Nestled in the small town of Southborough, a couple of miles from historic Tunbridge Wells, The Imperial is a traditional Victorian pub that wears its original features with pride.
You don’t have to leave the sanctity of the pub to find stunning man-made creations. Run by Ex Ivy Head Chef Alban Tuci, The Imperial has built a reputation for its fresh food, with lovingly crafted pizza and meat dishes reflecting a true taste of local produce and flavours.
At the bar, things are a little more ‘best of British’. Kent’s very own Shepherd Neame cask ales join excellent wines and all the usual aperitifs, soft drinks and coffees, which can be enjoyed in the traditional bar area or the courtyard garden in summer.
There’s a small function room here too, makes this an ideal spot when you’ve something special to celebrate. Whether you’re here for a party, the pizza, or just a perfect pint, a warm welcome awaits you every time…
It’s a fitting base then for exploring west Kent’s many manor houses, castle and gardens, with Hever Castle and Penshurst Place among the attractions nearby.
Not eaten here before. I’d driven past it for years thinking It was simply a pub, Then I read on TA that this place had a great Italian menu. Well they’re right!
I am not entirely on board with the decor. We were a table of 4 food lovers. We were seated to the side of the bar in a tiny dining area. But when the food arrived we didn’t care. It was delicious!
I have been to The Imperial Pub many times and have always had a lovely experience, they serve decent beers, lagers and ales and the Italian food the serve is delicious, the staff are always very attentive and the place is lovely and clean, I can highly recommend one of the specials pizzas they serve called 'Tom's Special' I believe its named after one of the OAP's who frequent the pub, definitely worth a try. I will be returning, Thankyou once again.
Alessandro and his team created a fantastic buffet for my father-in-law's wake and nothing appeared to be any trouble at all. The food was absolutely delicious and plenty of it too. If you are looking to organise a function on Southborough The Imperial is highly recommended!