Located in the small town of Southborough, just a couple of miles outside the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells, The Imperial is close to many of Kent’s attractive houses, castle and gardens.
The pub dates from the Victorian era and its unusual name derives from the Imperial crown, as pictured on the sign, worn by the monarch at the coronation ceremony. Interestingly, previous signs have shown a fine specimen of the imperial butterfly.
The pub is becoming quickly well known for its exquisite Italian food. Everything on the menu is freshly prepared, lovingly homemade and designed to offer customers a true flavour of Italy, with a mouth-watering selection of dishes made to traditional recipes.
On the bar, you will find a range of Shepherd Neame cask ales, as well as an excellent wine list, and all the usual aperitifs, soft drinks, and coffees.
The Imperial is a short distance from many of the houses, castles and gardens in the area, as well as the art galleries and shops of Tunbridge Wells, including the historic Pantiles district.
A small function room can be hired for private parties and events, suitable for up to thirty people, and outside there is a pleasant little enclosed garden with seating and tables.