Welcome to the Dovecote Inn, a warm and friendly traditional country pub with a warm and cosy atmosphere providing real ales and good homely food.

Join us for our lunchtime and evening food menus, along with varying specials and desserts providing good value, freshly cooked no-nonsense traditional food made from quality ingredients from local providers. Our menu offers a wide variety of locally sourced pies and puddings, changing daily. Sit in our dedicated restaurant area, secluded snug or tables throughout the bar in a cosy and comfortable rural pub environment. Warm yourself beside the log fire in the autumn & winter and enjoy alfresco dining in our patio area in the spring and summer months.

We have a  selection of real ales served directly from casks behind the bar. Our regular ales are Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and Gales HSB, along with a constantly changing repertoire of guest ales. We have been listed in The Good Beer Guide for eighteen years.

Scrumpy ciders along with a selection of draught lager, stout and other ciders are complemented by various bottled options. A fine selection of wines is available by the bottle or glass, along with a typical selection of spirits and soft drinks.

We're happy to allow dogs into the bar area when we're not serving food. Of course dogs are always welcome in area patio area!

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Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00am - 10:30pm

Mondays: 6 - 10:30pm or 7 - 11:30pm on a Music Night

Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 3pm, 6- 11:30pm


Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12 - 3pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 2pm, 6:45 - 8:45pm


01892 835966

The Dovecote Inn, Alders Road, Capel, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6SU

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