the Penshurst Estate, it was named in honour of a previous owner of Penshurst Place, Robert Sidney, Viscount De L’Isle, when he was appointed Earl of Leicester in 1618
The Leicester Arms offers 13 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Digital televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and complimentary toiletries. This Tonbridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • Digital channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
1 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 37 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 37 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 37 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 37 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 37 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful room, thorough check-in
Often room photos give a misleading idea of rooms. This cannot be said of the Leicester Arms. My room was beautifully decorated, all my needs were catered for. The bathroom is very classy with a powerful shower. The bed was comfortable, though the pillows were not to my liking, I believe feather. I had an ale on my check-in at around 2130 which was excellently served. Measures are in place for Covid including electronic santisation of your room key. Highly recommended.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Beautiful old building in lovely village. Very nice room but 1/ there was serious sewage issue in bathroom 2/ no hot water at all in the morning due malfunctioning boiler and 3/ despite being the first to order at breakfast and telling the waitress we were in a real hurry, our breakfast took exactly half an hour to arrive - not acceptable. All in all a really disappointing stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Disappointing stay.
The room was large and spacious and the bed comfortable but there is no where to put your toiletries/make up bag in the bathroom when using the mirror. There was no hot water in the morning!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel with that traditional English look and feel location good for London and Dover The staff very accommodating and friendly. All this a a proper cooked breakfast made fresh
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019