The Hare, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (01892 862419; www.hare-tunbridgewells.co.uk) is excellent.
No muzak, television or live bands; comfortable oak-furnished dining areas with plenty of books and chamber pots on display (the books can be used); very good food; sensible prices; friendly, efficient service; good beers and wines. Mainly a food pub, but no gastropomp. Gets busy, so book or call in early at about 6.00, especially at weekends. We drive 35 miles each way to eat there and wish we lived nearer. We haven’t found anywhere else as good in Kent.
(01892 862419; www.hare-tunbridgewells.co.uk