Here is a pub guide for all pubs and clubs serving real ale in Kent.
Kent Region real ale pubs
A 14th century, traditional country pub that is the oldest building in the village. It lies close to North Downs walks and cycle routes. Local guest ales and locally sourced, homemade food is available. There is a separate restaurant and large garden with covered terrace dining area. Live music sessions are held on Friday evenings.
- West Malling Golf Club
The club has two golf courses named Spitfire and Hurricane after aircraft that flew from the nearby former West Malling airfield that is now the Kings Hill Business and residential development. Two putting greens and an 11-bay driving range are also provided, Fine dining restaurant and event facilities may be booked.
- Angel ku.oc.loa@notgniddalegna(01732) 842117 The Green Addington ME19 5BB
- Walnut Tree Inn
This charming country inn was built during the reign of Richard II (1377-1399) in the year of the crusades and was the stronghold of the Aldington Gang, an infamous band of smugglers that roamed Romney Marsh and shores of Kent plying their nefarious trade. The gang's prolific leaders, Cephas Quested and George Ransley, both natives of Aldington, made the Walnut Tree their headquarters and drop point for their illicit contraband. The restaurant cooks by the ancient method of grill stones. quiz nights are held on last Sunday of the month.
- Walnut Tree Inn ku.oc.notgnidlaeerttunlaw@ofni(01233) 720298 Forge Hill Aldington TN25 7DT
- Marquis of Granby
Alkham Valley Road
Newly re-opened (April 2019) under its original name - The Marquis Of Granby - this is now a family pub serving 4 real ales and offering an extensive menu.
The premises has been totally renovated with several discrete and well decorated seating areas.
The pub clearly aims to be a restaurant but welcomes customers who do not want food.
- Marquis of Granby ku.oc.ybnargfosiuqram@ofni(01304) 873410 Alkham Valley Road Alkham CT15 7DF
St Laurence Avenue
A busy restaurant aimed at all members of the community including young families. A playground is provided for children. Revamped and now has more sections with lots of wood used throughout to provide more private areas. Covered areas are provided outside on decking. Tables may be booked but otherwise need to wait to be seated. An area is assigned for drinkers. Three positions are reserved in car park for electric vehicles to recharge.
- Sir Thomas Wyatt
A large, roadside pub to the west of Maidstone with adjacent Premier Inn. The walls of the split level bar and large, comfortably furnished restaurant show pictures of old Allington. A small room off the bar area has ten seats. Usual Beefeater fare is offered with music played in all areas. Breakfast is served 06:30-10:30 weekdays and 07:00-10:45 weekends.
- Fields firstname.lastname@example.org(01622) 683985 St Laurence Avenue Allington ME16 0ZP
- Black Lion
15 The Street
The Black Lion a traditional English pub and restaurant set in the historic village of Appledore, which can trace its history back to the Viking times when it was a busy port and now a quiet village in the heart of Kent. The pub serves locally brewed Goacher's Fine Light Ale together with four ever changing beers and three ciders on draught. There is also a reasonably priced wine list. There is a large patio to the front and the bar is decorated with an interesting collection of pump clips above and around the bar and, also a collection of blow lamps behind the bar. Handy for ramblers on the Saxon Shore Way and the Royal Military Canal. Locally sourced food is available every day but reservations are not accepted on Sundays.
- Black Lion (01233) 758206 15 The Street Appledore TN26 2BU
- Volunteer Inn
Traditional, old village pub on the outskirts of Ash village. There is a large u-shaped bar room with lounge area complete with leather sofas.
There's a small patio at the back of the pub and picnic tables at the front.
Although the pub is not fully disabled-friendly there is easy wheelchair access to the bar.
Greene King IPA features as their regular ale alongside a guest beer.
The pub hosts two pool teams and two darts team. Events include karaoke nights, occasional live music and a Sunday meat raffle.Kent’s Public House Archive: Volunteer Inn, Ash
- White Swan
Rambling, picturesque free house dating in part from the early 15th century. Amazing variety of food on offer at reasonable prices. Various live events hosted including local bands, retro discos and open mic nights.
- Volunteer Inn moc.liamelgoog@951reebgg(01304) 812506 43 Guilton Ash CT3 2HL
- Ashford Rugby Club
Kinney Lane, Canterbury Road
Hold an annual beer festival
- Beaver Inn
322 Beaver Road
A busy traditional locals pub. Food not served, but customers may bring in and eat fish and chips from restaurant next door. Entertainment is provided with darts, pool and cards, and outside, you can enjoy the old Kentish game of bat and trap. In addition, there is a karaoke or disco evening once a month, and regular pool competitions are a popular fixture.
Eureka Leisure Park
Modern purpose built pub adjacent to a Premier Inn, catering mainly for the food trade.
- Boutilliers Bottle & Tap
This small bar situated in the original Coachworks opposite Ashford International Railway Station, which opened on 29 November 2019 and offers a minimum of four ales from Boutillier’s Brewery on KeyKeg dispense. A selection of bottled and canned beers from other breweries are also available. The building contains a multi-cubicle unisex toilets and payment is by card only.
- British Rail Sports & Social Club (01233) 620043 Church Road Ashford TN23 7RR
- Bybrook Barn Harvester (01233) 663634 Canterbury Road Ashford TN24 8QQ
- County Hotel
10 High Street
A spacious Wetherspoon pub in an 18th-century building in the centre of Ashford. Three storeys tall, originally red brick, but the top floor and the parapet are now tile hung. Seven sashes with glazing bars intact above ground floor. The shop fronts on the ground floor have now been replaced by modern sashes. Doorcase with engaged Tuscan columns. One bar with three separate seating areas. Up to two real ciders are available dispensed from polypins in the fridge. Food is available all day everyday from 8am to 11pm. Children are allowed in the dining area until 9pm. Summer and autumn national and international beer festivals. Table service available via Wetherspoons app, including guest beers.
- Curious Brewery
Situated in the centre of Ashford, next to Ashford International Railway Station, and only 38 minutes from London St Pancras, this multi-million-pound investment by parent company Chapel Down opened in May 2019. A modern state-of-the-art brewery with a shop and tasting room on the ground floor and a bar and 120-seater restaurant upstairs feature the Curious Brew core range of Lager, IPA, cider and Porter, as well as special and seasonal brews. The Chapel Down range of English wines and spirits is also available. The Curious Brew products have been widely available in keg, bottle and can for some eight years but up until now have been contract brewed. Fresh beer from the brewery is served from tanks above the bar; this is unpasteurised but is filtered in common with the beer presented in other forms of packaging. Brewery tours and tastings can be booked via their web site. The brewery looks set to become a major tourist destination. A handpump serving cask conditioned ale was installed in late 2021 serving beers brewed on the premises.
- Elwick Club (01233) 620043 Church Road Ashford TN23 1RD
- George Hotel
68 High Street
The George Hotel is the town's oldest coaching inn and serves traditional home made dishes using local produce and suppliers. It opens for breakfasts from 10am and serves food seven days per week. Breakfast menu, Light bites and salads menu, Panini , baguettes and sandwiches menu, Mains and Dessert menus available daily. This hotel has undergone a refurbishment , giving it a light and airy atmosphere. The two bar layout has been changed to one long bar running from the front to the back of the pub, together with the separate restaurant area. The pub has a late licence at weekends until 1am. This pub has recently reopened after a refurbishment.
- Hare & Hounds
A friendly 18th Century pub was once owned by the Lord of the Manor the Rt. Hon Earl of Thanet and has been run by the Ralph family since 2008. Situated just off the main road between Ashford to Maidstone it is well worth a visit. Supported by the locals the pub holds regular quiz nights, live music and BBQs
65-67 Beaver Road
A friendly locals pub with a separate games room with pool tables, darts, and Satellite TV. A 10min walk from Ashford international Station it is well worth the walk.
- Made Inn
10 New Rents
A conversion of a former music shop, there is a small bar at the front and a larger room at the rear which leads to an outside drinking area. This pub usually has one cask ale on handpump.
There is a dress code in operation here, people in working clothes will be asked to leave.
The beer list on the pub's web site is kept up to date enabling you to see what the cask ale will be before you visit.
Unit 3, Elwick Place, Elwick Road
Sports themed bar opened on 10 June 2021. Lots of television screens, darts and shuffleboard can be played here. Self pour taps are available at three of the tables, cask beer is available from the handpump on the bar.
- New Chimneys
Louden Way, Godinton Park
Large pub, built in the mid 1980s on popular housing development, catering largely for food trade, but still offering a traditional pub atmosphere and retaining the increasingly rare darts board. no children in the bar after 6pm. The Taverna' on the first floor serves authentic Greek and Cypriot food, wines and beers. Barbeques are also popular in the sunshine.
A modern purpose-built pub close to Eureka Business Park and local shops. The pub has a relaxed atmosphere and caters for locals, business people, and family groups alike. Spice nights are held on Thursday evenings. The open plan bar area is split in to several distinct areas, including a social drinking area, a place to enjoy a quiet drink, and a family area. Quiz nights are Monday and Wednesday (music) abd Poker night is Tuesday
Typical open plan town centre style pub focusing on low cost meals and sports TV.
- Riverside Inn
Rugby Gardens, off Torrington Road.
Situated just across the footbridge from the Designer Outlet, and within a short walk of Ashford International Station. A smoking and patio area is situated outside the pub, and there is a pleasant garden area at the rear.
- Star Inn
Located just outside the town centre the pub is adjacent to the river and park . The pub capitalizes on live music with traditional music (mainly English an d Irish)played from 4pm every 2nd Sunday afternoon
Comfortable family run town centre pub and restaurant that has recently reopened after a long period of closure with a large garden where dogs are permitted The pub also has regular live music and quiz night and also provides takeaway food.
- Taproom Boutilliers & Low Key
Calgarth House, 39-41 Bank Street
Situated at the lower end of Bank Street, this venture is in partnership with Salt Brewery whose beers are normally available. Boutillliers and a full range of Low Key (a Boutilliers sub brand) are also available including a good range of Belgian and German beers. On a recent visit Boon Mariage Parfait, beers from Brasserie de la Seine, Drie Fontainen and Orval were available.
A food offering should be available soon.
- Ashford Rugby Club (01233) 624693 Kinney Lane, Canterbury Road Ashford TN24 9QB
- Aylesford Village Club (01622) 716056 57 Rochester Road Aylesford ME20 7BS
17 Rochester Road
This large, single bar, pub is close to the recreation field and is popular with locals, It has sports TV showing major sports events. Home cooked traditional fare at very reasonable prices is served and children are welcome. The function room upstairs may be booked free of charge.
7-9 High Street
Entry may be via the path from the adjacent car park or from the High Street. Downstairs there is a bar with a casual dining brasserie and an extensive garden bar and barbeque area. The wooden beams reflect the age of the building which is not apparent from the exterior. Upstairs is a restaurant with a cocktail bar. Lunch may be a la carte or from the set menu. Dinner may be in the casual dining room but there are also two formal dining rooms upstairs. All meals are freshly made with locally sourced ingredients. Cask ale and cider is stocked.
- Little Gem
19 High Street
This early 12th-century building has plenty of exposed beams, some low ceilings and a small seating area on a mezzanine floor that makes a good addition to the small floor area. The large inglenook fireplace provides a warm welcome in winter. Formerly a café, the Gem has been a public house since 1968 and is one of Kent's smallest pubs.
Local brewer Goacher's now own this much loved pub and have brought it back into use. Refurbishment has taken place to restore the pub in keeping with its Grade II listed status. Usual crisps etc and some wine and spirits are available. Beware the low doorway and ceiling as well as the step down into pub. Real ale is dispensed from two handpumps on the bar counter and from two or three chilled casks on gravity dispense on the bar back shelf.
- Lower Bell
201 Old Chatham Road, Blue Bell Hill
Just off the main road near to Kit's Coty ancient monument. Bar access via steps but there is a ramp to the right. Has a comprehensive food menu and does takeaways. A large screen TV caters for sports events. Jam nights on Mondays. Bands occasionally. Large paved outside area with wide spaced tables. En-suite accommodation is available in an adjacent building.
- Red Lion
Free house dating from 1546 with exposed timbers and low ceilings. Popular with walkers; dog and family friendly. The large garden is a popular in summer. Bus 666 between Ashford and Faversham runs hourly, Monday to Friday; every two hours on Saturdays, but not evenings or Sundays. Guest beers available, often including a small Kent brewery e.g. Hopdaemon, Wantsum, Ramsgate.
- Red Lion (01233) 740309 Ashford Road Badlesmere ME13 0NX
- Fox & Goose
A family run village pub which offers home cooked food including a breakfast menu Thursday-Sunday. Families are always welcome and there is a games room with comfortable sofas away from the main bar area. Regular program of live music throughout the year. For some food information try gourmet society website link shown on this page.
- Fox & Goose (01795) 472095 The Street Bapchild ME9 9AD
- Wrong Turn
Pie Factory Road
This chalet-style pub, which opened in August 2014, is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Barfrestone - just a five minute walk from 12C Saint Nicholas Church, the second oldest Norman church in the UK.
The pub has a comfortable, country kitchen feel to it with wooden tables and chairs, sideboard and a wood-burning stove.
From the corner bar, three real ales, including a mild from the Wantsum brewery, and Kent ciders, are served. There's also a good selection of wines. Coffee and tea are also available.
Cheese platters are served Friday-Sunday.
There is a small TV in the corner but this is only used to show major sporting events.
Outside there is a small patio and a lawned area with picnic benches.
Clubs wishing to hold meetings or other events are welcome to contact the pub to make arrangements. The pub can open earlier for groups, if pre-arranged, and may close a little earlier on quiet evenings.
The pub is a pleasant 1 1/2-mile walk from Shepherds Well railway station and walkers are welcome in the pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: Wrong Turn, Barfrestone
- Wrong Turn moc.kooltuo@nrutgnorweht07522 554118 Pie Factory Road Barfrestone CT15 7JG
- Duke of Cumberland
Built in 1749, this attractive pub is set in a pretty village. The bars are decorated with hanging hops, and there is a back room which can be used for small functions. The wooden mantelpiece in the main bar is carved "Mackeson Hythe". The food is imaginative and good value, and includes set lunches, (not available Sundays). During the summer, there is a marquee in the garden which is used for the pub's annual beer festival (see website for dates), and for other events. The garden and patio include a well-equipped fenced-off children's play area. There are regular quiz nights
- Duke of Cumberland ku.oc.dnalrebmucfoekud@ofni(01227) 831396 The Street Barham CT4 6NY
5 Tonbridge Road
On the A26 bordering open countryside. Large garden with plenty of tables. Large covered terrace with tables. The interior has a new look with pen and wash pictures of Maidstone scenes and photographs of old buses but layout is unchanged. An eclectic menu and reasonable prices but many old favourites as well. Over 65's Club allows a reduction of 25% for food on Tuesdays. Burger Night Weds, Grill Night Thurs. Buses to Maidstone/Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells stop outside regularly.
70 North Street
Fitted with disabled toilets and ramps, this a pleasant restaurant with a good selection of dishes but still offering beer, NHS staff get 10% off food bill except Sundays. Takeaway fish and chips are available. Smart housing on one side and but countryside on the other is now being built upon. The nearest buses stop at the Bull on the main road (6/7) or in Beverley Road (8). Two petanque pitches in garden.
- Rockin Robin on the Green
1 Heath Road
A friendly corner pub overlooking the heath. Multi-level with steps. The nearest pub to Maidstone Hospital. Pub favourites plus specials often available and Sunday roasts. Lots of picnic tables in car park and covered stage area for bands. Rockin' Robin beers vary on the handpumps.
- Bull email@example.com(01622) 427665 5 Tonbridge Road Barming ME16 9HB
Pleasant hospitable country pub, originally three cottages, situated on a steep hill in a narrow lane near the picturesque village of Basted. Good range of well kept real ales including Harvey's Old Ale in season. Separate restaurant area serving home-prepared food with generous portions! Booking is required for the Sunday roasts. Popular with walkers and cyclists. Some historic pictures and an impressive painting of a Supermarine Spitfire are on display. The garden was landscaped in 2018 and is a pleasant sun trap for outdoor diners and drinkers. May close earlier in the evening if not busy.
- Plough (01732) 668619 Plough Hill Basted TN15 8PS
- Black Horse
Large ex-Truman's pub with large garden and separate building serving food including barbeques in summer. Good range of real ales an Weston's cider available on handpump.
- Black Horse (01474) 709379 High Street Bean DA2 8AS
- Bell Inn
A community pub with a covered decking-laid rear garden with tables. The popular restaurant was a later addition to the original building and features its own well, over which it was built. The well remains and has been capped by a large sheet of glass and is now lit within. Thai street food menu offering popular dishes at reasonable prices. The bar area gives a modern appearance with adequate seating. Live music on Sundays. Gluten free bottled beers available.
- Oak on the Green
A very busy pub/restaurant with a cosy atmosphere created by subdued lighting in this 17th century building. Popular for birthday and other celebrations. The menu contains a variety of changing dishes available all day every day. Outside large heated umbrellas keep you warm and dry.
- Rose Inn
87 Ashford Road
Enter via steps and veranda at the front into a darkly lit ambience that exists throughout the floor boarded bar. There is a stone floored Indian restaurant to the left through an archway to rear. Wooden panelled bar with half boarded walls. A large clock provides an interesting feature above the bar. Both English and Punjabi dishes are available. Kitchen late close times may vary.
- White Horse
A large Mitchells & Butlers owned pub restaurant overlooking Bearsted Green. A variety of seating areas are provided amid wooden beams. Rather clinical look throughout. The restaurant area has two floors. Includes a vegan menu. Attractive slate tiles adorn the gents.
139 Ashford Road
Re-furbished 2018 and has an airy open plan bar and restaurant which extends into a conservatory. Garden with tables to rear. Large patio with tables at front. In September 2019 changed to a Mediterranean restaurant with good quality food cooked from fresh ingredients. The full menu and pizzas are available for takeaway.
- Bell Inn ku.oc.llebdetsraeb@ofni(01622) 532980 Ware Street Bearsted ME14 4PA
- Copper Pottle
84 Reculver Road
Micropub opened in 2015 in a former petfood shop with an attractive blue tiled frontage. Drinks are dispensed from a temperature-controlled cellar via a small bar counter. Conversation is encouraged by the layout of high and low narrow tables. The walls are decorated with amusing posters and postcards. Every six weeks, there is a charity fundraising event, in aid of the local Strode Park Foundation, which might be a quiz or food evening or BBQ. The south-facing garden is a good place to enjoy a drink. A good range of ciders and wines is also available. Opens on bank holiday Mondays
- Rising Sun
103 Reculver Road
Recently reopened after refurbishment, with wooden floors and an open-plan feel. There are comfortable chairs, and the original Flint & Co windows. There is live music fortnightly, theme nights in the restaurant, and quizzes.
- Copper Pottle 07710 001261 84 Reculver Road Beltinge CT6 6ND
- Brookers Oast
A large Brewers Fayre food and family lead pub set in the Hop farm grounds and surrounding Hop farm buildings from which it attracts its customer base. The interior is half wood panelled. An unusual feature is that the toilets are converted from Oast houses.
- Brookers Oast (01622) 872818 Maidstone Road Beltring TN12 6PY
79 Nuxley Road
This is a family run friendly local in Belvedere village built in 1921. There are four television screens and children are welcome up to 7pm inside while there is a childrens play area outside until 9pm. Maintaining the quality of the well looked after real ales, typically four including one guest, is important to the staff. Outdoor drinking areas front and back and wheelchair access to the bar are available.
ku.oc.snotsram@eredevleB.buPnagroMehT(020) 3137 9902
1 Clydesdale Way
New build pub with a large L-shaped bar featuring mainly seating for meals but also some for drinkers only. There's a small indoor children's play area, and outside there is a large patio and garden. Whilst food is served until 10pm (9pm Sundays), the carvery closes at 9pm. All the cask beers are from the Marstons range. There are one or two changing beers available in addition to the two regulars.
- Prince of Wales
13a Woolwich Road
Built around 1863, this small cosy corner pub with a horseshoe shaped bar stands on what was once Lesness Heath. All beers are generally below 4.5%abv and are cheaper between 1pm and 5pm. Sports fans can watch the large-screen televisions. Made to order snacks and main meals are available with a Sunday roast between 1pm and 6pm, and a well-priced Thursday meal deal. Poker on Wednesdays, entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and a quiz on Sunday evenings. Real cider may be available.
- Priory Club
The Priory, 169 Picardy Road
Founded in 1912. Regular quiz nights, cake and coffee mornings and live entertainment. If you have any further information on this thriving club for adding to WhatPub, please contact Bexley Camra using the link below.
- Royal Standard
39 Nuxley Road
Began life as a pub in 1862 and was completely re-built in 1929 as a three storied gable fronted building with mock-tudor arched doorway. It has wooden panelling around all the walls together with several separators with stained glass and an interesting stained glass panel of a ship at the far end of the bar. It has one long open narrow bar. To the rear is a conservatory for families. Note the large Charringtons mirror. There are televisions which show live sport and a pool table.
2 Victoria Street
Back street corner pub. Horseshoe shaped bar. Pictures of the local area decorate the walls of one side of the bar. A large mirror, often obsured by a large movable screen adorns the end wall.
- Fox moc.liamg@skribyrret(01322) 435557 79 Nuxley Road Belvedere DA17 5JU
Imposing 17th-century free house beside the large and picturesque village green. The public bar is characterised by wooden floors, exposed oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace. A separate dining room serves locally grown produce although meals may also be taken in the bar. Booking is advisable for the Friday fish and chips evening. There is no food Sunday evenings. Open mic night alternate Tuesdays. Three en-suite letting rooms. Everything a village pub should be!
- Bull ku.oc.nednenebtallubeht@yriuqne(01580) 240054 The Street Benenden TN17 4DE
This is a 15th century traditional cottage-style country inn with brick floor and inglenook fireplace in the public bar and a comfortable eating area on the other side. It has a good reputation for the quality of the food. A good friendly local. There is a large garden to the rear with a play area for children. Five caravans can be accommodated in the adjacent field.
- Woolpack moc.liamg@revonebkcaploow(01892) 730356 Benover Road Benover ME18 6AS
- Bessels Green
- King's Head
JUNE-21: NOW RE-OPENED: Under new ownership and re-opened after refurb. While enjoying good access to the busy A21 only a few hundred yards away the pub still retains a rural feel facing the village green and with a spacious rear garden. Styled as a gastro pub, a changing daily menu is available throughout each day and breakfasts are served between 9 and 11.30 at weekends. The smart interior offers the drinker or diner a variety of candle-lit tables of different sizes and styles, partitioned by exposed brick fireplaces and walls adorned with all types of prints. The garden features plenty of seating on the patio and lawn and also more private thatched huts, all beneath a mature eucalyptus tree. An evening bus service connects with Sevenoaks rail station.
- King's Head ku.oc.neergslessebdaehsgnik@seiriuqne(01732) 452081 Westerham Road Bessels Green TN13 2PT
- Bull Inn
The Bull Inn, on the A28 between Ashford & Tenterden is an ancient inn dating back to the 17th century (c1645). Comfortable bars, with a wealth of old beams - an excellent restaurant serving bar meals as well as fine food. The Bull Inn has much to offer. It is situated in an area favoured by walkers, cyclists and people touring the Weald of Kent, Rye and the Romney Marshes. As well as the staid delights of Tenterden, Woodchurch Rare Breeds Centre and Leeds Castle are short drives away. A large pretty beer garden and ample car parking space. Coaches are welcome .
- Pig & Sty
This pub was known as the Royal Standard and closed in 2005 when it became the Royal Spice Indian Restaurant, since then it has traded under various names such as Cinnamon Spice and Mumbai Gate before reverting to being a pub on 21 September 2019. The pub boasts a large garden and restaurant area, the early opening at weekends is for food only.
- Bull Inn ku.oc.liamtoh@nedsrehtebnnillub(01233) 820534 Bull Hill Bethersden TN26 3LB
- Betteshanger Social Club
Friendly social club situated on near the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery.
Inside there's a comfortable main bar with a function room catering for small and large parties.
At the front there's a large lawned area providing plenty of seating in the summer months.
Typically, Young's Bitter is served with the occasional guest ale.
- Betteshanger Social Club (01304) 619540 Circular Road Betteshanger CT14 0LT
moc.loa@yelxebynablaeht(020) 8300 2770
13 Steynton Avenue
Courage pub built in 1937. A mock Tudor building in an out-of-the-way residential area next to Albany Park station. A blokey atmosphere abounds. Cask ale is not always available.
23-31 Bridgen Road
Large pub with a long bar and a separate side room. There is a trap garden to the rear. Bexley CAMRA was formed here in 1975.
- Baldwyn's Freeholders Association & Club
Typically two cask beers are available by handpump. If you can supply a photo or further information please use the email link below.
- Bexley Cricket Club/Burnt Ash Hockey Club
This club is strictly members only. It's owned by Bexley Cricket Club and leased to Burnt Ash Hockey Club over the winter months.
- Black Horse
63 Albert Road
This very friendly back-street local is well connected with bus routes. The bar at the front is in one area leading off left and right from the main door. There is a smaller "Posh Bar" service area through a door at the right rear, decorated with "Italian Job" artist's prints, and this looks out onto modest garden space with a small goldfish pond. Two real ales are usually available supplemented by Courage Best at the weekends. The many activities include a monthly live music night, open mic night first Tuesday every month, darts on Tuesdays, poker Wednesdays and a quiz on first and third Thursdays. Sunday roast is served from noon. Mind the step down into the gents!
- Dartfordians Community Sports Club
Memorial Ground. Bourne Road
Sports club offering rugby in the winter and cricket in the summer. Home of the Bexley CAMRA beer festival.
74 Bexley High Street
18th century pub rebuilt in 1878. A former Whitbread pub from 1891 for about a century. It was also a Hogshead pub. Now a fairly typical Greene King managed pub. It is quite spacious with a U-shaped interior. It has a lot of old local photographs on the walls.
- Kings Head
65 Bexley High Street
An ex-Courage pub, now a free house that has for many years sold Greene King beers. A 16th century listed building, it has been a pub since 1710. It has white painted weatherboard frontage, typical of so many Kentish pubs, a low front extension is Victorian, while the back room is later still although the old part was damaged by fire in 1972. A good old interior with a low ceiling, dark oak beams including some original to the building, timber framed walls and diamond leaded windows. A small dining room behind and to the left has 1930s oak panelling.
- Millers Arms
81 Bexley High Street
A small modernised pub formerly the Hare & Hounds, renamed in the 1880's. It was rebuilt in 1900 and run by Charrington from 1924, later Inn Business and now Punch Taverns. There were lots of flour mills in the area. It gets busy at weekends when there may be a DJ. Real ale was discontinued in the early 2010's but has been re-introduced recently. There is a small courtyard to the rear. Entry may be restricted after 10.30pm
- Next Door
moc.yelxebroodtxen@ofni(020) 3196 0381
3 Mill Row
Located within one of the railway arches, this establishment opened in September 2020, serving real ales through handpumps. With an emphasis on local cask ales there will always be one ale available, with more as the seasons and demand determine. Also bottled beers, gin, other spirits, prosecco, tea and coffee. It's very much in the style of a micropub, though it doesn't promote itself as such. There's a 50p/pint discount on real ale to card-carrying CAMRA members, though this doesn't apply to the three third-of-a-pint offer available. There is a significant premium over the cost of a pint for buying by the half-pint. Closing times on Friday and Saturday are extended (within reason!) to customers already enjoying a drink, if there are a sufficient number present, but no new admittances are then allowed after 9pm and the outside seating must be vacated by then. Unless extended opening hours are going to apply last orders must be placed 30 minutes before the closing time advertised. Next Door hope before long to revert to being open every day as previously. Watch this space!
- Old Bexley Ex-Servicemen's Club
Bexley High Street
Private members club. Does not admit women. Dress code - No trainers, shirt must have a collar..
- Railway Tavern
38 Bexley High Street
Wonderful old High Street local with one long bar. A welcome refuge from the trendy bars in the village. The pub hosts live music every Friday and Sunday evening and poker on Thursday. Reduced price on real ale from noon to 5pm.
- Silver Fox
9 Montpelier Avenue
This very welcome addition to the long line of micropubs in Bexley borough opened on the 4th July 2020, the first day pubs were legally allowed to sell on-premises drinks following the Covid-19 lockdown. Seating is provided inside at wall-mounted high bench seats and tables at the front, with some normal height tables and chairs towards the rear. There are usually six tables in the roped-off forecourt at the front, in a small parade of shops in a quiet suburban setting. It was previously a shop containing a dry cleaning business in a previously unpubbed district, so is well patronised by local residents. Unlike most micropubs, recorded music is sometimes played. Beer is served from casks by gravity, mostly from local brewers. In addition keg beers, wines, spirits and cocktails are sold. Last orders must be placed 30 minutes before closing time.
- Three Blackbirds
ku.oc.sbupgnilzzis@sdribkcalbeerht(020) 8303 7249
118 Blendon Road
18th Century pub, extended in the late Victorian era and again in 1983. Originally owned by the owners of Blendon Hall, bought by Charrington in 1941 and now one of M&B's Sizzling Pub Co brand of comparatively cheap dining pubs. Generic decor. A couple of real ales eg Greene King IPA and Wells Bombardier. Standard chain menu. Sky TV, Kids welcome.
- White Cross
moc.nnissorcetihweht@eniluap(020) 8300 2590
146 North Cray Road
Deceptively placid Courage pub drawing on its historic aspect and proximity to Loring Hall. There is a public bar and dining saloon. Drinkers might ponder the former saloon through-door or the 'knitted cakes' with the odd pint. Best reached by northbound transport to avoid crossing the busy road. Note that the pub sometimes closes at 10pm during the week if there's insufficient custom.
- Albany moc.loa@yelxebynablaeht(020) 8300 2770 13 Steynton Avenue Bexley DA5 3HN
- 151 Club
moc.bulc151@eciffO(020) 8304 4664
Members club. Approached either from car park off Albion Road or pedestrian alleyway off Broadway.
- Bexleyheath Working Mens Club
(020) 8303 2163
Royal Oak Road
Members club tucked away off Bexleyheath Broadway. CIU affiliated.
- Bird & Barrel
100 Barnehurst Road
New micropub opened on 13/04/2018. Close to Barnehurst station, formerly a tropical fish emporium. Owned by Cliff and Jane of Bexley Brewery, so effectively a Brewery Tap. A small one-roomer plus covered secluded micro beer garden at the back. Three handpumps on the bar counter and three keg beer taps. Wines and spirits also sold here. Indoor seating is at a handful of standard height tables. Usually offers one ale from around the UK. The other two are their own Bexley Brewery beers.
Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time.
- Brewers Fayre
firstname.lastname@example.org(020) 3031 6272
51 Albion Road
New Brewers Fayre attached to the Premier Innbehind the shopping centre in Bexleyheath. Opens early for breakfast. Carvery Monday to Friday lunch 12-2.30, Sunday 12-6.
- Danson Stables
ku.oc.sbupetagenots@yelxebselbatsnosnad(020) 8303 2071
Attractive conversion of the 1760 stable block for the palladian mansion called Danson Park. Opened as a pub in 1997 by Bass then M&B. One of a large batch sold to Stonegate in 2010.Great location in parkland but hard to access on foot as in the evenings only the Danson Road entrance is open, but during the day other entrances are available. Not that big inside. Popular on summer evenings.
- Earl Haig
A thirties Charringtons build, currently eleven handpumps covering major and smaller producers. The clientele already know it as a dining venue. Ember foresee deeper involvement in real ale with enthusiastic management leading staff 'ale champions' to take up Marstons cellarmanship training. Cheaper real ale is available on Monday evenings. The pub offers a quiz on Sunday evenings and periodic cabarets. Although the pub has re-opened following the Covid lockdowns, only one real ale was available on a Saturday evening. Please provide feedback if this situation reliably improves. The information below was typical before the lockdowns.
- Furze Wren
ku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@2682p(020) 8298 2590
6 Market Place, Broadway Square
Spacious Wetherspoon is named after a once-local bird, better known as the Dartford Warbler. It is at the heart of the shopping area near bus stops serving every part of town. Plenty of seating and large windows make it a great place to eat, drink and people watch. It attracts a full mix of clientele. Local history panels are displayed around the pub. Alcoholic drinks are served from 9am. No new admittances after 11pm are permitted.
- Golden Lion
email@example.com(020) 8303 4268
Large open plan pub with several large TV screens showing live sport. Real ale offer of buy 5 and get a 6th pint free. Nice garden area with covered smoking shelter. Darts competition every Wednesday. Lilley's pasteurised box cider almost always available.
- Kentish Belle
moc.liamg@ellebhsitnekeht(020) 3417 2050
8 Pickford Lane
Micropub in Bexleyheath, next to the railway station and has a distinctly Art Deco feel. William Morris wallpaper is a nod to the artist - who lived just under a mile away at the Red House - along with solid walnut furniture. Outdoor furniture is provided front and rear - no bookings taken (from April '21) and the venue hosts regular events including tap takeover nights, quiz nights and mini-festivals. Beers are a combination of local and national and, with real cider, are all served by gravity dispense from a rear chilled 'cellar' room, the capacity of which permits realistic festival size - usually twelve firkins. Gins, Scotch whisky, varying other spirits and wines. This was the CAMRA London Regional (Cider) and Branch (Cider) Pub of the Year 2019. Opening times are correct as at 25/9/21. Cask beer is £3.75 on Wednesdays.
- Kings Arms
ku.oc.htaehyelxebsmrasgnikeht@ofni(020) 8303 1173
A long thin pub with a bar halfway down. Sport is shown on large television sets at one end whilst the other is set more for cosy chatting and dining. Recently refurbished with an outside of maroon and interior of maroon woodwork and cream tiling. The new roof terrace with a view over the street is now open (August 2019)
- Long Haul
149 Long Lane
Camra Bexley branch Pub of the Year 2022. This micropub opened on 28th August 2020 in the middle of the local shopping area in Long Lane, next to the post office. It used to be a tattoo parlour and is handy for the Indian restaurant next door but one. It's compact inside with a bar counter towards the back and with high tables and bench seating on the left and standard tables and chairs to the right. There's usually seating available outside on the forecourt. Predominantly Kentish real ales and ciders/perries are served by gravity, direct from the cask, from a rear chilled cellar room. Guest beers from further afield are sometimes available. A selection of wines and spirits are sold here too. Card payments are accepted. Last orders must be placed 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. Apart from Facebook and Twitter, see also https://www.instagram.com/thelonghaulmicro/
- Lord Hill
40 Watling Street
Large roadside pub with a sort of L shaped bar, the corner part of the L being secluded by a partition type of palisade. This pub has recently been refurbished and was re-opened under new ownership in Oct 2019 under its original name, the entire staffing operation and event list having moved from the nearby Prince Albert. The pub is promoting Sunday Roasts during limited hours as well as the real ales listed on its facebook page. An outdoor seating area between the pub and the main road is available and is a suntrap in nice weather. Live music on Friday evenings and DJ on Saturday. New survey and photo(s) required!
- Prince Albert
ku.oc.htaehyelxebtreblaecnirp@ofni(020) 8303 6309
Refurbished Shepherd Neame pub opposite the council offices. There is an upstairs function room available for hire.
- Red Barn
This pub, the only one in Barnehurst until April 2018, was built in 1936 when the ‘Barnehurst Estate’ started to be developed. It’s known for introducing trad jazz to the UK through George Webb and Humphrey Lyttelton in the 1940s. The Red Barn is a fair size though not huge, and is located at Barnehurst station. It's mostly a locals' and commuters' pub and has a beer garden. It’s adjacent to a cluster of shops just off the main Bexleyheath to Erith road.
- Robin Hood & Little John
moc.tcennoctb@doohniboreht(020) 8303 1128
78 Lion Road
This back-street local pub dates from the 1830s when it was surrounded by fields. Eight real ales are on offer, mostly from independent breweries including Bexley Brewery. It has a good reputation for its home-cooked food at lunchtimes (no food Sundays) with Italian specials, which can be eaten at tables made from old Singer sewing machines. Frequent CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year and regional winner three times. Over 21s only. 2020 marks 40 years of Ray and Katerina Johnson running this pub.
(020) 8303 3846
On the Broadway in Bexleyheath, a very pleasing pub which was formerly in two parts but is now one with a plethora of beer memorabilia hanging around the establishment. Usually, 4 real ales are served but up to 6 will be found if special events are on. Live sports may be played and full meals are available during weekday lunchtimes and Sundays.
- Royal Oak
(020) 8303 7707
66 Mount Road
Moderate sized grade II listed pub with an L-shaped bar dispensing two or three beers. Beamed ceiling lends a rustic feel to this friendly pub. An adjacent area provides a bit of quiet away from the main area. Two TVs show sport. Outside is a good-sized beer garden.
- Traveller's Home
60-66 Long Lane
This medium-sized pub is separated into two areas. One half is mainly for dining although just drinking is permitted, and the other for games and drinking. Two or three beers are sold and food is available all day, including breakfast. It's now very popular for food.
ku.oc.bupreetnuloveht@nimda(020) 8298 0009
46 Church Road
Now on a six-year lease from Wellington Pub Company to a community group and saved from total closure in April 2018. It was runner-up in the 2018 national CAMRA Pub Saving Award. This welcoming pub is just 200m down a side road away from the busy Bexleyheath Broadway. Friendly staff go beyond the call of duty to make you feel welcome. The pub is a rare breed now, it being truly a back-street local.
- William Camden
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@6308(020) 8303 1420
91 Avenue Road
This large pub is just across the road from Bexleyheath station. There are two bars, one catering for sports and fruit machine fans, and the other catering more for meeting and talking.
- Wrong 'Un
ku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@001p(020) 8298 0439
Bexleyheath’s first Wetherspoon pub, opened in 1994 in a single-storey former furniture store. There are records of cricket being played locally since 1746 and the unusual pub name is an alternative expression for a googly. Westons Old Rosie cider is stocked. There are comfortable booths to sit in as well as an open-plan area. The pub opens at 8am for cooked breakfast with tea and coffee by self-service. Alcoholic drinks are served from 9am and food until 11pm daily with pizza available from a pizza oven. No new admittances are permitted after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays (11:30 pm other days).
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@1986(020) 8303 4889
167 Long Lane
The original Yacht inn was a pub in Erith High Street facing the river. It was demolished due to a road widening scheme in 1937 when the licence was transferred to these new premises, opening in December of the same year. The pub is of a large roadhouse open-plan style, standing close to many shops, and can be invaluable for light snacks. Alight at the Heversham Road bus stop. The pub serves three real ales and good food. A large car park stands at the front and left of the building. Two or three large screen TVs show live sport or news throughout the day.
- 151 Club moc.bulc151@eciffO(020) 8304 4664 151 Broadway Bexleyheath DA6 7EZ
- Kentish Hare
95 Bidborough Ridge
Formerly a failing Enterprise Inns pub the Hare & Hounds, now thankfully under local private ownership and totally refurbished to a high standard, re-opening as the Kentish Hare in May 2014. Although food orientated with chefs Chris and James Tanner prominent, the casual drinker is well catered for in the smart public bar or attractive patio-garden complete with pergola and parasols. A serene atmosphere is created internally in the snug and restaurant associated bars using muted tones, and interesting monochrome photos of bygone Bidborough adorn the walls. Unusual chrome-style hand pumps dispense "Kentish Hare" - a house beer brewed by Tonbridge brewery Biddenden cider, supplemented by a local guest ale. Staff are smartly-dressed and attentive. Current Sunday hours may vary according to demand in future. Closed Mondays (except bank holidays).
- Kentish Hare moc.erahhsitnekeht@seiriuqne(01892) 525709 95 Bidborough Ridge Bidborough TN3 0XB
- Chart Hills Golf Club
Clubhouse and driving range open but course closed for renovation. The golf course was designed by Sir Nick Faldo in 1993 and the club house has restaurant and bar facilities as well as facilities for weddings, conferences and other events. Sunday carvery every Sunday from 12-4pm. Smart casual dress code in clubhouse.
- Red Lion
14 High Street
May not open on all days/hours advertised. No food at present. Seems only to be populated by a few local people.
Comfortable, beamed pub built in 1400s and now the only only one remaining in this village famous for the first recorded siamese twins. The longstanding licensee places a high priority on the quality of food served here and beer drinkers will not be disappointed.
- Three Chimneys
Dating from 15th-century this pub is an architectural gem with various nooks and crannies to explore. It is noted for its fine dining and the facilities have now been extended with the addition of a conservatory. The restaurant offers an extensive menu but only a bar menu is available from 2-6. There are five high quality guest rooms. Several garden areas afford a place in which to relax. Beer comes direct from the cask. The house beer is Chimneys Ale, brewed by Goachers
- Chart Hills Golf Club (01580) 292222 Weeks Lane Biddenden TN27 8JX
- White Horse
This real pub that serves real food was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is now a Grade II listed building. Originally three cottages in the centre of the village the garden overlooks Romney Marsh and provides a friendly and relaxing way of whiling away a couple of hours with a fine pint of beer from the ever changing guest ales.
- White Horse ku.oc.notgnislib-esrohetihweht@ofni(01233) 721487 The Cross Bilsington TN25 7JX
- Christies Wine Bar
1-5 Station Approach
Wine bar in a prominent building close to the railway station, which has more a pub feel than wine bar. Large central bar counter. 2 handpumps, which are alternated in use as a fresh cask of ale is put on.
- Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie
Overlooking Minnis Bay, where Barnes Wallace tested his famous bouncing bombs, the Minnis Bay Bar has one of the best vistas from any pub in Thanet. With friendly staff the establishment prides itself on sourcing local produce. During the summer months the outside seating area provides a welcoming oasis to enjoy the stunning view across the bay. Taken over in spring 2015 by Shepherd Neame who have now extended the pub to give a larger bar area and it now has a balcony bar for private functions. Real ale isn't a priority at this pub and can sometimes be unavailable.
- Old Bay Alehouse
137 Minnis Road
The Alehouse/Micropub is housed in a former shop in the Minnis Bay district of Birchington-on-Sea, opened 24 March 2017. Bar counter on the right from behind which real ales and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. Seating is at wall mounted benches with high tables and some low tables and chairs and some comfy armchairs in the front window. The real ale selection always includes Kentish beers and the number of changing beers increases from three to five at weekends. Unisex toilet.
8 The Square
The long-established Powell Arms is the oldest hostelry in Birchington. Named after Squire Powell Powell of Quex, the High Sheriff of Kent in 1823, it was formerly called the New Inn. So-named pubs are invariably built on the site of ancient hostelries; and in all probability the predecessors of the 'Arms' evolved alongside All Saints Church, some parts of which are said to date from the 12th century. Before village halls, parish affairs were conducted in the church vestry. The Birchington vestry met, however, in the upstairs function room of the pub, which now houses the Belfry Restaurant . Churchwardens, Poor Law Officers and Highway Surveyors would pore over their respective accounts, set their rates, and then adjourn downstairs for a jar. Today's Powell, a listed building, has seen changes over time; the former saloon and public bars have been knocked together, extended to incorporate part of a barn/stable; the gardens have disappeared, and so has the well, down which a former landlord is reputed to have jumped to his death one Boxing Day.
94-96 Station Road
This former Shepherd Neame house, and before that Charrington's, was at one time known as the Railway Hotel. It was built in 1865 just two years after the London, Chatham and Dover Railway reached Birchington. The railway generated something of a local economic boom. The hotel was built to cater to the influx of holidaymakers. Many visitors liked the resort so much that they purchased a bungalow and became villagers themselves, using the Seaview as their local. In 1865 the original hotel was much smaller. By the turn of the century it had incorporated the adjoining Pond Cottage to extend to Prospect Road. The Seaview has an attractive garden, containing two blocked-up wells, one of which is said to be 240 ft deep, plus an unusual decorative feature of two rib-bones from a whale.
- Wheel Alehouse
60 Station Road
Micropub decked out in a nautical theme that opened in March 2013 in a former retail outlet. The cask beers are dipensed via gravity. There are also a number of EcoKeg style beers available, plus a selectin of specialist beers in cans and bottles from the UK and elsewhere. Bosun's Best Bitter is brewed specifically for this Alehouse, available nowhere else. The pub is a great supporter of the RNLI.
- Christies Wine Bar moc.liamg@rabeniwseitsirhc(01843) 847847 1-5 Station Approach Birchington-on-Sea CT7 9RD
- Nevill Bull
1 Ryarsh Road
A village-centre pub with bare floorboards and a quirky interior with tinplate models and other items. Hops decorate the ceiling. The name was changed in 1953, honouring a local landowner's son, Lt Michael Nevill, killed in WWII. British pub food will be cooked from fresh ingredients.
- Nevill Bull moc.gnilribllublliven@olleh(01732) 849045 1 Ryarsh Road Birling ME19 5JW
Built in 1865, this charming red-brick pub nestles in a pretty valley and is well worth the short detour from the A2. The back bar is a good place for a chat or a game of darts, while the front bar is more used for imaginative food. 10% discount off food on Monday lunchtimes for hospitality workers (bring proof). There is a heated and covered area for smokers and a pretty garden. A ramp is available for wheelchair users. Many events, listed on Facebook.
- Mermaid (01227) 830581 The Street Bishopsbourne CT4 5HX
- Broken Drum
308 Westwood Lane
One of Bexley's growing list of micropubs which opened its doors on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel, it occupies a former nail bar. It sells real ale and cider on gravity from a two level wooden stillage in a temperature controlled room at the rear of the premises, which may be viewed through its glazed door. Seating is provided by a settle in each of the bay windows and at a variety of tables and chairs. Unisex toilet. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018 and Branch Pub of the Year 2018. Pavement tables and chairs are provided for fair weather drinking and are brought in at 8pm. Last orders are 30 minutes before closing time. Cheesy Thursday 1st Thursday of the month. Occasional quizzes and tours. Card payments now accepted.
- George Staples
firstname.lastname@example.org(020) 8850 3181
273 Blackfen Road
Originally the Woodman, it was built in 1845 and was one of the first buildings in Blackfen. It was then demolished and rebuilt in 1931 by Reffells Brewery when large-scale building began in the area. Refurbished in 2007 and renamed after the original landlord and refurbished again in 2018. It is now a comfortable and pleasant large single-roomed pub/sports bar with large TV screens for sport in all parts. Plenty of outdoor seating available, mainly on artificial grass, with pleasant lighting and plants on the walls. There is a buy five get one free loyalty scheme in operation. While some other establishments will accept Camra vouchers that are outdated from the Covid lockdowns, this doesn't apply here.
- Jolly Fenman
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@9896(020) 8850 6664
64-68 Blackfen Road
Spacious chain pub. First planned by Watney in the late 1930's. A shortage of funds delayed the opening until 1957. Later a Grand Met, briefly brewing its own beers in the 1980's. Became a S&N Retail, now a Greene King pub with John Barras branding. Fully refurbished in autumn 2017 which included provision of much brighter lighting and a rural style white tiled bar back wall. Cask beer not always available.
- Broken Drum moc.liamg@24murdnekorbeht07803 131678 308 Westwood Lane Blackfen DA15 9PT
- Hare at Blean
4 Blean Hill
Attractive half bricked building , formerly a Flint's pub. Large garden. Recently reopened under new management, with Latin-American street food.
- Royal Oak
140 Blean Common
Traditional family-run pub, close to local bus routes, with an attractive conservatory dining area and a pool room. There is a quiz every third Monday. The beers are now all local: 2 regulars and 2 rotating. Note the 20% discount for CAMRA members.
- Hare at Blean 07554 419745 4 Blean Hill Blean CT2 9EF
- Timber Batts
This 15th century pub set in a hamlet deep in the unspoilt Kent countryside is a rare gem that majors on good beer and friendly hospitality and is well worth the effort to find hidden in the lanes between Wye and Canterbury. The beamed and timbered bar has an impressive inglenook fireplace. Food is available evenings with fish and chips Thursdays, pizzas from a wood fired oven Friday, and burgers on Saturdays. Completely refurbished since closing in early January 2015, when the pub was basically a restaurant. It was a pleasant surprise to find the pub reopening in summer 2016 as a drinking establishment with basic food. There is a working blacksmith's forge adjacent to the pub specialising in contemporary wrought iron work. Pub games include bar billiards, a rarity nowadays and a quiz night is held on the Second Sunday of the month when the pub stays open until 10pm.
- Timber Batts (01233) 750083 School Lane Bodsham TN25 5JQ
The Maypole is an 18th Century free house located in the quiet and historic Borden village, close to Sittingbourne. It has a very cosy front bar with a wood-burning stove and a separate, larger, bar with comfy sofas and a dining area. The large garden also has a children's play area. The Maypole hosts a regular pub quiz on Wednesdays and a curry night on Tuesdays. A recent visit on 11 June 2018 found Doom Bar, Sharps Special, London Pride and a football named beer from Otter. Bus 8 serves Borden very infrequently.
- Maypole ku.oc.nedrobelopyameht@seiriuqne(01795) 424253 The Street Borden ME9 8JN
- Borough Green
- Black Horse
76 Maidstone Road
A former GBG-listed pub with contemporary interior. Licensee has recently re-introduced guest beers.
- Black Horse (01732) 885332 76 Maidstone Road Borough Green TN15 8HF
- White Horse
86 Borstal Street
Fine attractive pub, with strong emphasis on quality food.
- White Horse (01634) 826836 86 Borstal Street Borstal ME1 3JS
- Bough Beech
A splendid historic building from Tudor times believed to have been a favourite of Henry VIII and reopened in 2014 after refurbishment by the new owner, who is a director of Westerham brewery. An impressive oak-beamed interior features large inglenooks and ancient artefacts and several separate areas afford plenty of room for drinkers and diners. Striking nostalgic motor racing paintings and prints are displayed upstairs. Five hand pumps serve three changing Westerham beers in addition to the two regulars. The pub also enjoys a lovely terrace garden to the front and side of the building, and the chef uses produce from from their own kitchen garden. Cyclists, motorcyclists, walkers with or without dogs and horse riders are all welcome.
- Wheatsheaf ku.oc.hceebhguobfaehstaehw@ofni(01732) 700100 Hever Road Bough Beech TN8 7NU
- Boughton Aluph
- Flying Horse
An imposing 15th century coaching inn with unusually shaped windows and stone arches, that overlooks the village green and is close to the Pilgrims Way. The Flying Horse is a reference to Pegasus, the winged horse ridden by Bellerophon in Greek mythology, the heraldic device of the Knights Templar and the name of early stagecoaches. There are wooden beams and inglenook fireplaces and an old Brewhouse that has been converted into the restaurant and a recently discovered well has been exposed with a glass cover for customers to admire.
- Flying Horse ku.oc.nniesrohgniylf@ofni(01233) 620914 The Lees Boughton Aluph TN25 4HH
- Boughton Monchelsea
- Cock Inn
A 16th-century coaching inn built to provide lodgings for Canterbury pilgrims, full of character, with oak beams and an inglenook fireplace which houses a warming log fire on colder days. A varied menu with blackboard specials complemented by real ales is served in both the bar and restaurant is very popular, Sunday afternoon roasts are a particularly appreciated specialty here and booking is recommended (no food Sunday eve). There is a large patio area. Various board games are available. Situated near the Greensand Way, dogs and walkers are welcome.
- Cock Inn moc.tcennoctb@kcocnothguobeht(01622) 743166 Heath Road Boughton Monchelsea ME17 4JD
- Queens Head
111 The Street
The Queens Head was built in 1590 and is a Shepherd Neame country pub / restaurant. An extensive menu is served. The pub has a real fire, large beer garden and welcomes families and pets.
- White Horse
246 The Street
The White Horse is an old Grade II listed coaching inn owned by Shepherd Neame. Re-opened on 13th May 2022 after a long closure for a total refurbishment and relaunch under new operators and described as boutique hotel, restaurant and bar. Inside, there is a cocktail bar and separate restaurant, 13 en-suite rooms, including the Nightingale Suite on the top floor, and a fully accessible room on the ground floor which is also available for visitors who want to bring their dogs. Also opens for breakfasts - see pub's website for comprehensive details. 3 handpumps. Located in the village of Boughton off the main road from Canterbury to Faversham. it is also close to Mount Ephraim Gardens. Local buses stop nearby the pub.
- Queens Head (01227) 751369 111 The Street Boughton-under-Blean ME13 9BH
- Kings Arms
This old pub is located opposite a picturesque country church. There is a large brick fire place and mostly wooden décor. Mainly operates as a restaurant but drinkers are also welcome. To the rear is a very large attractive enclosed garden that has many picnic tables and a water feature. A bookable function room is available for events.
- Kings Arms ku.oc.yelxob-ak@nimda(01622) 755177 The Street Boxley ME14 3DR
- Brabourne Lees
- Blue Anchor
Originally built in 1780 this small village pub is situated in the centre of the village overloking the village green. Customers can expect a warm welcome in this friendly family owned local pub. There is a choice of two everchanging guest ales, usually one local. Popular with the locals and visitors alike this pub specialised in good ale, good company and French style cooking.
- Blue Anchor (01303) 812223 Bridge Road Brabourne Lees TN25 6QQ
Note the new opening hours. Classic and friendly country pub which features hanging hop bines and a cosy snug. Traditional games include darts and bat and trap. There is a Wednesday crib night. Guest beers are usually from Kent breweries, and an annual beer festival is hosted over the spring bank holiday weekend in a marquee in the attractive garden. Excellent home-cooked food, using local produce, is served. The coach house has been newly renovated to give accommodation for 2 to 4 people. CAMRA Canterbury Branch Pub of the Year 2020
- Haywain (01227) 720676 Canterbury Road Bramling CT3 1NB
- Stanhope Arms
NOV-21: PUB RE-OPENED SERVING 3 CASK ALES. Tucked away off the often-busy A25 adjacent to St Martin's church, the Stanhope has been extensively renovated and aims to be 'a pub that serves food'. There is a separate garden and a barn available for private functions. In winter there is an open fireplace and walkers and cyclists are welcome. Ales are from the local Westerham Brewery just up the road and local breweries.
- White Hart
Historic pub/restaurant where fighter pilots from WWII air field at nearby Biggin Hill used to drink. There is a copy of the black-board where they signed their names, surrounded by photos from that era. Also Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is said to have used the pub. The building has been stylishly refurbished where dining in plush surroundings is the focus. In addition to the main menu there is a two course, fixed price menu noon-6pm, Monday to Friday. A rear terrace with tables, chairs and parasols extends out to the enormous garden complete with wooden picnic tables.
- Stanhope Arms moc.smraepohnatseht@reganam(01959) 546829 Church Road Brasted TN16 1HZ
- Sun Inn
Set in the Village of Bredgar near Sittingbourne the Sun Inn has been a village hostelry since the early 1700's. Recently refurbished it has a sizeable front bar with a long bar separating it from the large 'Old Barn' restaurant to the rear. The front bar has a real fire. A mixture of local plus passing trade is found at The Sun. Tastefully in keeping with it's surroundings the pub is food led but does offer a fair choice of cask beers. Pub quiz first Wednesday of month and music nights planned monthly.
- Sun Inn ku.oc.nninuseht@ofni(01622) 884221 The Street Bredgar ME9 8EY
Reopened on 18th August 2015 under the ownership of Greene King. Extensive alterations, family friendly, a choice of real ales. Garden and Children's play area.
- Bell ku.oc.tsruhderb-lleb@olleh(01634) 239239 The Street Bredhurst ME7 3JY
- Brenchley Sports & Socail Club
Open to Non-Members and serves real ale. Advised to check opening times by telephone before visiting. The former Men’s Club is now leased commercially to Grays, a not-for-profit community café, and is open to all.
- Halfway House
This award winning rural free house is full of character and serves eight to ten competitively-priced beers direct from the cask together with Kentish Chiddingstone cider. The expansive gardens, including one dedicated for families and children, come into their own on Whitsun and August bank holidays when festivals are held featuring up to 75 ales. Meal choices (not Sun evening) are chalked up in the bar. A half hour bus journey from Tunbridge Wells will drop you right outside the door. Sunday evenings a Thai "Street Food" vendor is at the pub from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and food can be taken into the pub.
- Brenchley Sports & Socail Club (01892) 723303 Brenchley Road Brenchley TN12 7NZ
- Bridge Arms
53 High Street
A 16th-century classic Kentish half-timbered coaching inn with superb beamed ceilings and two wide fireplaces in which wood fires burn in winter. The seasonal menus focus on cooking over charcoal, and the landlord (who was the Observer's Young Chef of the Year in 2016) and landlady previously worked in Michelin star restaurants. The large garden has an outdoor bar and a play area. Bekesbourne station is a pleasant 2km walk.
- Plough & Harrow
86 High Street
Traditional friendly village local, where many clubs meet regularily. It has recently reopened after flood damage, and there are plans to do homemade locally sourced food and regular events. There is a small courtyard at the back, and seats and hanging baskets at the front.
- Red Lion
75 High Street
A local community pub and a gastropub with excellent value and choice. There are gourmet evenings and live music on the first Saturday of the month. Barbeques are held in summer in the large attractive garden. There is a 20% food discount for senior citizens. The guest real ales rotate between Adnams Southwold Bitter, Young's bitter, Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay, and Greene King IPA.
- Bridge Arms ku.oc.smraegdirb@snoitavreser(01227) 286534 53 High Street Bridge CT4 5LA
- Broad Oak
- Golden Lion
Traditional village local with many activities, including darts teams. Bat & trap is played in the large garden in summer. The Golden Lion lies just outside Canterbury in the quiet village of Broad Oak and was built some 500 years ago to serve waggoners carrying timber from nearby Blean Woods, where there are plenty of walking trails. The 7 bus stops near the pub, and the more frequent 6 buses stop about 0.8km away. There is a spacious bar and separate restaurant, each decked out in traditional style and bathed in natural light. The large garden has two bat and trap pitches which are used for league games and the county finals, and can be hired for corporate team building events. The pub can also be used for private events: the restaurant is available for hire, and there is an option to use a 70-seat marquee. Motorhomes which belong to the Brit Stops scheme can use the pub and its car park.
- Golden Lion email@example.com(01227) 710454 Mayton Lane Broad Oak CT2 0QJ
- 19th Hole
George Hill Road
This free house was formerly an off-licence and then a private drinking club before becoming a pub in the 50s. It has subsequently been extended over the years to incorporate adjoining properties, to give it a unique triangle shape.
- Albion Inn
40 St Peters Road
Re-opened on 7 October under the management of Mike from the adjacent Four Candles and reverted back to its original name. This inn, on the Broadstairs - St. Peter's boundary has been known locally for many years as the ‘Little Albion’ to distinguish it from the town’s Albion Hotel, dates from 1860. It replaced the former inn on the site, which had evolved out of a farmhouse. This had been put up for auction in 1849, with the Bill of Auction reading "Substantially built detached houses and premises with barn, stabling, chaise house, piggery, garden, yard. The house contains a bar parlour and Coffee Room, a large taproom, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dairy and suitable domestic offices with skittles in rear enclosed garden." It was brought by Robert Cramp's Cannon Brewery of St Laurence. He eventually sold much of the land for development, and demolished the old inn, which presumably had too much of the farmhouse about it. After the Cannon Brewery, T&W held the interest, before it became a Whitbread Fremlins house and eventually a pub owning company free house. It was given an upmarket refit in 2010. Changed its name in July 2018 to the Hogs Head .
- Botany Bay Hotel
This large cliff top hotel of Victorian/Edwardian vintage started life as a private dwelling, known as the Fayreness. During World War 2 it was commandeered by the Royal Navy as a billet for Wrens. The imposing turret was used as a watch tower. At the close of the war it became a convalescence home run by Dr Rothwell and his wife. She was renowned for her cordon bleu cooking skills and was once employed by Sir Winston Churchill. In the early 1960s it was converted into a licensed hotel known as the Fayreness Hotel. It was further extended to give additional letting rooms and a large function room by local pub groep Thorley Taverns. The place was given a complete refurbishment and make pver by after being brought by new owners Shepherd Neame in 2014, giving it a name change at the same time.
- Bradstow Mill
125 High Street
Lively pub with a Victorian exterior and an interior devised in the late 70s by Lynnard designer, David Cutmore, to look like the inside of a 15th century windmill. This has only been altered slightly over the years, but is still worth a visit. It is named after the windmill that stood at the rear of the building until 1908. Bradstow is the Anglo-Saxon name for Broadstairs, meaning 'broad place'. On Friday and Saturday nights there tends to be live music or karaoke.
- Captain Digby
This cliff-top inn developed out of a Bede House, one of a number of follies built by the eccentric Lord Holland on his Kingsgate estate between 1763 and 1768. It was used by Holland as a "House of Entertainment .... a Bibitory recess for men and horses" .The pub is mentioned in the August 1787 issue of the European Magazine "..... a public house created by Lord Holland, which had for its sign the head of Captain Digby". The pub is named after Holland's favourite nephew Robert Digby, who had a long distinguished naval career. Disaster struck in 1809 when erosion to the cliff caused part of the inn to fall into the sea. The pub was rebuilt by 1816 and is said to include a wing of the original. Today the pub is essentially the 1816 structure despite several enhancements such as a restaurant area added in 1973 and a children’s play area.
44-46 Albion Street
This real ale outlet opened in August 2012, housed in part of the old St. Mary's Chapel, which is said to date back to at least the 1350s and whose remains, which are incorporated into the more modem structure, are said to be the oldest surviving building still standing in contemporary Broadstairs. It also houses a selection of second hand books which can be brought. The pub is normally open noon to late but will never close earlier than 10pm. Originally served ales and ciders / perries on direct gravity dispense but in 2016 handpumps were added instead.
- Charles Dickens
This bar is housed in a building over 200 years old. It came to fame around c1880 as Nuckells Assembly Rooms, an upper crust entertainment venue. It lasted until the first world war when they were converted into Anderson's café. It became a pub in the late 60's. Upstairs restaurant affords good views across Viking Bay & the English Channel.
- Crown of Broadstairs
23 High Street
A well lit, pleasant and surprisingly spacious town pub. Inside the walls are decorated with pictures showing scenes of recent British military history plus various mounted medals. Many of these medals were donated by locals. Food wise filled rolls are available every day and there are plans for Sunday lunches.
55 Albion Street
This is the oldest town pub, dating from at least 1600. It has been extended into the shop next door and has two separate bars. Real ale may not always be available.
- Gadds' Beer Shop & Tasting Room
4, Hornet Close, Pysons Industrial Estate
The venue is a shop and a bar with plenty of natural light plus tables to sit at inside and out. Draught and bottled beers are always available to drink, or to take away in various sized containers.Though polypins need to be pre-ordered, plus there is a selection of merchandise.
- George Inn
52 Albion Street
This comfortable town pub has recently reopened after being brought by local pub company, Thorley Taverns, and has reverted to its pre 60s name, after being known as the Barnaby Rudge after the Dickens novel, which was partly, wrote in the nearby Archway house. The pub started life in 1830 as the British Tar and was known as the George by 1849. Thorley Taverns has given the place the company's trade mark look and up to four real ales are now served.
Christmas opening 2021, Open 25th Dec noon to 2 or 3pm.
- Harpers Bar
Popular bar close to the Harbour which has more of a pub feel than wine bar. Large central bar counter. 2 handpumps, which are alternated in use as a fresh cask of ale is put on.
20 Callis Court Road
Busy one bar pub, which started life in about 1880 as the Callis Court Hotel. It received its present name after a refurbishment by Thorley Taverns in the mid-90s. It is situated close to St. Peters Recreation Ground, home to Thanet Wanders Rugby team. Sharps Doom Bar & Greene King IPA often alternate.
37 Albion Street
It is a former restaurant which opened in February 2019 serving real ales, craft keg beers, ciders, wine and gins. Run by two enthusiastic real ale and cider folk. A corner site with large picture windows on two sides for people and traffic gazing. Real ales sold through 3 handpumps on the bar counter and ciders on handpump and from boxes in the fridge. Furnished with high and low scrubbed top tables in a rustic style. Real ales major on Kentish breweries but ones from further afield also feature.
- Mind the Gap
156 High Street
New micropub opened in July 2016 in a former retail premises close to the town's railway station, hence its name. The pub is on two levels with a seating area on the ground floor level with a bar counter, with chilled cabinets behind it from which real ales and ciders / perries are sold on gravity dispense, on the upper level. Usual micropub fayre is on offer including real cider / perry and wine. Railway themed including a length of mainline rail used as a foot rail in the upstairs bar.
- Neptunes Hall
1-5 Harbour Street
This Shepherd Neame tied pub dates from the early 19th century and was given a significant refurbishment makeover during winter 2018/19 and re-opened in early January 2019 with a greater emphasis on its food offering. More details of facilities are pending a survey visit.
Former theatre & ballroom taken over by Thorley Taverns in 1998. Stages shows in former ballroom area. A new conservatory on the patio was opened in 2015 and includes a new bar area serving a selection of real ales.
- Prince Albert
38 High Street
Built around 1911 this pub replaces an original building which was demolished to allow for a road widening scheme. Elegantly painted frontage with Elizabethan styled gables. Smartly furnished interior with an L-shaped bar counter.
- Royal Albion Hotel
The Royal Albion Hotel began life in 1760 as the Phoenix Inn, and has been expanded with the growth of Broadstairs popularity, becoming the Albion in 1816 after a rebuild. Part of a cottage used by Charles Dickens around 1839 to write the Old Curiosity Shop and Nichloas Nickleby has also been incorporated into the hotel. The hotel was sold to Shepherd Neame in October 2006. They have refurbished and refitted the hotel where needed and extended the garden's decking.
2 The Broadway
An exciting and beautifully presented micropub conversion from a former gift shop which stocks Kentish real ales from the likes of Shivering Sands, Northdown, Angels and Demons etc. It advertises itself as a Coffee and Ale House but also has a range of wines and spirits.
- Tartar Frigate
This flint-clad hostelry opposite the Harbour dates from the 18th century, though there has been a pub on the site since Elizabethan times. It is named after HMS Tartar, a frigate built in the local shipyard. Good value seafood restaurant above pub. On Sunday only two sittings for food at 12.30 and 15.30.
- Thirty-Nine Steps
11-13 Charlotte Street
Opened here on 5th May 2017 after moving from a nearby premises. This corner pub is spacious and in the style of the arts and crafts movement with a wood panelled ceiling and two large internal arches. It is well lit and not far from the seafront. Eight handpumps and ten craft-beer taps. It was at first planned to be a brew-pub though this has yet to come to fruition.
- White Swan
17 Reading Street
This superb pub is situated on the far outskirts of Broadstairs, close to Joss Bay and North Foreland golf course. The present building dates from 1913, although the hostelry dates back to 1704. There is a very fine large external wall sign reminding of the pub's Tomson & Wotton Brewery past. The ales, which change on a continual basis, come from all around the country and include local brews. To the rear of the house is a garden where children are welcome. Children under 12 are not generally allowed in the bars, except on special occasions. It has a separate saloon and public bar; and in keeping with times past when pubs charged different prices between the public bar and 'better' rooms the White Swan is now believed to be the only pub in the whole of UK that keeps up this tradition, with a 4p difference between the public and saloon bars. Long may this continue!
Christmas opening times 2021, 24th Dec 11.30am to 2.30pm then 5pm to midnight with food available. 25th and 26th Dec 11.30am to 3pm no food available. 27th and 28th Dec 11.30am to 3pm no food available.
- Wrotham Arms
9 Ramsgate Road
Narrow pub on edge of town centre, converted from two cottages which began accommodating visitors in about 1850.
- 19th Hole ku.oc.snrevatyelroht@elohht91(01843) 869548 George Hill Road Broadstairs CT10 3JX
15 Garden Street
A long established townhouse with two bars and a friendly atmosphere
- King George V
1 Prospect Row
This historic free house features military memorabilia. It has three connected areas and an outside area for smokers. Guest ales from many local Kent microbreweries, and a house dark mild brewed by Mad Cat. A wide variety of Belgian beers, malt whiskies, rums and ciders. Food is served every lunchtime as well as well as evenings Tuesday to Saturday, with themed pizza, curry, tapas and steak nights. Sunday roasts are popular. Three guest rooms are available. On the Saxon Shore way.
- Cannon moc.duolci@ttoirramnaeskram(01634) 841006 15 Garden Street Brompton ME7 5AS
- Woolpack Inn
Located in the Romney Marsh walking country this is a little low beamed 15th century smuggling pub is just off the Brookland- Rye road. It has been there since the sea came right up to the meadow. The lane is called Beacon Lane and no one is betting that the beacon was used not to celebrate events but to encourage off-shore shipping. Beyond the old worn brick entrance and extremely low doorway are many of its original features such as low beams are all pegged, and wattle and daub walls, some of which were removed to merge the bars into one. Its name come from its popularity with Owlers (smugglers) who used the inn as a base for their lucrative trade of exporting wool and importing for rum and brandy brought over from France The Woolpack is a perfect place to stop and satisfy thirst and appetite and during the winter a roaring log fire burns in a massive inglenook which has inside seating for those cold nights.
- Woolpack Inn (01797) 344321 Beacon Lane Brookland TN29 9TJ
- Huntsman & Horn
The Huntsman and Horn overlooks the nearby pond and some of the windows show that this pub once belonged to Rigden's brewery. Inside the pub there are various prints with a hunting theme and pictures of the pub including some oil paintings. There are three fireplaces though only one has a fire - the other two are home to tanks of fish. There is music in the form of karaoke or live bands on Saturdays and quiz nights on Sundays.
- Huntsman & Horn (01227) 370965 Margate Road Broomfield CT6 7AF
- Butcher's Block Restaurant & Bar
65-67 Church Street
Opened 4th July 2017 this restaurant and bar is in the former Toastmasters Inn public house. Alongside one real ale currently, it also serves Dockyard produced gin.
292 Rochester Road
This pub is a free house and is run by the owners of the Medway Inn in Wouldham .
- Butcher's Block Restaurant & Bar (01634) 786626 65-67 Church Street Burham ME1 3SB
- Shepherd & Crook
A welcoming family run country free house is a 15th century Grade II listed constructed of the same stone as the nearby Norman church set in the picturesque village of Burmarsh. The food is cooked to order using local produce, where possible including vegetarian and gluten free options are available lunchtime and evenings Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday Lunchtimes. Also, open Bank holiday Mondays, same hours as Sunday. The pub has a dog friendly bar and a separate restaurant, which can also be used for private dining occasions is popular with walkers and is adjacent to the Romney Marsh Cycle Route. The charming village public house hosts friendly locals, a log fire for those colder days and an enticing sun terrace for those occasional sunny day. The Shepherd and Crook is full of antiquities including a blow lamp collection. It also has a traditional ‘ring the bull’ game, which is reputed to be one of the oldest pub games going, so make sure you try when you visit. The interesting adjacent medieval church has a Norman doorway within a 16th century porch and is well worth a visit. The pub holds an open mic evening on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
- Shepherd & Crook (01303) 872336 Shearway Burmarsh TN29 0JJ
- Bell & Crown
10-11 Palace Street
Traditional city centre wood-panelled pub with an ever-changing range of local beers. The seating in front of the pub gives a superb view of Canterbury Cathedral, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The flint walls of the ancient King's School are opposite. Palace Street is part of the King's Mile and has many small independent shops. The classic jukebox is well-known, and makes the pub a lively weekend location. The cosy atmosphere makes it a lunchtime favourite.
- Bishops Finger
13 St Dunstan's Street
Busy pub near historic Westgate. Popular for watching sporting events, can get crowded for major events. Pleasant garden at the back. The rear area can be booked for functions.
- Black Griffin
40 St Peter's Street
Busy high street pub near the historic Westgate, popular with students and a good cross-section of locals and tourists. The front bar has high wooden tables by the windows, and there is a large back bar. Beers usually include one from a Kent brewery, and there is 50p off real ales from 5pm on Wednesdays. There is live music on Thursdays.
- Canterbury Tales
12 The Friars
The pub is situated opposite the Marlowe Theatre, and you can book your interval drinks here. Opening hours may be extended if there are special events at the theatre. The "Dress Circle" bar upstairs is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-1.30am but you need to go downstairs for real ale. There is a folk jam session on Thursdays.
- Cherry Tree
White Horse Lane
Has been a pub since 1372, when it was the Fleur de Lis tap. The current ambience is friendly and more modern, with cheerful cherry-red walls, some wooden beams, juke box, quiz machine and DJs on Fridays. There is a happy hour from 5 to 8pm when all drinks are £3 a pint. The menu is excellent value pub grub and features an "all-day" breakfast. Several ghosts are associated with the pub, including a phantom cat. There may be three ciders on handpump.
- City Arms
7 Butchery Lane
Just off the high street and near to the main cathedral entrance, this is one of the oldest pubs in Canterbury. It is a 15th century inn which was known as the Angel and Castle until 1892. Recently reopened. A good range of pub grub including Thai food from Thai Rice London.
14 St Peter's Street
Ancient pub with front and back drinking areas. Popular live music venue which often features excellent open mic nights. There is a small paved garden at the rear, and seating on the pavement in front of the pub, with views of the historic Westgate.
17 St Radigund's Street
Friendly local decorated with 1950-1970 memorabilia and free of TV screens. Good pub food in generous portions is served daily, with roasts on Sundays. There is a comprehensive collection of board games. The attractive verandah is popular with diners, and there is a large suntrap garden, recently concreted over. One of the handpumps serves cider. The number of beers on other pumps varies from two to four. Opening hours vary from month to month, see website. Recently changed hands so look out for changes.
- Drapers Arms
1-2 Sun Street
Named after the gentlemen's outfitters which previously occupied the building, the Drapers Arms is an attractive two-storey bar and restaurant with an unexpected balcony on the first floor. No real ale at present though there may be some bottled real ale occasionally.
- Eight Bells
34 London Road
Small, traditional local dating from 1708 and rebuilt in 1902, retaining original embossed windows and decorated with memorabilia. It has the original outside toilets. There is live music monthly on Fridays, and a quiz, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. Five darts teams play every week and their trophies are on display. Roast lunches are served on Sunday lunchtimes, booking advisable. There is an attractive small walled garden and a comfortable heated smoking area. May close early on Sundays ( about 7pm)
- Foundry Brew Pub
77 Stour Street
The Foundry is home to Canterbury Brewers and Distillers and is the winner of Pub of the Year in the 2019 Kent Tourism Awards. There is a large bar area with an industrial feel, from which double doors open up into the brewery and the restaurant area, a lovely Kent barn. There are up to six ales, plus three or more ciders, which are mostly produced by Canterbury Brewery. The taster palette of 5 beers, one-third of a pint each, is popular. The brewery's own bottled ale, cider, gin, vodka and rum can be bought to take away. Good value pub food is available, ask staff for details of food offers. CAMRA members receive a 10% discount on Canterbury Brewery real ales. Brewery tours can be booked, and the restaurant is available for functions.
- King's Head
Friendly 15th century traditional local, worth the short walk from the city centre. Bar billiards and darts are played, and bat and trap in the attractive garden in the summer. There is a quiz night on the first Sunday in each month, and frequent live music. A large screen in one bar shows BT Sports.
- Lady Luck
18 St Peter's Street
Describing itself as Canterbury's Rock and Roll bar, the Lady Luck has frequent live bands. The red and black interior has a large floor area for events. There is some seating in the street outside, with a good view of the historic Westgate. The small garden at the back of the pub has 4 tables. There is an extensive cocktail menu, a specialist rum menu, and a good choice of bottled craft beers. Food is locally sourced.
- Maidens Head
Recently refurbished. Friendly and welcoming, re-establishing itself as a community local. There are plans to do food, accommodation, live and disco music.
- Millers Arms
2 Mill Lane
Attractive city centre inn with a stone-flagged bar and a comfortable restaurant area. There is a view of the cathedral from the patio garden. The River Stour runs past the inn. There is acoustic music on the first Thursday of the month, and a quiz on Tuesdays. The hotel part of the inn is relatively modern and has 11 en-suite bedrooms.
37 St Dunstan's Street
Reopened on June 11th 2021 with new owner. No food at present but due to start in July. Timothy Taylor Landlord is due to be added to the beers. Quiz night is Mondays, and there is a pub golf society. The Monument was established as a pub in 1803 and the building itself is even older, sitting on the crossroads of St Dunstans Street, London Road and Whitstable Road for over 400 years. With St Dunstans church just opposite, the street outside has remained the main route into Canterbury from London for over a millennium.
The name of The Monument comes from a large wooden crucifix which stood on the junction outside. Sadly, it was removed before the invention of photography but an artists impression sits proudly opposite the main bar. The wooden cross would have welcomed pilgrims to Canterbury after the arduous journey from London, signifying that they had made it to the city, with the West Gate and city walls finally in sight.
- New Inn
19 Havelock Street
Victorian back-street terraced house a few minutes' walk from the cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and the bus station. The main bar has a cosy wood burner, a wooden floor and a jukebox. At the back is a long bright conservatory where there is a range of board games. Beer festivals are held on Whitsun and August bank holiday weekends in the pub and the attractive garden. Large whisky and gin selection. Interesting and ever-changing seven cask beers. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2022. From May 2022, accommodation will be available on the upper floors of the pub: self-catering for 4/5 people.
- Old Buttermarket
Atmospheric multi-roomed city centre pub, recently refurbished, opposite the main entrance to the cathedral. There are great views of the Christ Church gateway from the attractive courtyard drinking area. Popular for food. Once a month there is an open mic night and a quiz night. Dogs are allowed in the courtyard only.
- Old City Bar
2 Oaten Hill Place
Large sports-orientated local with a big screen. The pub sponsors Kent County Cricket Club. Shepherd Neame have recently refurbished the pub, which is a good blend of traditional and contemporary. A bit difficult to find - tucked between New and Old Dover Road, not far from the ring road.
- Old Gate Inn
162-164 New Dover Road
Dating back to 1728, the inn was named after the nearby tollgate. It is now a Vintage Inns Innkeeper's Lodge, with 9 bedrooms. It has a mellow ambience, with stone-flagged, tiled and carpeted floors, and wood-panelled walls. There are several candle-lit areas for dining or drinking, and 4 real fires. Events include a steak and supper night on Saturdays, a Vintage pie day on Wednesdays, and wide variety of special events, see the website. The pub is next to a Park and Ride. CAMRA members can claim 20p off a pint of cask ale at all Vintage Inns.
- Olde Beverlie
St Stephen's Green
Attractive and historic brick building with oak beams and flagged floors. Sir Roger Manwood, who was granted the Royal Manor of Hackington by Queen Elizabeth, built it in 1570 along with the adjoining almshouses. In 1740 it became an inn called the Hospital, which was renamed the Beverly in 1839. It acquired its current name in the 1950's. A tradition inaugurated by Sir Roger still exists: every December a meeting is held in the pub to discuss how to help the ill and aged of the parish. The large garden has a high brick wall and is said to be the home of bat & trap. The menu features grills and Mexican food. There is a quiz every Monday evening.
1-9 Church Lane, St Radigunds
The oldest pub in Canterbury, and one of the oldest buildings in the city. A 14th century gem with beamed ceilings, stone-flagged floors and three open fires. A lovely garden with the potential for BBQs and festivals in summer. Comedy nights monthly, occasional beer and food events.
- Pegasus Tap Room
86 St Dunstan's Street
Craft beer bar and gin palace with stylish decor and comfortable seating. KeyKeg beers are dispensed from a brilliant red font sourced from Latvia. Paulaner Munchner Hell is a regular beer. Over 100 different gins from the UK and all over the world are served in 35 ml measures, and the price includes tonic water. Tasting palettes of gins are available. The 12 beers and 2 ciders are listed on an electronic "blackboard" both inside the bar, and in the window.
- Penny Theatre
Friendly venue pub offering a wide range of entertainment. Cocktail night on Tuesday. Buy one get one free pizzas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Quiz on Sunday. 10% discounts if you have a Penny Theatre Yellow Card.
67 Old Dover Road
A comfortable local with a cricketing theme, situated between the County Cricket Ground and Canterbury city centre. The Phoenix stocks a constantly changing and interesting range of at least five real ales, including beers from Wantsum and other small breweries. Good value pub grub is served in generous portions. There is live music every Friday night and open mic every other Sunday night. Thursday night is balti night. Sports TV (not Sky) is shown on a large drop-down screen.
- Pilgrims Hotel
18 The Friars
Dating back to the 16th century, the Pilgrim's is a city centre hotel with 15 bedrooms. It is opposite the Marlowe Theatre and near the historic Westgate.
- Pork & Co Tap Room
27 Sun Street
Craft beer bar inside a restaurant/takeaway. Very close to cathedral main entrance. All beers are KeyKeg, several of them qualify as real ales. Many are from Kent breweries such as Time and Tide, Pig and Porter. Beer list is posted on Twitter.
- Seven Stars
1 Orange Street
Lively city centre pub near the cathedral. Popular with students and sports fans. Events include a quiz on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, live music on Thursdays, and a DJ on Fridays.
Ancient building close to the cathedral, recently renovated and linked via an attractive small courtyard to the Shakespeare Wine Bar overlooking the Buttermarket and cathedral gateway. The cellar below the Wine Bar has a Roman wall.
- Thomas Becket
21 Best Lane
Comfortable city centre 18th century local close to High Street shops and cathedral. Good value menu with a wide choice and some interesting additions to classic pub favourites.
- Thomas Ingoldsby
Large J D Wetherspoon's pub, a former furniture shop, near the cathedral, bus station and shopping centre. Thomas Ingoldsby was the pen name of 19th century local author Richard Barham, the author of the Ingoldsby Legends. Tables and chairs are sometimes put outside in front of the pub in fine weather. Has recently had hotel facilities added, and has 13 letting rooms.
- Thomas Tallis Alehouse
Ale house, opened March 2016 in a lovely 15th century half-timbered building, part of the historic Hospital of St John. The Thomas Tallis Alehouse serves an ever changing range of Kent beers from the cask, and a wide range of national and international beers in key cask, bottles and cans. The pub offers over 30 beers at any one time, of which two or three are from the cask. 3 or 4 locally produced ciders are served. There are 2 rooms at the front separated by a low doorway with a log burning stove. There is a rear snug with chairs and sofa. Generally a seat/table service applies here. The cask ales and ciders are served under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room at the back. Outside seating available.
- Three Tuns
24 Watling Street
15th-century oak-beamed pub near the city centre, with stone-flagged floors and several drinking areas. The remains of the Roman theatre lie below. The range of beer varies and usually includes beer from a Kent brewery. Screens show sporting events on Sky and BT.
- Two Sawyers
58 Ivy Lane
Attractive comfortable one-bar pub just over the ring road from the bus station. Sunday roast is served from 12-4.
61 St Dunstan's Street
Comfortable 1604 pub near the historic Westgate, with an attractive suntrap garden. Bar billiards is played and a famous quiz, is held weekly on Sunday evening. There are three changing beers, often from Kent microbreweries. Beer updates are posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Food is good value, with a '2 meals for £12.50' special offer on selected days. Sporting events (not Sky) are televised unobtrusively. Good range of bottled beers, mainly from Kernel and Hopdaemon. The garden bar is open in good weather.
- Victoria Hotel
59 London Road
Long-established popular hotel near the ring road on the London side of Canterbury.Good value restaurant and carvery, also bar meals and snacks
- West Gate Inn
1-3 North Lane
17th century Grade II listed Wetherspoon's close to the Westgate, one of the finest medieval gateways in Britain. The pub has been modified and rebuilt and has lost much of its timber frame and original features. It is not as big as many Wetherspoon's and has several different areas to break up the interior. The Westgate and river banks can be seen from the front areas. Popular with students. There is always at least one beer from a local brewery. There are many beer festivals and other events, see website for details.
- White Hart
Attractive historic pub, sometimes called "The Country Pub in the City Centre". Traditional locally sourced homemade food. Monday is pie day, there is a Thursday quiz, and barbeques are held on summer Sundays in the large garden. Just over the bridge from Canterbury East station. Guest beers are sometimes available.
- Bell & Crown (01227) 784639 10-11 Palace Street Canterbury CT1 2DZ
- Dovecote Inn
Excellent country inn with a homely interior, hung with hops and beautifully decorated with flowers and bunting. With vaulted ceilings, log burners and exposed timbers the Dovecote has a cosy atmosphere and old shotguns add an antique feel. Westons Old Rosie cider and a varied range of 4-5 ales from near and far are served straight from the cask and the pub has held its place in the Good Beer Guide over many years. Good pub food is served except Sun/Mon evenings and can be enjoyed alfresco during the warmer months. Live music is performed fortnightly on a Monday when opening hours alter to 7-11.30pm. Outside there are large gardens where you can try your hand at the unusual game of Bat & Trap. Additionally there is a children's play area and a shaded patio with plenty of seating. A wide range of events cater for the local community while visitors from further afield can be assured of a friendly welcome and carefully maintained ale.
- Dovecote Inn moc.duolci@yllehsnkcin(01732) 798289 Alders Road Capel TN12 6SU
- Royal Oak (01303) 244787 New Dover Road Capel-le-Ferne CT18 7HY
- Valiant Sailor
New Dover Road
Built in 1782 this popular local pub at the top of Dover Hill on the outskirts of Folkestone and the North Downs Way and adjacent to the Battle of Britain memorial.
The pub is convenient for the port of Dover with accommodation for motor homes and serves good value meals using local ingredients, were possible including wholesome roasts of Sundays. Breakfast served 10-12 Monday to Friday. Speciality teas and coffees are available in addition to national beers. North Downs Way passes the pub.
The pub name was popular just after the English Civil War appealing to returning soldiers and sailors returning home and took and named pubs.
Another possible origin of the pub name because of the constant battles with local fishermen in the Dover area when the local men would retire here to regroup.
- Castle Hill
- Castle Inn
A red brick free house serving the locals of the hamlet of Castle Hill. Internally it has pictures of the pub in earlier times one of which shows it was part of the Flowers Brewery Estate. The pub also has a wood burning stove in the winter which gives it a homely feeling. Very popular for meals (except Sun pm).
- Castle Inn (01892) 722333 Crook Road Castle Hill TN12 7BN
Off Camp Hill
The pub was happily re-opened on July 17th 2017 following an extensive refurbishment with beer and cider sales to start . Good value homemade food is now served ranging from light lunches, basket meals and sandwiches to more substantial evening dishes including interesting vegetarian options. Roast lunches are served until 3.30pm on Sundays. Bright and airy, the pub overlooks fields in a tiny hamlet off the beaten track although easily reached by a short walk across fields along a surfaced path from Penshurst railway station. Despite its isolated position the Greyhound manages to attract a good crowd drawn by a friendly welcome. Internally the pub is divided into several distinct drinking areas adorned with fresh flowers and candles on tables, with a separate dining area to the rear. Larkins beer from the brewery only two miles away is always on the bar together with three others from Kent or Sussex breweries (usually one dark beer) and a range of Dudda's Tun ciders including fruit-flavoured ones are sold.
- Greyhound (01892) 870275 Off Camp Hill Charcott TN11 8LG
- Bookmakers Arms
18 High Street
Micropub opened in May 2017 in a former kitchen shop. It was a sister pub to the now closed Barbers Arms in Wye and is currently the only pub in the village. A one roomer with a low ceiling and large street windows and with all low tables and chairs except for bar stools at the counter. Real ales are sold on gravity dispense from jacket cooled casks in a rear room. Cider, fruit juices, wine and speciality gins are on offer. The pub name comes from Charing's regular hosting of Point-to-Point meetings. Mobile phone use is deterred. All prices to the nearest 50p so £4.50 pint costs £2.50 half. Fundraising for the village Xmas lights.
- Bowl Inn
Egg Hill Road
A 16th-century free house located on top of the North Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the refurbished sun terrace in the Summer or warm yourself by the large open fire during colder times. No permanent beers are served but a fine selection of local beers are always available. The real ales are some of the award winning in the county which are all hand pumped and served in a straight glass for you to enjoy. Opening hours in winter may vary.
- Wagon & Horses
Traditional Country pub nestling in woodland at the top of the North Downs with a level 1 acre Caravan Club site adjacent approximately 2 miles North East of Charing. The bar offers a wide range of locally sourced home cooked meals together with a changing selection of vegetarian meals.
- Bookmakers Arms 07885 252001 18 High Street Charing TN27 0HU
- Charing Heath
- Red Lion
Charing Heath Road
The Red Lion located off the A20 between Ashford and Maidstone is a beautiful old English country inn situated in 4 acres of superb surroundings. It was originally built as a thatched farm house in 1562 during the reign of Elizabeth I. A six-day ale and cider license was issued in 1709 at which point the thatch roof was removed. 1762 saw a Wine & Spirit license granted and the property was registered as an Inn under the title of The Red Lion. Used as Customs & Excise posting house where mail was collected and sorted before being distributed to the outlying areas by post boys. A delicious gastropub menu is served six days a week, with traditional classics and other tasty dishes prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and homemade roast every Sunday.
- Red Lion (01233) 714949 Charing Heath Road Charing Heath TN27 0AU
Beautiful 15th century half-timbered former hall house, the exterior carefully restored by Shepherd Neame. Interesting half-timbering in the Ladies. There is a well in the dining room and a small garden at the rear. The Artichoke is a few yards from the end of the Great Stour Way, a pleasant 3-mile cycle and walking path between Canterbury and Chartham. Steak and "brontosaurus ribs" are a Saturday night special. There is a quiz on the first Thursday of each month
Modernised village pub catering for everyone. There is an emphasis on good food, including excellent home-cooked Indian food and pizzas. There are many special events.
- Artichoke (01227) 738316 Rattington Street Chartham CT4 7JQ
43 Railway Street
Whilst until recently (2021) sporting a Shepherd Neame hanging sign this pub is no longer tied to the brewery since a period of closure and conversion of upstairs accommodation for residential use. Close to the railway station and bus interchange, actually built in the middle of a five road roundabout. Late Victorian detached building with many fine, intact features. A very convenient stopping point for anyone coming/going via the nearby bus/rail services. Cream and light green pastel decoration. Worn wooden board flooring with coloured floor tiles around the immediate "stand at the bar" area. Small rear courtyard and smoking area. May stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights. Regular karaoke and live music nights. One handpump for cask ale on the bar counter. Auction sign visible on the premises in July 2021.
- Command House
Gun Wharf, Dock Road
Situated right beside the River Medway, a 15 minute walk from Chatham railway station, 10 minutes from Chatham bus station and 5 minutes from the Historic Dockyard. Operation taken over by Stonegate upon reopening in January 2022. Following this refurbishment advertises itself as the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious food or a refreshing cold beverage. There are 4 handpumps in each bar with one regular beer and 3 changing ones, with a local ale included in those. Being a Grade II building it has not been possible to make the venue wheelchair accessible.
- General at Sea
1A Balfour Road
Large, traditional back street pub, 3 separate bars. Pool table, sports TV, Darts. Residential area. Live Music on some Friday and Saturday evenings.
- Jolly Caulkers
1- 3 Batchelor Street
Traditional High Street pub, large single bar, sports TV, Juke box, pub games, rear garden and smoking area. 2 change beers from national breweries. Photographs of Navy on the walls, short walk from High Street and Halfords store. Friendly staff. Bar snacks only. 25/2/2019 A CAMRA member complained about the Fosters lager and says she was barred from the pub as a result. Might be prudent to be careful what you say!
- Mast & Rigging
Gillingham Gate Road
New build Marston's Pub and Grill opened on 25th September 2017.
1 Robin Hood Lane
Charming pub, serving good food and good real ale which reopened in October 2017 after a refurbishment and re-naming. 10% discount on real ale pints for card carrying CAMRA members. Very friendly staff. Pub recently bought by Greene King in the purchase of the Spirit Pub Company. 3 hand pumps in use.
- Old Ash Tree
136 Rainham Road
Flaming grill owned Family friendly large pub situated on the A2 Rainham Road Chatham. Strong emphasis on food. Large pub/restaurant type establishment, strong emphasis on food. Bright, clean and tidy. Not your traditional pub type place but more food, restaurant type. Additional info: Please note Car Park at rear of pub is pay and display £1.00 for one hour and £5.00 all day.
- Poachers Pocket
135 Walderslade Road
Typical Hungry Horse establishment with a strong emphasis on food.
- Prince of Wales
1-3 Railway Street
Located in a pedestrianised area towards the west end of Chatham High Street. Very sports oriented with multiple TV screens on two floors. Large function room. Cask Marque accredited offering 5 cask ales. Cheap real ale prices on Monday to Thursday (currently at November 2021 £1.75/pint). As a result, no CAMRA discount on those days. Operates a buy 6 get 7th free real ale loyalty card - ask for one from bar staff.
- Robin Hood
364 Common Road, Bluebell Hill
Grade II listed inn, reputedly 700 years old. Annual beer festival held. Wood burner, two bars. BBQ. Probably best way to check opening hours and food hours is to call the pub or check its Facebook page.
- Ship & Trades
Maritime Way, Chatham Maritime
Comfortable furnishings and soft lighting create a relaxed, laid-back ambience, in which you can enjoy bar meals, snacks and Shepherd Neame’s selection of traditional Kentish ales
- Thomas Waghorn
14 Railway Street
Opened on 19th July 2016 in a former Post Office (and previously a Firkin pub) in a pedestrianised part of Railway Street. J D Wetherspoon spent £2.2M transforming this site. Large open plan bar area on several levels with an open to view kitchen, including additional seating upstairs. An impressive archway leads off the street into a paved courtyard garden with a rooftop balcony and individual wooden huts for more intimate seating. This is a welcome addition to the local real ale scene. 12 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 6.
- Tiger Moth
Highview Drive, Davies Estate
Large Pub, with strong emphasis on food, sport TV, fruit machines. Pay and Display Car Park, close to bus routes 101,185. 3 change Ales.
- Waggon At Hale
179 Capstone Road
Attractive pub with large single bar. Fine Dec-or and strong emphasis on food. Breakfast served from 10.00 am every day. Fine looking Pub with emphasis on food. Bus stop outside pub with half hourly service during day to Chatham Bus station.
- White Lion
325 High Street
Re opened on 15th September 2019 after a refurbishment and now part of the Craft Union chain. At the east end of the pedestrianised High Street. Offers good value beer and food. Pavement seating at front. Some distance away from local bus services.
- Alexandra moc.liamg@1991sregoresiuolk(01634) 406233 43 Railway Street Chatham ME4 4RJ
- Chestfield Barn
101 Chestfield Road
Beautiful half-timbered 14th century tithe barn with the traditional sloping stone-flagged floor. The upstairs gallery is the restaurant. Extensive menu. Attractive garden with pond. There are usually three beers on handpump during the week, and four at weekends. See website for live events.
- Oyster Bed
Brand-new pleasantly decorated Marston's pub on a main road, but near station and bus routes. The emphasis is on food, with an extensive menu. There are special food events, see website for details. There is a children's indoor play area.
- Chestfield Barn (01227) 793086 101 Chestfield Road Chestfield CT5 3LU
- Castle Inn
Re-opened 6th April 2017 after refurbishment, now a sister pub to The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech. Rambling, impressive stone inn in the centre of a picture postcard village. Different areas of the pub have distinct characters. The black and red tiled floor of the public bar, complete with wood burning stove, is home to locals and possibly the Larkins brewer sampling his wares! Other areas are home to the many visitors drawn by the village and nearby Hever and Chiddingstone castles and Penshurst Place. Relax awhile in the secluded courtyard garden or dine in the restaurant.
- Castle Inn (01892) 870371 Chiddingstone Chiddingstone TN8 7AH
- Chiddingstone Causeway
- Little Brown Jug
Large well kept pub with several drinking are dining areas and plenty of seating. A good stopping off point if visiting any of the local stately homes and gardens like Penshurst Place Hever Castle Chiddingtone-Stone Castle or Chartwell. Varied menu of quality food served all day so popular with diners. Large garden makes a good Summer location.
- Little Brown Jug (01892) 870318 Chiddingstone Causeway TN11 8JJ
- Chiddingstone Hoath
Hoath Corner, Rywell Road
This characterful 500 year old drovers' inn has retained many original features after minor alterations. Extensively beamed, the main focus of this brick-floored gem is the wood burning stove and ring-the-bull game. A refurbished kitchen has allowed "proper grub" to be offered in a "proper pub". A warm welcome is assured whether you come by foot, cycle, car or horse!
- Rock (01892) 870296 Hoath Corner, Rywell Road Chiddingstone Hoath TN8 7BS
- White Horse
14th century inn on Chilham's beautiful village square. Interesting and varied menu of locally sourced food. Many events: quiz on fourth Thursday, live music every Saturday at 9pm, live jazz on 2nd and 4th Fridays at 8.30pm. There is a large log-burning fireplace and a ghost which lights candles.
Dating back to the 15th century, and located in the picture-postcard village of Chilham, the Woolpack is an attractive inn with a separate comfortable bar area, which features a range of Shepherd Neame beers. Accommodation is in the main building and also in the adjacent stable block. There are inglenook fireplaces, hanging hops, and a small attractive patio. Various events are planned, including a hog roast and a beer festival. A friendly ghost, the Grey Lady, is said to haunt the older rooms.
- White Horse moc.kooltuo@mahlihcesrohetihweht(01227) 730355 The Square Chilham CT4 8BY
- Griffins Head
Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2018
A traditional, unspoilt 14th-century timber-framed building situated in the picturesque village of Chillenden.
Inside, wood beams and tiled floors emphasise the age of this listed building.
During the summer there are two pleasant gardens to sit in and the two inglenook fires are most welcome in the winter.
The ales featured are from Shepherd Neame's range and there is an extensive wine list.
The ever-changing menu focuses on classic pub food with a mediterranean twist.
In summer, BBQs are held and in winter the emphasis is on game.
- Griffins Head ku.oc.nednellihcdaehsniffirg@ofni(01304) 840325 Chillenden CT3 1PS
- Bricklayers Arms
39-41 Chevening Road
Vibrant community pub, converted from a terrace of cottages and facing the sailing lake. It has a diverse clientele, including locals, walkers and dog walkers in the stone-flagged bar area complete with log fire, with diners mainly congregating in the adjacent restaurant. Very popular for home-cooked food and speciality themed nights such as steak nights and curry nights. The Bricks also opens from 10am for tea, coffee and cakes. Harvey's seasonal brews supplement the IPA on handpump while Sussex Best is served direct from the cask. Note Churchill’s bricklaying skills depicted on the pub sign-he lived locally at Chartwell. Quiz nights are held every Tuesday evening and occasional live bands perform to the rear of the pub.
- George & Dragon
39 High Street
An old black and white painted pub situated on the top of a hill. It is primarily a food-led pub with a welcoming friendly staff. Inside it has wood panelling and a number of old beams. Children and dogs are welcome.
- Bricklayers Arms ku.oc.smra-sreyalkcirb-eht@ofni(01732) 743424 39-41 Chevening Road Chipstead TN13 2RZ
- Church Hougham
- Six Bells
181 Church Street
A Shepherd Neame house with a large garden laid out with plenty of tables. 2 separate bars, one for children/families, 2 widescreen TVs, pool table.
- Six Bells ku.oc.effilcsllebxis@ofni(01634) 221459 181 Church Street Cliffe ME3 7QD
- Banks Ale & Wine House
244 Northdown Road
Ale and wine house in a former bank in the Cliftonville district of Margate. Tastefully decorated with low tables and chairs and complemented with a collection of interesting breweriana. There are no handpumps but the real ales are served by gravity dispense though wall taps connected to casks in the cellar room behind the wall. The pub is always scrupulously clean, and a treat to visit.
- Belle Vue Tavern
A traditional corner pub with an L shaped bar. It has a mixture of carpeted areas and polished floorboards and nicely catches the sun due to its location. There is a large ground floor pool room which can double up as a function room.
- Laughing Barrel
35A Summerfield Road
Change of use of the ground floor of this late 60s estate pub to a pharmacy and micropub was granted by the local council in 2017. The micropub opened at the end of April 2018 serving ales, cider and wines. Real ales and a large range of ciders / perries are sold on gravity dispense from a room behind the L-shaped bar counter, the real ale being stored in jacket cooled casks. The focus on the ales and ciders is from local Kentish producers.
Northdown Park Road
The earliest mention of this classic flint built pub was in 1733. What kind of trade the inn did in its infancy is hard to fathom as it nestled in comparative seclusion. This changed in the 19th century when it got a reputation as an excursion pub, when horse brake parties sought out the pub's tea rooms. The pub has kept its rustic quality despite considerable alterations over the years. The Whitbread Beefeater restaurant and bar was added in 1975 with it being further extended in the mid 80s. Sold to Greene King, who have turned it into a Hungry Horse outlet.
- Banks Ale & Wine House moc.liamg@etagramsknab(01843) 221251 244 Northdown Road Cliftonville CT9 2PX
- Darnley Arms
40 The Street
Situated in the centre of a charming small village this is a very friendly local dating from 1706. It features a large horseshoe-shaped bar with a separate small side room for meetings. The décor features local memorabilia including the coat of arms of the Darnley family who lived at nearby Cobham Hall. The main menu features a wide variety of traditional English dishes, with specialist Thai nights on Wednesdays and steak nights on Fridays, as well as a 'pie and a (locally brewed) pint' special offer on Thursdays. A quiz night is held every month.
- Leather Bottle
54-56 The Street
Historic hostelry built in 1629, as featured in 'The Pickwick Papers'. Retained features include inner and outer wood, brick and beams. Excellent restaurant with a la carte menu. Large garden with children's play area and barbeques in summer.
- Railway Inn
Ex-Truman house with two bars, one of which is now used as a restaurant. Quiz evenings fortnightly.
14 The Street
Large pub with L-shaped bar. Enthusiastic manager holds several beer festivals each year often around Easter and Christmas.
- Darnley Arms moc.liamg@mahbocsmrayelnradeht(01474) 814218 40 The Street Cobham DA12 3BZ
- Carpenters Arms
Overlooking the village green and duck pond, this 18th-century two-roomed pub is one of CAMRA's Real Heritage Pubs and has been in the same family for over 100 years. Its simple furniture and decor has remained largely unchanged for 50 years.
It is a community pub for conversation, good fellowship and a place for local societies to meet. Three charities are supported by the pub: Prostate Cancer and the local Lions Club. Their third charity is Toilet Twinning: The Gent's toilet is twinned with a toilet in Bechani, Malawi and the Ladies toilet with a toilet in Makawanpur, Nepal.
At least two real ales are available. One is always from a Kent brewery. The second provides the element of surprise, being from a brewery from anywhere in the UK.
At least three ciders, from Kentish Pip, are available.
A summer beer festival is held in the last weekend in June, to coincide with the Church Fete.
Entertainment varies from darts, dominoes and skittles to auctions/competitions of local produce, community-themed food nights and a maggot race. Dog-friendly.
The pub may open in the afternoon for small groups.Historic England Entry:
Kent’s Public House Archive: Carpenters Arms, ColdredPhotos courtesy of the Carpenter's Arm's Coldred.
- Carpenters Arms firstname.lastname@example.org(01304) 830190 The Green Coldred CT15 5AJ
Pub on the quayside at Conyer Creek. Popular destination for locals as well as walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers and strong links with the local yacht club. The focus is on food with home made bread and sausages. Food served from 12 noon every day. Breakfast menu available from 11.30am on weekends. Guest beers are often from local micros, such as Old Dairy. Four cask beers on dispense
- Ship ku.oc.reynocnnipihs@seiriuqne(01795) 520881 Conyer Quay Conyer ME9 9HR
- Horseshoe & Castle
Main Road, The Street
Welcoming free house nestling in a quiet village on the Hoo peninsular. The restaurant specialises in seafood (Closed on Monday). Accommodation of a high standard is available for those who wish to explore the area. The village has two main points of interest: the local church and graveyard, which was used in a film version of Great Expectations, where Pip met Magwitch, and the nearby ruined castle. The guest beer is normally from a Kent microbrewery. Good value Sunday lunches
- Horseshoe & Castle email@example.com(01634) 221691 Main Road, The Street Cooling ME3 8DJ
30 High Street
This excellent village community pub dates in parts from the eighteenth century, possibly earlier. Owned by Harveys of Lewes, and one of just a handful of their pubs in West Kent. Home to a golfing society and the Muckspreaders society (ask!), it is popular for its fine food served in generous portions. A large conservatory has recently been added, leading to a suntrap garden. The railway station is just over a mile away and this pub is a gem worth seeking out.
- Fountain moc.nedwocnniniatnuofeht@ofni(01342) 850528 30 High Street Cowden TN8 7JG
- Cowden Pound
- Queens Arms
CHECK PUB FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OPENING HOURS AS MAIN PUB IS OPEN AGAIN. POP-UP PUB / FOOD OUTLET OPERATES TO VARIABLE HOURS IN OUTSIDE BUILDING(S).
This wonderful unspoilt pub has thankfully been saved from the threat of closure in 2014 following the long-serving landlady moving into a care home and her subsequent passing away, and after it being run by a band of locals for nearly 5 years. A rare rural time-warp, in the same family hands since 1913, with the former landlady, Elsie Maynard, taking over in 1973. It was built in 1841 by William Longley of Pound House, the name commemorating the Queen’s Royal West Kent Regiment. The pub has one of the last remaining totally unspoilt rural public bars (on the right) dating from the Victorian era and which, apart from the paintwork, has been almost untouched since the end of the nineteenth century. The front door leads to a tiny lobby with doors to the left and right and another in front of you that leads to the pub's private quarters. On the right is a door with the figure '1' on it leading to the stark public bar having the original panelled (part herringbone) counter with decorative brackets all along it. The black mastic around the base of the bar counter is the position of the spittoon trough that ran along it originally. On top is a set of three hand pumps with the date of 1948 on them that can still dispense exactly half a pint of beer with one pull. There is simple shelving for a bar-back, basic bare benches attached to the dado panelling around the window recess and a two-sided bench at the rear of this small room. The brick fireplace looks as though it may have been changed around 1953. The saloon bar on the left with '2' on the door was originally a very small room that in 1953 was increased to twice its size by combining with a previous private room. It retains its original curved Victorian panelled counter with decorative brackets all painted bright yellow. The rear straight section looks like it is a later addition in the same style but without the brackets and was probably added in 1953? The very spartan room has a bell-push and a sign saying 'please ring for service'; old fireplace; and a ticking clock. At the rear an extension added in 1953 contains a ladies' toilet. The present inside gents' accessed from the public bar replaced outside ones in 1953. A sign on the outside of the pub warns customers 'Lager not sold here' (but rumoured sign has now gone !) and there is no ice and no children's room! There is no till - just a small bowl for coins with notes placed beneath but "contactless" payment by card is now available!. Crisps are stored in tins – all crisps were supplied in tins up to the 1950s and two have been retained – you can just about make out ‘crisps’ on one and ‘cheeselets’ on the other! Note the old Bisset dart scorer - three finger-operated metal dials that change the score; being darts, the numbers come down as you enter the score. After a period of closure of the pub's interior (during which drink and food was available from outside buildings) it re-opened in November 2021, albeit with limited weekend opening hours. Lager is reportedly now sometimes sold here!
- Queens Arms Hartfield Road Cowden Pound TN8 5NP
- George Hotel
One of the town's landmark buildings, dating from the 14th century. Queen Elizabeth I met town dignitaries there on her visit in 1573. There are two bars, one with a TV and children in the daytime, the other is larger and named as a brasserie serving food all day. There is also a separate 40-seat restaurant and an 8-seat private dining room. Twelve en-suite rooms for letting. Lunch is served 12-3.
- Larkins' Alehouse
7 High Street
Former florist shop now a long, narrow micropub with a servery at the rear behind which real ales and ciders are sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cool room cellar. Prosecco, gin, vodka, fruit juice and local Chapel Down wine are provided for those who prefer them. Cold food may be supplied with three or four days notice and is available on Thursday and Friday. Local CAMRA Branch Pub Of The Year 2019-2022, Cider Pub Of The Year 2019 to 2022. Kent Cider Pub Of The Year 2019. Alternative contact telephone number is 07917 252585. Takeout service provided.
- White Horse
Cranbrook's only true local with a wine bar-style layout, lively atmosphere and friendly staff. The bar is surrounded on three sides. A large-screen TV shows sports with smaller TVs around. There are four en-suite letting rooms.
- George Hotel ku.oc.emaendrehpehs@letohegroeg(01580) 713348 Stone Street Cranbrook TN17 3HE
- Bear & Ragged Staff
2 London Road
Large Greene King pub selling up to three real ales. Specialises in live music and is recognised as one of the best venue isn North Kent. Food served most of the day. Dress code in operation Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm irrespective whether you have been in the pub beforehand.
- Crayford Arms
37 Crayford High Street
Two distinctive and separate drinking areas with comfortable seating, wood panelled walls and an amazing chandelier consisting of brown beer bottles. Since the change of management in late 2016, and again in February 2020, the pub seems to have got its mojo back! It's buzzy and lively with live music every Friday or Saturday, karaoke on Wednesdays, open mic once a month on a Thursday, quiz night Sundays.
- Duke's Head
53 Crayford High Street
Friendly pub with a long bar with large areas at each end. Sport shown regularly at weekends and during the week. Occasional meeting place of the local motorcycle club.
- One Bell
170 Old Road
Wooden beams and uprights give the interior an olde worlde feel in tthis large pub with several separate areas. The pub is dominated by large screen televisions showing sport (there is even one in the garden) It is owned by the father of former footballer Jimmy Bullard and is therefore big on soccer and other sports. Signed football shirts adorn the bar area. Entertainment most weekends consists of either a live singer or karaoke.
- Penny Farthing
Bexley's second Micropub, opened on 11 September 2014. A haven of real ale near the banks of the River Cray, where ale and cider are dispensed direct from the cask in a cold room with viewing window. A charity fine is levied should your mobile phone ring. Concentrates on Kentish brewers, but not to the exclusion of regional independents. Increasing cider range with Dudda's Tun and Westons at its core. Branch Pub of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and London Regional runner-up 2016. During the summer months pavement seating and tables are provided, overlooking a small park by the river Cray. The pub is open every bank holiday from 1 to 5pm and is a good venue when these dates coincide with local public events. Check the website, Twitter or Facebook. Always at least 3 beers, with 6 on Fridays.
Please note this micro changed hands in October 2021; a review of hours etc is pending.
- Bear & Ragged Staff ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4806(01322) 522906 2 London Road Crayford DA1 4BH
Friendly village local offering one permanent beer and three changing guest ales from wide selection of breweries. Meals served daily with OAP discounts at the beginning of the week. There is a quiz on Monday evenings and various other events on regular occasions. Several pictures of old Crockenhill indicate that the pub has been a hub of village life for many years. Opening hours subject to demand as may close earlier in the evening.
- Chequers (01322) 662132 Cray Road Crockenhill BR8 8LP
- Crockham Hill
- Royal Oak
Close to Chartwell, former home of Winston Churchill, and well supported by villagers, walkers and cyclists. The smart modern interior with subdued lighting and open fires comprises one room although one side retains the feel of a traditional bar in which dogs are allowed. Excellent food (not Sun evening) including light bites is served by friendly management and staff. A secluded wooded garden to the rear is perfect for relaxing after a good walk.
- Royal Oak (01732) 866335 Main Road Crockham Hill TN8 6RD
- Compasses Inn
Lovely 16th century inn located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Crundale Downs. Oak beams, hanging hops and large fireplaces with woodburners add to the atmosphere. The large garden is popular in the summer. The pub has won food and drink awards under the previous managers - it was Daily Telegraph Gastropub national joint runner up for 2019. Now under new free-of-tie management, modern British food will be available from May 11th 2022, from Michelin starred chef Ben Crittenden, joined by Sam McClurkin. Until then bar meals are available. An in-house brewery is under construction currently promised for summer 2023. Opening hours and food hours vary, check website.
- Compasses Inn (01227) 941806 Sole Street Crundale CT4 7ES
- Cuxton Social Club
104 Bush Road
Thriving social club selling two real ales, sometimes three. Holds various events and has an adjacent sports field. A members' club with function and meeting rooms for hire. Members may bring their immediate family members into the club without notification, but any other guests (friends, extended family) must be signed in the guests' book and pay an entry fee of £1 per person.
- White Hart
1 Rochester Road
Large detached property on the main road. Plenty of car parking, seating and garden. Now stocks a guest ale (as long as ordered via Shepherd Neame). Elsie Mo from Castle Rock brewery has been an example, as has Fuller's London Pride.
- Cuxton Social Club (01634) 718068 104 Bush Road Cuxton ME2 1EZ
Darenth Road South
16th century former coaching inn situated in a road now truncated by the main A2 dual carriageway. Close to the villages of Darenth and Hawley. This pub has two restaurants and families and children are welcome. There is an extensive play area in the large garden which can be pleasant in summer despite the nearby motorway.
- Chequers (01322) 224037 Darenth Road South Darenth DA2 7QT
- Dove Inn
Plum Pudding Lane
An 18th Century pub located in a picturesque setting not far from the Thanet Way. The Dove has a large garden. Refurbished and reopened under new management in August 2018.
- Dove Inn (01227) 751085 Plum Pudding Lane Dargate ME13 9HB
Bridge Business Park, Halcrow Avenue
Essentially a dining establishment offering the usual Beefeater fare. Two national real ales on offer, usually in good condition. Premier Inn adjacent. Breakfast available from 6.30 am (7 at weekends).
- Bird in Hand
242-244 Dartford Road
Handy for local bus routes this locals' pub lies just inside the Kent border from Crayford. The landlord is a keen supporter of real ale and cider. The pub hosts various sporting teams, including two mens' football teams and three ladies' hockey teams. The large garden to the rear is home to bat and trap during the summer. The pub has live music most weekends and holds a beer festival twice yearly. Copious amounts of bar nibbles feature every Sunday.
74 High Street
Spacious modern town centre pub.
30 Chastilian Road
Two-bar estate pub dating from the 1950s and typical of that period. Would benefit from a more adventurous range of cask beer.
- Dartford Conservative Club
46 Spital Street
Comfortable club in town centre
- Dartford Jug
8 Market Street
Dartford's first micropub in 2018, reopened in October 2020 under new management. A pleasant front drinking space with seating on modified casks leads to an area with tall fixed tables and stools, in front of a serving bar counter. Beers and ciders (Turners) are dispensed by gravity from a cold room to the rear, the current offerings being listed on a TV monitor near the bar. Take outs are available. Third pint taster "bats" are available at fixed prices in units of 3,6 and 9. Fortnightly quiz nights and monthly live music. Check website and social media for details.
- Dartford Wobbler Brewery
St Margarets Farm, St Margaret's Rd
During the current lockdown, the Dartford Wobbler Brewery is offering delivery to the local area. All details can be found on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/915561751866940/posts/2957044191052009/ PLEASE NOTE, DELIVERY ONLY, THE PREMISES IS NOT OPEN FOR CARRY OUTS.
- Dartford Working Men's Club
Winner of the CAMRA National Club of the Year in 2006 and finalist in 2017 this modern CIU club boasts a selection of up to 10 real ales on handpump, plus ciders on gravity. The ales come from various micro and regional breweries, with over 500 different beers being served each year. The club hosts the BBC award-winning Dartford Folk Club meeting every Tuesday evenings There is free live music on Thursday and Saturday nights plus last Sunday afternoon of every month. A well attended quiz takes place on the first Wednesday evening of each month. CAMRA members are welcome as guests.
- Flying Boat
36-42 Spital Street
Large Wetherspoons set in what was once a Beadle's car showroom The pub is named after the manufacturing of parts of the famous Sunderland flying boats that took place near this building during the Second World War. Meet the Brewer sessions from local small breweries are held on a regular basis.
15/16 Great Queen Street
This pleasant side-street Victorian local dates from 1869 and is a five minute walk up East Hill from the town centre. It has a "U" shaped bar, with an open wood fireplace at one end and serves two regular real ales plus a guest. The car park holds about 15 vehicles and there is a large paved beer garden with a covered heated smoking area. Quiet at lunchtimes but often busy in evenings with live sports on TV and darts, pool and crib teams. Opposite is a graveyard which contains the unmarked paupers' grave of famed steam pioneer Richard Trevithick, a rough location given by a plaque on the north wall.
- Fox & Hounds
201 Lowfield Street
A pleasure to report that this pub now offers real ale again after some years in the wilderness. Full survey pending (Nov 2017).
- Glentworth Club
154 Lowfield Street
Spacious Ex-Servicemen's club, adjoining Kent United's football ground. One real ale is served, possiblity of something interesting. Camra members admitted on production of membership card
- Harvester (Rising Sun)
105 Dartford Road
Harvester restaurant on main Dartford/Crayford road. Real ale re-introduced in 2016.
- Ivy Leaf
72 Darenth Road
Large suburban hostelry situated about ten minutes walk from the town centre and even closer to Dartford football ground. This long single bar pub offers one regular real ale and up to four guests. There are wood burning fires at either end of the bar and a covered smoking area to the right of the pub with steps leading up to a beer garden. A music quiz takes place monthly on a Thursday, and an open quiz on Sunday evenings. The Fastrack "B" bus stops nearby.
- Malt Shovel
3 Darenth Road
Traditional country-style pub dating from 1673 situated near the town centre. It has two bars, a low-ceilinged tap room featuring an 1880s Dartford Brewery mirror and a larger bar leading to a conservatory where meals are served Thursday to Sunday lunchtimes and Thursday to Saturday evenings. A large beer garden leads off the conservatory. The Fastrack "B" bus stops just across the road to the rear of the garden, where barbeques are hosted in the summer. There is a thriving open quiz on Monday evenings, quick quiz on Thursdays and seasonal crib night on Tuesdays. Small car park adjacent to the pub.
- Rose & Crown
43 West Hill
Friendly local pub, with one horseshoe-shaped bar, located at the top of West Hill, on the main road to Crayford, just outside the town centre. Features one competitively priced guest beer and special curry and Mexican food menu on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. An upstairs function room is well used by the local community and there is a small garden at the rear. The pub also supports charity events, and holds regular live entertainment and karaoke sessions.
- Royal Oak
57 Spital Street
17th century former coaching inn with much potential. The home of Dartford Debating Society.
- Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel
1 High Street
Historic former coaching inn rebuilt in 1703. Still retains much of the early 18th century design including gallery and courtyard. Accent on food deals and traditional pub values. The hotel was refurbished in February 2018 and is offering national beers, guest ales and a real cider.
- Ship Inn
92 Dartford Road
Small friendly one-bar local on the main Dartford-Crayford road that has benefited from having only 2 tenants since 1965, the present landlady having served for more than 35 years. Guest beer recently introduced (Jan '15)
- Stage Door
37 Hythe Street
Town centre local run on fairly traditional lines. Handy for a quick pint during performance intermissions at the nearby Orchard Theatre, where real ale is for some reason not offered.
28 St Albans Road
Lively back-street corner local dating from 1869 about half a mile from the town centre up East Hill. It has an"L" shaped bar, serving two real ales, Courage Best and a changing guest. There are windows etched with dramatic tigers - such windows existed during WWI but the provenance of the current ones is unknown. The bar is low-ceilinged and leads to a raised area at the back. There is a small yard to the rear with garden furniture and seating.
- Wat Tyler
80 High Street
Situated near the railway station next to the parish church at the High Street pedestrian area, this early 15th century pub, named after Wat Tyler the Peasant Revolt leader, was known as the Crown & Anchor until 1966. A narrow bar leads to a raised quieter area at the rear of the pub. Old Peculier is a rare regular beer for the area.
No website, but the Facebook page is regularly updated by the pub so check there for current information.
Modern, purpose built pub/restaurant in Crossways business park to the east of Dartford, overlooking Cotton Lake and within view of Queen Elizabeth II road bridge over the Thames. Table service downstairs and bar food upstairs.
- Beacon (01322) 629022 Bridge Business Park, Halcrow Avenue Dartford DA1 5PR
126 West Street
This large friendly, unassuming pub is situated a stone's throw from Deal's town centre and railway station.
Walking in through the front door you'll find the large central bar which divides the pub into three areas: around the bar for the drinkers', a lounge with bench seating, comfy chairs and sofas and a small snug at the back.
There's also a large function room, for hire, which is used to host charity events.
Three real ales are available, one of which is usually sourced from a local brewery.
At the moment the food offering is restricted to Sunday lunches however this will be expanded.
During the month much happens in this community pub including live music, quiz nights, sports TV, a Sunday carvery, darts and pool teams.
There's a smoking area in the rear courtyard and Pay & Display parking over the road.Kent’s Public House Archive: Alma, Deal
- Bar, The
152 High Street
The floor-to-ceiling windows give this atmospheric pub a bright, light feeling and the exposed wood and brickwork add to the congenial environment.
At the bar a good range of real and KeyKeg ales are available, many from Kent breweries, along with imported beers from Belgium and Germany . One cider is also served, typically from a Kent cider maker.
Rooms downstairs provide a more intimate surrounding for a drink with a few friends or a game, from the games cabinet.
There is ample parking in the Market Place car park opposite the pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: The Bar, Deal
- Bloody Mary's
160-162 High Street
A smart, light, airy cafe bar situated on Deal's High Street.
From the bar there's a range of premium beers, spirits, a quality wine list and Jeff's Bloody Mary - the house speciality.
There's plenty of seating and you can watch Deal go by through the large picture windows. If you want to catch a bit of sun, there's pavement seating.
On Saturday, the bar opens early to coincide with Deal's market.
Car parking is available in the Union Street car park opposite.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bloody Mary's, Deal
47 Beach Street
Modern seafront pub with fine views of Deal pier and the sea. Notice, the Antwerp pub sign which reflects the original name of the pub.
Apart from the five hand pulled real ales and real ciders there is a large selection of Belgian bottled beers and other international ales.
Good, restaurant-standard meals are available lunchtime and early to mid evening.
Outside seating is available at the front and in the heated courtyard at the rear of the pub – a real sun trap in summer. Upstairs there is a function room.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bohemian, DealPhoto courtesy of Bohemian, Deal
- Bowling Green Tavern
164 Church Path
This traditional-style community pub is set on the outskirts of Deal town centre. Following refurbishment it provides a pleasant environment for a drink and a meal.
With its four rooms, including a restaurant and garden lounge it can support a variety of events and functions.
It is very family-oriented, with a large play area In the garden.
Two ales are usually available, from national breweries.
The pub supports darts teams and sponsors local football and cricket teams. Live entertainment events are held every Saturday.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bowling Green Tavern, Deal
- Clarendon Hotel
51 Beach Street
Situated on Deal's seafront the bar forms part of the Clarendon Hotel, a 1763 seafront hotel.
Recent refurbishment has given the bar a pleasant, light and airy feel. There's plenty of comfy seating with the front windows providing excellent views overlooking Deal Pier and the English Channel.
Two regular real ales are available from the bar.
- Deal Hoy
16 Duke Street
This cosy Shepherd Neame pub is situated a few minutes walk from Deal town centre.
The interior of the pub reflects its Georgian and nautical past. There is lots of space to relax around the pub's U-shaped bar or in the pub's comfortable armchairs. In winter the wood burning stove provides a warm welcome.
At the back the patio garden makes pleasant outdoor seating in summer.
Food includes authentic "Italian-style" pizza, cooked on a wood-fired oven, and seafood.
There's plenty of on-street parking and it's a short walk to the Union Street Car Park.Kent’s Public House Archive: Deal Hoy, Deal
- Dunkerleys Hotel
19 Beach Street
Cheery seafront gastronomic venue, formerly the Pier Hotel, enjoying commanding views of Deal pier and seafront and the English Channel. The hotel has a cosy piano bar where you can enjoy your pint in a relaxing atmosphere. Unobtrusive live music plays occasionally. During the summer, while away the hours sitting on the terrace enjoying the sea views and watching life go by. A bar and restaurant menu is available that focuses on local produce and seafood.
90 Manor Road
This family-owned, Grade II listed traditional black and white beamed pub dates from the 17th century and is one of the oldest pubs in Deal.
It has a real community feel to it with a friendly environment and the landlord or landlady can usually be found working behind the bar.
Inside there's plenty of seating, three open fires and the background music is kept deliberately quiet. So, it's a relaxing place for a drink and a chat.
They focus on ales from Kent breweries, with the occasional ale from further afield.
Although, no food is served you are allowed to bring your own food or takeaway.
The events diary includes darts teams, monthly quiz nights and a Sunday meat raffle. From 12.00-2.00, Monday to Friday and 5.00-6.00 Monday to Thursday, discounts are offered on a selection of beers.Recent Awards
Exceptionally Improved Pub Award 2018.
Branch Winter Pub of the Season 2017.Historic England Entry: 1069820
Kent’s Public House Archive: Farrier, Deal
15 The Marina
A traditional, well-kept sea-front pub with a pleasant sun-trap garden.Kent’s Public House Archive: Forester, Deal
- Goodwin (The)
32 High Street
Believed to be the oldest pub in Deal, The Goodwin is situated on Deal's pedestrian area, just a short walk from the sea front
Recently refurbished, the bar area provides plenty of seating and there's a small ante-room to the left.
- Just Reproach
14 King Street
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022
Branch Pub of the Year Winner 2021
This friendly, family-run micro-pub is located in Deal's town centre. It has a welcoming, convivial atmosphere which encourages conversation between customers.
With its high benches and table service, the pub takes everything back to the absolute fundamentals: no keg, no fruit machines, no music. Fines are levied for using a mobile phone to make and receive calls and risk severe opprobrium (derision) from other customers!!
Ale and cider is gravity dispensed from a temperature-controlled cool room. Four real ales are on offer, five on a Friday, with at least one from a Kent brewery. At least one of the ciders is from a Kent cider maker. There's also a wide, ever-changing selection of national and international Craft beers, in cans and bottles.
Also available are wines, Prosecco, a range of gins (including one from Kent) and quality soft drinks.
Snacks include local cheese with home-made pickled onions to die for. The pub is also a handy place for a pint while waiting for your Indian take-away from across the street.
The pub is kept very busy with a variety of events, including quiz nights, vegetable growing competitions, cycling and golf. Many of these are charity events with over £20,000 being raised, which includes £14,000 for the Pilgrims Hospice.
They also like cheese. There's the pub's Cheese Sunday, on the first Sunday of very month, and an unofficial Cheese Monday, with staff and customers bringing along their own contributions.
Dogs and children welcome. The pub is adjacent to public car parking.
Note: Hours vary according to the season so please check their FaceBook page for any updates.
Instagram tag: thejustreproachKent’s Public House Archive: Just Reproach, Deal
- King's Head
9 Beach Street
This 250 year old pub is a very popular with locals and visitors alike and is well known for the stunning flower display that adorns the building in summer.
Situated on Deal's seafront, it has spectacular views across The Channel.
Inside there is a large central bar with seating and for those who want to get away from the main hubbub there is a quiet corner to retire to.
There is an open fire and a fine and extensive collection of cricket and golf memorabilia.
There is plenty of off-street public parking nearby.
The seafront terrace looks out over the sea and towards Deal pier.
A wide variety of good food is served in addition to real ales from Shepherd Neame.
Regular live music events are held in the pub and outside the pub co-hosts music events, folk week and New Year fireworks. The pub can get a little crowded!Historic England Entry: 1069909
Kent’s Public House Archive: King's Head, Deal
- Landmark Bar
129 High Street
This modern, refurbished bar is located in the Landmark Centre, set back from Deal's High Street.
Inside, there is long, brightly lit bar which overlooks a single room, subtly lit, which has plenty of seating.
At the front there is a pleasant garden which overlooks Deal's High Street.
Monies raised go to the Deal & Walmer Community Association to help fund the centre.
There is plenty of public car parking nearby.Kent’s Public House Archive: Landmark Bar, Deal
- Le Pinardier
102 High Street
The name in French means "Wine Merchant".
Which sort of makes sense given that it is a quirky wine shop & bar on Deal's High Street.
Real Ale in a Bottle from Wantsum is available alongside bottled ciders from Pippin's. Light snacks, such as French cheese and pate, is available to accompany your drink. Their wine club holds wine tasting session twice a month.Kent’s Public House Archive: Le Pinardier, Deal
- Le tabac
146 High Street
This new pub is awaiting a full WhatPub survey.
This contemporary bar opened in May 2021.
Enter through the front door and you find yourself in a narrow, cosy bar with wall mounted tables and high stools. By the door you'll find an old fashioned cigarette dispenser that used to be situated on the outside wall.
Wooden stairs takes you to a comfortable first floor lounge area with low, comfortable seating.
Two beers are on tap, served through Simcup beer pump.Kent’s Public House Archive: Le Tabac, Deal
- Mill Inn
78-80 Mill Hill
Note: There has been a recent change of landlord so the details about this pub need to be verified.
This large housing estate pub has a friendly, community spirit and has just celebrated its 80th anniversary. It has a substantial main bar and a smaller side bar. It supports pool and darts teams, has sports TV and holds regular events in support of local charities. Home-made pies are made to order and pizzas can be ordered any time of the day. Live music events are held every Saturday with a weekly meat raffle. There is a good-sized garden, complete with climbing frame, with a bouncy castle in the summer.Kent’s Public House Archive: Mill Inn, Deal
- Port Arms
10 Beach Street
This popular pub is situated on Deal's Beach with views overlooking the English Channel.
Recently refurbished, the interior provides a modern and relaxed environment to have a drink or a meal.
The outside terrace, overlooking the sea and Deal pier, provides the perfect place for alfresco drinks or dining.
Two real ales feature, alongside a wide variety of wines, gins and other spirits, including a selection from Kent.
A varied menu is available including sharing platters, hot dogs, pizza and a Sunday roast.
Regular live music events are held and the pub occasionally co-hosts music concerts on the terrace.Kent’s Public House Archive: Port Arms, Deal
- Prince Albert
187-189 Middle Street
Behind the Fremlins windows and inviting curved doors lies an exceptionally well-kept Victorian street-corner pub, situated just off the seafront, a 10-minute walk north of the town centre and railway station.
The pub serves a change range of three real ales from smaller, often local breweries in the cosy bar.
Evening meals are served Wednesday to Saturday with roast lunches on Sunday. The small sheltered Courtyard is ideal in the summer.
- Queen Street Tap
42 Queen Street
Modern bar/eatery in the middle of Deal.
- Royal British Legion (Downs) Social Club
20 Market Street
This comfortably furnished club is situated on the first floor, just off Deal's High Street.
- Royal Hotel
This 18th century Georgian hotel, with it's historical connections to Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, is ideally positioned on Deal's seafront, close to Deal pier and Deal castle.
Two regular ales from Shepherd Neame are served alongside Shep's seasonal ales.
The Boathouse bar and terrace offers a sea view to accompany casual eating and drinking.
A public car park is available next to the pub.
- Saracen's Head
1 Alfred Square
Pub reopened on Friday, 25th February under new management, so information on this page is likely to be out of date.
Dating back to the early 19th century this cosy, community pub is situated a short distance north of Deal's town centre.
The large L-shaped bar, wooden floors, bench seating and lots of mirrors give the pub's interior a pleasant feel to it.
In addition to Shepherd Neame's Master Brew and Whitstable Bay, Shep's seasonal ales are served from the three hand pumps. An occasional guest from another brewery may be on tap.
Traditional pub grub, made from locally sourced ingredients, is served at the weekend and there are two sittings for Sunday lunch at 12.30 and 2.00.
At the back there is a courtyard garden, a pleasant place for a drink or two while soaking up the sun and sea air.
Events at the pub vary from regular live music to monthly quizzes and the Grumpy Old Lunch.
Although the pub is not fully wheel-chair friendly, a ramp can be put down giving access to the bar.Kent’s Public House Archive: Saracen's Head, Deal
- Ship Inn
141 Middle Street
Situated just off Deal's seafront, this is a public house that doesn't pretend to be anything other than a pub. Unspoilt and traditional, it is located in Deal's historic conservation area, 10 minutes' walk from the town centre .
Dark wooden floors and subdued lighting give this pub a warm and comfortable atmosphere, complemented by the nautical theme. The stove, in the carpeted lounge, is welcome in winter.
A wide variety of drinkers, from young to old, enjoy the good range of beers dispensed from the five handpumps, including beers from Ramsgate and Dark Star.
The pub has a small cosy rear bar overlooking a large patio garden accessed by a staircase. The covered smoking area has a clock large enough for you to have no excuse for missing last orders! Please note that electronic cigarettes are not allowed in the pub.
- Sir Norman Wisdom
18-20 Queen Street
Modern-style Wetherspoon's located in the heart of Deal. Throughout the pub the theme is about the history and characters of the area while the long bar features holographic images of Sir Norman Wisdom. A patio provides a seating and smoking area. Opened in March 2013, the pub is well-equipped with 12 handpumps in 2 banks of 6.Kent’s Public House Archive: Sir Norman Wisdom, Deal
- Smugglers Record Shop
9 King Street
This independent & vibrant vinyl record shop & bar is situated between Deal's seafront and the pedestrian precinct
There is a large selection of vinyl records including new releases & 2nd hand.
Music is an eclectic mix featuring local bands, world, folk, psych and roots.
Two cask ales are available, with a third on busier weekends. These are gravity fed from a cooler cabinet and usually feature an ale or two from a local brewery, for example Time & Tide.
As well as a real cider, from Kentish Pip, there's also a great selection of craft beer, canned and bottled beers, cider and wines, including wine from the local Barnsole vineyard.
There's a Pay & Display car park nearby.
- Taphouse Beer Cafe
5 South Street
Deal's newest bar offers an American-style tap bar drinking experience.
The decor is quirky with subtle lighting and there is plenty of seating from comfortable window seats to tall bar stools and tables. The background music has an interesting and eclectic feel to it.
Behind the bar the 14 taps and 3 stillages dispense a great range of cask ales, KeyKeg ales and 2 real ciders offer the discerning drinker lots of choice.
The intriguing menu ranges from breakfast, sandwiches, cakes and light snacks.
Being situated on South Street, the bar makes a great place to relax while waiting for your bus.Kent’s Public House Archive: Taphouse Beer Cafe, Deal
- Three Compasses
129 Beach Street
Locally-owned restaurant situated on Deal's Beach Street, overlooking the English Channel.
Although primarily food-led they do welcome drinkers.
- Alma (01304) 369349 126 West Street Deal CT14 6EB
- Black Horse
366 Canterbury Road
Refurbished during 2019 this roadside pub between Folkestone and Canterbury is popular with locals and campers from the local campsite, which is the nearest Caravan and Motorhome Club's site to Dover Harbour and Channel tunnel. The interior is decorated with old photographs from the area and has many exposed old beams.
- Black Horse moc.elosnedesrohkcalb@tcatnoc(01303) 311794 366 Canterbury Road Densole CT18 7BG
- Jackdaw Inn
This charming country inn is situated on the A260. The pub featured in the 1969 film The Battle of Britain, and RAF memorabilia abounds.
It has an extensive dining area and food is served all day.
- Jackdaw Inn ku.oc.notnedwadkcaj@ofni(01303) 844663 The Street Denton CT4 6QZ
- Cock Horse
39 The Street
This 14th century pub with restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, serving freshly cooked food every day. Refitted Feb 2016 after new licensees took over. The name derives from the necessity for a ‘cock’ or heavy horse to provide assistance in getting coaches up the steep gradient. It is popular with walkers on the Pilgrim's Way. A small selection of RAF Detling memorabilia can be viewed on the walls.
- Cock Horse (01622) 730144 39 The Street Detling ME14 3JT
- K Sports Bar
0844 880 0048
Large clubhouse, open to all, with sports pitches adjacent. Professional and community sport academy. Has been upgraded to include a 3G football pitch and more parking. Football tournaments often held on the grounds. Now has all weather hockey facilities. Function room(s) refitted September 2018. Further improvements are to come.
- K Sports Bar 0844 880 0048 Station Road Ditton ME20 6AU
This listed coaching inn has oak timbers, mullion windows and an inglenook fireplace. It is also reported to have two resident ghosts – a Cavalier from the English Civil War and a ghoul with a passion for the piano. The Chequers is at the centre of village life and provides a full Post Office service every Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm. It also hosts regular live music events. Regular events are held and up to three ales are available during the summer.
- Chequers (01795) 886366 The Street Doddington ME9 0BG
- Blakes of Dover
52 Castle Street
A short walk from the town centre and bus station, this pleasant cellar bar can be easily missed.
The stone-flagged room is a quiet haven from the bustle of the town where a good selection of real ales from handpumps and stillage is on offer. This is complemented by ciders from local cidermakers such as East Stour and Broomfield, and a good range of whiskies.
A small courtyard garden provides a pleasant place to relax in summer.
Lunches are available, including excellent sandwiches.Kent’s Public House Archive: Blakes of Dover, Dover
- Breakwater Brewery Taproom
St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
Opened in December 2016, the brewery is located on the site of the Harding's Wellington Brewery which closed in 1890. The brewery tap room can be found in a single storey building, where the brewing takes place, and some brewery vessels are visible from the bar area.
The bar is modern, well lit and furnished with chunky wooden furniture, colourful table runners and a bar counter that resembles a stone breakwater.
At the front, there's a large patio with pergola and there's a smaller paved patio overlooking the river to the side.
From a temperature controlled cellar room the brewery's own cask ales and ciders are sold on gravity.
On the menu, there are stone-baked pizzas from their own pizzeria. The restaurant can be booked for private functions.
Events include regular live music events, open mic nights and hog roasts in the summer months. Full details can be found on their FaceBook page.Kent’s Public House Archive: Breakwater Brewery Taproom, DoverPhotos courtesy of Breakwater Brewery Tap, Dover
- Breakwater Marina Curve
New Marina Curve Road
This open-air bar, owned and run by the Breakwater Brewery, is located on the Marina Curve, adjacent to the clock tower.
The bar serves craft beer offerings from the Breakwater Brewery, real cider, gin & wine.
There's plenty of bench seats and trestle tables, overlooking the Dover marina.
Food is available from pop-up stalls.Photo(s) courtesy of the Breakwater Marina Curve, Dover.
Opening times may vary depending on the weather.
168 London Road
In the Buckland area of the town this is a popular and games oriented pub with pool, darts and two skittle alleys.
Real ales are occasionally served from the two hand pumps.
Regular live music on Saturday evenings.Kent’s Public House Archive: Bull, Dover
- Cinque Port Arms (01304) 203557 Clarence Place Dover CT17 9DQ
Family-friendly pub providing convivial surroundings for a relaxing drink.
With one of the largest gardens in the area, their family facilities include a children's play area and swings, with bouncy castle in summer, covered barbecue area and patio, and extensive lawns.
One real ale, typically from a national brewery, is available on the bar.
Games include two skittle alleys, dart board and pool table and the pub hosts a number of teams. BT Sports is shown on multi-screens.
Regular music events are held at the pub. In August, there’s the CrickStock Music Festival, which raises money for charity and features local bands.
Upstairs there’s a spacious function room for private events and business meetings. The room can cater for up to 100 people.Kent’s Public House Archive: Cricketers, DoverPhotos courtesy of The Cricketers, Dover.
- Cullin's Yard
11 Cambridge Road
This large pub/restaurant, built on the site of the former dock maintenance facilities, is packed full of naval and war-time memorabilia.
Ales are from the pub's own brewery, Tír Dhá Ghlas (pronounced 'Terryglass'), alongside an ale from Adnams.
The restaurant is highly regarded for its seafood menu and you can dine in the pub or the heated conservatory.
Live jazz is played every Friday evening and live relaxing music is played on Sunday, to accompany the pub's Sunday roast.
The pleasant sun-trapped garden, complete with cast iron gazebo, overlooks Dover marina.
The pub's staff are very friendly and accommodating and it has excellent disabled facilities, including accessible dining area and toilet facilities.Kent’s Public House Archive: Cullin's Yard, Dover
- Dover Sea Angling Club (01304) 204722 14 Priory Road Dover CT17 9RG
- Eight Bells
19 Cannon Street
This popular and bustling Wetherspoon pub is situated in the town's shopping precinct. It was once a cinema and its name is linked to the bells in St Mary's Church opposite.
Inside, there is a large open-plan room with a long bar and a raised restaurant area. At the front of the pub an enclosed seating area looks out on to the precinct.
Twelve handpumps dispense a range of regular and guest ales, with at least two ales from a Kent microbrewery. There are real ale offers on Monday.
Two beer festivals are held each year - Spring and Winter.
The pub is close to public transport services and there is a public car park just a minute's walk away.Kent’s Public House Archive: Eight Bells, Dover
- Elephant & Hind
18-19 Market Square
Situated in the heart of Dover and facing on to the Market Square. this pub has had many incarnations over the years. The pub re-opened in July 2019 - reverting to its original name.
The main bar has been furnished in contemporary pastel shades around three sides of a central servery. At the front, there's plenty of pavement seating - good for watching the life of Dover's Market Square pass by.
There are two handpumps with one in regular use. Ramsgate and Breakwater ales have been seen. Real cider is available in the summer.
A varied menu is available, with sourdough pizza and burgers a speciality.
There's plenty of car parking within a few minutes walk, including free one hour parking at the St. James Retail Park.
- Hoptimist Taproom & Bar
3 Bench Street
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
Newly reopened in December 2019, following major refurbishment, this taproom and bar is located near Dover's Market Square and St. James Retail Park.
Traditional cask ale, real cider and modern craft beer is available alongside premium keg beers and an ever-changing gin menu. The cask ale and real cider is served on gravity, dispensed from the rear, chilled cellar room. The aim of the landlord is to have a selection of beer styles on at all times. Almost all ales are from Kent breweries with the occasional guests from further afield.
On Sunday, a courtesy cheeseboard is provided.
There’s a selection of board games. On occasion, live music and food events are held.
Opens at midday on Saturdays when Dover Athletic FC is playing at home.Kent’s Public House Archive: Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, DoverPhotos courtesy of Hoptimist Taproom & Bar, Dover.
- Lord Nelson
5 Flying Horse Lane
The pub is situated close to the St James shopping area of Dover. Following major refurbishment, by Shepherd Neame, it reopened after a long period of closure in February 2020.
The pleasant airy bar has been split into two, one half of which is set aside as a food area. There's an eclectic collection of pictures on the walls and picturesque views of Dover Castle.
Outside a large riverside seating area overlooks the River Dour.
- Louis Armstrong
58 Maison Dieu Road
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022
This down-to-earth pub and renowned local music venue has featured live music for over 50 years.
The large L-shaped bar and stage are surrounded by music posters, a large mirror and long bench seating.
Up to four real ales are on offer, principally from Kent microbreweries. Real cider, from Kent cider makers, is available from time to time.
On Wednesday, good-value food is served in the evening. Charity quizzes are held periodically.
To the rear there is a pleasant beer garden.
The pub is easily accessible by bus and car parking is available nearby.
The pub can open earlier by prior arrangement.Kent’s Public House Archive: Louis Armstrong, DoverPhoto(s) courtesy of the Louis Armstrong, Dover.
- Malvern Inn
Popular community pub.Kent’s Public House Archive: Malvern Inn,Dover
- Marine Court (01304) 218260 Marine Parade Dover CT16 1LW
- Priory Hotel
Priory Station Approach
This long-established single bar pub and live music venue is located just yards from Dover Priory railway station and a few minutes walk from Dover town centre and seafront. The pub offers real ale, home-made food and accommodation.
A single guest ale is served and recently local ales have been available, from breweries such as Dover's Breakwater Brewery.
Live music events are held regularly.
Sunday lunchtime meals may have extended hours of availability.
The pub is a few minutes walk from the bus station at Pencester Road.
- Red Lion
54 Charlton Green
Friendly, welcoming two-bar pub with a traditional local pub feel to it. It has a good range of social activities, with darts, football and skittles teams. A big-screen TV shows sports and ESPN and there is also occasional live entertainment. The good-sized enclosed rear garden has a skittle alley and a discrete smoking area. The pub is tucked just off Dover's one-way system and is a short bus ride from the town centre.Kent’s Public House Archive: Red Lion, Dover
- Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club moc.liamg@bulcthcaypcr(01304) 206262 5 Waterloo Crescent Dover CT16 1LA
- Thirsty Scarecrow
107 High Street
This cider micropub opened at the end of November 2015, in what was previously the Corner Cafe. The licensee's partner runs an appointment-only hair salon in a rear room.
It is rustically and brightly furnished on two levels, which are linked by a small set of stairs.
The chilled cellar room is on the upper level from which 20-25 ciders and perries and two KeyKeg (CAMRA-approved) real ales are served. There is also a small selection of bottled beers.
The ciders/perries major on Kentish cidermakers but many still come from far and wide.
Card and electronic payment methods are accepted.
Recent CAMRA Awards
Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017
- White Horse
St. James Street
Winter Pub of the Season 2021/2022
Sitting in the shadow of Dover Castle and beside the ruins of a Norman Church, you will find the historic White Horse Inn. This Grade 2 listed building dates back to 1365 and was originally the home to the Verger to St James Church. In 1574, it is said to have taken its first recorded steps as an "Ale tasting house" before being known as "The White Horse Inn" from 1818.
Historic records show that the cellar was used as a morgue and inquests on bodies recovered from the sea are said to have been heard here in the rear dining rooms.
The Horse - as it is known locally - went on to survive both wars unscathed whilst its neighbour, St James Church, was struck during both.
These days, the pub is a hive of activity with an eclectic mix of tourists & locals alike enjoying traditional, home cooked food and sampling premium drinks in cosy, traditional surroundings.
On Wednesday evening, the pub does not serve food. Instead it runs a "Free Food Event" where customers can bring along their own food/take-away and the pub will provide crockery & cutlery.
During the year the pub holds a number of fund-raisinig events for local charities.
In 2002, the pub was adopted by Channel swimmers and the walls are adorned with the signatures of those swimmers.
Up to three real ales are served from local and national breweries.
The hidden terrace garden at the rear is a real treat during the summer months.
- Blakes of Dover (01304) 202194 52 Castle Street Dover CT16 1PJ
The Britannia is located in the heart of the Dungeness estate, an area of outstanding beauty and home to extremely rare wildlife. The pub is located in between the two Dungeness lighthouses and within a few minutes walk of Dungeness Station on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. There is disabled access to the beach immediately opposite the pub via a boardwalk. The Britannia is open all day throughout the summer months and lunchtimes and evenings during the winter when a real fire keeps everyone warm. Excellent quality food is available, fresh fish being a speciality.
- Britannia (01797) 321959 Dungeness Road Dungeness TN29 9ND
- Dunk's Green
- Kentish Rifleman
Located in the Kent Downs AONB this 16th century pub is a welcoming stop if you're walking the 108 mile Greensand Way. An attractive destination all year round, offering a warm and friendly open fire in the winter, and a pretty beer garden for the summer. Dogs and families are welcome. Renowned for its beer quality, the pub also has a enviable reputation for its home cooked and locally sourced food. A traditional wooden beamed bar area at the front of the pub is decorated with historic rifles and has a leather sofa next to the open fire, the main dining area leads off this with several rooms. It is the true centre of village life.
- Kentish Rifleman ku.oc.namelfirhsitnekeht@ofni(01732) 810727 Roughway Lane Dunk's Green TN11 9RU
- Dunton Green
- Duke's Head
Note opening times post lockdown but check with pub for up-to-date info. The pub is a white weather boarded building which at one time was a coaching Inn. It is now a pub with a warm welcome and good food. It has a number of dart teams and Sky sport is shown on the large screen TV.
- Miners Arms
22 London Road
Originally built for Irish navvies working on the nearby railway, the Miners is now a local village family-friendly pub with a strong sense of community. During recent refurbishment work the landlord uncovered and restored the 100 year old front signage of the now defunct brewery Kidd and Son of Dartford and this provides an attractive feature on entering the pub. Three rotating, mainly local cask ales are to be found on the bar along with a real cider from Westons Rosie's Pig together with an extensive gin selection. A log fire just around from the bar area warms customers in the colder months while two log burners do likewise on the covered rear terrace. The terrace leads into a surprisingly spacious garden incorporating substantial communal huts complete with luxurious seating, and a children's play area at the rear. Supervised children are welcome until 8pm. Traditional pub food is offered Friday to Sunday, noon until around 8pm. A Happy Hour scheme operates 12-3pm Monday to Thursday and live music is performed regularly on Friday or Saturday nights. Loyalty card - buy 10 pints get next pint free.
- Rose & Crown
A black and white painted pub situated on the outskirts of the village on a busy road junction but still manages to have a country feel about it. Inside the pub is set out in a number of separate areas. OAP lunches are served M-F and families are very welcome.
- Duke's Head (01732) 456123 London Road Dunton Green TN13 2UR
- City of London
68-70 High Street
A 16th century building which was initially built as a coaching inn and renamed the City of London, rumour has it that this was after a ship of the same name was blown over the seawall and collided with the inn in 1775. The pub remains a memorial to those who died and was repaired with the ships timbers. The building which is on two levels has recently been refurbished to provide a friendly local pub in the centre of this smugglers village, the top bar is the only area currently open, the lower bar originally being the stables will re-open as the restaurant. Cask Ale offer, £2.50 per pint Fridays 12-5pm
- Hidden Treasure
30 High Street
This is a family run friendly micropub in the heart of Dymchurch close to the historic Martello Tower, which is open to the public by appointment, and the beach.
Real ales, usually one from a Kentish Brewer served through three handpumps with some extra beers occasionally dispensed from the fridge cabinet. Ciders are on gravity dispensed also from the fridge cabinet.
There are several drinking areas with a corridor connecting them to the bar area.
- Ocean Inn
2 High Street
A traditional community pub built 1733, adjacent to the beach and the amusement park which is popular with young families. A large main bar with a separate dining area, rear patio, garden and children’s play area. The pub has a jukebox, pool table, dart board and holds regular live music events.
- Royal British Legion Club ku.oc.noigelhcruhcmyd@yraterces(01303) 872394 Memorial Hall, Sea Wall Dymchurch TN29 0TG
- Ship Inn
118 High Street
Opposite the historic church the Ship Hotel is another well-known smugglers inn, something of whose story is revealed in Russell Thorndyke’s books “Doctor Syn” and “Doctor Syn Returns”, for the author lived in Dymchurch for many years steeped himself in local colour and the tales of nightriders. The nearness if the inn to the little prison, meant thrilling adventures helping captured smugglers to escape. Reopened in 2017 the building had been left to deteriorate over the several years by previous tenants .before being purchased by a local entrepreneur and coming a free house The building has now been totally restored to a high standard to provide facilities expected in the 21st century. Unfortunately, the unusual carved and gilded ship on the high seas that ordained the front entrance had been removed during a previous owner and lost. The original accommodation area has been totally refurbished to provide six en-suite rooms and the bar areas rebuilt to offer two main dining areas, one of which can be used for functions, and a bar area where dogs are welcome. A good selection of local cask ales and the food is mainly sourced locally The Ship Inn is low beamed pub with an attractive staircase, open fires and one room in the hotel has an iron ceiling from when the Wealden ironworks that were still working in the eighteenth century.
- City of London moc.kooltuo@hcruhcmydnodnolfoyticeht(01303) 873979 68-70 High Street Dymchurch TN29 0NL
- East Brabourne
- Five Bells Inn
16th century rural inn has been modernised without loosing any of the architectural features. Locally grown, farmed and prepared food is served lunchtimes and evenings along with Kentish ales and ciders with a Barbeque Friday and Saturday afternoons The inn is popular with walkers, motorists and locals and pub incorporates a shop selling local produce with a large garden is suitable for alfresco dining The pub hosts acoustic evenings on Tuesdays and the Vintage and Racing club meets on the 4th Sunday of the month.
- Five Bells Inn moc.enruobarbnnisllebevif@sutisiv(01303) 813334 The Street East Brabourne TN25 5LP
- East Farleigh
L-shaped, Victorian pub standing above the Medway valley. There is a function room down a set of steps that is well used. The garden has a children's play area with small animals. A good selection of food is available for lunch and evening meals, with daily specials, vegetarian and children's options. Takeaway and collect meals available. Occasional music events.
- East Farleigh Social Club (01622) 728048 Lower Road (B2010) East Farleigh ME15 0JL
Originally an old Brewers Fayre pub. Underwent a further refit in December 2019, including replacement of restaurant furniture. The old beams and fireplaces remain but the general decor is open, airy and modern with wood predominating. The car park to the rear looks across to adjacent stables and exercise paddock. Good quality, freshly cooked food is available all day and the menu changes quarterly. A fixed price menu is available and is good value. Grade II listed.
Welcoming family pub entered from the road via a stone stairway.. Lovely views of the Medway from the garden which has a play area for children with a bouncy castle in summer. There is parking available in the station car park close by although rail are now charging. Victory is in dispute with rail.
- Walnut Tree
The Walnut Tree has been a pub since 1796. It is a cosy country pub with lots of character, an inglenook fireplace and many exposed beams. The Shepherd Neame beers include the seasonal offerings and specials. There is a large car park and garden with a covered area.
- Bull (01622) 583149 Lower Road East Farleigh ME15 0HD
- East Malling
- King & Queen
1 New Road
A 16th-century beamed inn noted for the quality of its menus and bar snacks that are available all day. The interior paintwork has been changed from maroon to a mix of dark and light blue. The toilets have also been refitted. At either end of the main bar there are quieter rooms. The garden is pleasant in the summer and dogs are welcome there but not in the bar. Two beers change regularly and supplement the permanent beers. Quiz nights are held monthly on Thursday and occasional music or comedy nights take place on Sunday evenings. Accommodation is available in a separate building at the rear with three well-appointed rooms.
- King & Queen ku.oc.gnillamtsaeneeuqdnagnik@ofni(01732) 842752 1 New Road East Malling ME19 6DD
- East Peckham
- Bush, Blackbird & Thrush
194 Bush Road
Lovely Shepherd Neame pub just outside East Peckham serving ales straight from the casks through the back wall of the bar. Two rooms; the bar to the left and dining area to the right separated by a large ornate fireplace. A large garden and decking area are great for families and al fresco dining. Known to have been a pub since 1781.
- Bush, Blackbird & Thrush (01622) 871349 194 Bush Road East Peckham TN12 5LN
A remote country pub situated within an extensive static caravan site that is now selling at least two real ales. The Coppice has a large garden, real fire and serves bottled real ale. Food is also served.
- Walnut Tree
Popular with holidaymakers generally, this pub was originally part of a larger unit that has been divided into two individual smaller public houses. This part renamed the Walnut Tree in May 2018. Parking has been provided to the front of the premises. Inside, the owners have tried to recreate the feel of an old traditional style drinking house and have added an open fireplace in one corner. One handpump, reasonable food range served and a choice of keg lager/Guinness. Music along with a couple of amusement machines are also available.
This pub was originally part of a larger unit that has now been divided into two individual smaller public houses. The other half is now called the Walnut Tree. More details required.
- Coppice (01795) 881059 Fourth Avenue Eastchurch ME12 4EW
- Carpenters Arms
The Carpenters Arms is a 14th Century pub in the rural village of Eastling. It boasts two huge inglenook fireplaces and a patio area for warmer days. Home cooked meals and light snacks are available and two Shepherd Neame beers are on handpump. Familys and dogs are welcome and there are many good walks in the area. Nearby is an ancient yew tree (in the Church Yard).
- Carpenters Arms (01795) 890234 The Street Eastling ME13 0AZ
- Five Bells
This traditional two-bar community pub is situated in the heart of the village and has a comfortable lounge bar and a dining room.
Outside, the old fire station, complete with historic memorabilia, serves as the pub's sports bar and function room.
Two ales are typically served from a variety of breweries, including Kent breweries. A third ale may be available during busy times. Occasionally a mild from the Wantsum brewery is featured. In the summer, real cider is occasionally served.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, two ensuite and one with its own private bathroom.
Great home-made food which includes a good value two-course table d'hote menu (available Monday to Saturday) and occasional themed food evenings. Sundays have a separate lunch menu featuring the ever popular roast.
There is a full events calendar including an Easter beer festival. Monthly events include live music, a quiz night and a clairvoyant evening.
At the back there is a suntrap patio which has a children's play area and petanque pitch.
Dogs are welcome in the garden, main bar and function room.
- Five Bells ku.oc.oohay@yrtsaesllebevifeht(01304) 611188 The Cross Eastry CT13 0HX
- Red Bull
1 Mackenders Lane
Comfortable, community pub with wooden beams predominating. The bar on the left is simply furnished whilst the restaurant to the right is more relaxed. Good food is produced by the chef and has become popular with the regulars. A large log burning fire caters for the winter months. There is an enclosed garden with picnic tables and bookable globes for up to six people. A mobile bar is available for hire.
- Red Bull ku.oc.srabtirips@llubdereht(01622) 290220 1 Mackenders Lane Eccles ME20 7HX
- Edenbridge Royal British Legion Club (01732) 863628 Croft Hall, 13 High Street Edenbridge TN8 5AB
- Old Crown
74-76 High Street
Popular historic 14th Century pub in the high street. Plenty of places to sit and has a reputation for good food especially Sunday lunch. Advisable to book in advance.
- Old Eden Inn
121 High Street
A 15th century building on the edge of town close to the river Eden. The rear garden and partially covered terrace is a very pleasant refuge in which to enjoy alfresco drinks or the popular dishes. Inside are exposed beams, brickwork, a gleaming copper-clad bar and real fires and a more private restaurant upstairs also provides for atmospheric dining (not Sun evening). Sunday lunch booking is advisable.
- Secret Cask
91 High Street
Opened in August 2018 Secret Cask is Edenbridge's first micropub. Housed in a former florist's shop there are two cosy rooms, with the a changing selection of four cask beers (regional from Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London) served by gravity from a small bar. Four craft beers on keg are also available, with wines and local gins. Cider is currently from Biddenden. Owner Simon has plans to open a micro-brewery on the premises.
A long fairly narrow pub located in Marlpit Hill north of Edenbridge Station on Redhill-Tonbridge line. Has various theme nights (curry, darts, poker) and occasional live music.
- Barrow House
Egerton is one of the most picturesque villages in Kent. The inn was built in 1576 and licensed in 1729. In 1780, the site was used by Lord Cornwallis for the collection of rents and during WWII by the RCAF as their local. Several pilots' signatures still survive today. During restoration, it was discovered that some of the inn's plastering was made of cow-dung and straw. The timbers are mainly from sailing ships, and some of the beams have guinea holes in them. The pub reopened in September 2016 after an extensive renovation project. Having been closed for a year, it was taken over by Dane and Sarah Allchorne - the team behind The Milk House in Sissinghurst. There are local beers, cask ales, a wide selection of wines by the glass and a range of menus with something for everyone. There is live local music every second Friday, the Egerton Folk and Blues Club meet the last Tuesday of the month
- Barrow House (01233) 756599 The Street Egerton TN27 9DJ
- Kings Arms
This pub overlooking the village square and the fine medieval church is the focal point for social activities across the area and provides a friendly atmosphere for both regulars, visitors and walkers from the Elham Valley alike. Customers are always guaranteed a good pint of ale and a hearty meal with discounted food being available to senior citizens Monday to Friday lunchtimes. The pub also has a bar billiards table in the public bar, a rare pub entertainment these days. Parking is in the square.
- Rose & Crown
A 16th century grade II listedcoaching inn that was used previously as the Circuit Court of Justice up to the 1970's. It has one bar, beamed with old ships timbers, with an open fire. Bar billiards in its current form was first played in the Rose & Crown in 1932. David Gill, a resident of North Elham saw Billard Russe being played in Belgium and persuaded the Jelkes company of Holloway Road in London to make a similar table to his design. The outbuildings behind the inn were once used for brewing ale, and the old well which supplied water for this purpose still remains, where, within living memory, there was a donkey wheel from drawing water.
- Kings Arms moc.liamg@4444esuohbydna(01303) 840242 The Square Elham CT4 6TJ
- Brewer's Arms
22 Brook Street
Victorian pub with traditional green tiled exterior. The interior retains a feel of the 1970's although it is a popular public house (even on a Monday) and greatly valued by the locals. Real ale is not always available.
322 Bexley Road
A medium sized pub with a largish main bar and a separate side room laid out like a sitting room with sofas. In the main bar, a large mirror adorns one wall. You sometimes have to press a buzzer next to the corner door to gain entry. Recently re-opened - watch this space for more information and updates.
- North Heath Social Club
8 Mill Road
Friendly social club founded in 1919. CIU affiliated.
- Royal Oak
270 Bexley Road
Multi-roomed pub, saved from closure by Barter Inns after the previous pubco went into receivership. Set back from the road by a large car park in front of it. The main bar (entered from the side) is long and thin whilst the smaller bar at the front is a square shape. There is also a reasonably-sized room connecting with the front bar which houses a dartboard and a pool table. Occasionally a Bexley Brewery beer will additionally be served.
- Running Horses
23 Erith High Street
Large pub with an upstairs dining room /function room. Real ale can usually be obtained here although it is sometimes hit and miss.
- Brewer's Arms (01322) 338292 22 Brook Street Erith DA8 1JQ
- Etchinghill Golf Club (01303) 863863 Canterbury Road Etchinghill CT18 8FA
Reopened in May 2015 after being closed for sometime, the Gatekeeper was previously called the New Inn. Originally two 15th century cottages the building was converted to a pub in the 18th century. The pub has an interesting menu and there are four rotating beers usually including at least one from Kent and three ciders. Situated close to the channel tunnel, it is worthy of your last or first pint or meal when visiting the continent. May close early on quiet evenings or keep open if busy.
- Castle Hotel
Recently refurbished to a high standard. The majority of this historic hotel is set up for dining but drinkers are still welcomed. Guest beer is from the Shep's range.
- Five Bells
Traditional community pub in the heart of an attractive village. The public bar retains a homely atmosphere with wooden tables and a wood-burning fire in winter. It also has a comfortable separate saloon bar with a dartboard. There is a pleasant garden to the rear and a small car park. Dogs are welcome in the public bar. Food is not served here but try its larger sister pub the Malt Shovel nearby.
- Malt Shovel
Imposing Brewers Tudor building, originally dating from early 16th century. Two separate bar areas - both the restaurant area (to the right) and the large main bar area have been pleasantly reburbished retaining some original beams. Open quiz held every Tuesday evening.
Large pub/restaurant in an attractive setting near the old bridge and ford across the river Darent. The restaurant area stretches over two floors and there is a separate bar area where drinkers and dogs are allowed. Two modern-day stone fireplaces and wine bottles in display cabinets are featured.
- Castle Hotel (01322) 633917 High Street Eynsford DA4 0AB
Wood & slate floors, wooded beams and exposed brick walls add to the friendly & welcoming atmosphere of this village pub. It's a deceptively spacious pub with a separate side room and a function room upstairs.
Outside there is plenty of seating on the lawned garden or raised patio.
Events include karaoke, quiz and occasional charity events.Kent’s Public House Archive: Crown, Eythorne
- Crown ku.oc.enrohtyenworceht@bup(01304) 832741 The Street Eythorne CT15 4BG
87 High Street
Popular, cosy, one-bar corner local dating from 1797, in the heart of an attractive riverside village. The unusual decor includes murals depicting local scenes, two large decorative candelabra, a suit of armour and a life-size elderly model waiter. Ten handpumps but only four regularly in use. Food is served Monday to Saturday lunchtimes. Regular live music on Sundays from 6pm and monthly quiz nights on Tuesdays.
- Lion Hotel
Historic hotel in picturesque setting near the river Darent. Large car park for which vehicle registration number is required at the bar. Up to four real ales available on handpump.
- Pied Bull
Comfortable 16th century house originally built as a coaching inn on the main London to Dover Road, which has since been bypassed (twice!)
- Chequers (01322) 865222 87 High Street Farningham DA4 0DT
Welcoming pub in picturesque setting by Faversham Creek. Emphasis mainly on food, with the serving of Mexican and British cuisine at the forefront.
52 Abbey Street
Traditional oak-beamed building over 300 years old and close to Faversham Creek quayside and boat moorings. The walls are adorned with a wealth of nautical memorabilia and there are many original features, including an open fireplace. The pub serves many of Shepherd Neame's regular and seasonal ales. An impressive bar menu. two restaurant areas. A large garden. The pub is popular with locals, walkers and tourists. Live music plays most Sunday evenings.
- Bear Inn
3 Market Place
Located centrally on the historic market square, this quaint but attractive pub dates from the 16th century. Inside is appealing, with its series of small cosy snugs running the length of the building. There is some seating outside the front of the Bear. The menu features good wholesome food and is popular with regulars and visitors. A general knowledge quiz is held on the last Monday of the month. The pub usually stocks the Sheps seasonal ale as well as occasional guest beers from other breweries.
1 Tanners Street
Built in 1409, the Bull is a traditional oak beamed two bar public house in a slightly elevated position at the end of the historic West Street. The pub serves Shepherd Neame Master Brew Bitter and occasionally other beers from the brewery range. Two bars, main has a very popular Pool table. Hosts live music. Live Sport on TV with two screens in main bar.
31 The Mall
Close to Faversham railway station; two-roomed traditional pub with a function room at the back which has been the subject of some serious renovation and tastefully extended. The Landlord, a former member of the 'Senior Service' hence the numerous wall pictures, prides himself on serving a range of real ale; occasionally including a beer allowed to mature in the cellar. The pub has received numerous CAMRA awards consistantly over the years. The Elephant hosts local clubs and occasional live music. A walled garden at the back and a log fire mean this is a good pub to visit at any time of the year. Fine hanging Pub Sign now after many years restored to its rightful place.
- Furlongs Ale House
6A Preston Street
Air-conditioned Ale House based on the Micropub concept which opened 18th December 2014. Formerly a wet fish shop. Beers drawn by handpump from the cellar to a small bar mainly sourced from Kent microbreweries, although other beers regularly feature. Micropub wooden bench style seating and solid tables, together with a raised floor area against the wall to assist the older generation. A selection of Kentish wine and gin are also served along with craft beers. A stone paved and walled garden with seating at picnic tables has been created out the back and this can provide seating for a goodly number.
- Gunpowder Mill
A new build Marston's 'Rotisserie pub', built to the standard format and located on the main A2 just outside of Faversham. Named after the famous Gunpowder Works in nearby Oare. Up to two beers currently available. An extensive menu which can be viewed on its website.
- Leading Light
20/22 Preston Street
The name of this Wetherspoons recalls Henry Wreight, a 'leading light' in the development of Faversham in the 19th century. The pub has an enclosed courtyard garden. Kent beers are frequently available.
59 Preston Street
A large pub a short walk from the station. Complete refurbishment and redesign of the bar area with the exterior revamped in March 2014. New corporate grey, complete with new signage advertising craft ales, fine wines and delicious food. As of May 2015, the name changed from Chimney Boy to The Limes, and a new team with General Manager Gareth Rees Finney and chef Peter Garfello have taken over and radical improvements are already being made. See their website for menu details!
- Market Inn
42 East Street
This pub retains a separate saloon and public bar and has an extension in which regular live music is staged. The pub also has two Pool tables and a darts board. The beer garden is probably the largest in Faversham where, during the summer months, you may see the Kentish game of Bat and Trap played. Although called the Market it is not connected to Faversham's market square but the name relates to the former cattle market.
- Phoenix Tavern
98-99 Abbey Street
Large 14th century pub located at the south end of the historic Abbey Street, close to Faversham Creek. A range of, mostly, national beers are served. Getting a good reputation locally for the food menu.
Customers report that if only visiting for a drink you are obliged to use the garden.
Conduit St, junction with Quay Lane
Reopened as the Quay, Hotel, restaurant and a bar. Formerly Swan and Harlequin public house; the premises were renovated and reopened as Faversham Creek boutique hotel with restaurant and Bar. Now fortunately run by a team who previously operated the Carriage restaurant at the town's Railway Hotel.
- Railway Hotel
Traditional Victorian bar, hotel & 'The Carriage restaurant'. The restaurant serving freshly prepared home cooked and locally sourced food. The restaurant closes an hour after kitchen closes. As the name suggests this 19th-century hotel is opposite Faversham railway station and embodies the pomp of the railway age with some solid wooden internal features.
- Shipwrights Arms
Remote 300-year-old family-run free house with a jolly welcoming old style host, young and old, a good pub to relax in after a 45-minute walk across the marshes from Faversham. The wooden-clad building’s interior reflects its nautical heritage, with many associated ornaments and pictures on display or tucked into nooks and crannies. It is popular with walkers off the Saxon Shore Way and boat owners from the adjacent boatyard. The large garden at the rear is open Spring-Autumn, with outside seating out front all seasons. In severe winter weather telephone to check opening times. Dog-friendly. Check website or Facebook page for up-to-date hours and times for food. The pub opens on BANK HOLIDAYS (note after Bank Holiday Mondays they are closed following Tuesday).
- Sun Inn
10 West Street
The 14th Century Sun Inn, in Faversham’s conservation area, is brimming with intriguing original features – with its inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and a lovely courtyard garden. Popular with diners in Faversham and has eight comfortable and characterful bedrooms providing stylish accommodation. ***FOOD SERVING HOURS**** Advertised food times 7:15-9:30, 12-3. 6-9 Mondays to Fridays; 8.15-9.30. 12-3, 6-9 Sat; 8.15-9.30, 12-3 Sun. No food Sunday eve. The earliy opening times do not allow the sale of alcohol.
- Three Tuns
16 Tanners Street
Built in 1605, The Three Tuns was the very first Shepherd Neame pub. The Grade II listed building was reputedly where Lord Nelson recruited and paid his crew. The pub has a PETANQUE Court in garden and shows live sport on two screens.
- Vaults Cask & Kitchen
75 Preston Street
A popular local dating back to the 17th century. The small street frontage opens to a deceptively large refurbished interior with ample seating. The traditional bar is set in the middle, with a mix of tables and chairs. Now rebranded as a Craft Union pub with an emphasis on Sports TV, the Vaults' cask beers come from the Ei range. There is a pleasant beer garden. Live music is also hosted.
- Albion oc.dtlseu@anrevatnoibla(01795) 591411 Front Brents Faversham ME13 7DH
- Rising Sun
A 16th-century inn in a rural setting close to Brands Hatch motor racing circuit on the North Downs. The pub and associated restaurant is famed for its food and offers up to four standard beers. Quiz night is the first Monday of the month. The inn offers B&B accommodation including twin and four-poster beds.
- Rising Sun ku.oc.mahkwaf-nusgnisir@seiriuqne(01474) 872291 Fawkham Green Fawkham DA3 8NL
- Crown Inn
Branch Pub of the Year Finalist 2022.
A traditional village pub with wooden floors, real fires, a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere.
Three to four real ales, usually one from a local microbrewery, are served.
A wide variety of good quality home-made food is available lunchtimes and evenings, including a traditional roast on Sunday. Eat your meal in the bar or in the restaurant, which opens out on to the pleasant garden.
Entertainment includes occasional live music, karaoke nights and Bat and Trap is played in summer.
Families are very welcome. There are a selection of toys and books in the pub and a large children's play area in the garden.
B&B accommodation is available in the recently-built Lodges situated behind the pub, with eight double, a family room and a bridal suite.Kent’s Public House Archive: Crown Inn, FingleshamPhotos courtesy of the Crown Inn, Finglesham.
- Crown Inn (01304) 612555 The Street Finglesham CT14 0NA
- Bar Invicta
Sports Ground, Cheriton Road
This club is next to Folkestone Invicta Football ground. Cask beer is usually available on bar on match days, generally Gadd's Seasider. The bar is accessible from both inside and outside the football ground.
- Beer Shop Folkestone
32 Rendezvous Street
Shop conversion to a specialist beer bar selling keg, bottled and canned products with usually one or perhaps two micro-brewery cask ales served from rear wall taps. Also available is a good selection of other alcoholic and soft drinks. Things to nibble on including cheeses, meats, tinned fish, olives and local Docker Bread are available.
Long narrow room with tiled floor and an eclectic range of tables and chairs for seating.
Card payments only here, cash not accepted.
- Black Bull
Family friendly food oriented pub.
- Bouverie Tap
45 Bouverie Road West
This small pub located at the west end of Folkestone includes a basement restaurant and offers three changing local ales, a local cider and locally sourced food. The pub is decorated with interesting old posters and adverts along with an ex WWII war Willys Jeep radiator grill overlooking the bar. The pub also provides a comprehensive selection of rums and gins, including some distilled in Kent, together with wines, sprits and a selection of continental beers. Breakfasts are available on Saturday and Sunday from 9am Traditional roasts are served on Sundays with traditional food on other days. Dogs are welcome and well-behaved children up to 7pm.
- Brickfield Cookhouse + Pub
Cherry Garden Avenue
Built on an old brick quarry this pub/restaurant adjacent to the A20 and Premier Travel Inn. provides food all day with breakfasts from 6:30am Monday to Friday and 7:00am at weekends. A convenient location for a stopover for the continent or a short break to visit Port Lympne Zoo, Dover Castle or Canterbury Cathedral
- British Lion
10 The Bayle
Easy to find next to the parish church and everything a town pub should be. Said to be the oldest pub in town it has a bow-windowed Queen Anne front hiding a 15th century cosy interior with an area set aside for eating good food to accompany the good beer usually from the Marston's usually a Hobgoblin and Ringwood beer. plus, a selection of ciders. There is a big painting on the wall of the British Lion and an outside area. The pub is situated in a secluded quiet area of Folkestone near the church known as the Bayle.
Radnor Chambers, Cheriton Place
A spacious cellar bar with six hand pumps beneath a licensed coffee shop, beers include some from local breweries and at least two real ciders. A beer festival is held over the Easter weekend. Live music from 8pm, usually with free admission. Fully licensed coffee shop ground floor 9-5 Tues - Sat
- Cheriton Oddfellows Club
10 Broomfield Road
A Family Social Club with anyone can ask to be signed in for a small donation, say £1. Annual membership is £15 or £5 over 65. No food except rolls on Saturday lunchtime, otherwise nuts and crisps.
- County Fayre
3 Old High Street
A traditional farm shop in the middle of Folkestone that offers jars of Kentish products including a range of bottled conditioned beers
- East Cliff Tavern
13-15 East Cliff
Friendly terraced back-street pub since 1862, in same family since 1967. Near a footpath across the disused railway line, a short walk from the harbour. The main bar is to the right and there are usually two beers often from local breweries, with Biddenden or Kingswood cider on gravity behind the bar. Old photographs of Folkestone decorate the walls and community events include weekly raffles. Opening hours may vary, check if making a special visit.
- East Kent Arms
21 Sandgate Road
Town Centre pub providing an outside area and live music Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings
- Finn's Gin & Real Ales
20 Cheriton High Street
A new bar that opened on 2 February 2019, it has stools for seating around the walls and some seating at the bar. There is a large television screen on one wall and a prominent darts board. Opening hours may be subject to change.
- Firkin Alehouse
20 Cheriton Place
Folkestone's first micropub from November 2012, with up to four cask beers - often including one from a Kent micro-brewery - and up to six ciders all served on gravity from a temperature-controlled cellar room. Also available from the display fridge, are a selection of bottled/canned foreign and British beers, plus a limited wine selection is stocked. Moved from premises next door (No. 18) in September 2017 and the emphasis moved from at seat service to having a bar counter. Traditional bar snacks including pickled eggs, pickled onions and other basic fare are available. No music or pub games, only good company and conversation making the Firkin Alehouse a place to enjoy a good drink and relax in good company.
- Folkestone Sports Centre (01303) 850222 Radnor Park Avenue Folkestone CT19 5HX
- Golden Arrow
89 Enbrook Valley
The last pub to have been built by Mackeson's as part of the Golden Valley development in 1968. The pub has a spacious bar and games area.
42 The Bayle
A welcoming, traditional single bar pub in Folkestone’s historic Bayle area, a few minutes from the town centre. Built around 1848 as the Globe and renamed in 1987. Two regular and two or three guest ales from the Punch Finest Cask selection. Well maintained garden at the front and a suntrap patio at the rear. Good value food served Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. Spot the “Excellent Pub” sign near the front garden.
- Harbour Inn
24-26 Harbour Street
This former George Beer and Co, Fremlins pub-hotel until by Whitbread, who already owned the former Mackeson True Britain pub next. door was combined to form the Old Harbour Crab and Oyster Harbour inn a fish version of the Beefeater chain in 1987. Both pubs having a long history associated with the sea and continental travellers prior to the closing of Folkestone harbour to passenger traffic
Renamed Harbour Inn when sold by Whitbread to a local restaurant owner before changing hands again in 2018 and now forms part of the 'Creative Quarter' near the bottom of the old High Street.
With a separate restaurant upstairs with views over the harbour it is popular with locals and visitors alike.
During winter months the pub may close early if there a no customers.
10-12 Langhorne Gardens
The cellar bar of the Langhorne Garden Hotel is deceivingly spacious but surprisingly cosy especially with the real fire burning. Two bars with several areas for drinking or enjoying the popular good value lunchtime food. Three large screen TV's show the major Sky TV sporting events which attract many locals. There are two regular beers and occasional guests e.g. Christmas Ale.
- Hog & Hop
Folkestone Harbour Arm, Harbour Approach Road
Pop up pub on the Harbour Arm. Opening times may be subject to variation. One or two cask ales on gravity dispense, usually from small local breweries. Beers are served in plastic flexi tumblers. This pub may close in the winter months.
- Kipps' Alehouse
11-15 Old High Street
Kipps' Alehouse follows the general principle of a micro-pub, serving real ale directly from the cask. In this case from a glass enclosed and cooled steel stillage. Generally, the Alehouse has a local Kentish ale, a guest ale being an award winner and then another unusual beer from around the country, when practical a fourth beer will be tapped to add additional variety. All ales are sourced from small independent micro-breweries and served in third pint glasses for tasting. Several ciders are on sale from boxes on the bar counter. This "micro-pub" is unusual in that is serves a variety of bottled craft beers and draught international lagers. Generally, the Alehouse also has upward of 10 international wines, a selection of gins and in addition to Prosecco, Port and Sherry.
42 North Street
This is a welcoming corner pub near Folkestone old harbour and serves an ever changing selection of local and national beers with at least one from Kent. Food is limited to traditional Roast dinners Sunday lunchtime. Photographs of old lifeboats adorn the walls of the bar and the regulars continuously fund raise for the RNLI, in addition to supporting the Folkestone private inshore lifeboat.
- Lord Morris (01303) 259224 17 Guildhall Street Folkestone CT20 1EA
16 The Stade
This welcoming former Mackeson pub rebuilt in the 1930s is approached through mid-19th century railway arches. Outside tables overlook Folkestone’s old fishing harbour and the recently revived harbour arm. Just fifty yards away are the “Sunny Sands”, one of Kent’s best bathing beaches. All major sporting events are shown on multiple screens and there’s even a handy post box for those holiday post cards There is allegedly a ghost of uncertain gender in the cellar.
- Master Brewer
Perries Mead, Broadmead Village
The epitome of a modern pub with a comfortable interior and friendly atmosphere in the centre of the Broadmead estate serving traditional pub food including steak and kidney pudding wholesome sandwiches and baguettes. Roast dinners are available Sunday lunchtimes. A thriving local pub which holds quiz nights on Thursday evenings Opened by the Earl of Radnor who presented a coat of arms shield from the Radnor bridge in Wear Bay Road.
74 Coolinge Lane, Shorncliffe
A friendly local community pub built in 1867 as the Shorncliffe Arms, and was renamed the Railway Hotel in 1887. It quickly became the last watering hole for many soldiers billeted in nearby Shorncliffe barracks before they boarded trains for overseas missions. The pub was unofficially known as the Nailbox for many years because of a nearby woodworking shop. Employees there said they were going to ‘fetch something from the nailbox’ - a euphemism for nipping out for pint! The nickname was recognised in 1971 when the pub was renamed. Darts, pool and crib as well as monthly quiz nights are organised for those who like a sporting chance in this friendly local community pub with a tradition of support for various charities.
7-9 Church Street
A smart and comfortable pub with a secluded patio area ideal for al fresco dining on fine days in a side street of the town shopping area.The pub usually has four draught ales with one from a Kentish brewer. Well worth seeking out to escape from the hustle and bustle of Guildhall and Rendezous Streets for a quiet drink or two!!
- Radnor Arms
Previously the Happy Frenchman the pub has been significantly upgraded by Rambleinns to become a food-oriented establishment but selling draught Kentish beers and Ciders. There are several areas to eat and drink plus a separate drinking area. The establishment is adorned with plumbing memorabilia. The pub is open for breakfast from 8am with the bar opening at 10am.
- Rocksalt Bar & Restaurant
A stylish restaurant with separate bar on the upper floor which serves one beer on hand pump. Meals are served in the restaurant downstairs and snacks or drinks in the upstairs bar with even better views of the harbour. The bar can close earlier Mon-Fri if quiet.
- Royal Cheriton (01303) 277007 339-341 Cheriton Road Folkestone CT19 4BP
- Samuel Peto
23 Rendezvous Street, Baptist Galleries
This unique Wetherspoon's pub is named after Samuel Morton Peto (later Sir Samuel), a great railway engineer and builder of Nelson’s column, who funded this building as a Baptist church in 1874 The former Baptist Church contained a very fine pipe organ, and the façade of these pipes have been retained at the far end of the balcony, imposing an air of dignity, although destined for a life of silence. The pub also features the original stained-glass windows, original memorial plaques of local dignities, and a hand-painted ceiling of fluffy clouds across a blue sky. Cosily inviting booths wrap around both floors. There are even two pulpits upstairs where one can preach the Gospel of Real Ale.
- Ship Inn
23 The Stade
There has been a public house on this site since 1717 and was acquired by Fremlins in 1926 being rebuilt in the 1930s. A friendly local pub that is popular with locals and visitors being convenient for the East Cliff sands, fish market and harbour. The bar is divided into two large seating bays and is decorated in a traditional manner with fishing nets and pictures of sailing ships. Two sets of French doors open out to provide good views of the harbour in summer months.
- Three Hills Sports Club
Built in 2012 this modern facility is open to the public from 9am and serves alcohol from 11am every day. This social club with a panoramic window, is associated with the Three Hills Sports Centre which is used by several clubs including the local bowls, hockey, cricket, netball, football and athletic clubs. Exercise evenings take place on Monday, Wednesday an Thursday evenings.
- Waiting Room
Folkestone Harbour Arm, Harbour Approach Road
Small bar in the old Waiting room of Folkestone Harbour Station
- Bar Invicta ku.oc.cfif@sepirts(01303) 221819 Sports Ground, Cheriton Road Folkestone CT19 5JU
- Chafford Arms
Attractive tile hung pub with extensive garden affording a fine view over the upper Medway valley. Close to the Wealdway, walkers and dogs are welcome in the recently refurbished comfortable public bar which features a log burner. Good quality, home made food served all day except Sunday evenings. Light bites and afternoon cream teas are served 15:00 - 17:00.
- Chafford Arms moc.tcennoctb@smradroffahc(01892) 740267 Spring Hill Fordcombe TN3 0SA
- Fordwich Arms
Classic 1930s building opposite the ancient town hall in England's smallest town and overlooking the River Stour. The large bar has a lovely open fireplace, a long bar and bar stools, and there is a separate oak-panelled dining room. It became a gastropub when it changed hands in January 2018, and after only 9 months, it has been awarded one Michelin star. But it is still a pub, and the beers are reasonably priced. More prestigious awards are being collected. There is a pleasant riverside garden. The Stour Valley Walk is nearby, and boat trips on the river leave from outside the pub.
- George & Dragon
Next to the River Stour, the pub has been tastefully refurbished and has several bars with comfortable furniture and wooden beams, a popular restaurant and a pretty, sheltered garden. Beers are mostly from Kent microbreweries. The house beer is called Brunning and Price Original, 3.8%, and is said to come from Manchester.
- Fordwich Arms (01227) 710444 King Street Fordwich CT2 0DB
- Four Elms
- Four Elms
Bough Beech Road
16th Century roomy pub incorporating bar, snug, saloon, restaurant and family room. It has a large garden with a stream. Home-cooked pub grub using local produce is served every day (not Mon, Sun evenings). Monthly quiz nights are held and a beer festival is featured in summer. Private functions and small parties can be catered for in a separate room with a marquee extension providing room for up to 50 people.
- Four Elms (01732) 700460 Bough Beech Road Four Elms TN8 6NE
- Bell & Jorrocks
This charming pub and centre of the local community. Previously called the Bell, it gained its current name when the other pub in the village, the John Jorrocks closed in 1969. The pub sign celebrates both antecedents. Originally a coaching inn dating from the early 18th century, its stables house a mid-April beer festival. A good base for circular walks in the picturesque Low Weald. Excellent food served and a pizza van calls on Sunday evenings. CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.
New licensees so changes will be made internally and to operating hours.
Once through the front door the light and airy restaurant is to the left and contains a baby grand piano in the far corner, waiting to be played. A separate drinking area is to the right; note the curious sideways installation of the sash window. To the rear is a child and dog friendly beer garden. The hourly bus 5 from Maidstone stops outside the door.
- Bell & Jorrocks ku.oc.skcorrojdnallebeht@ofni(01580) 852415 Biddenden Road Frittenden TN17 2EJ
- Hussar Hotel
219 Canterbury Road
This large roadside pub was built in 1926, after a road widening scheme enforced the original brick and flint Hussar which stood in front, to be demolished. Inside it is spacious and inviting with a number of different seating areas available.
47 High Street
This is a busy community pub which has frequent different events on.The selection of real ales includes offerings from many local breweries including Shivering Sands.
Like the nearby Hussar, this pub was rebuilt in 1926 though the original stood 50 yards away in Welsdene Road. The new Rodney was built, as the windows indicate, by Cobbs on the site of an old barn.
- Hussar Hotel 07725 231288 219 Canterbury Road Garlinge CT9 5JP
158 High Street
High Street traditional single bar outlet, friendly bar staff Clean and tidy pub. Late November 2018 reopened after a re fit, now offering food and two handpumps adorn the bar. Heated rear courtyard opened up.
- Canterbury Tales
99 Canterbury Street
Currently selling one real ale from the bar by hand pump usually from Wychwood brewery.
40 Sturdee Avenue
Meal times: On Gillingham Saturday home matches food not served until 1500 pm 5 minute walk to Priestfield Stadium, home of Gillingham football club Big, bright pub, single bar, Music, pool table, darts, fruit machines, games machines, TV Screens throughout. Food served throughout day. Car park at rear. Bus stop for 182 outside pub, regular 15 minute service throughout day. Doom Bar ale currently served (December 2018).
46 Gillingham Road
Another large outlet on a u bend and popular with away football supporters on match days. Two bars and Pool Bottled ales available Unable to obtain details of website or Facebook - anyone have any information?
- Flying Saucer
140 Hempstead Road, Hempstead
Large, friendly pub, bright clean with a strong emphasis on food at lunchtimes. Sport TV, Darts, beer garden, snacks and lunchtime food. Very pleasant. Has recently re-opened with 2 regular Greene King Ales and 2 change Ales sourced from National Breweries. Good food selection of fine quality.
- Frog & Toad
38 Burnt Oak Terrace
A typical back-street corner one-bar pub and former winner of the local CAMRA Pub of the Year. To the rear is a large patio area and garden with covered tables and bench seating plus an outside bar for beer festivals held during bank holidays. Two beers are regularly on offer, with the guest ale usually coming from a West Country rrewery. The pub hosts occasional entertainment at weekends and provides Sunday lunches for which a booking is required.
- Gillingham Conservative Club
124 High Street
Four handpumps dispense generally National brand ales. Large building on 3 floors. Middle floor houses the single bar, downstairs has snooker tables and toilet facilities and the 1st. floor has function/meeting room.
- Hastings Arms
18 Lower Rainham Road
Large pub just off the A289 close to the Grange Roundabout in lower Gillingham. Large single bar with 3 changing real ales, sky sports on two televisions in bar. Large function room available for live music events, generally on Friday Nights. Dog Friendly and Car Parking, plus smokers area. 5 minutes walk from 176 and 177 bus stop in Grange Road, 15 minutes walk from Strand Leisure Park.
- Honourable Pilot
Will Adams Way
Large pub with the majority of floor space taken for the Brewers Fayre restaurant.
- Hungry Fox
Hempstead Valley Drive, Hempstead
Greene King flaming Grill establishment. Large bright, clean, tidy and fully carpeted. More your restaurant type place with strong emphasis on food. 5 minute walk from Hempstead Valley shopping Centre, large car park. Friendly, polite staff.
- Napier Arms
153 Britton Street
Large back street town local, a single front bar with a large function room at the rear. Clean and tidy with friendly bar staff
- Past & Present Ale House
15 Canterbury Street
Offers four real ales on a regular basis.
Pre-booking is not essential but to be sure text or call the owner (07725 072293). Details required are name, how many, day and arrival time.
May stay open later than 7pm on Monday - Wednesday.
No entry permitted after 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
This venue was previously called One for the Road (bar), initially opening in September 2018, and was renamed the Gin & Tap Room (bar) in February 2019, and was renamed again the Past & Present Ale House in April 2020, after another micropub also called the Past & Present (and run by the same couple at 2 Skinner Street) closed on March 23rd 2020 and its operation moved here.
- Scruffy Duck
97 Skinner Street
A clean and tidy back street local. Bottled Fullers London Pride and Shepherd Neame Spitfire also sold Sunday roasts are excellent value Bar snacks Very attractive back street pub serving Nelson brewery Mild under a House ale name.
Court Lodge Road
Heineken owned with tenants, one of the oldest buildings in the Medway Towns dating back to 1792, fine looking large single bar. Inglenook real fire, low ceilings. Very pleasant, cosy feel to the place. Pool table, fruit machines 2 regular ales plus a change, sourced from national breweries. Live music on Saturday night, Quiz night on Sunday, Poker on Thursday night. Very attractive pub, friendly management and bar staff.
One of the Hungry Horse outlets of Greene King, this large pub sits on the main A2 and has a strong emphasis on food sales. Two bars and a separate diner Hot meals served throughout the day
- Sturdee Social & Bowling Club
The Pavilion, Sturdee Ave
A great atmosphere in this large social club split into 2 bars, one home to the stage and dance floor. Two handpumps offer a good variety of ales. Excellent bowls green and a large car park. Many people find it difficult to find as it is located up a narrow alleyway.
- Upper Gillingham Conservative Club
541 Canterbury Street
Three hand pumps offer the beers of this u shaped bar. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
- Will Adams
73 Saxton Street
A real ale oasis for over 20 years, the Will Adams serves two to three guest ales along with cider and perry, including Old Rosie. Pete welcomes both home and away fans on Gillingham FC home games, typically opening early and getting very busy. Will Adams was a mariner born in Gillingham who opened up Japan to the West and became a Samurai, this being the theme of the mural on the pub's walls. It is open evenings and weekend lunchtimes. Generally 2 change beers Monday to Friday but between 3-5 on Saturdays during Gillingham Home football matches. Owners took over in 1993, great little back street pub just 10 minutes walk from the Railway Station. Note.. Sunday evening opening hours are 9pm - 11pm. (Pubzilla unable to cope with these times). Update from Michael Todd 3/11/2019 Not been in the Will Adams for about 18 months, but went in yesterday (02/11/19). Very pleased to find the usual high standards of beer and friendliness. Three handpumps, £3-50 per pint. Very good!
- Britannia 07825 615053 158 High Street Gillingham ME7 1AJ
- Godden Green
- Bucks Head
Country pub opposite the village green. The white-washed main bar features wood panelling and exposed beams food is available at any time except Sunday and Monday evenings. Fresh fish is served on Thursday and Friday. Close to many picturesque footpaths this pub is popular with walkers.
- Bucks Head (01732) 761330 The Green Godden Green TN15 0JJ
- Golden Green
Three Elm Lane
Well kept traditional village pub, now a Free House and serving various local ales including Tonbridge Brewery. Outside seating area and garden to rear, with Bat & Trap pitch. In 1852 the pub hosted an inquest when tragedy struck at nearby Hartlake bridge on 20th October 1852 as a cartload of hop-pickers crashed into the fast flowing river. drowning 30 people. There is a memorial in Hadlow Church to mark the event.
- Bell (01732) 851748 Three Elm Lane Golden Green TN11 0BD
- Fitzwalter Arms
This friendly, community pub, which nestles close to the Goodnestone Park Gardens, dates back to 1589.
The public bar, with its small snug, features an open log fire, wooden floor & beams and hops – giving the pub a truly traditional country feel. Food is home-made.
The barn has recently been converted into a village shop, selling a range of locally sourced meat and veg, locally-made gifts as well as takeaway snacks and coffee.Historic England Entry: 1363235
Kent’s Public House Archive: Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone
- Fitzwalter Arms (01304) 840303 The Street Goodnestone CT3 1PJ
- Goudhurst Inn
Situated a short distance from the village it boasts fine views over the Weald. It has been refurbished with a tasteful modern feel with a comfortable lounge area and conservatory restaurant. Pizza shack in the garden. The food is of very good quality with locally sourced products.
- Star & Eagle
A small hotel, adjacent to the church and popular for wedding receptions. Dating back to the 14th century it has a fascinating history being associated with the infamous Hawkhurst gang of smugglers. The bar is open to non-residents and is comfortable with an inglenook fireplace. Beams and ancient timber fittings abound. A separate restaurant to the right is on two levels as the adjacent building lower down the hill was taken over some years ago. Whether it is morning coffee, a beer or a memorable meal this a venue to visit.
Situated on the High Street crossroads opposite the village pond, The Vine is a Grade II Listed building with multi-level, bare oak flooring and several rooms. Now a quality bar, lounge and an upstairs grill with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a good selection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients on the menu. The upstairs lounge offers coffee, cocktails, gin and fizz, Local Cider available. At the rear there is a courtyard garden with several tables.
- Goudhurst Inn moc.nnitsruhduogeht@ofni(01580) 211451 Cranbrook Road Goudhurst TN17 1DX
- Grafty Green
- Kings Head
A traditional 16th century village pub, with tiled floor, oak beamed ceilings and walls with horse brasses. Here the sound of conversation is always buzzing. There is an unusal octagonal central bar and a large open log fire. Food is only available on Friday with Fish and Chips and roasts on Sunday.
- Who'd A Thought It
Set in the heart of the Kent countryside and built during reign of Henry VIII in 1545 this was originally a thatched house. It became an ale house in 1740. Strongly features champagne and oysters. It has a separate restaurant that strongly features champagne and oysters. A choice of several contemporary or traditional letting rooms some with four-poster beds and a Jacuzzi.
- Kings Head ku.oc.neergytfargdaehsgnik@seiriuqne(01622) 850259 Headcorn Road Grafty Green ME17 2AN
- Four Horseshoes
Head Hill Road
New owners took over in late 2018 and are returning the pub to a traditional style with the former bike workshop being returned to dining space. Food available from midday opening which includes the tearoom and early bird lunch deal. A Carvery is available on Sundays only with booking advised. There is now televised sport in the bar. Future plans include Karaoke and live music events. May stay open later on Saturdays.
- Four Horseshoes (01795) 538143 Head Hill Road Graveney ME13 9DE
- Clarendon Royal Hotel
Royal Pier Road
Historic hotel bar, reopened in 2012 after fears that it had been lost to property sharks. Comfortably furnished in contemporary style.
- Compass Alehouse
7 Manor Road
A Micropub converted from its most recent use as an estate agency. Varied selection of real ales, usually including at least one from Kent, and ciders / perries sold on gravity dispense from a largish several tier stillage in a temperature-controlled cellar room. High tables and bench seating (some incorporating wood from church pews) line the floor space in the front room, the layout having been revised a couple of times as social distancing rules changed during the pandemic. There is a small heated courtyard and smoking area at the back and a smaller enclosed room with low seating. Food is limited to pub snacks. Tuesday night is games night with a variety of games of varying levels of tradition. There is a charity fine for talking on mobile phones within the building.
24 Old Road East
Small, intimate pub with two drinking areas served by one bar. Each area has its own character, one with darts and machines, the other more amenable to conversation, with comfortable seating and a real fire. Under new management from 2014, with large-scale refurbishment, including new cellar gear and pipework. There are plans to expand the range of real ales, and Cask Marque accreditation has recently (1/18) been attained.
Update 9/6/21- has re-opened but no real ale available when visited. Reinstatement would of course be very welcome...
38 Queen Street
Despite its town-centre location this is very much a locals' boozer. The central island bar allows for more space than might appear at first sight. It hosts two darts teams. Live music is offered monthly, of varying genres, and occasional quizzes and golf days take place.
23-25 King Street
Cavernous youth-orientated town centre establishment offering a varying range of cask beers and food at competitive prices. Nearly always has a Wantsum beer. Two Lilley's ciders on handpump. Tuesday is real ale day when the price is lower.
- Gravesend Boat
Large estate pub offering live music most Fridays and Saturdays, and quiz nights on Thursdays.
- Invicta Bar
31 Windmill Street
Formerly a private members club, The Invicta Bar was relaunched under new owners in September 2017 as a pub with contemporary decor. It features a long narrow drinking area with a bar counter at the front equipped with 3 handpumps. Seating is at wall shelves and high tables along the right hand side and some normal height tables and chairs towards the rear. There is a striking bright yellow chesterfield by the entrance door. Two real ales on offer from across the country, along with up to four real ciders.
- Jolly Drayman
1 Love Lane, Wellington Street
Cosy pub just to the east end of the town on the site of the former Walker's Wellington Brewery. with quirky low ceilings and a relaxed atmosphere with no gaming machines and a TV that is muted. Daddlums (Kentish skittles) is played on most Sundays. Regular men's' darts matches on Mondays and Wednesdays in season. Annual beer festivals on August bank holiday weekend. Regular live music and open mic nights on the third Thursday of each month. Quizzes fortnightly on Tuesday nights There is a large outdoor area and small car park at the front of the pub. Food is limited to hot snacks at present but there are plans for something more substantial as well as a second guest beer.
- Mole Hole
17 High Street
Micropub in the vaulted cellar of a former tattoo parlour, entered by a spiral staircase from an upstairs lobby. The ground floor of the building was at one time a small premises called the Cellar Bar: the bar now in use was used as a music venue. A second vaulted room behind the bar has been opened. Typically four real ales and eight ciders are sold under gravity dispense from a temperature-controlled cellar room behind the bar counter. There is live music on Saturday nights and some Sundays. Open mic nights on alternate Thursdays with a ukulele club on some of the others. Watch out for poetry nights in the back room.
- Pelham Arms
189 Old Road West
A long-established pub, recently refurbished. Large area inside with plenty of seating. The garden has also been smartened up, with seating and children's toys. Would benefit from a more adventurous choice of real ale.
- Prince of Orange
1 Old Road East
Large pub taken over and tastefully refurbished in 2014. One cosy main lounge with log fire, another large room for functions and food, also with real fires. The bar area has been relocated and aims to offer good ales and lagers. Overall quiet and relaxing with muted TV (no Sky) and occasional background music. There are occasional beer festivals, monthly quiz nights and some festive events, with banquet meals. CAMRA members discount 20p per pint.
A small pub / cafe / bar with friendly staff within the Cascades Leisure Centre area off Thong Lane, located between the car park and swimming pool. This is an ideal place for a quick one after swimming. There is an enclosed beer garden and children’s play area. Excellent Thai food is available to take away or eat in at reasonable prices. The buses stop virtually outside and offer a frequent (about every 15 minutes) service to the centre of Gravesend.
- Robert Pocock
181-183 Windmill Street
A large town centre Wetherspoon's outlet, converted from a furniture shop, The pub gets its name from Robert Pocock, who brought the first printing press to Gravesend in 1786. He also published the History of Gravesend and Milton in 1797, the first history book of the area. There is seating on two levels with a balcony above the ground floor. The TVs are muted showing news. A changing range of well-kept guest beers, including local ales plus two ciders. Monday night is quiz night.
- Rum Puncheon
87 West Street
Historic riverside pub near town pier and ferry to Tilbury, with good views of the Thames from the rear terrace garden. The elegant main bar area has chandeliers and a log fire, with local photographs, and there are two upstairs function rooms. No TV or gaming machines, just background music at times. Reopened under new management on Christmas Eve 2017 after redecoration. Three guest beers, usually sourced locally or regionally. Started serving meals in June 2019 with seafood a speciality.
- Ship & Lobster
Historic building, reputed to be the Ship in Dickens' Great Expectations. Located on the Saxon Shore Way, it is popular with walkers and sea anglers. There is an outside drinking area on the river wall with views of the river Thames. Inside there are pictures with a nautical theme. One varying real ale from Iron Pier is available with one real cider. Advisable to book for the popular Sunday lunches. Occasional themed food nights: Wednesday steak, Friday fish. Open at 10 am on Saturdays for breakfast. Occasional events include cabaret nights. The pub may close early if quiet. It is in winter mode at the time of the survey but changes are imminent for summer with, among other things, later closes and more real ales.
- Somerset Arms
9-10 Darnley Road
Town pub very close to the railway station. Reopened December 2018 following refurbishment and change of management. Has Sharp's Doom bar and one varying real ale.
- T J's
15 Milton Road
Ex-Truman house on main road at east end of town near fort gardens. Formerly the British Tar, this 200 year old pub maintains a friendly, lively atmosphere and acknowledges links with local history by displaying photographs of the areas past. A vibrant community pub, now one bar, it divides nicely into a games/TV area and a quieter section for conversation. Two rotating Kent Brewery ales are offered. A new function room by the garden is spacious and has a bar. Dogs are welcome in the garden only.
- Three Daws
Historic riverside ex-hotel dating from 1488. The back room and patio provide spectacular views of the town pier and passing river traffic. Rescued from closure and semi-dereliction by current owner following years of neglect by Truman's/Grand Met. Once a haven for smugglers, the tastefully restored bar area features a variety of nooks and crannies, behind which there is a network of secret passages and tunnels. The range of five cask ales varies constantly and often features Kent micro-breweries. Good range of value-for-money Kent-themed food available daily. Quiz nights on Sunday. Bingo nights on some Tuesdays. The bar billiards table was removed during covid restrictions but may be reinstated.
- Three Pillars
25 Wrotham Road
Gravesend’s second Micropub which opened underneath the Masonic Hall in 2017. Steep steps on the right hand side of the building lead down to what was, at one time, the Masonic Hall's own bar. Two carpeted front rooms, with standard tables and chairs, lead to the bare brick floored bar counter area with its high tables and at the bar seating. The centre pillar in the main bar is dominated by a stacked Sony sound system and racks of CDs. Real ales and ciders are sold from a two tier stillage on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2020. Also sells wines and spirits and a range of gluten-free drinks. The Masonic Hall car park must not be used by patrons and glasses may not be taken outside. NB: cash only here, card payments not accepted.
53 Wellington Street
Friendly, vibrant local, formerly a Truman's tied house, close to the Guru Nanak (Gurdwara) Sikh Temple.
- Windmill Tavern
45 Shrubbery Road
Lovely early eighteenth century building in the Windmill Hill area of town, ten minutes walk from the railway station. Excellent choice of bars; a large lounge; a small cosy room, and a lively bar with darts, TV, log fire and newspapers. An attractive large garden leading onto a small park with a bowls green and public tennis courts. Marquee in garden for functions in summer. Beer festivals are a new feature. Food is available at lunchtime and occasional evenings. Booking is not essential but is suggested for Sunday lunch.
Cavernous roadhouse, originally the private residence of the Wood family who owned a brewery in Gravesend. Part of the 'Beefeater' chain, it also incorporates a 'Premier Inn'. Multi-roomed with a contemporary feel and a separate bar for drinkers. Breakfast served from 6.30 am daily (7 at weekends). Would benefit considerably from a more adventurous cask beer range.
- Clarendon Royal Hotel (01474) 362221 Royal Pier Road Gravesend DA12 2BE
- Great Chart
- Swan & Dog
Recently re-opened and refurbished by Village Green Restaurants, owners of the Old Mill Kennington and the Chequers on the Green High Halden. Grade II listed the pub provides a relaxed social dining experience with home cooked food sourced locally. The pub was renamed from just the Swan to commemorate the other pub in the village which was previously known as the Black Dog. Village Green Restaurants are now owned by local brewers, Shepherd Neame. Please note that since reopening after the Covid-19 lockdown the beer range will vary from that shown.
- Swan & Dog (01233) 643222 The Street Great Chart TN23 3AN
- Great Mongeham
- Leather Bottle
103 Mongeham Road
This street-corner free house on the outskirts of Deal has a large bar room with a relaxed, smart, modern feel.
A locals' pub with no frills, but top ales and good company.
Large screen sports TVs and quality ale do not always agree, but they do here. There are darts and pool teams, and occasional live music, karaoke and quiz nights. Euchre night is Friday.
Outside, there is a large garden and a small covered patio for smokers.Kent’s Public House Archive: Leather Bottle, Great Mongeham
- Three Horseshoes
139 Mongeham Road
This down-to-earth community pub, popular with the locals, is situated in the centre of Great Mongeham. Inside, there is a long room, with its central bar, complete with pool table, sports TVs and a fish tank.
Just one real ale is on offer: Fuller's London Pride, and there is a happy hour on Monday to Friday from 4-6.
The food offering is a selection of straightforward basket meals. On Sunday, there is a BBQ during summer months, complimentary bar snack and roasties are provided.
At the back the garden, the largest in Deal, features plenty of seating and a covered smoking shelter. There's plenty to keep the children busy with bouncy castle, trampoline, swing and games room.Kent’s Public House Archive: Three Horseshoes, Great Mongeham
- Leather Bottle 103 Mongeham Road Great Mongeham CT14 9PE
- Jolly Fisherman
The Jolly Fisherman was built by the brewers Style and Winch Ltd about 1935 and is located in The Parade opposite to the car park that serves Greatstone beach and shops. It has a pool tables and dart board for the sports men and women, a large flat screen TV to watch the cricket and football, and a garden with seating to enjoy the sea breezes.
- Varne Boat & Social Club
The Social Club was first formed in the early seventies to provide a facility for people that did not have a boat but just to enjoy the spectacular views of the bay across to France whilst enjoying a quiet drink. It is a “members only” club, but production of a CAMRA membership card will ensure a warm welcome if you are visiting the area on holiday. For local residents, you may use your membership card for 1 or 2 visits, after that you would be expected to join the Social Club. NOTE:- Bar closes weekends depending upon what function is on.
- Jolly Fisherman moc.liamg@bupnamrrehsifyllojeht(01797) 362224 The Parade Greatstone TN28 8ST
293 London Road
Large roadhouse, heavily geared towards food. Part of the 'Flaming Grill' chain. Would benefit from a more adventurous and locally sourced range of beer.
- No Frills Joe Taproom
50 Wakefield Road
Following the acquisition of brewing equipment from the nearby Caveman Brewery, No Frills Joe’s taproom reopened October 2018, in the same room as the brewery, in what previously used to be a garage and a workshop, serving a range of craft keg ales. When you visit you might sit on a leather sofa, a pallet, keg, a bag of grain or simply a stool, by the bar. Update obtained 20/10/18 - due to the owner's work commitments, the taproom will only open on special occasions and some Saturdays in future. These dates will be publicised on social media and website.
- Pier Hotel
6 High Street
Former hotel dating from 1814. Much nautical memorabilia and historical information, along with a resident ghost that refused to depart when the hotel business closed around 1985!
- Sir John Franklin
64 High Street
Village local featuring a collection of antiques and a raised paved patio area overlooking the river. Would benefit from a more adventurous beer range.
- Bull ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4676(01322) 382006 293 London Road Greenhithe DA9 9DA
- Crown Inn
Family run free house, oozing charm and enjoying a sunny outlook over the village green and church. Situated in fine walking country and a short stroll from Groombridge Place, the pub is a strong supporter of Kent and Sussex ales. Quality food available for patrons (book for Sunday lunch), and biscuits for their dogs. Cosy in winter with beams, snug and inglenook fireplace. The Tunbridge Wells bus drops you outside the door, or arrive on the Spa Valley Railway. In winter the Crown closes earlier on Sundays at 9pm.
- Crown Inn firstname.lastname@example.org(01892) 864742 Groombridge Hill Groombridge TN3 9QH
- Chance Inn
A good-sized friendly local, set in a terrace of houses. The exceptional garden includes a 9 hole putting / chipping green, raising money for charity, and outdoor skittle alley. Bass is their regular beer but occasionally the pub features a guest ale. The pub is on a Sustrans cycle route, joining Canterbury, Dover, Deal and Sandwich, and is a favourite with local rambling groups.
- Duke of York
Standard Brewers Fayre dining pub, geared up for families, holiday makers and tourists travelling to and from the Port of Dover.
Modern single storey functional building, named after the adjacent Duke of York Royal Military School. Inside is long L-shaped bar with various areas and rooms leading off on split levels with ramps for wheelchairs.
Food is available all day (with breakfast only from 6.30 - 11.30 am Mon-Fri, 7 - 11 am Sat-Sun).
- Chance Inn (01304) 206162 Dover Road Guston CT15 5EW
- Rose & Crown
87 Carpenter's Lane
Community corner local which has seen a marked increase in real ale sales uner the new landlandy. Tidy and clean wood panelled bar and central wood stove in the brick fire place. Frequented by locals and allotment owners. Close to the Wealdway and Greensand way. Two B&B rooms are available.
- Rose Revived
From February 2017 the Rose Revived reverted back to its original name under new management and is a large, comfortable country pub with extensive gardens, children's play area and a heated marquee in which events such as private parties can be held. They pride themselves on their restaurant meals and a carvery, operating on both Wednesday (12-2; 6-9) and Sunday (12-6). A range of events are held - check website for details. The bar area is characterised by comfortable seating arranged around a log fire with a large brick hearth, stripped wooden flooring and interesting black and white photographs of old Hadlow hung on the walls. Customers are welcome to use the car park to start a local country walk before returning to the pub for well-earned refreshment.
- Two Brewers
Now under Harveys brewery ownership for a decade, this pub is popular with locals and visitors passing through this bustling town. Wood abounds - flooring, tables and bar - and attractive etched glass partitions are decorated with the brewery logo. Hadlow was a brewing and malting centre as evidenced by brewery memorabilia such as photos and bottles throughout. Harvey's Sussex Best is served alongside one or two seasonal brews. Lunchtime meal deals including good-value Pie and Pint or Burger and Pint offers are available between Tuesday and Saturday.
- Rose & Crown (01732) 850242 87 Carpenter's Lane Hadlow TN11 0ER
- Halfway, Sheppey
17-19 Minster Road
Micropub selling real ales, cider and wines from all over Kent. Converted from the former Post Office this is the first of four micropubs on Sheppey. Real ales and ciders are dispensed via three handpulls with minimal travel from the cask to the pull. Seating here is on two levels. Because of the family association of the landlady Margaret with the Charrington's brewing dynasty there are numerous Charrington's artefacts on display and the donation of any more would be much appreciated. May open later than advertised opening hours. Cask ales may have special offers weekdays but mainly on a Tuesday. Quiz on Tuesday evenings.
- Heritage ten.ocset@egatireheht07984 167219 17-19 Minster Road Halfway, Sheppey ME12 3JE
- Five Bells
126 High Street
Very attractive large pub. Friendly staff, well kept beer. Serves traditional homemade pub meals.
- Homeward Bound
72 High Street
Food offered currently is frozen pizza and sandwiches
- Temple Farm Working Mens Club (01634) 77172 15 Cedar Road, Strood Halling ME2 2HA
- Five Bells (01634) 240523 126 High Street Halling ME2 1BZ
- Cock Inn
Two bar pub situated on the fork of two roads. Inside it has beamed ceilings and is decorated with a number of water jugs and ornamental cockerels reflecting the pubs name. A good range of traditional hearty food is served throughout the day and there is a large welcoming fire in winter. An attractive patio and garden is adorned with hanging baskets and houses a weekend BBQ throughout summer. Dogs, ramblers and cyclists are welcome.
- Rose & Crown
Grade II listed flint-built pub close to the North Downs Way in good walking and cycling country and with easy access by bus from Orpington to the north and from Sevenoaks to the south. Choose from the lively public bar, relaxed lounge with log fire or the annex housing a tea room and restaurant. Popular for good value home-cooked food, especially Sunday lunch. A large rear garden contains a children's play area, covered patio and barbecue, where a beer and jazz festival is held in summer. Price promotion offers on beer throughout the week. Five changing beers are sourced nationally.
- Cock Inn (01959) 533171 Shoreham Lane Halstead TN14 7DD
- Dukes Head
A pleasant and well constructed mock tudor pub that has no gimmicks, mature, mellowed comfortable interior that persuades one to linger.
- Dukes Head (01233) 732210 The Street Hamstreet TN26 2HE
- Old Coach & Horses
The steep garden of this attractive old hostelry overlooks orchards and an ancient pilgrim's hospital. The garden faces west and is a good place to catch afternoon and evening sunshine. Food is home cooked with locally sourced ingredients and is served in the downstairs bar or in the various upstairs rooms. Meals can be eaten on a sheltered terrace. Sunday roasts. The upstairs rooms can be booked for functions, including BBQs.
- Old Coach & Horses moc.liamg@sesrohdnahcaocdlo(01227) 766609 Church Hill Harbledown CT2 9AB
- Harrietsham Club
Small club located above the Post Office which is also owned by the club. At the top of the steps to the front is a room with two full size snooker tables and a pool table. To the rear is the bar with comfortable seating, a dart board and TV.
- Pepper Box
This charming Grade II listed large old country inn takes its name from an early type of pistol. It has beautiful inglenook fireplaces, stone walls, oak beamed ceilings and tiled floors covered with rugs. Particularly known for its restaurant, but drinkers are also welcome. No children's menu but kitchen can adapt main menu with smaller portions. Takeaway menu available. Run by members of the same family since 1958. It is very close to the Greensand Way and popular with walkers. No facilities for children and none allowed after 8pm.
- Percival's Rest
Large Gastropub just off the A20 road in quiet village with letting rooms at the rear. The large bar at the rear has plenty of space for groups of people. The family restaurant in the conservatory has its own bar and offers a choice of hearty home-made food. Completely refitted and decorated and now under new ownership.
- Ringlestone Inn
Located off the beaten track on the North Downs where walking and cycling are popular. Grade II listed it was originally built in 1533 as a hospice for monks and became an ale house around 1615. Several different areas with many beams indicating its age. Lit nowadays by electricity rather than the oil lamps that were here for many years. Much old furniture and the bar features an inglenook fireplace. Very good food produced by chef Paolo Rigolli using local ingredients. Separate bar and restaurant menus. Five and seven course tasting menus. Uses in house artisan cured and smoked product on the menus. Log fired asado grill and fire pit kitchen in the garden. Excellent beer comes from local Kent brewers.
- Harrietsham Club West Street Harrietsham ME17 1HX
- Hartley & District Social Club
Ash Road, Hartley
Friendly CIU club that looks after its beer carefully.
- Hartley & District Social Club (01474) 704857 Ash Road, Hartley Hartley DA3 8EH
- Rose & Crown
Lower Hartlip Road
A comfortable two bar pub with a seperate restaurant area. The small public bar is popular with locals and hosts dart teams. A favourite pub for walkers, horse riders and shooting parties.
- Rose & Crown (01795) 842448 Lower Hartlip Road Hartlip ME9 7SS
- Harty Ferry
- Ferry House Inn
Harty Ferry Road
Now a dining pub, hotel, conference and wedding venue. Believed to serve Sheps beers. You are strongly advised to contact the venue before travelling there as it is sometimes closed for functions. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT AT LEAST TWO BEERS MAY BE AVAILABLE. More information would be most welcome.
- Ferry House Inn (01795) 510214 Harty Ferry Road Harty Ferry ME12 4BQ
- Bowl Inn
This lovingly restored listed village pub building retains many period features including a snug room and is decorated throughout with vintage advertising material Well behaved children are welcome and the original taproom ‘called the snug room’ has been converted into a child free area and can be used for meetings. The pub supports local Kentish breweries by offering upto three LocAle beers and excellent sandwiches and baguettes at weekends. The pub will stay open if custom warrants it or you phone ahead. A beer festival is held August bank holiday Monday and was CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year in 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 and runner up in 2016 and 2020.
- Bowl Inn ku.oc.enilnolwobeht@ofni(01233) 750354 The Street Hastingleigh TN25 5HU
A family run country pub. The L-shaped bar extends to the left where there are games. There is a large restaurant to the right and function room to the rear. Food may be arranged for Wednesdays. Skittles and table football are provided. Licensed for weddings. Customer loyalty cards available.
- Hawkenbury moc.yrubnekwaheht@tcatnoc(01580) 890567 Hawkenbury Road Hawkenbury TN12 0DZ
- Eight Bells
A Grade II listed, traditional two-bar pub dating from the 18th century. Situated on Hawkhurst Moor, it stands next to the church. The main bar is to the left while the smaller bar to the right is adjacent to the restaurant. Shop and takeaway menu available Wednesday to Saturday.
- Great House
Originally two cottages dating from 1615 it later became known as 'Staymakers' after a former innkeeper. It was frequented by members of the infamous Hawkhurst gang of smugglers. Re-named Wellington Arms in 1815 after alterations and to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo. In 2003 it gained its current name and became a gastropub with a reputation for excellent food. The two split-level areas are functional but also very tasteful and lead out to a patio area. The staff are attentive and friendly. The pub is licensed for weddings and has a function room for hire. It is wise to book for meals as it can get busy. Takeaway menu to be ordered online. Two reserved position for electric vehicles to recharge. There is a TV showing the news in the bar area.
- Hawkhurst Golf & Squash Club
The golf course is now closed. ACV granted 10 may 2021. The main bar is spacious and well-furnished and a second bar adjoins the main bar area. Bar food available most days. Spike Bar contains two flat screen televisions. A separate 60-cover function room is available for special functions/private events.
- Queen's Inn
A picturesque hotel, set back from the main road, with seven letting rooms. The large L-shaped bar has a number of seating areas and the layout has a comfortable and cosy feel. A large fireplace adds character to the pub. Locally sourced beers and food are offered. Harvey's Sussex Best is permanently kept and there is a guest beer available. Pizzas are available throughout open hours. A separate fine-dining restaurant is to the left. There is a very popular roast on Sundays.
- Royal British Legion Club
Unity Hall, High Street
Large bar with 4 darts boards, 2 for league games. 1 pool table, league games may be played during week. A further room has two full size snooker tables, 1 match standard. A function room has its own bar and kitchen holding up to 100 people. CIU and CAMRA members welcome at £1 entry.
- Royal Oak
A large, imposing building situated at the main crossroads. Re-built following a serious fire which closed the pub for a long time and now incorporating a modern-style wine bar with bare floorboards and lots of new oak. Large leather club style chars and Chesterfields add to the comfortable feel. Food is cooked from fresh ingredients and comes mainly from local sources.
- Eight Bells moc.slleb-thgieeht@eciffo(01580) 389039 The Moor Hawkhurst TN18 4NX
- Hawkinge Cricket & Social Club
The Pavilion, Cricketers Close
Provisional Information formembers only social club. Two beers on offer when visiting in December 2019, hop Fuzz Advent and Fullers London Pride.
Well designed modern estate pub to cater for the expansion of Hawkinge providing separate covered smoking area and cost effective value meals.
- White Horse Inn
7 Canterbury Road
The first mention of an Inn at Uphill (now Hawkinge) on a map dated about 1698 has recently been refurbished by Shepherd Neame. Despite the small frontage, this large village community pub with a pool and supports its own golf team. Beyond the main bar which has exposed brickwork, old wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace is the dining area where wholesome meals are serves lunchtime and evenings with roasts on Sundays. There is a a cosy conservatory and sheltered smoking area at the rear and a patio in the front of the pub to be enjoyed on fine days. The pub is convenient for the nearby Battle of Britain museum.
- Hawkinge Cricket & Social Club moc.liamtoh@bulclaicosdnatekcircegnikwah07734 862289 The Pavilion, Cricketers Close Hawkinge CT18 7NH
- George & Dragon
29 High Street
Built in the early 19th century the main bar is to the right with a separate small seating area slightly partitioned off. To the left is a seated area that acts as a restaurant. Ahead leads through to a further area with further tables for dining and/or watching sport on a large TV. This room also contains a pool table. A further room contains a full sized snooker table. Out back is decking and an outside bar for the summer. Two bedrooms provide B & B facilities. Happy Hour Mon - Thurs 3 -4.
- Weald of Kent Golf Club
Club is open to public and has a large clubhouse overlooking the lake and 18-hole golf course. The clubhouse contains a bar, restaurant, function suites, conference rooms and a large covered patio area. Now includes a fitness centre and gym. The lodge has 19 en suite rooms and a further 16 provide more facilities in the adjacent hotel. Breakfast menu is served 7am-11.30. Takeaway menu available. Disabled facilities are provided. A wedding coordinator will assist with weddings and civil ceremonies which are catered for in the function room.
- White Horse
It is a welcoming pub with large screen TVs showing sports events. A spacious area with tables to left of the central bar leads to the toilets and a tiled area to right has plenty of tables. Meals may be served in either area. The garden has a play area for children.
- Wings Bar & Restaurant
New owners so changes may be made.
Public Bar and Restaurant located at the entrance to Headcorn Airfield. Small outside patio to sit in the sunshine and watch the various aircraft taking off and landing. Many Pictures and photos on the walls of various military aircraft being themed around and in keeping with the airfield surroundings. The bar may be hired for private use. Times are subject to change.
- George & Dragon (01622) 890239 29 High Street Headcorn TN27 9NL
Attractive Kentish weatherboarded pub in a picturesque hamlet., not far from Kemsing station. The separate public bar features a dart board and the larger saloon bar is mainly for diners, to whom good home-cooked food is served daily (except Mondays). Very large leafy garden which hosts bat & trap matches. Adjacent tudor barn is available for private functions and live music.
- Chequers (01732) 667361 Watery Lane Heaverham TN15 6NP
- Butchers Arms
29A Herne Street
The original micropub, and a real ale gem, though now with very limited opening hours. Once a butcher's shop, it still has the original chopping tables, with hooks and other implements. There is seating for 12 customers and standing room for about 20, the compact drinking area ensuring lively banter. An ever-changing variety of guest beers are offered, and customers can buy beer to take home. The pub has won five CAMRA awards and was the East Kent Pub of the Year in 2009. Cask ales are served on gravity dispense from stillage in a temperature controlled cellar room at the rear. Expect to walk through the cellar room to get to the unisex toilet at the very back of the pub. There is a public car park in School Lane. Although the pub is closed on Saturdays, groups of experienced cask beer drinkers wishing for a private session should contact Martyn in advance
Bleangate Brewery, Bragg's Lane
The bar of Goody Ales brewery, "the cathedral" is a wooden building with a terrace overlooking a large field and woodland. Events include the monthly "Firkins at Full Moon" on or as near as possible to the full moon, and there is live music. Food at the events may include BBQs and hog roasts. "The cathedral" can be booked for wedding receptions and other special events.
- Smugglers Inn
1 School Lane
Welcoming village local with a smuggling history, situated just inland from Herne Bay. Parts of the pub date back 400 years, and it has been run by the same landlord for 16 years. The comfortable saloon bar has a low ceiling, with birch thatching, hanging hops and wood panelling. The public bar has a pool table and dartboard. The garden has a bat and trap pitch and hanging flower baskets. Beers from Shepherd Neame's microbrewery are occasionally available. Regular buses pass the door.
- Butchers Arms 07908 370685 29A Herne Street Herne CT6 7HL
- Herne Bay
- Bandstand Cafe Bar
- Beer on the Pier
Herne Bay Pier Village, Central Parade
Opening hours vary - check first, especially in winter. Small but perfectly formed bar in one of the wooden huts on the pier. Wine and spirits also available and food can be bought from other huts and eaten in the large open seating area. Some very cosy seating inside too. A gem.
- Bouncing Barrel
20 Bank Street
Welcoming micropub with bench seating for 20 customers round old workshop tables. The beer range changes regularly and is mainly sourced from microbreweries: there is generally at least one from a Kent brewery. Local snacks are also available. The pub is named after the bombs used in the Dam Buster raids, which were tested off the coast nearby. The pub has a mural of a bomber flying past the Reculver Towers. Cask ales and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. There is are regular small beer festivals throughout the year.
- Divers Arms
66 Central Parade
The Divers Arms, as the name suggests, has a feel reflecting its maritime heritage and its situation right on the seafront. It was built in early Victorian days, allegedly on the proceeds of one of the first divers. Today an old brass diving helmet (first invented in neighbouring Whitstable) is one of the several fascinating nautical artefacts and local memorabilia on display. Some remaining etched glass in side door and front windows. Outside courtyard drinking area.
- Druids Head
182 High Street
Traditional friendly Victorian town pub with a wide mix of clientele. Small garden. There is live music and karaoke about once a month, especially in the winter
- Firkin Frog
157 Station Road
The bar of this micropub is friendly and lively, with comfortable furniture and a ceiling decorated with flags. There is a small snug bar area to the rear and a tiny courtyard. Board games can be played. Cask ales and ciders were originally sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room which could be viewed through a large window. However with ownership changes the bar counter has been moved to where the cold room was and ales are now sold on handpump dispense. The house beer, from Goody Ales, is Firkin Good. There is original acoustic music from 3 to 5 pm on Sundays.
- Four Fathoms
2 High Street
Refurbished in 2015, this is a very smart but comfortable gastropub. There is a nice snug at one side, and the restaurant is decorated in shades of teal. Afternoon tea is served from 12 to 4 (not Sundays), and the restaurant has a good range of British menu options. The pub is close to the seafront and is named after the depth of the deepest sea off Herne Bay.
- Hampton Inn
72 Western Esplanade
Traditional seaside pub with a small restaurant area and friendly atmosphere. The last remaining building of the old Hampton-on-Sea community which was engulfed by the sea in the early 20th century.
Comparatively modern pub almost next door to Herne Bay railway station. Popular with very local trade and always pool orientated. Concentrates on Master Brew Bitter and occasionally tries another Shepherd Neame brew on sale. Music is a big attraction: there is a broad range of live bands including rock, pop and folk. The restaurant serves homemade locally sourced food, and there are monthly theme nights. No food on Sundays
219 High Street
Micropub in the former Mac's Music Store, which opened at the end of July 2016. Spacious front seating area with low tables and chairs and a corner bar. Another seating area at the rear, down one step past the bar counter. Funky ceiling lights add interest. The beers are often from local microbreweries. Good range of whiskies, rums, artisan gins, and a selection of wines by the glass. There is a small stage with a piano in the front window. Cask ales and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a small temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar, equipped with stillage on 2 tiers, each holding 4 casks.
- Prince of Wales
173 Mortimer Street
Splendid Victorian pub, reflecting the heyday of this seaside town. Silver award winner in the local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year competition in 2012.
- Pub Micropub Herne Bay
73 High Street
The Herne Bay branch of The Pub Micropub opened on 4.11.21 in a shop conversion. There is ample seating on blue-painted tables and high stools. 3 changing cask beers and 2 craft beers are on offer. A refrigerated container contains cask ciders from Dudda's Tun and Taunton, and there is a range of wines and spirits.
- Rose Inn
111 Mortimer Street
Traditional town centre pub in the shopping centre, 5 minutes from the seafront. There is outside seating in front of the pub. The spectacular hanging baskets have won awards. There is a popular meat raffle on Sundays followed by a free buffet.
- Saxon Shore
78-80 Central Parade
A large open-plan J D Wetherspoon pub on the seafront. Named after this part of the coast, which was once known as the Saxon Shore. Regular events include beer, cider and wine festivals.
17 Central Parade
The 18th century Ship Inn (the town's oldest pub), is located on Herne Bay seafront, overlooking the promenade and beach, with great sea views. Plenty of comfortable seating inside, and an outside deck area for the warmer months. Live music every Friday at 9pm, open mic night on the second Wednesday of each month, quiz night on the last Tuesday of each month. The menu is locally sourced wherever possible, and seafood dishes are always available. See the Chef's Specials.
- Table Table
Blacksole Farm, Margate Road
A newly built Whitbread Table Table, opened in 2009 and located in a new development area close to the A299 Thanet Way, just outside of Herne Bay. Primarily a restaurant but with a dedicated bar area. See its website for food promotions.
- Wine Bar
87 Mortimer Street
Beer served from polypins in the cellar
- Bandstand Cafe Bar (01227) 372555 Central Parade Herne Bay CT6 5SS
- Herne Common
- Curious Cat
Canterbury Road, Herne Common
Comfortable roadside pub, recently reopened as The Curious Cat. Described as a gastropub, but serving all the usual timeless pub favourites. The policy is to sell Kent beers.
- Curious Cat moc.liamg@tacsuoiruceht(01227) 283298 Canterbury Road, Herne Common Herne Common CT6 7JU
- Red Lion
Steeped in history is this 13th Century hall house totally refurbished y the White family. Many distinctive character features to include exposed beams, flagstone floors, crown post ceiling and an inviting log fire. Located a few miles from both Faversham and Whitstable with Canterbury within easy reach
- Red Lion gro.noildereht@seiriuqne(01227) 751207 Crockham Lane Hernhill ME13 9TU
Now re-opened (end-March-17) following refurb after serious fire ! A well kept 19th century freehouse serving 3 real ales on smart stainless steel hand pumps. The pub has accommodation and an interesting food menu. It would be an ideal base from which to visit the nearby Hever Golf Club or the many historic houses and gardens in that area. Check the pub website for opening times as seasonal changes can occur. Opening hours and food serving times vary according to time of year and are set out clearly on the pub website.
- King Henry VIII Inn
Lovely olde English pub with oak panelling and beams tiled and wood-block flooring. The walls are decorated with pictures of the pub's namesake and related artefacts and a framed history of the pub by the bar. Quirky restaurant at the rear of the pub and beyond that an attractive garden.
- Greyhound (01732) 862221 Uckfield Lane Hever TN8 7LJ
- High Brooms
- Brick Works
102 High Brooms Road
After being closed for a year the pub has re-opened with a complete refurbishment. It has returned in a much simpler and brighter format without losing its pub atmosphere. The new owners are hoping to attract back the local groups that the previous pub was famous for, Ukulele club, folk club and live music nights. It has inherited a readymade pool team and is hoping to form a darts side.
- Brick Works 102 High Brooms Road High Brooms TN4 9BQ
- High Halden
- Chequers on the Green
The pub is known to have been used by smugglers such as the Hawkhurst, Cranbrook and Aldingtion Gangs that were active in the 19th century. The name originates from the fact that the villagers paid their taxes in the pub. Totally refurbished in 2013, the pub has been converted into mainly a restaurant serving good quality food all day, but still has a separate drinking area and patio.
- Chequers on the Green moc.neergehtnosreuqehc@tcatnoc(01233) 850503 Ashford Road High Halden TN26 3LP
- High Halstow
- Red Dog
Attractive old style pub, 2 bars, separate dining area and function room. Wooden floors and beamed ceilings.
- Red Dog moc.liamg@tnekbupgodder(01634) 253001 The Street High Halstow ME3 8SF
- High Rocks
- High Rocks
High Rocks Lane
Found down a quiet country lane, just a few minutes drive from Tunbridge Wells town centre with ample parking. Situated within the High Rocks complex there are five oak beamed function rooms, each with its own bar, dance floor and late licence. Licensed for civil wedding and partnership ceremonies. Restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner. Pub serves food all day. Both are open every day. Lovely garden and terrace with a steam train stop in the garden. The High Rocks themselves are an ancient National monument whose entrance is across the road. This historic site is set in acres of woodland and is open everyday from 10.15 am until dusk. They provide a stunning setting for wedding photos. The High Rocks hosts regular live music and dance events. It has its own halt on the Spa Valley Railway line.
- High Rocks ku.oc.skcorhgih@seiriuqne(01892) 515532 High Rocks Lane High Rocks TN3 9JJ
- Gardeners Arms
2 Forge Lane
Quiet pub situated in Upper Higham with a clock that goes backwards. Other than the four beers listed a fifth handpump is reserved for a guest ale, not always from Shepherd Neame. The food in the restaurant is sourced locally and represents good value. The garden is secluded, with a raised patio which backs on to a small car park.
- Sir John Falstaff
Large old coaching inn on the main Gravesend road. Opposite is Gad's Hill School which was the home of Charles Dickens for many years. Opposite also is a stone trough that used to be used by horses but now houses flowers.
- Stone Horse
An 18th century building which started with a full licence in 1886. It is situated in the countryside not far from the very large urban area called the Medway Towns. It is handy for walkers and has a very large garden. This friendly local has an unspoilt public bar which has a wood-burning range. Good value food is served and the pub is dog friendly.
- Gardeners Arms (01474) 491848 2 Forge Lane Higham ME3 7AS
- Flying Dutchman (01732) 833975 118 Tonbridge Road Hildenborough TN11 9EN
- Half Moon (01732) 832390 144 Tonbridge Road Hildenborough TN11 9HJ
Tucked away down a single track rural lane, this classic 16th century inn is well worth a detour. Gradually extended over the centuries, the sprawling interior ticks all the boxes. Sturdy low beams are decked with dried hop bines. A large polished wooden plank table and stunning doubled-sided open fire dominate the bar room. Secluded stream side garden is busy on sunny days. Popular for food and functions (in adjacent great barn). Owners are strong supporters of local breweries. Tuesday to Friday opening times may extend from May throughout summer. Hildenborough rail station is 1900 metres away. Due to often hosting wedding and private parties, it is wise to phone before visiting to check that the pub is open for customers.
- Prince of Wales
Traditional Kentish inn, built in 1880, with a comfortable, well-designed interior with bric-a-brac and hanging hops. The very attractive garden has palm trees and really comfortable seating. There is live music from locally well-known bands, including operettas staged in the garden. See the website for details of bands, and for the menus, which include good value special lunch and dinner offers.
- Prince of Wales (01227) 860338 Maypole Hoath CT3 4LN
- Dirty Habit
Situated on the Pilgrims Way and dating from the 11th-century this inn has long been popular with walkers. A selection of walks are available with detailed descriptions provided on printed pages with the pub. Now updated but retaining the period oak panels, low beams an other features. Copper topped tables in the drinking area to the left. Serving a variety of freshly prepared English and Continental food throughout. Three real ales are served on the bar. Car park at the rear has electric charging points.
- Park Gate
Located on the A20 close to Leeds Castle golf course, this Grade II listed, 18th-century former coaching inn is part of the Vintage Inn chain of Mitchells & Butlers. Several steps down from the large car park. The interior has been extensively modernised with several rooms and on several levels. Re-furbished November 2019. Areas may be set aside for parties of people. There is a large garden from which to watch the passing traffic. Use the website for all the latest offers and to book a table.
- Sugar Loaves
56 Eyhorne Street
A friendly village pub with pool and darts, plus bat & trap in the large garden. Central bar with dining on the left and a drinking area on the right side. Takeaway fish & chips may be bought. Food is not served on Sunday evenings. Grade II listed building.
32 Eyhorne Street
A 16th-century, Grade II listed, village pub now with the emphasis on dining but good ale is also to be found. Large garden with a barbeque, covered terrace, picnic tables and umbrellas. The large car park to the rear is shared with the adjacent village hall.
- Dirty Habit ten.tibahytrideht@olleh(01622) 880880 Upper Street Hollingbourne ME17 1UW
26 Church Street
Many years ago a Courage house but now tied to Shepherd Neame. Now has real ale on handpump. Functions can be catered for. Opens at 10am on Sundays for bacon / sausage rolls, tea and coffee.
- Fenn Bell Inn
Allhallows St. Mary's Hoo
Small and quaint, with a real fire and only background music, this pub encourages traditional conversation. Houses a small zoo in the garden, great for children.
- Five Bells
1 Stoke Road
One changing real ale served currently.
- Hoo Village Institute
25 Main Road
CAMRA members are welcome
- Chequers moc.kooltuo@sreuqehcgyrrek(01634) 941240 26 Church Street Hoo ME3 9AL
- Hook Green
- Elephant's Head
Lovely Tudor building constructed in 1489 and a pub since 1768. The well preserved interior includes an inglenook fireplace burning logs in winter, oak beams hung with hop bines, tropical fish tank and conservatory garden with children's play area. Variety of food including children's menu. A darts team plays regularly.
- Elephant's Head (01892) 739525 Furnace Lane Hook Green TN3 8LJ
- Gun & Spitroast Inn
Large 16th century coaching inn facing the village green. A well-kept local, popular with families and active in hosting and supporting village events and groups including the Lions Club, village fetes, mini beer festivals, three darts teams and occasional live music. Real ales are sourced from Marston's range and from local breweries. Oak beams, wood floors and a log burner add to the rustic charm. Patio garden with a children's play area. Extensive restaurant where a Sunday carvery is popular.
- Gun & Spitroast Inn (01892) 722925 The Heath Horsmonden TN12 8HT
- Horton Kirby
Friendly comfortable one-bar village local with a large garden affording views across the Darent Valley. Within walking distance of Farningham Road railway station, the pub has two regular and two rotating guest ales, of which one is often dark. Food includes pizzas on Tuesday nights. Booking is recommended for the Sunday roasts. There is an open mic night on the first Friday night of each month and a quiz on the last Monday. Parking can be difficult in the vicinity.
- Fighting Cocks
Multi-bar riverside pub offering good quality food and well kept cask beer.
- Bull moc.ybriknotrohllubeht@ofni(01322) 860341 Lombard Street Horton Kirby DA4 9DF
- Woolpack Inn
A Beefeater restaurant attached to the village inn with an adjacent Premier Inn. Breakfasts served 6:30 to 10:30 weekdays, 7:00 to 11:00 weekends
- Woolpack Inn (01233) 713000 Maidstone Road Hothfield TN26 1AP
- Hook & Hatchet
Situated in an area of around 573 acres of Woodland Trust Parkland, this remote pub is popular with walkers and horse riders as food is available all day. Tent pitches and caravan pitches with or without electric hookups in field at rear. Toilet and shower facilities are open 24 hours. There are hitching rails provided for horses. The licensees have lovingly refurbished this pub to bring it back into use following a two year period of closure. Large pub mirrors have been sourced and together with other pub memorabilia decorate the interior. A large covered patio stretches down the right hand side. Various events are scheduled during each week. Large terrestrial TV inside and outside for large events. The garden has a burger shack and bar.
- Hook & Hatchet ku.oc.buptehctahdnakooh@ofni(01622) 880272 Church Road Hucking ME17 1QT
- Hunton Village Club
The only licenced premises in the village this friendly club is run by volunteers and opening hours are restricted. Opening hours are subject to availability of bar staff.
- Hunton Village Club ku.oc.bulcegallivnotnuh@ofni(01622) 820315 West Street Hunton ME15 0RS
1 Seabrook Road
The oldest pub in Hythe and was the main inn when Hythe was a prosperious port. Much connected with the smuggling industry via a tunnel in the cellar. A mill stream used to run through the cellar too, but this is now piped through the tunnel. Parts of the inn go back to the fifteenth century and the deeds to the premises go back over 400 years. Skeletons of Revenue Men found when fireplace restored.
- Britannia Inn
26 Horn Street
Originally two 18th century cottages before becoming a Westerham Ales ale house in 1853. There have been several other owners prior to Shepherd Neame aquiring the pub and sympathetically refurbishing and extending it, whilst retaining a village drinking atmosphere. A quarter of a mile north is the medieval church of St Martins with Saxon remains is the grave of Samuel Plimsoll.
- Butt of Sherry
3-5 Theatre Street
A friendly High Street pub serving good value food with 2 daily specials and theme nights alternate Thursdays. A pleasant patio used by smokers overlooks the High Street and is ideal for people watching. Another enclosed outside area is a secluded sun trap.
- Carousel Lounge
26 Prospect Road
Built for the Loyal Fountain Fellowship lodge in 1903 and recently converted into an Art Nouveau style bar providing a range draught beers at reasonable prices and two restaurants. The Hong Kong Chinese restaurant and the Sundarban Indian restaurant (currenty closed) it provides a convenient licenced waiting room whilst waiting for a take away or for a pre dinner drink. Bar may close early if quiet evening
- Globe Inn
6-8 High Street
The Globe Inn, dating back to the late 1600s and one of the oldest surviving buildings in the town, serving Kentish Ales and traditional food. In addition to Master Brew two other beers from the Shepherd Neame stable are usually available. A sheltered smoking area is available at the rear of the pub together with a patio area which is a sun trap on suitable days. On Saturday nights there is usually live music from acoustic performers to cover bands playing all types of music from across decades.
- Hope Inn
82 Stade Street
Once famously the coaching house where Wellington stabled his horses during the construction of coastal defences built to repel Napoleon and his invading armies. This old pub's history can be traced back over 200 years, the name being linked to General Alexander Hope a local man who had a long and distinguished military career. Now a community pub with a separate noodle bar situated midway between Hythe town centre and the seafront. Reopened in March 2020 after extensive refurbishment. Now includes an open-plan kitchen offering Asian Street Food to eat in or take away.
- Hythe Cricket & Squash Club (01303) 267458 The Grove Hythe CT21 6AX
- Kings Head
117 High Street
An old coaching inn it has a large single bar with a number of eating areas. an old kitchen range is a feature of the restaurant It is a low beamed inn with iron posts supporting the ceiling. It has been an inn since 1513 and was known as the George in 1584, the Sun by 1714 and then the King's Head. A pleasant friendly pub with a seperate games room and restaurant.
- Potting Shed
160A High Street
A former café that has been converted into a micro-alehouse retaining the original high service counter. At the Folkestone end of Hythe High Street, this alehouse serves an interesting range of ales from around the country on gravity except for one ale which is sometimes pulled through a hand pump. There is usually at least one local Kentish beer available, often from Hop Fuzz. A range of three ciders is also usually available from boxes kept in a fridge. Limited bar snacks are available. A good place to enjoy a drink and interesting conversation after visiting the High Street.
- Prince of Wales
A friendly local pub that provides entertainment on Saturday evenings. Well behaved children are welcome until 7:30pm. Traditional roast Sunday lunchtimes and Bingo in the evenings (7-9 pm)
- Red Lion Hotel
Red Lion Square
A friendly old coaching inn with smuggling connections, spacious bar area with comfortable seating around a log stove. Good transport links, buses stop nearby and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a 5min walk away. Good value home cooked food and restaurant meals from local sources whenever possible.
- Royal British Legion Club ku.oc.noigelehtyh@ofni 2 St Leonards Road Hythe CT21 6EN
- Sene Valley Golf Club
40 Blackhouse Hill
Sene Valley golf Club is a down land course, with stunning views over the North Downs and across the English Channel. Visitors are welcome to visit for either the challenging course or just to enjoy the facilities, including the bar and restaurant. Sene Valley Golf Club also caters for Functions & Events, contact the manager for details.
- Swan Hotel
59 High Street
Small High Street hotel that specialises in Traditional English, Nepalese and Indian Cuisine with a Carvery Sunday lunchtimes. Small Car Park off Bartholomew Street at the rear of the hotel.
- Three Mariners
37 Windmill Street
Hidden away in a side street not far from the Royal Military Canal, this traditional corner pub is well worth visiting and an ideal destination after a trip on the narrow gauge RH&DR. Friendly staff and local customers are always happy to have a chat with you, whilst you enjoy a pint of local or regional beers. With no food available, the pub attracts customers due to the excellent quality and selection of real ales and cider, these can be enjoyed in one of the two bars or the outside area that is partly heated. Unfortunately, due to a few unsupervised children misbehaving in the garden, those under 16 are no longer welcome.
- White Hart
71 High Street
Reopened in 2010 this historic inn was already well established in 1684 (see map on wall). It provided hospitality for those preparing for both the threatened Napoleonic invasion and the D-Day landings. Notable features include an original fireplace, a restaurant in the back room and the courtyard. Board games are available. Beware low-hanging hops above the bar.
- Bell ku.oc.ehtyhllebeht@ofni(01303) 267175 1 Seabrook Road Hythe CT21 5NB
- Duke William
This very attractive, busy pub in a quintessentially English village is welcoming towards locals, diners and drinkers. A roaring log fire welcomes winter drinkers. The guest ales are sourced mostly from local microbreweries. There is a large outside area with both a garden and a heated patio. The pub is well-known for its food. As well as the restaurant food, a bar menu is available 12-9, Mondays to Saturdays, and there is a roast on Sundays.
- Duke William moc.mahkcimailliwekudeht@ofni(01227) 721308 The Street Ickham CT3 1QP
- Ide Hill
- Cock Inn
Picturesque part white-weatherboard and part tile hung pub enjoying a sunny aspect. Facing the village green and church, the Cock is located near the top of the Greensand ridge and a short diversion from the long distance trail and welcomes walkers and cyclists. The wooden-floored cosy interior is enhanced in winter by welcoming log fires in both rooms. The House beer and IPA is frequently accompanied by Abbot Ale and Old Speckled Hen. It is advisable to contact the pub in advance if large groups are intending to eat.
- Pheasant Plucker
RE-OPENs EARLY 2021 AS PART OF ELITE PUBS GROUP & RE-NAMED "THE PHESANT PLUCKER" Set in a rural location on the road from Ide Hill to Riverhead the Woodman is a popular venue for food which is served all day every day, and includes speciality South African dishes and specials displayed on chalkboards around the pub. A rambling interior over two levels features much exposed brickwork and timbering with a myriad of candle-lit tables arranged in partitioned booths. Live music is performed with jazz on Wednesday, blues jam on Thursday, varies on Friday and acoustic on Saturday nights. There is a free function room available for parties, weddings and conferences. Many woodland walks lead to and from the pub and dogs are allowed in the garden areas.
- Cock Inn (01732) 750310 Ide Hill TN14 6JN
- Iden Green
- Woodcock Inn
An isolated, weather-boarded inn set among woodland and well worth finding. The low beamed main bar has a large fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Seating/eating areas are at either end. The new paintwork gives a light and airy appearance. Good sized enclosed grassed garden area. Large car park. Kitchen refurbished February 2022 and new menu. Breakfast available Wednesday to Sunday. Takeaway food all week. Walkers, families and dogs are welcome.
- Woodcock Inn ku.oc.sarodnyl@nnikcocdooweht(01580) 240009 Woodcock Lane Iden Green TN17 4HT
- Iden Green (Goudhurst)
Iden Green (Goudhurst)
Attractive peg tile and weatherboarded country pub set back from the road with a large car park. Dating back to 1397, it is named after the peacocks that were formerly kept at the nearby Glassenbury Estate. The two bars are simply furnished. The main bar has old beams and a large inglenook fireplace burning logs in winter and provides a pleasant dining area. The newer rear bar opens onto the large secluded garden. Dogs on leads welcome except in the restaurant area.
- Peacock (01580) 211233 Goudhurst Road Iden Green (Goudhurst) TN17 2PB
- George & Dragon
Historic ex-coaching inn dating from the early 17th century. Has been 'modernised' but this has been carried out fairly sympathetically and a wealth of original features remains. Said to be where Guy Fawkes hatched his dastardly plot! Friendly bar service and extensive food menu.
- George & Dragon ku.oc.mahthgi-nogarddnaegroeg@ofni(01732) 882440 The Street Ightham TN15 9HH
- Ightham Common
- Old House
Located in a narrow secluded country lane, this grade II listed Kentish red-brick and tile-hung cottage comprises an entrance lobby and two separate bars. The public bar features a Victorian wood-panelled counter, parquet flooring and an imposing inglenook fireplace. The quiet parlour bar houses a chaise-longue. Up to six beers are dispensed by gravity, some from genuine wooden casks, from the tap room, always including at least one bitter, a golden ale and a dark beer from an impressive range of breweries. Up to seven ciders. Regular meeting place for Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood (SPBW). Parking available on small forecourt. May close earlier in the evening, if not busy.
- Old House (01732) 886077 Redwell Lane Ightham Common TN15 9EE
- Ivy Hatch
High Cross Road
Pub featuring a popular raised garden terrace in front of an attractive south facing stone and tile-clad façade. Plush interior with rear conservatory and fireside. Comfy sofas where morning tea coffee and newspapers are provided. Food orientated although walkers very welcome. The National Trust's Ightham Mote is less than one mile away.
- Plough (01732) 810517 High Cross Road Ivy Hatch TN15 0NL
- Bell Inn
The Bell Inn is a pretty medieval 16th century free house situated adjacent to St George’s Church, in the centre of Romney Marsh. Under the previous ownership of Mark & Vanda, the real ales and beers won many awards, including CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016, they were also a close runner up in 2012. During the colder months a wood burning stove adds to the comfortable pub and what can be nicer than good beer, good food, great surroundings and interesting conversation? The Bell Inn is well worth finding and is steeped in Marshland History as it was once the centre of the Romney Marsh Owlers (Smugglers).
- Bell Inn moc.hcruhcyvinnillebeht@seiriuqne(01797) 344355 Ashford Road Ivychurch TN29 0AL
- Woolpack Inn
17 The Street
Fairly large and interesting roadside pub, in the midst of an area surrounded by much development in recent years. One open plan room around a bar, and judging from the clientele a destination mainly for those seeking food. Extensive menu at competitive prices. curry evenings etc.Beer range extremely limited, two handpumps with the one offering.
- Woolpack Inn (01795) 472656 17 The Street Iwade ME9 8SH
Traditional village centre local with distinct public and saloon bar areas and a function room at the rear towards the garden. There is a display of pencil sketches of local characters and a collection of glass and ceramic bells in the main bar near the main entrance. Free public car park opposite near the church.
- Rising Sun
Cotmans Ash Lane
Remote hilltop pub with fading pub sign, making it difficult to find. A former hunting lodge with flint exterior, oak beams, stone fireplace. The pub institution, Charlie, the nationally famous elderly African Grey parrot, sadly passed away in February 2016.
Reopened Fri 6th August 2021. Presently the beer is served from pins supplied by Westerham Brewery. The pub may close early, if few customers. Please ring to confirm.
- St Edith Club & Institute
High Street, Kemsing
Well-appointed comfortable CIU affiliated club with pool table, two dartboards and Sports TV. Two real ales usually available.
- Bell (01732) 761550 High Street Kemsing TN15 6NB
- Conningbrook Hotel
Hotel with 29 appointed en-suite rooms and two function rooms. Ownership transferred from Shepherd Neame to RedCat Inns in November 2021. Beer range is likely to change from that supplied by Shepherd Neame. Opening hours and food serving hours are liable to change.
- Old Mill
The Old Mill (formerly The Golden Ball) is a Grade II listed building which dates back the early 19th century re-opened early in 2012 after being substantially refurbished. There are 3 areas on 3 levels with bare brick walls and wooden floorboards. The ceiling in front of the bar is decorated with hops.
- Rose Inn
This 150-year-old pub was originally a coaching inn that served the drovers along the Faversham road on the way to Ashford market. Recently refurbished with 2 bars and a 22-seater restaurant it serves homemade food and bar snacks. The restaurant also serves a function room for meetings, receptions, parties, wakes etc. A lovely suburban pub which caters for the passing trade close to Junction 9 on the M20 as well as the local community with comfortable bars. There are four TVs showing Sky and BT Sport, making it one of the best pubs in the Ashford area to watch the latest live action. There are also regular pub quizzes, karaoke and live music.
379 Canterbury Road
Formerly the Croft Hotel this reopened in November 2021 as a restaurant and bar. Refurbished to a very high standard there is a separate bar, bistro, oyster bar and a large restaurant. All food is freshly prepared and there are plans to install a pizza oven in time for the summer.
- Conningbrook Hotel email@example.com(01233) 636863 Canterbury Road Kennington TN24 9QR
- Small Holding
A comfortable restaurant and bar with wooden floors and tables. It is situated on the side of the hill at the end of the village. The outside decking areas have excellent views across the Weald. There are occasional special menu evenings. Food and drink matching evenings are held. Chef Will Devlin won Kent Chef of the Year in the Taste of Kent Awards 2018. Vegan and vegetarian menus may be available. A lot of the ingredients are grown in poly-tunnels on their own plot at the rear. A wood-burning fire keeps the bar comfortable in winter. Local ale and 'craft' ales on the bar. No dogs are allowed inside.
- Small Holding tnaruatser.gnidlohllamseht@ofni(01892) 890105 Ranters Lane Kilndown TN17 2SG
- Kings Hill
- Kings Hill Golf Club
An airey modern clubhouse with dining area upstairs. Has a 6,600 yard, par72 course, pro-shop and comprehensive training facilities. Members and Non Members Welcome.
1 Liberty Square
Close to the shopping centre of a new and extending estate, this is a large modern building on several levels. It has been re-fitted in spring 2018 but still maintains traditional pub values. It is busy at lunchtimes providing good quality pub food for shoppers and workers from the nearby businesses and in the evenings for more formal eating. On entering from the concourse the bar is to the right and features both high and lower level seating. This leads to the toilet and an upper drinking area. Straight through from the entrance is a further drinking and eating area which then leads outside to the enclosed garden with plenty of tables and a dedicated children's play area. There is a restaurant to the left of the bar with a few steps up. Breakfast is served 10-12. Booking required for meals. Two function rooms are available on the first floor.
- Kings Hill Golf Club ku.oc.flogllihsgnik@eciffo(01732) 875040 Fortune Way Kings Hill ME19 4GF
- King's Head
A traditional 18th-century village pub a short walk uphill from the sea.
There are three beamed rooms surrounding a central bar. Local historical photos adorn the walls and the frosted glass front door advertises the long-closed local brewery, Thompsons of Walmer. In the winter months there's a welcoming log fire in the public bar.
The back bar opens onto a spacious dining/family room, from which there is access to a quiet rear courtyard which has a skittle alley and covered, heated smoking area.
Three real ales, four ales during busier times, are served. with ales from Goachers and Ramsgate making regularly appearances. Cider from Kentish Pip is served during the summer.
A good range of home-made food, including vegetarian and gluten-free, is served in the evenings and at lunch time on Saturday and Sunday with a roast on Sunday.
Events include a regular quiz nights, a guitar club and other fund-raising events.
The pub can be booked for free for private functions
- Rising Sun
Situated just 200m from the beach, this recently refurbished pub offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a relaxing drink or meal. The pub has been the landlord's local since he was 17!
The main bar is entered through the front door while at the back there's a small snug. Although not full disabled-friendly, there is wheelchair access to the bar area and the back garden.
There's plenty of outdoor seating with a sheltered front patio and a sun-trap garden with skittle alley.
Their regular ale is Timothy Taylor Landlord which is supported by a second real ale, often from the Adnams brewery.
They offer a menu of traditional pub favourites along with an ever-changing specials board and all meals are prepared and cooked to order using locally sourced produce.
Events at the pub vary from monthly jazz nights on a Friday; Band and BBQ on summer Sunday afternoons and Wednesday is steak night.Kent’s Public House Archive: Rising Sun, Kingsdown
- Zetland Arms
The pub, situated on the beachfront, was sympathetically refurbished in 2013. It's now a relaxing place to eat and drink, with lots of wood and pastel colours.
The varied menu is available seven days a week, from sandwiches through to seafood.
A range of Shep's ales are available including the occasional seasonal and guests from other breweries.
There's plenty of seating on the beach front and a sun-trap walled garden to the rear.Kent’s Public House Archive: Zetland Arms, Kingsdown
- King's Head ku.oc.nwodsgnikdaehsgnik@ofni(01304) 373915 Upper Street Kingsdown CT14 8BJ
- Queens Head
TThe Queens Head, a warm and inviting eighteenth-century grade II listed pub in the village of Kingsnorth to the south of Ashford serving great food and a range of quality ales, two of which change at least weekly, wines, spirits, and soft drinks. The pub welcomes families, children, and dogs. This family run community pub runs a range of events including live music, quiz nights, and additional events which are listed on their website and social media. Closed on Mondays during the winter months.
- Queens Head moc.liamg@htronsgnikdaehsneeuq(01233) 620769 Ashford Road Kingsnorth TN23 3ED
- Black Robin
Lovely 18th century country inn, reopened after flooding in early 2014. There are three bars, one of which can act as a restaurant or function room or just as a drinking area. Food is good value with imaginative touches. The large garden has a lawn and a decking area. The pub was a haunt of smugglers and is named after a notorious highwayman. Quizzes, music and food nights are planned. The current hours are for summer. Winter hours may be different.
- Black Robin moc.bupniborkcalbeht@olleh(01227) 830230 Covet Lane Kingston CT4 6HS
- Three Horseshoes
Large recently refurbished separate dining room awaits you at this popular village pub large attractive beer garden to sit while enjoying your pint. Home cooked food and take-away to choose from. Sunday lunch is recommended and booking is advisable. Senior citizen meals served at reasonable price. Memorabilia of horsebrasses to be seen around. Pub very dog friendly so ideal for walkers. Regular live music.
- Three Horseshoes moc.liamg@tlohkconkseohs3(01959) 532102 The Pound Knockholt TN14 7LD
An attractive oak-beamed pub dating from the 15th century. It is the heart of village life, with a variety of events held, including a beer festival at the end of April. A roaring log fire keeps customers warm in winter, and the pub frontage is a sea of flowers in summer. Good food is served and, on Thursdays, a wide selection of sausage dishes is available. The large garden has children's play equipment. Buses stop outside and Beltring Halt railway station is a 20 minute walk away.
- Chequers (01622) 871266 The Street Laddingford ME18 6BP
- Brown Trout
Country style pub on the outskirts of the village near Bewl water. A large open log fire greets you on your left as you walk in. To the left of the bar is a seating area with comfortable sofas and beyond that a large restaurant. Three hand pumps serve ales.
Lovely old Kentish pub situated in the picturesque valley of Lamberhurst just off the A21. It has been a pub since 1414 but dates back to 1137 when it was a manor house. Riverside garden with adults only decking and children's play area. Sunday night quiz and occasional live music. An additional guest beer is available in summer.
- George & Dragon
Sept-17: now re-opened as pub & restaurant. Entertainment based pub and restaurant in the lovely village of Lamberhurst, offering over 40 wines by the glass, Harvey's ale and a range of premium beers, gins & spirits. Serving an electric menu of pub classics & American BBQ 6 days a week.
Attractive pub draped with colourful hanging baskets outside and contemporary interior. Dating from the 1700's and originally three thatched cottages it boasts three ghosts. Largely laid out for dining the pub retains a comfortable bar area for drinkers. Large garden where charity events are staged in Summer with extensive children’s play area.
- Brown Trout (01892) 891066 Sand Road Lamberhurst TN3 8HA
- Plough Inn
A grade II listed, weather-boarded pub on the main road, which has sold beer for over 200 years, but parts of which are even older. There are two bar areas on different levels, the lower bar area having a baby grand piano. A separate restaurant has a window through which the kitchen may be seen in operation. Has been completely refurbished inside during Lockdown.
- Potting Shed
An imposing building on the main road at the Maidstone end of the village. Greatly extended and re-fitted with an open kitchen. The restaurant offers the popular, quality Elite Pubs menu. Breakfasts are served. Surfaced car park. Electric car charging points. Large patio area with exterior bar facility. Private shacks for up to 8 diners may be hired.
- Plough Inn (01622) 842555 Sutton Road Langley ME17 3LX
- Langton Green
Part of the Brunning & Price chain The Hare is interestingly decorated Edwardian pub with a fine choice of drinks and food. The high-ceilinged rooms are light and airy, with rugs on bare boards, built-in wall seats, stools and old-style wooden tables and chairs. Greene King IPA and Abbot plus two changing guest ales on hand pump. Pleasant garden with view over the village green.
- Hare (01892) 862419 Langton Road Langton Green TN3 0JA
- Hamlet Larkfield Priory Hotel
802 London Road
Now owned by Hamlet Hotels this medium sized hotel has a bar and restaurant open to non-residents. Enter via a decking area at front that has picnic tables and umbrellas. Afternoon tea may be booked.
- Wealden Hall
773 London Road
Extensive, Grade II Listed, timber-framed, building with lots of old world charm, situated in the centre of Larkfield. Re-fitted sympathetically in October 2013. The 14th century Wealden Hall has a capacious restaurant upstairs where the roof timbers are displayed. Patrons may also eat in the downstairs bar that is sectioned into eating and drinking areas. There is a large outdoor area at the rear with a well in the courtyard and plenty of seating.
- Hamlet Larkfield Priory Hotel moc.sletohtelmah@ofni(01732) 846858 802 London Road Larkfield ME20 6HJ
- George Inn
Former coaching inn dating from 1652. Some would describe the pub as a single room, the steps, partial walls and beams give the effect of a myriad of separate secluded areas, some laid out for meals, of which a large choice is available off the blackboard including daily specials. A few sporting (mainly cricket) memorabilia adorn the bar. The adjacent hay barn is now used as a function room with its own bar.
- George Inn (01622) 861314 Lower Street Leeds ME17 1RN
- Fleur De Lis
Village pub tastefully refurbished in 2015 with two separate rooms, one offering dining around an open fire while the other smaller bar includes a TV showing BT sports events. The Fleur is open from 10am Monday to Saturday for morning coffee, croissants and pastries. Themed dining nights are from 7pm every 2nd Monday of the month and monthly quiz nights are organised.
- Royal British Legion Club
Behind the large Village Hall in the High Street. The premises includes a club room with licensed bar and a snooker room. Membership is priced at £17 per year for existing members and £18 for new membership. Subscriptions are paid on or before the 1st of October. Guest beer from a local brewery. CAMRA local branch Club of the Year 2022.
- Fleur De Lis (01732) 832283 High Street Leigh TN11 8RL
- Dog & Bear
Grade II listed traditional coaching inn built in 1602 facing the village square. There are 24 letting rooms and include a four poster bed. Queen Anne stayed here in 1704 and her coat of arms appears over the front door. Oak beamed bar with log fire. Function room available.
- Lenham Social Club
Well kept Club with snooker table and garden to rear.
- Red Lion
Grade II listed, heavily beamed, multi-level inn, dating from the15th century located on a crossroad at the edge of the village square. Formerly used as a coaching inn. Varied menu and popular choice of beers. Lively public bar. Courtyard to the rear. Outside bar and catering available. Free parking in the square.
- Dog & Bear ku.oc.emaendrehpehs@raebgod(01622) 858219 The Square Lenham ME17 2PG
- Lewson Street, nr Sittingbourne
Lewson Street, nr Sittingbourne
A somewhat secluded traditional English pub, built in the 13th Century and located in a village just off the A2. Walkers and families welcome. As expected it is full of character; oak beams and inglenook fireplace. The restaurant serves traditional dishes, and a vegetarian selection. Bar meals also available. Live music Sunday lunchtime.
- Plough (01795) 521348 Lewson Street Lewson Street, nr Sittingbourne ME9 9JJ
- Castle Lake
A large Brewers Fayre, tastefully decorated and offering several different areas. Good selection of meals available with budget offers. Children may have use of a large play area.
- Old Rectory
Oxley Shaw Lane
A large pub/restaurant catering largely for families. Good value meals are available all day. Several different areas on varying levels with wheelchair users catered for by use of ramps. Baby changing facilities are provided for the convenience of customers. TVs show satellite/terrestrial channels with sound off. Occasional bookable cinema in the car park.
306 London Road
An old stone built roadside pub on two levels which has a grade II listed bar area. Noted for its excellent value home cooked meals served on the upper area. Summer barbeques are held on the rear decking area. Comedy evenings are held on last Friday of the month - bookings required.
- Castle Lake (01732) 521630 Castle Way Leybourne ME19 5TR
- Leysdown On Sea
- Bay View
287 Leysdown Road
Leysdown On Sea
Popular with tourist trade is this mid twentieth century pub with large car park and outdoor seating. Greene King beers served along with a range of meals. Closed Monday and Tuesday with regular hours the remainder of the week. Popular for Sunday roast there are up to two seasonal beers plus the regular Abbott Ale. Located n the main road between Eastchuch and Leysdown in the hamlet of Bay View and on the main road.
- Bay View (01795) 511519 287 Leysdown Road Leysdown On Sea ME12 4AQ
Large family pub, bright wooden floors. 2 x bars and Tylers Function room for 40 persons. Car parking, children play area. Sky sports TV. Currently lunches every day, evening meals Thursday, Friday & Saturday (reported 27/8/2018).
- Harrow (01634) 238526 Lidsing Road Lidsing ME7 3NL
Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane
The Musket Brewery Tap overlooks the brewhouse that is visible though windows. There are up to eight casks on the stillage that are served by gravity. Usually there are 4 beers available. Bar stool seating is provided in a good sized interior area. A large grassed area opposite the entrance offers tables, umbrellas and cushioned casks together with shade under the trees for those who need it on sunny days. A large tent has bench seating with both heating and lighting as required. Beer in 500ml bottles or 5 litre cans is available for takeaway or can be ordered in advance for collection.
- Bull Inn
This old coaching inn has oak beamed walls and ceilings. The original pub has now included the neighbouring Post Office and barbers. Multi-level wooden floors, carpeted in the restaurant. Food is available in both bar and restaurant. The garden, al fresco dining areas and smoking area have magnificent views over the weald. Music is provided on summer Sunday evenings and an outside bar is in operation.. A function room upstairs has a stair lift but is not accessible for wheelchair users. Breakfast is served daily 8.30 to midday.
- Armoury ku.oc.yrewerbteksum@ofni(01622) 749931 Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane Linton ME17 4AG
- Little Chart
- Swan Inn
A Grade II listed 15th century inn with a large garden and extensive food offerings based upon local produce. This multi-room community pub has Dering windows, heavy beams and an inglenook fireplace in the bar area.
- Swan Inn (01233) 840011 Ashford Road Little Chart TN27 0QB
- Little Mill, EAST PECKHAM
- Man of Kent
226 Tonbridge Road
Little Mill, EAST PECKHAM
Lovely old freehouse built in 1588 and idyllically situated by a river and small bridge over. Popular with diners who can sit outside by the river and feed the fish for 50p. Very low oak beamed ceiling in the saloon bar to the left.
- Man of Kent (01622) 871345 226 Tonbridge Road Little Mill, EAST PECKHAM TN12 5LA
62 The Hill
Most of the building which houses the pub and restaurant dates back to the 16th century. The interior of the pub is split over three levels with the upper level immediately above the lower level. The bar and hotel reception are on the middle level, most of the remainder of the building is given over to restaurant dining. The accommodation is in a modern building built to resemble a converted barn. The Evenhill has a fairly large garden and a large car park.
- Evenhill moc.tcennoctb@llihneve(01227) 728073 62 The Hill Littlebourne CT3 1TA
- Littlestone Warren Golf Club
St Andrews Road
This championship rugged links course is located on the Romney Marsh coast. Established in 1888 it is open to visitors 7 days a week with the 19th hole open to everyone.
- Littlestone Warren Golf Club (01797) 363355 St Andrews Road Littlestone TN28 8RB
- Long Valley Sports & Social Club (01474) 703714 Fawkham Road Longfield DA3 7QP
- Longfield Hill
- Green Man
Much extended former village local, with the accent on food. Standard range of real ales which would be greatly improved if one or more of Kent's 30 or so small independent brewers were represented. Weston's cider available on handpump from time to time. Large car park which requires vehicle registration numbers to be entered at the bar.
- Green Man (01474) 702234 Main Road Longfield Hill DA3 7AS
- Chequers Inn
Old Loose Hill
A former 17th-century coaching inn on the old road to Hastings has been tastefully decorated to emphasise original oak beams. It lies in Loose Valley by the side of a trout stream in the shadow of a Thomas Telford viaduct. Traditional home cooked food is served including vegetarian options. Quiz night on Mondays, live music is played regularly and an annual duck race features on the river on Spring bank holiday. Morris dancers feature every Boxing Day. Special birthday food/birthday party deals.
- Walnut Tree
657 Loose Road
A popular traditional local pub. L-shaped bar with half-wall giving two distinct areas; the front one having a log fire on cold winter evenings. The pleasant garden is used for barbecues and live music on suitable summer Saturday afternoons. Occasionally charity fund raising activities are held. The interior and garden were both updated in June 2020. The garden can be extended to the neighbouring property when live music events are taking place.
- Chequers Inn moc.liamg@sreuqehcesooleht(01622) 743125 Old Loose Hill Loose ME15 0BL
- Lower Halstow
- Three Tuns
True family village pub with friendly, cheerful atmosphere and lively conversation. A range of mainly local Kentish ales and a local cider on handpump. Further local cider is served straight from the barrel. Kent Curious Brew craft lager is available on keg. It does a quirky range of bar snacks, has an award for best pub chips, and a local reputation for excellent food. Events are held throughout the year including a beer and music festival in the summer (see website). A function room, games room, log fires, sofa seating, brick walls and beams add character. It has a large garden with stream side decking. Food hours shown are for Bar and garden tables; a restaurant menu is also available. Swale CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2022.
- Three Tuns ku.oc.tnaruatsersnuteerhteht@ofni(01795) 842840 The Street Lower Halstow ME9 7DY
- Lower Hardres
Large pub divided into pleasant separate areas, some with stone-flagged floors. Successfully combines village pub facilities with a restaurant serving locally sourced food. Leafy garden.
- Granville firstname.lastname@example.org(01227) 700402 Street End Lower Hardres CT4 7AL
- Lower Stoke
- Nags Head
Single bar pub, with a large garden and heated smoking area. It boasts 6 double rooms, 4 are upstairs with shared bathroom, whilst 2 downstairs are en-suite. Offers Shepherd Neame seasonal ales as well as 2 on permanently
- Nags Head ku.oc.ekotsrewoldaehsganeht@ofni(01634) 271023 High Street Lower Stoke ME3 9RA
- Lower Upnor
Very attractive riverside pub, fully carpeted, real fire, pool table and food served daily. August 2021, reported selling real ale again.
A village pub for the whole family with garden facilities at the back and a superb food selection from a daily specials menu.
- Pier (01634) 717317 Upnor Road Lower Upnor ME2 4UY
- Cock Inn
Proudly traditional rural free house dating from the early 18th century and under the same ownership since 1984. Keen walkers can reach it by footpath from Sole Street station. Two distinct bars, a large conservatory, a separate function room and a very comfortable heated smoking area. Meeting place for local clubs and societies. Traditional pub games are played including bar billiards and several forms of darts. Children are not allowed in the bars or garden.
- Golden Lion
Lively village pub with a comfortable bar area and a restaurant extension with good value meals. It hosts several groups, including custom cars, cycling, and an investment group. There are also regular quiz evenings, open mic nights and charity race nights. Popular with walkers. Large car park. Beer festivals are held on Whitsun Saturday and August Bank Holiday Saturday.
Boasts an eclectic mix of former customers, including Will Hay, Diana Dors and Bob Marley. Research has not yet revealed whether they were all present at the same time!
May close early if quiet.
- Cock Inn moc.liamg@enwodseddulkcoc(01474) 814208 Henley Street Luddesdown DA13 0XB
- Dolphin Inn
11 South Street
This pub, built in the eighteenth century is a welcoming, warm locals establishment on the edge of the Rype. The pub has been modernised over the years and supports a darts team, holds quiz and occasional live jam evenings. Petanque (Boules), is also played on the dedicated outside area. A separate comfortable room adjacent to the bar can be used to meetings and functions.
- George Hotel
11 High Street
Built in 1620 The George Hotel has seen many activities during it's nearly 400 years, including use as a meeting point for famous smuggling gangs, keeping prisoners before trial, a staging post for the London Coaches, and of course as an inn and hotel A warm and friendly welcome is given to all visitors and good value food is available. A local artist Andy Holyer, displays his pictures mainly of Romney Marsh in the bar and dining room. Convenient for visiting Lydd (Cathedral of the Marsh) church which is the largest in England
- Royal Oak
Originally two cottages which were joined together and eventually extended. The pub consists of two large rooms, the main room features a long bar with tables and seating around the sides. The second room is furnished with a pool table, dartboard and there is room for musicians to perform. No under 18's allowed after 7.30pm. Collection of berets and wrist bands from military units that have been stationed nearby are displayed.
- Dolphin Inn (01797) 320259 11 South Street Lydd TN29 9DQ
- Pilot Inn
The Pilot sits within one of the most unique settings in the country, the shingle desert of Dungeness. The sea is a stone’s throw away and views extend to the White Cliffs and France.
This busy family friendly pub is renowned for its fish and chips but also a wide range of other freshly-cooked dishes. National nature reserve, RSPB bird sanctuary Dungeness nuclear power station are nearby.
Please note: Due to persistent abuse of our hospitality, the maximum stay in our car park is three hours, unless specifically agreed with The Pilot Management, all offenders will incur a £200 fine. The car park is monitored by 24 hour ANPR CCTV and all number plates are logged with number plate recognition. Parking monitoring and enforcement is managed by ANPR Parking Control.
- Pilot Inn ku.oc.ssenegnudtolipeht@ofni(01797) 320314 Battery Road Lydd-on-Sea TN29 9NJ
- Lydden Bell ku.oc.llebneddyleht@yaj(01304) 830296 81 Canterbury Road Lydden CT15 7EX
- Coach & Horses
Under new management since 2019 this friendly village pub, built in 1888, provides locally produced food and is situated in the older part of Lyminge near the 7th century church.
Signposted from the main road it is well worth the diversion for excellent beer and a meal with budget offerings lunchtimes during the week.
The rear patio offers a welcome space for alfresco relaxation.
The pub hosts a quiz night on the last Wednesday of the month and live music last Saturday of the month. .
- Coach & Horses (01303) 901011 Church Road Lyminge CT18 8JA
- County Members
A busy local pub opposite the WWII Battle of Britain aerodrome of Lympne and convenient for Howlett's Port Lympne Animal Park. The pub specialises in fresh fish and home cooked food. Small portions are available upon request together with the usual bar snacks. Quiz nights are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
- County Members email@example.com(01303) 264759 Aldington Road Lympne CT21 4LH
- Black Lion
Free House with two Goacher's beers available. A real cider may be added. A village local. It has a large garden and three separate letting rooms. 345 is infrequent but may help. The pub is a brisk 30 minutes walk from Teynham railway station.
- Black Lion ku.oc.detsnylnoilkcalb@ofni(01795) 521229 The Street Lynsted ME9 0JS
91 High Street
Designed in a Neo-Georgian style by Frederick Charles Palmer for the Kentish Bank (later absorbed by NatWest) and built in around 1927 on the site of a former bank owned by Messer's Brenchley and Co. This Grade II building was converted to a pub in November 2013 preserving many of the original features. The splendid architecture of this building has been restored, revealing huge oak columns and wooden panelling. Modern lighting also shows off the large central glass dome. There is plenty of space within and a very high ceiling. A small Oval Room towards the rear also has a dome. At the rear, accessed via a staircase, is a large covered and heated drinking and smoking area with a separate bar. Accessed externally by a door to the right is the upstairs Harry's Bar that is available with music playing until late on Friday and Saturday evenings. An extensive menu is available all day and six real ale handpumps sit on the long bar. The very large safe remains in situ below the trading floor.
- Brickmakers Arms
107-109 Perryfield Street
Only five minutes walk from Maidstone East Railway Station, this back street free-house has a U-shaped bar with a pool table at one end and seating at the other. Pub interior was updsted during the Covid closedown period. Patios front and rear are provided for smokers. Trade being rebuilt now after a period of closure.
- Cellars Alehouse
The Old Brewery, Buckland Road
In the former barley wine cellar of the old Style and Winch brewery; flagstone flooring, vaulted ceilings and a collection of old pub signs await. Comfortable pub seating and oil lamps give a cosy atmosphere. Six cask and eight keg ales as well as ten local and ten fruited ciders are all perfectly kept in a temperature controlled cool room. A wide selection of wines, spirits, canned/ bottled beers. Bar snacks are also available. CAMRA branch Pub of the Year finalist 2022.
- Cherry Tree
437 Tonbridge Road
Strong on sports, there are a number of TV screens around the pub showing various sports simultaneously. There is a pool table at one end of the pub and a dart board in the middle, both popular with the local clientele. Runs darts, pool and quiz teams. Music also features regularly.
- Coach House
11 Queen Anne Road
Former coaching inn with large open area and central bar. A pool table and electronic machine occupy an area to the right of the door and there is a juke box opposite the bar, towards the rear. The large rear patio has a covered area. There is also a barbeque and a large banana plant.
40 Sandling Road
Large, traditional, back street, locals pub with several split-level areas surrounding a central bar. Live BT Sport shown on numerous televisions around the bar. Pool table and bar billiards. Close to Maidstone United football ground. No seasonal beers but a consistent pint of Master Brew Bitter is served.
An old building close to the river that was once called the Lamb. Following previous flooding it was completely refurbished internally and a fireplace was revealed during the renovations. Updated but still retains its ancient origins. It has a large rear courtyard with covered areas to keep the weather at bay. Interesting food is available lunchtimes and evenings. It is popular for the Tuesday jam night and bands at the weekends. See media for latest information on the current band list.
- Druids Arms
24 Earl Street
A town centre pub opposite the Hazlitt theatre that is popular for food during the day and mainly with the younger generation in the evening, Close to the Fremlin Walk shopping centre. Owned by Greene King but it usually offers some interesting local guest beers. There is live music on Friday and Saturday in the covered and heated courtyard to the side.
- Duke of Marlborough
27 Union Street
Just off the main shopping area and mainly used by locals. There is a dart board and pool table with a team in the local league. Four screens on the various walls show BT Sport and Sky Sport. There are two electronic machines for amusment. Doom Bar is the regular but there is a changing guest. To the rear there is a car park and several picnic benches on a patio. Benches covered by a large umbrella are provided for smokers.
56 Brewer Street
Small side street pub with L-shaped bar with flat-screen TVs and juke-box connected to the internet. A lower area contains a dartboard and large-screen TV showing BT Sport. Pool table and darts area. Steps at rear lead down to rear yard, toilets and smoking area. Real ale is available from two pumps. Painted light grey inside giving a brighter appearance than previously. New licensee took over in late 2021 and are putting some life back into the pub. Takeaway food may be ordered on 07874 146296
Lockmeadow Leisure Complex, Barker Road
A Flaming Grill eating house close to the cinema and leisure centre and near the market. Various areas including a terrace overlooking the car park. Extensive menu which includes various food challenges for the brave. Bar area is accessed via steps or lift for those less able.
- First & Last
40 Bower Place
A wedge-shaped street-corner local off the Tonbridge Road, dating from 1857, it was originally called the Cradle and Coffin! There are no noisy machines to ruin the art of conversation in this friendly pub. Shove ha'penny and cribbage are played. Some fishing and shooting paraphenalia are displayed in cabinets on the wall. Acquired by ;ocal brewers Isherwood, Stacey & Foster it was later taken over by Fremlins in 1958.
- Fishermans Arms
40 Lower Stone Street
A narrow-fronted pub on the main A229 road leading out of town and reputed to the earliest pub in Maidstone. It is being run as a free house and outlet for the licensee's own Gemstone ales. The interior has a coat of white paint which gives it a lighter feel than the previous dark panelling. The building extends rearwards, through a second drinking area and that leads to a corridor, passing the toilets, to a long outside drinking/smoking area of similar narrow dimensions and then opening out to a larger area with picnic tables. Events are shown on terrestrial TV.
- Flower Pot
96 Sandling Road
A street-corner alehouse with split-level bars. The upper bar has nine handpumps serving ales from microbreweries, and a log fire in the winter. The lower bar has a pool table and is used for Tuesday jam nights and music nights on some Saturdays. Up to four ciders and perries usually available and a small selection of KeyKeg beers. Video screens display drinks and other information. An outdoor covered and heated seating area is open most of the year. Food served Wednesdays to Saturdays with pizzas being particularly popular. An annual beer festival is held in June.
85 Hartnup Street
A welcoming, back-street, community-focused local with a cottage aspect, lying south of the Tonbridge Road. Beer prices are kept low. Three TV screens show Sky Sports. Smokers have the benefit of a covered & heated shelter at the rear where a large decked area provides additional space. A BBQ in the garden is in frequent use. Snacks available.
- Hare & Hounds
47 Lower Boxley Road
The central bar faces towards Maidstone Prison and is close to the County Council offices, To the rear are a pool table, dartboard and jukebox. Also to the rear is a large garden with a covered area including a further pool table. The interior decorated in Maidstone United's colours of Black & Gold.
- Made Inn
85 Bank Street
A Grade II* timber framed building with overhanging windows and two gold painted shotguns on the fascia indicating a previous usage of as a gun and sporting shop. Concentrates on beer from 30 taps but has one changing cask ale. Cider, wine and spirits also available. Beers are served in pint, 2/3 and 1/2 pint measures. Spirits use a 35ml measure. Freshly beer can be canned and collected or ordered by Tuesday and delivered on Wednesdays. The room has table football and some electronic machines.
- Market House
30 Earl Street
A recently (2018) extended town-centre pub with live music on Friday to Sunday evenings. Now has an enlarged kitchen with an extensive menu and also serves breakfast at the weekend. Upstairs there are toilets, a function room and terrace. There is a large smoking area with an awning outside at the front.
- Muggleton Inn
8-9 High Street
A former insurance office that is now a large two-storey Wetherspoon pub. Quieter upstairs but may not be open at all times. The usual value fare and beer range is available. Choice of real ales only available downstairs. Family friendly until 9pm when it then livens up and offers loud music from DJs at the weekends when queues are supervised by door staff.
- Old House at Home
10 Pudding Lane
This pub lies just off the High Street and gets very busy when live football matches are shown. Dark walls and wooden fittings indicate its early heritage. It has an upstairs room for meetings and buffets. Children are allowed in the bar before 3pm. There is a small outside drinking/smoking area below attractive hanging baskets.
- Olde Thirsty Pig
4a Knightrider Street
Reputedly the third-oldest building in the town, it dates from around 1430 and has massive timber beams, sloping floors with curious nooks and crannies on two storeys. It was originally a farmhouse within the estate of the Archbishop’s palace. There is a heated and covered courtyard area. The bar contains four hand pumps dispensing ales mainly from Kent microbreweries. Draught cider is stocked, and it sells many bottled beers, including several foreign ones. Two small meeting rooms are available. The nearest bus stops are at the bus station, a few minutes' walk away.
- Paper Makers Arms
129 Upper Stone Street
Just south of town, on a busy road, up a steep hill. Exterior has old blue tiles.
78 London Road
Re-fitted July 2018. Conversation and music echo around. Various shades of brown predominate in the spacious interior. There are several partitioned areas, some of which are raised. A level entry at the front with gentle slopes to side and rear provide access for wheelchair users. A disabled toilet shares the door with the Ladies and also contains a baby change facility. A good variety of food is offered all day. Bookings available and table service.
- Rifle Volunteers
28 Wyatt Street
One of three Goacher’s tied houses, A Victorian stone-built single bar pub a short walk from the town centre. It has been recognised by CAMRA for its unspoiled interior. No jukebox or gaming machines ensure that it is a place for conversation or quiet drink. A popular fun quiz, open to all, is held on alternate Tuesdays, with a local winter quiz league in other weeks. There is a garden area with some seating under cover. Cider and perry are also served. Snacks may be made to order. Listen out for the cash till, which only goes up to £2.99!
- Royal Albion
23 Havock Lane
A refurbished pub opposite Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, convenient for Fremlin Walk shopping centre. There is a split-level bar with pictures of old Maidstone in the upper section, which also has a pool table. There is a pleasant outdoor drinking area for those warm summer days. Regular music sessions, karaoke, theme nights and quiz nights are held.
- Royal Paper Mill
39 Tovil Hill
An interesting community pub in Tovil on the outskirts of Maidstone close to Goacher's brewery. A wide selection of fine Goacher's beers are available and are served direct from the cask.
- Society Rooms
Brenchley House, Week Street
A spacious venue on the ground floor of a five-storey block that was once the site of a local newspaper works. The mainly glass external walls allow panoramic views of the pedestrian shopping street alongside. A large outside space is split into smoking and non-smoking areas. The name of the pub is taken from William Shipley, founder of the Royal Society of Arts and the Maidstone Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge, who is buried nearby. Live news on TVs, with no sound. Beer is served from 9am.
11 Middle Row
Run by Rockin' Robin since August 2019 when it was renamed the Stag. An historic pub in the town centre. Decorated in mid-grey with beams stripped to their original colour. May be entered from either the High Street or via Bank Street to the room at the rear. Pavement tables and chairs outside if internal rooms not available. Three steps down to the toilets from front room. Up to three handpumps are available on bar in front room. A fire in each room may be lit in winter.
- Stone Street Club
2 Lower Stone Street
Large club in town centre
- Style & Winch
72 Union Street
This town centre local community pub has a central bar with a variety of games including darts, pool and backgammon. The quiet, secluded rear garden has tables. The function room holds up to 40 and used to be the police shooting range and is well sound proofed. Sunday lunches must be booked. Live music sessions are held monthly.
- Swan (Loose Rd)
437 Loose Road
Attractive white weather-boarded former coaching inn south of Maidstone on A229. Friendly local with comfortable seating in four delineated areas. The interior has wooden beams and floors. The area in front of pub is enclosed and has artificial grass and pub benches. The large south facing garden has a play area for children at the top. Food provision has been franchised out to a local pizza business which offer good deals if you have your pizza delivered to the pub.
- Tovil Working Mens Club
Completely redecorated with new furniture and improved facilities during COVID-19 lockdown period.
- Walnut Tree
234 Tonbridge Road
A cosy L-shaped local that is warmed by a central fire. The interior displays various sayings and quotes. Comfortable furnishings are used throughout. Regular live music is played on Friday evenings and popular third Thursday comedy nights. A live band Music Quiz is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. A jukebox is provided. The locally brewed Goacher's Fine Light Ale is a regular as is Harveys Sussex Best. Private functions may be catered for on request.
- West Borough Club
68 Tonbridge Road
Club which is open to non-members
- White Horse
46 London Road
At the western entrance to the county town this large, single bar pub has a cosy two-level area at the far end of the bar. Roasts available on Sunday. Live music on Saturday evenings. Quiz night first Tuesday in month.
- Brenchley ku.oc.yelhcnerbeht@tcatnoc(01622) 755773 91 High Street Maidstone ME14 1SA
- Jolly Farmer
3 High Street
Busy village pub a popular haunt during WWII for Battle of Britain air crews in 1940. In 2021 the pub became part of the Dirty Pig eat-at-home business which is based in Margate. Breakfasts are available from 8pm but alcohol is not served util 10pm onwards.
Jolly Farmer is a corruption of the "Golden Farmer", the nickname of a wealthy Bagshot man called William Davis (1627-90), who allegedly accrued his riches as a footpad, not a farmer. His notoriety prompted many 18th century pubs to honour him in their name/sign.
- Shivering Sands Brewery & Tap Room
91 Maple Leaf Business Park
Beer production started here in the Summer of 2020 and there are usually at least two beers available for takeouts or for drinking in the taproom on the days it is open. Situated in the Maple Leaf Business Park the brewery and taproom are together for a drinking at source experience. Currently the taproom is downstairs but the upstairs is being prepared to accommodate larger numbers. The brewery name and logo reference the Maunsell sea forts north of Herne Bay, which were built during the Second World War. In the mid-1960s the forts at Shivering Sands become home for a while to pirate radio stations, including Radio Sutch set up by Screaming Lord Sutch.
- Jolly Farmer (01843) 823208 3 High Street Manston CT12 5BG
- Marden Village Club
Six real ales are now offered at this Grade II listed club and community hub; five change regularly and are generally from local microbreweries. There is always one dark beer available. The club was totally renovated in 2017 and refurbished to produce a light, airy, and friendly atmosphere. Many members are involved in the club's snooker and darts teams; others simply enjoy the friendly ambiance and watch live football and rugby on the sports TV. Regularly voted Maidstone CAMRA branch Club of the Year. Card carrying CAMRA members are welcome but regular visitors will be required to join. Bingo evenings are held regularly.
- Stile Bridge
Having been closed for many months this roadside pub was purchased, refurbished and reopened by Chris & Debbie in November 2021. Two real ales plus one local real cider await visitors to this cosy hostelry. The front bar is divided with a dining area to the right and drinking tables to the left. There is a small overflow area for drinkers behind the main bar. There is a large function room with a fire at the rear plus an enclosed garden/patio which is popular in the summer. A local cider maker and microbreweries are supported as well as a small selection of continental and US beers and lagers. The excellent food has an Asian Fusion influence.
A good example of a village local with a small separate area for diners. The pub is in the village centre, to the east of the station. There is a large fireplace providing warmth for the winter evenings.
- West End Tavern
This 18th century, Grade II listed, former forge is now a cosy village pub to the west of the station, popular with diners for the good value meals. The licensee is also the chef. The right hand side is mainly for drinkers and meals may be taken to the left and rear area which has another bar. There is an exit to the small car park and patio for smokers. Low ceilings prompt you to mind your head when moving from the lower to the upper bar level!. No food on Sunday evenings. Coffee and breakfast available from 9.30am-11.30am Friday and Saturday.
- Marden Village Club ku.oc.bulcegallivnedram@eciffo(01622) 831427 Albion Road Marden TN12 9DT
- Ales of the Unexpected
105 Canterbury Road
Micropub opened in a former fishmonger's in a row of shops in the Westbrook district of town. Up to four real ales are served direct from the cask. Real ciders along with wine are also available.
1 King Street
This hostelry overlooking the harbour, was formerly the lounge bars of the Royal Albion Hotel. It got its present name and nautical theme in the early 80s, when the hotel's former letting rooms were converted in to flats and the bar area was rebuilt. It is featured in the film 'Last Orders'. Inside is wooden paneling and lots of discrete drinking areas.
40 High Street
Micropub opened in December 2015 in the former Card Centre shop premises. Eclectically furnished with a mixture of high and low tables and some raised bench seating. Brewery and fairground memorabilia adorn the walls. Small bar counter at the rear with a temperature controlled cellar room from which cask ales and ciders are served on gravity dispense. Limited wine range sold too. A must place to visit.
- George & Heart
44 King Street
The former George Hotel in King Street, last operational as The Ambrette restaurant, returned back to its historic roots in December 2019 by reopening as the George and Heart. The 18th century property, has been taken on by couple Kelly Love and Dan Williams who are returning it back to a pub and hotel. Beers supplied by Northdown Brewery.
- Harbour Arms
Unit 9, Margate Harbour Arm, Stone Pier
Originally opened in two small former fishermen's net stores (units 7 & 8) that have been knocked into one, on the town's stone pier in May 2013. It moved into the larger neighbouring unit 9 in May 2015. Most of the former unit's interior fittings and fixtures have moved into the new unit which now houses a larger cool room at the side of the unit. The pub has no toilet - patrons using public toilets next door. Four beers are normally on offer.
- Lifeboat Ale & Cider House
1 Market Street
Former Wine Bar in old town area that closed and reopened for a very short time as a hired venue. It reopened as small pub in May 2010 specialising in Kentish real ale, real cider and perry. Also serves Kent cheeses and chutneys, Ramsgate sausages plus local sea food. May shut earlier according to trade but never before 10pm. Originally ales and ciders / perries were sold on gravity dispense from stillage in the middle of the room but in 2016 a bar with handpumps was installed.
- Little Prince
8 Fort Hill
Housed in a small unit measuring 3m x 2m (11' x 6'6") within the Old Kent Market, a indoor market which was formerly the Matchroom sports bar and at one time a cinema; there is space for about six punters inside the unit, though extra seating and tables are available outside the pub. Real ale is usually sold from a single cask on the counter top but is not always available.
- Little Swift
7-8 Marine Drive
With an exciting range of real ciders customers may choose between bottled, barreled or sometimes boxed ciders. The venue has entrances in Marine Drive and the High Street and the inside sits on 2 distinct levels with an upstairs as well. Draught beers are a mixture of KeyKeg and occasional cask and tend to often include imperial and other stouts. There is table service for all customers.
- London Tavern
The London Tavern re-opened in January 2022 and has available up to four real ales and at least nine craft beers. There are plans to also include a focus on coffee plus wines, and it is hoped to open the kitchen in March 2022. Hannah Nyangon manages the pub on behalf of Tiny Dancer Group, which runs a number of pubs and bars.
It is a two storey 18th century hostelry with two late 19th century single-storey extensions was formerly known as the Shakespeare Tavern and from 1858 until the early 1990s as the London Tavern after which it was the Everybody's Inn. It is situated across the road from the Theatre Royal and its association with it is indeed long lived, with many famous Thespians agonizing over their lines in the bar.
- Mechanical Elephant
Ideally located opposite the main beach, with a flower-bedecked summer balcony offering the famous sunset views. This Wetherspoon is a quiet daytime pub, while on Friday and Saturday evenings recorded music is played. Good-value food and a selection of ales including Kent and regional guest beer are offered. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Its name derives from a large roving mechanical elephant that gave rides on the promenade in the 50s.
Burns' Week 2022, Friday 14 January to Wednesday 26 January. Burns' night is Tuesday 25 January.
- Mulberry Tree
53 Dane Road
This inn became licensed in about 1847, before then it played two unrelated roles. First as a knapped flint farmhouse in open meadows, and when in about 1830 the town became to encroach on the area, it was acquired by James Newlove to become his Dane House Academy for Boys. Cobb's brewery acquired the freehold of the property from Newlove after his family's discovery of the nearby Shell Grotto. This new acquisition was perfectly positioned to service the procession of visitors to the mysterious Grotto. The pub was briefly known as the Freemason's Tavern, but by 1900 was once again trading under its inaugural name. More recently, in 2019 the Margate Civic Society gave it a town pride award for enhancing the built environment and for contributing to the community amenity.
- NorthDown Saloon
Unit 1C/A Channel Road
The brewery tap of NorthDown Brewery is open every Saturday with indoor and outdoor seating.
- Princess of Wales
20 Tivoli Road
Three Former cottages make up this back street local which is spacious inside and also has a good sized rear garden and seating to front. It is a welcoming and traditional pub.
Station Green, Station Approach
A purpose built Brewers Fayre pub /restaurant, next door to the railway station, which caters for families & food. Premier Inn attached.
- Rose In June
49/50 Trinity Square
This back-street local is named after a boat once berthed in Margate harbour. The pub first appears in the local directory about 1832. It was a tiny front parlour pub in a terrace known as Belmont Cottages. In 1890 the pub incorporated the adjacent cottage. Its Victorian saloon bar is a classic of its type. This heirloom of a bar retains the original backdrop with its inlaid mirrors and superb gilt leather frieze.
127 High Street
This former Truman house was rebuilt in 1935. The pub's original name, the Saracen's Head is not unusual for a pub, and derives from the Crusades in the Middle Ages. The soldiers brought home souvenirs of their skirmishes with the infidel and displayed them in alehouses. Moreover the crusading knights, whose landowning interests often included inns, were apt to insert a Saracen's head on their coat of arms. The modern name was given to the pub when it joined the Thorley empire in the 90s. They sold the pub in the 2010. During the day it is a family pub; at night it can attract the younger set.
- Two Halves
2 Marine Drive
This micropub opened in former retail premises overlooking the town's stone pier in July 2015 and is well located to view the town's occasional spectacular sunsets. Its clean and bright interior is adorned with Margate memorabilia and local artists' pictures – which can be purchased. The real ale and cider is served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar. Wines along with a selection of soft drinks are also available.
- Wig & Pen
10 Market Place
Pub in Margate's old town area. There has been a hostelry on this site since at least 1835 when the landlord Isaiah Marsh practised as an auctioneer. The pub then known as the Queen's Head was demolished around 1933. It was small, unpretentious, and much frequented by local seafarers. In contrast the 1933 model was a grander conception: with its distinctive golden vane, the new pub/hotel incorporated the sweet shop on the corner of Lombard Street. It had 8 letting rooms and a first floor dining room. Features include a fine stone fireplace and a beautiful carved dumb waiter behind the bar counter. The pub gained its present name when it became part of the Thorley Taverns empire.
Unit 2, 14 High Street
Bar with 4bbl microbrewery now built into the cellar. Several beers in production. Beers may be KeyKeg and not cask.
- Ales of the Unexpected 07720 442892 105 Canterbury Road Margate CT9 5AX
- Kentish Horse
The pub and adjacent church form the heart of this rural village. Located high on the Weald, the spacious garden, which incorporates a large children’s play area, affords fine views towards the Ashdown Forest. Despite its apparent isolation Cowden railway station is but a mile away and a limited bus service connects the village with Edenbridge and Tunbridge Wells. A warm welcome is assured from the jovial landlord. No food Sunday or Monday evenings. Folk Music on the second Sunday of each month. There is occasional live music at other times.
- Kentish Horse (01342) 850493 Cow Lane Markbeech TN8 5NT
- Gate Inn
More than 200 years old, this classic country pub has a main bar with a central log fire, tiled floors, and scrubbed wooden tables. A separate restaurant was opened recently in the adjacent old bakery, and has an old oven as a focal point. The lovely garden has a stream, ducks and apple trees. The Gate Acoustic club meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. There is a quiz every Wednesday at 9pm, and a Music Quiz on the last Saturday of the month. The local mummers perform at Christmas. Boxing Day is always special, with mummers and morris dancers at lunchtime.
- Gate Inn (01227) 860498 Boyden Gate Marshside CT3 4EB
The owners have enhanced and retained this 17th century inn’s period features through loving restoration & careful curation of curios, antiques & art - the result is a welcoming and relaxed place to be. There’s a large, sunny garden to the rear with a Wendy house for children. Dogs are welcome.
Real ales are from Angel & Demons along with real cider, an ever-changing range of craft beers as well as a broad range of globally sourced fine spirits and wines.
Mindfully sourced, locally grown produce from land & sea make-up the a la carte menu - served on Friday's and Saturday’s. Their popular Sunday roasts are served all day on Sunday - be sure to book ahead.
Also serving authentic Neapolitan pizza from their wood-fired clay oven…Fresh dough made daily, pizzas and stretched and fired to order - available to eat-in or take-away
The pub holds regular events, from live music to cabaret and everything in-between.
The Lantern has two accommodation options: a two-bedroom apartment and yurt.
Martin Mill train station is a 10-15 minute walk-away with direct links from Ramsgate to London St Pancras.Kent’s Public House Archive: Lantern, MartinPhotos courtesy of The Lantern, Martin.
- Lantern ku.oc.nninretnal@ofni(01304) 852276 The Street Martin CT15 5JL
- Poet at Matfield
Primarily a restaurant/bistro offering an imaginative menu. A central bar sits alongside comfortable seating in front of the wood burner and is flanked by dining areas of modern décor with a more traditional room to the rear. Lunch from noon and dinner from 6:30. Closed Sunday evenings. Occasional live music.
- Star Inn
Part tiled-hung virginia creeper clad exterior with inviting paved and decked garden to one side. Front bar leads around to a small flagstone floored dining area complete with wood burner to the left and larger room incorporating a carvery to the right. There is a community shop next to the pub (Inn Shop !).
- Poet at Matfield ku.oc.dleiftamtateopeht@ofni(01892) 722416 Maidstone Road Matfield TN12 7JH
Ex-Truman roadhouse now operating as an Italian restaurant. Drinkers welcome, but do not expect bargain prices! A pub has existed on this site since 1603. The present building dates from 1924 and its predecessor (pictured) was erected in 1777.
- Cricketers Inn
A Whiting & Hammond pub/restaurant attractively located opposite the Meopham village green. The bar offers a choice of five draught beers which regularly change. Beers from Fullers, Harveys, Adnams and Hogs Back are often available and the pub also stocks beers from Kent breweries such as Tonbridge, Westerham and Whitstable. The pub runs beer festivals twice a year in summer and autumn, also specialising in Kent brewed beers. Dogs are welcome in the bar but not the restaurant.
Former coaching inn located in the centre of a long village. It is believed to date from the 15th century. It re-opened in the late 1990's after being rescued from semi-dereliction by Shepherd Neame. Inside the Kentish weather board exterior are two bars and a restaurant, serving quality ale and food. There is a paved heated courtyard and garden.
- Kings Arms
Historic ex-Truman house overlooking village green/cricket ground. Modern interior. Emphasis on food but drinkers welcome. May close early if quiet. Closed 31/07/19; re-opened January 2020 after renovation.
- Meopham Country Club (01474) 812816 Village Hall Meopham DA13 0AT
- Railway Tavern
Ex-Courage house dating from 1861. Served as an hotel until 1905. Its two separate bars still have the feel of 'public' and 'saloon' about them - the latter, at the front, features a variety of transport-themed memorabilia. Large garden and car park to rear.
- Bartellas (01474) 812154 Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0JE
- Moody Mare
501 Seven Mile Lane
This country restaurant has real ale and has partly become a pub with the beer casks kept in cooling jackets behind the bar. There is a varied menu that changes to use seasonal ingredients with Wednesday night being Mussels night. Service is leisurely and you will not feel hurried. The weekly entertainment on Friday evenings is usually tribute acts. The large garden area accommodates some very large tipis for customers and a playground for children. The venue may be hired.
- Moody Mare ku.oc.eramydoomeht@seiriuqne(01622) 813038 501 Seven Mile Lane Mereworth ME18 5QY
- Farriers Arms
This 400-year-old Grade II Listed Farriers Arms is a community owned pub that was brought back to life by the villagers in 2009. This beautiful village inn, complete with oak beams and open fireplaces, serves beers from the on-site brewery 5-barrel microbrewery. The Anvil restaurant offers both classic and creative dishes prepared from local produce and specialist function evening dinners, together with a varied wine list In late May, the pub holds an annual beer festival and many other events throughout the year including murder mysteries events. Every third Sunday the pub hosts a classic car rally and in November a fireworks spectacular in the adjacent meadow. Sunday evenings the pub hosts a quiz night
- Mersham Sports Club Stone Green, Flood Street Mersham TN25 7HE
- Farriers Arms moc.smrasreirrafeht@ofni(01233) 720444 The Forstal Mersham TN25 6NU
- Red Lion
Traditional family run country pub, set in the village of Milstead, three miles from Sittingbourne. Very welcoming. There is a large patio and garden. The aim is to do food of good quality at a reasonable price. Including Sunday lunches.
- Red Lion (01795) 830279 Rawling Street Milstead ME9 0RT
- Milton Regis
- Three Hats
93 High Street
Popular and friendly local in the medieval High Street, the focal point for many social activities. The open-plan interior with low beams to the front rise just enough at the rear to accommodate a dartboard, beyond which is a large patio area and garden. Regular meals and well priced menu. Always three - four changing beers available. Occasional live music and karaoke take place, with meat raffles on Sunday.
- Three Hats (01795) 427645 93 High Street Milton Regis ME10 2AR
- Minster, Sheppey
- Beach Bar & Restaurant
53 Seaside Avenue
Modern family bar located close to Minster beach. Sunday carvery and Vegan meals. Tiki bar outside. Cocktails.
- Harps Inn
Large food orientated pub located on the main road from Halfway to Minster. The pub has a lounge, bar and restaurant area, part of which can be reserved for private functions. Two ales are served. Large car park to front and well laid out gardens to the rear. Very popular during the summer months for food.
13 High Street
Large pub/sports bar situated in Minster High Street. Varying real ales sold. Used mainly by local lager drinkers and holiday visitors during the season. Very big with on screen Sky sports Located opposite takeaway outlets.
- Minster Working Men's Club
Unity Road Minster
A large and popular club with several distinct seating areas. Up to three real ales are available including Mad Cat. Minster Working Men's Club has a large car park and outside seating area.
Mid 20th century pub on the Leas in Minster with its sea views. Food led with Heineken stock range of drinks. Two cask ales. Food served. Popular over the years with both locals and holiday trade. Good size car park and gardens. Dog friendly area.
- Beach Bar & Restaurant moc.liamg@482xobanal(01795) 872364 53 Seaside Avenue Minster, Sheppey ME12 2NJ
- Bell Inn
2 High Street
A large traditional village pub in the middle of Minster with a great garden.
- Hair of the Dog
73 High Street
This micro pub takes cash payments only. It is a shop conversion suitably named as the premises had previously been a hairdressers and has brought ale variety to this lovely village. The premises bright décor and furnishings incorporate a lot of recycled wood while the walls are adorned with various pearls of wisdom. Beers and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a cooled room accessed via a door behind the small bar counter.
- Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club
Clements House, 61 Augustine Rd
Friendly club that welcomes card carrying CAMRA members. Regular entertainment including bands and discos alongside annual special days & events. Thanet Club Of The Year 2011, 2013 & 2014. It is currently raising money for some roof repairs.
- New Inn
2 Tothill Street
Busy gastropub in the Village centre. Rotating lower ABV beers throughout the year. Timothy Taylor Landlord makes a regular apperance. Nicely decorred out with open fire in the winter. Comfortable environment with friendly landlord and landlady, very accommodating.
- Smugglers Retreat
Table Table pub/restaurant on outskirts of the village.
- St Augustines Golf Club
Cottington Road, Cliffsend
This is a members only golf club though it is possible to join as social member for £15. That said, it is also possible to sometimes eat and drink at the clubhouse without having membership - it does describe itself as Kent's most welcoming golf club.
- Stonelees Golf Centre
A convenient stopping place for those walking or cycling the nearby Viking Coast Trail or for those those exploring the Stonelees Nature Reserve which is five minutes down the road.
- Bell Inn moc.kooltuo@retsnimnillebeht(01843) 825707 2 High Street Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4BU
- George Inn
Traditional inn with heavy oak beams. Dates back to 1540. Decorated with old photos and a list of former landlords. The emphasis is on good food, mostly locally sourced. Kent Dining Pub of the Year 2013, 2015 and 2016.
- George Inn ku.oc.liamtoh@hsalomnniegroegeht(01233) 740323 The Street Molash CT4 8HE
- Monks Horton
- Black Horse
Run by an Italian family and located in the picturesque hamlet of Monks Horton, beneath the North Downs. The pub complements its surroundings perfectly, a picture postcard property that is the epitome of what a country pub should be offering Italian style food. The pub is popular with both locals and visitors and you will be assured of a warm welcome and an experience you'll want to repeat. One of the rare locations to find a bar billiards table.
Monday evenings is pasta nights and discounted lunches on Wednesdays.
Camper homes can be parked overnight by prior arrangement
- Black Horse (01303) 812182 Fiddling Lane Monks Horton TN25 6AP
- Hop Pole
The current owners have had a refit and repaint in the bar area. Various seating areas are provided in this 17th century pub which stands by a busy road. The bar has a large fireplace in the centre and passing this leads to a dining area and the conservatory restaurant which draws in customers for its carvery held on Sunday. There is a beer garden with picnic tables to the rear, which may be reached through the conservatory or via the car park. The games room is separate from the bar. Pub may close early if custom wanes.
- Hop Pole (01622) 934360 Maidstone Road Nettlestead ME18 5HH
- New Ash Green
New Ash Green
1960's village centre pub with a sports bar and a separate restaurant run by a Masterchef semi-finalist. Local seasonal food served in the bar, refurbished restaurant and beer garden. Wednesday is steak night, Thursday "Build a Burger" and traditional Sunday roasts. A more adventurous beer range would be very welcome.
New Ash Green
Community owned establishment that describes itself as a public par and sports venue. There are actually three bars set on two floors, along with an extensive outdoor drinking area that adjoins a large sports field.
- Royal Oak
Chapel Wood Road
New Ash Green
Family local serving New Ash Green. Also close to Brands Hatch racing circuit and London Golf Club. Adventurous menu with the accent on local produce.
One The Row
New Ash Green
A brand new micropub, in what was the old Lloyds Bank. At the top of the pedestrian walkway, a door leads through to a small bar area, with a secluded room, that was the old bank office, on the right. Four handpulls dispense a range of beers alongside a bank of six keg fonts. The old bank safe is now the pub's cold room, with a huge and heavy door to match! Plans to serve food platters are underway. Visitors need to be aware that there is no admittance after 9.00 pm.
- Badger (01474) 873921 The Row New Ash Green DA3 8JB
- New Hythe
- Bricklayers Arms
440 New Hythe Lane
An L-shaped community pub that is close to Leybourne Lakes and nearby housing estates. Updated in recent years it now has a very pleasant feeling. A gin display has been installed with the name Hobbit Hole above it. Has TV screens showing sports. A small restaurant area serves excellent Indian meals and takeaways are available.
- Bricklayers Arms moc.liamtoh@dleifkralsmrasreyalkcirbeht(01622) 717181 440 New Hythe Lane New Hythe ME20 6SA
- New Romney
- Balance Bar
60 High Street
Balance Bar is an innovative venture located on New Romney’s High Street with a very special purpose – to donate all its profits to various charities.
The site of former bank premises, the venue has been comprehensively and luxuriously refurbished, retaining iconic features of its banking past.
Alcohol is served from 11am with one changing real ale, other beers, spirits, wines, coffee and bar snacks are available.
- Broadacre B&B
A small family run comfortable 17th century 4 Star bed & breakfast with nine bedrooms situated in a quiet and convenient part of New Romney.
- Cinque Ports Arms
1 High Street
A cosy, friendly and welcoming 18th century public house with a wealth of oak beams located at the south end of the High Street, probably built on the foundations of an earlier building. Sympathetically refurbished by the new owners, this included opening up additional areas for family use, please note that children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the bar area. A new kitchen and dining area have been added and freshly prepared traditional pub lunches are available daily with Roast's on Sunday. Breakfasts are available every Saturday morning 9am - noon. In winter enjoy the cosy real fire, on warmer days, the enclosed beer garden and patio area at the rear of the pub are very popular. The Cinque Ports is about a 10 minute walk from the main bus stops in Station Road, where you can travel to/from Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Rye, Hastings and beyond, in addition, it is also about 20 minutes’ walk from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway station. Check the pubs website or facebook page for dates of live music, beer festivals and other events.
- Plough Inn
Dean and Becky wish to welcome you to their new local venture. They recently bought The Plough outright and want to build on the already popular venue to make it the best family friendly pub in the area. A new children's room is being added where kids can play safely with the new play equipment.
From classic British Sunday Roast to pub classics, our food is fresh, hot, and served everyday.
This cosy pub was built around 1776 and may have served as a Turnpike House on the newly improved Rye to Dover road. It has a very large open fireplace as a main attraction in the bar area.
- Ship Hotel
83 High Street
Situated in the middle of the Cinque Port Town of New Romney on the coast road between Folkestone and Hastings, the Ship was built mainly of ship timbers about 1492 and was used for smuggling contraband from across the channel. At the height of the coaching era The Ship was an established coach halt being situated on the main Rye to Dover route, and is mentioned as a compulsory stop in the timetable of 1802. More recently In the 20th century the cellar was also used as a public air-raid shelter in World War II. Friday evenings is disco evening and there is a lock-up facility for bicycles. Friday night Disco At the height of the coaching era of the mid to late eighteenth century, The Ship was an established coach halt being situated on the main Rye to Dover route, and is mentioned as a compulsory stop in the timetable of 1802. More recently In the 20th century the cellar was also used as a public air-raid shelter in World War II.
- Smugglers' Alehouse
10 St Lawrence Court, High Street
This micropub was awarded Branch Pub of the Year runner-up in 2017, it is in a former tattoo shop at the south end of the High Street. The Smugglers’ Alehouse has a mixture of high and low tables, where you can relax or join in with the varied conversations between customers and staff, or simply just sit and people watch. Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome. In addition to the ever-changing real ales and ciders on offer, there is a selection of wines, spirits and Curious Brew from Chapel Down in Tenterden. Tea and coffee is usually available upon request, various snacks (including pickled eggs) are also usually available. The Smugglers’ is about a 10 minute walk from the main bus stops in Station Road, where you can travel to/from Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Rye, Hastings and beyond, in addition, it is also about 20 minutes’ walk from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch light railway station.
- Warren Inn
A roadside pub on the east side of New Romney which dates back to 1860 retains its Victorian interior. A cosy and welcoming pub with a log burning open fire and a spacious garden overlooking the fields that run down to the sea. A large garden provides with swings and a play house caters for the children. Boule and Bat and Trap are played in the summer months The Warren takes its name from the fenced area behind it, itself named after the Roman expression for an enclosure, Traditional Sunday lunches are very popular, several seating areas with one bar The building is said to be haunted by 'Old Sid' who committed suicide in an upstairs room.
- Balance Bar moc.rabecnalab@tcatnoc(01797) 361006 60 High Street New Romney TN28 8AT
- White Hart
Situated in the picturesque village of Newenden in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The White Hart free house oozes character and charm and a regular GBG entry serving the local community and surrounding area since the 16th Century. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible are employed in the homemade meals. At the bar you can expect an ever-changing selection of fine cask ales. The en-suite rooms provide the perfect base from which to explore the many tourist attractions in the area. Perhaps a nostalgic steam train journey through beautiful countryside with the Kent and East Sussex Railway, a visit to one of the many National Trust properties on our doorstep or a drive down to the coast Pub quizzes are held on the first Monday of the month, except on bank holidays.
- White Hart ku.oc.nednewentrahetihweht@ofni(01797) 252166 Rye Road Newenden TN18 5PN
- Folkestone Rugby Club (01303) 266887 New Burlington Ground Newington CT18 8BH
The George Inn has its own 50-seater restaurant so the emphasis is on food. Locally sourced seasonal produce used to create home made dishes.Lighter snacks offered lunchtime. Diners can enjoy their food in the separate restaurant or in one of the two bars. Large inglenook fireplace or the log burner.
- George (01795) 890237 The Street Newnham ME9 0LL
- Hare & Hounds
The Hare and Hounds is a charming country pub in the village of Northbourne, just a few miles from Deal. The pub boasts an open fire, a warm welcome.
Two cask ales are usually served, regularly featuring ales from Kent breweries..
A varied home-made menu from locally sourced ingredients is served, including daily specials and a Sunday roast. A popular Country Club food night is held featuring food from countries around the world.
Outside there is a large sun-drenched patio for those summer days.
The pub is surrounded by public footpaths, so it's the ideal pub to stop off when out walking Kent’s Public House Archive: Hare & Hounds, Northbourne
- Hare & Hounds moc.liamg@tneksdnuohdnaerah(01304) 774112 The Street Northbourne CT14 0LG
- Campbell Arms
1 Campbell Road
Friendly back street corner pub with a collection of photographs of old Gravesend and Northfleet displayed around the bar area. Free snacks are served on Thursdays. Featured events are Burns Night, St George's Day, St Patrick's Day and barbecues in summer. Various entertainment includes karaoke and live bands. There are usually two strong real ales, above 4.5% ABV, sourced from small breweries.
- Coach & Horses (Ye Old)
25 The Hill
An small attractive old former coaching inn dating back to 1665. This pub hosts regular weekly activities - pool teams on Wednesday, quiz evening on Thursday, live music on Friday, DJ on Saturday and Karaoke on Sunday. Serves one regular and one guest beer and always a Westons traditional cider.
Update 9/6/21. Has re-opened but handpumps removed. It is to be hoped that this regrettable decision will be reversed before long.
- Earl Grey
177 Vale Road
An old-fashioned local boozer in a distinctive late 18th century cottage-style building with a Kentish red brick and flint exterior. Internally there is an "L" shaped bar with a raised seating area at the rear. The pub hosts regular darts and euchre is played on Wednesdays. There is a large garden where children and dogs are welcome. The third beer might be a seasonal ale or a special brew from the Shepherd Neame range.
- Iron Pier Taproom
Units 6 & 7, May Industrial Estate, May Avenue
Brewery taproom opened in January 2018. The Iron Pier brewery is only the second to operate in Gravesend since Russell's was swallowed by Truman's in the 1930s. Plenty of seated accommodation and an excellent view of the brewery itself. Three regular Iron Pier beers are available, often with others depending on production at the time. Also offers a selection of gins, wine, bottled beer and soft drinks.
- Painters Ash
25 Dene Holm Road
Modern community-orientated estate pub catering mainly for the younger drinker. Ex-Courage.
- Red Lion
Crete Hall Road
Large early 20th century riverside hostelry, now isolated in a former area of heavy industry, which has sadly declined. The pub has extensive views across the Thames. The current landlord has been in residence since 1984 and the pub has a nightclub attached which hosts live music until 2am on Fridays and Saturday. Above the bar there are pictures of bands which have played at the venue, going back to the 1960s. Two ever changing real ales are served, mainly from larger established breweries.
1 Rose Street
Back street local handy for the station and Ebbsfleet United FC. At least two beers on, one of which is sometimes a mild. A veritable menagerie in the back garden.
- Rose Inn
1 Perry Street
Re-opened November 2018 after refurbishment. Now offering real ale again after a lengthy barren period.
- Six Bells
26 Old Perry Street
Friendly community local dating from 1710. Rare Dartford Brewery sign displayed on the side of the building (see photo).
- Campbell Arms (01474) 320488 1 Campbell Road Northfleet DA11 0JZ
- Northumberland Heath
- Duchess Of Kent
143 Brook Street
This beautiful public house in Northumberland Heath has an area dedicated to live sports. There is a pleasant social drinking and eating area together with a separate room for functions for hire; a discrete darts parlour; and a pool table in its own "patio" area behind doors. Good cellarmanship is part of the appeal of this pub, which remains popular with its locals. Note, card payments accepted only over £10.
- Duchess Of Kent (01322) 432492 143 Brook Street Northumberland Heath DA8 1JD
2 The Street
Freehouse located on a corner of the main high street next to Oare Creek, near Faversham. The Castle serves up to three real ales, often including one from Wells. It has a restaurant area and a small patio garden. The pub hosts several dart's teams.
- Three Mariners
2 Church Road
The Three Mariners is a grade II listed building dating back to the 18th Century. Situated in the village of Oare, 30 minutes walking distance from Faversham town centre with views overlooking Oare Creek. Real log fires and a terrace add to the charm. Food, for which the pub has received much praise, is served daily along with two beers from Shepherd Neame
- Castle ten.liamsf@nosambob(01795) 533674 2 The Street Oare ME13 0PY
- Kings Arms
A cosy pub near the village green, where there is a rare example of a quintain, once used by knights for jousting practice. Originally two 16th-century farm cottages with many wooden beams. Many of the regularly changing guest beers come from Kent microbreweries. Good selection of meals are offered using local products. There is a small car park, but the road outside has no parking restrictions. Bus 70 passes the door, on Monday to Friday daytimes only.
- Kings Arms moc.kooltuo@smrasgnikmahffo(01732) 870114 Teston Road Offham ME19 5NR
- Old Romney
- Rose & Crown
When first built, the property was two farm dwellings, and these two with ten others and the church of St. Clement formed the entire parish of Old Romney. In 1806, a licence was granted to sell ales from the premises, which at this date remained untitled, other than “a beer house of Old Romney”. In 1848 works were carried out and both dwelling made to form one. Upon completion of these works a full licence was granted for the house and it was registered as the “Rose and Crown” inn. After several year as a Whitbread house the pub has now become a welcoming free house overlooking the open countryside of Romney Marsh. The pub still retains two bars with the addition of a conservatory used as a restaurant and supports social evenings for local groups
- Rose & Crown ku.oc.yenmordlo-nworcdnaesor@ofni(01797) 367500 Swamp Road Old Romney TN29 9SQ
12 Ospringe Street
Large traditional public house on the old A2 which has recently been refurbished. A secluded beer garden is popular with regulars. Regular live music, quizes and special food evenings are held. There is a large car park at the rear of the pub. Three ales are served - usually Doom Bar, Landlord and Master Brew.
- Ship kU.oC.eviL@egnirpsOnnIpihSehT(01795) 532408 12 Ospringe Street Ospringe ME13 8TL
Historic building originally dating from 1512, now principally a restaurant pub with many interesting features including two fireplaces, one with portrait carvings of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in the wooden panels above. There is also an ornate grandfather clock and wooden corner "wishing chair". Meals are served until one hour before c;osing time every day and there is table service in the restaurant area. A wide range of bottled craft beers are available.
- Rising Sun
Small friendly country pub in hamlet between Otford and Shoreham. It has a large garden with extensive views of the Darent valley and surrounding hillsides. The pub has a large car parking area to rear of the garden but very limited street parking. There are regular Friday night karaoke sessions and a meat raffle on Sundays. Please book by Saturday morning for traditional Sunday roast dinners. In addition Thai food is available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month from 6.30pm. The two guest beers are frequently Kentish.
2 High Street
Large open plan pub located near the village duck pond. There are distinct separate areas, the main part is dominated by TV and gaming machines and the games area to the rear has a pool table and dartboard. There are quieter alcoves and a large garden and a car park to the rear. Two regular real ales and one changing beer.
- Bull ku.oc.gnikeneerg@9316(01959) 523198 High Street Otford TN14 5PG
- Cat & Custard Pot
A friendly local pub located in a small hamlet situated on an ancient trackway, whose name derives from Saxon origins and means 'Paeddel's Enclosure'. This local public house was a regular for Battle of Britain pilots based at Hawkinge and is notable for its numerous name changes. Now known as the 'Cat and Custard', is has previously been the 'Red Lion', the 'Sprawling Cat', the 'Rampant Cat' and the ‘Romping Cat Pot' The interior is ordained with Battle of Britain photos and other items from pilots in the war and is well worth the drive through the lane or the walk from the Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge.
- Cat & Custard Pot moc.liamtoh@bupdratsucdnatac(01303) 892205 Paddlesworth Lane Paddlesworth CT18 8AD
- Paddock Wood
- Forester's Arms
86 Maidstone Road
A large open plan freehouse on the Maidstone Road with a modern brightly decorated interior. It has an interesting brick arch and large log fire. Sky TV and live music is also on offer.
- John Brunt VC
24 Church Road
Re-opening on 11th Feb following extensive refurbishment, with both a restaurant and drinks offer. Website lists real ale offering as Doom Bar with several craft beers on keg. More details after pub survey has been completed. This former Whitbread house is the nearest to Paddock Wood railway station. Its unusual name is attributed to a local war hero whose history you can read inside the pub.
- Forester's Arms (01892) 836064 86 Maidstone Road Paddock Wood TN12 6DX
- Painters Forstal
Popular country pub situated in the centre of the village. Well regarded for its food, for which tables may be booked. Tuesday Lunchtime specials. Woodfired Pizzas Friday evening & Saturday lunch and evening.
There is a small car park and a large, well maintained, garden. The pub also has Bat and Trap and has occasional themed events. Up to three Shepherd Neame beers are available. Dogs on leads are allowed in the Public bar.
- Alma (01795) 533835 Painters Forstal ME13 0DU
- Black Horse
12 High Street
Lovely traditional Kentish local pub well kept with hanging baskets and plants providing an array of colour outside. The Walls inside are lined with Cricket and Golfing photos and memorabilia revealing the landlord's love of sport. There is a large inglenook fireplace and you can walk right around he central bar. Very popular with locals.
- Camden Arms Hotel
1 High Street
This former coaching inn is an imposing listed building overlooking the village green. The large interior is mostly laid out for dining but there is a comfortable bar area with armchairs to relax in if you just want a drink. Recently extended as an Hotel with en-suite rooms
- King William IV
87 Hastings Road
As a refurbished free house under the ownership of a small independent family company, the King Will has been given a new lease of life as a thriving community pub. Landlady Siobham hails from the village. Many local breweries are well supported along with a real cider from Biddenden. The pub is bright and spacious with ample seating and includes areas devoted to darts and the rarely-seen bar billiards. A flower-bedecked front garden and large rear garden ideal for families are perfect for warmer weather. Live music events can be found on the Facebook page.
- Black Horse (01892) 822141 12 High Street Pembury TN2 4NY
- Penenden Heath
A large, family pub with a garden standing adjacent to Penenden Heath. There are several different areas of varying sizes. Good value meals are served all day with menus for both seniors and juniors and dishes for the weight conscious. There is a play area for children.
- Chiltern Hundreds
Penenden Heath Road
A large, food based pub close to the M20. The pleasant oak-beamed interior has plenty of seating for diners and the menu has a good range of food and snacks. Walk through restaurant area to access the L-shaped bar that serves both restaurant areas. There is a large car park and patios are provided front and rear to cater for smokers.
- Bull ku.oc.gnikeneerG@0667(01622) 752888 Boxley Road Penenden Heath ME14 2DH
- Leicester Arms Hotel
Refurbished in late 2013 to a high standard and with 13 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms this establishment now adopts the status of a hotel. However, non-dining customers, with their dogs or children, are accommodated in style around the bar area where the local Larkins ale may be supplemented by another local guest such as a Tonbridge brewery beer. Situated by the church, a stone's throw from Penshurst Place at the end of the five mile cycle path from Tonbridge. Private events can be catered for in the rear Leicester Square Panelled Dining Room.
- Spotted Dog
This extremely picturesque white weather-boarded, Grade II listed free house, perched on a hillside, was originally a run of three farm cottages. Approached down the steps via the front sunny terrace one gets a sense of the oozing charm befitting a place which has served as an ale house for over half a millennium. Equally appealing in winter with log fires including an inglenook adding to the cosy feel and in summer with rear tiered terracing affording elevated views over some fine countryside. A combination of low oak beams adorned with hops and fairy lights, quarry tiled and carpeted flooring and subdued lighting add to the historic feel. Larkins Trad comes from the brewery only 3 miles down the road, with up to two guest ales depending on seasonal demand appearing alongside the other regular, Harveys Best. The rare local, lightly-carbonated Chiddingstone cider is also served. The cosy restaurant area can be reserved for special occasions and private parties (no food served on Sunday evenings). With Penshust Place and Hever Castle located nearby and set in good walking countryside, this is a deservedly popular refreshment stop for walkers and dogs (spotted or otherwise).
- Leicester Arms Hotel moc.smraretsecieleht@ofni(01892) 871617 High Street Penshurst TN11 8BT
- Perry Wood
- Rose & Crown
16th century free House in Perry Wood. Hidden away in attractive countryside and popular with walkers, although muddy boots must be removed! Bar is adorned with old woodcutting tools and there is a large inglenook fireplace. An extensive garden with a children's play area. Food is produced using locally sourced ingredients served in the bar or the separate restaurant area. Regular beer festivals, quizes and live music take place.
- Rose & Crown ku.oc.doowyrrepnworcdnaesor@ofni(01227) 752214 Crown Hill Perry Wood ME13 9RY
- Petham Pint
Stable Lodge, The Broadway
Opened May 2021; conversion of use in a building which previously operated as a B&B. Initially worked under outdoors Covid-19 rules with a marquee and fire pit.
Indoor facilities added shortly after opening using a converted stables building.
Contact details and final opening hours to be confirmed once Covid-19 rules are fully relaxed.
The owners say they opened up here as the area had become a beer desert with so many local pubs having closed for good.
- Petham Pint Stable Lodge, The Broadway Petham CT4 5RX
- Pett Bottom
Attractive old country pub with a good reputation for food. The large garden overlooks farmland and woods. A blue plaque states that Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novel "You Only Live Twice" while staying here in 1964.
- Duck moc.kooltuo@mottobttepnnikcudeht(01227) 830354 Pett Bottom CT4 5PB
Attractive and friendly weatherboarded building perched on a hilly corner in a quiet hamlet, though accessible by a nearby bus route. The central log fire adds to the homely atmosphere within. The home prepared food (not served Monday or Tuesday) feature pizzas prominently. Formerly a Hall and Woodhouse pub it is now in private ownership serving three Kent and Sussex beers along with a guest and a cider from Turners. Additional seating is available in the newly constructed rear terraced garden and patio, complete with a children's play area.
- Hopbine (01892) 722561 Petteridge Lane Petteridge TN12 7NE
- Papermakers Arms
Styled as a friendly local and eatery, the Papermakers is the only remaining pub within the village which once accommodated seven. Other than the a la carte menu, a midweek set lunch menu is available as is a separate children's menu. The interior is smart with plenty of candle-lit wooden tables for diners and features a wood burning fire in winter. To the rear a south-facing paved terrace complete with tables and parasols leads down to the lawn with further rustic seating. Two varying ales are served from the likes of St Austell, Timothy Taylor and locals Larkins and Tonbridge.
- Papermakers Arms (01732) 810407 The Street Plaxtol TN15 0QJ
- Black Horse Inn
This 14th century building was once the Bailiffs House for Sir Henry Dering's estate which was granted to him by King Charles II for his help in the civil war. the shape of the windows was degreed by Dering because he had escaped through one of this type when he was persued by the roundheads. The pub stands in an outstanding position, for Pluckley is allegedly the most haunted village in England. 14 ghosts from the Civil War period appear regularly in the streets, churchyard and houses. The Black Horse itself is believed to be haunted by 4 ghosts of the Dering family. featured in the "Darling buds of May" TV series
- Dering Arms
Very close to Pluckley station, Pluckley was the home of Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet, MP for Hythe and the Member for Kent in The Long Parliament. The Dering Arms was originally built as a hunting lodge for the family's weekend guests and owned by the estate, built around the time of the coming of the railway line from London to the Kent coast in the 1840s. The inn has a lot of Dutch gables and mullioned, arched and leaded windows, some etched with the Dering family's coat of arms. It has thick stone walls, studded oak doors, stone floors and a blazing log fire in winter. In the 17th century the Cavalier Dering escaped the Roundheads through one of the windows. The Dering estate was sold in 1928 and the guesthouse/hunting lodge became a pub. If you pull back the right-hand hand pump in the left bar, you will see, very faintly, the date of 1931 stamped on the quadrant part of the mechanism. A nice little bit of tying history together. The chef utilises fresh local ingredients and specialises in award-winning seafood but there’s plenty of choice for non-seafood lovers and with enough warning is prepared to shop for the ingredients to create your special meal. During the autumn and winter months there are black-tie gourmet evenings which include a 7-course gourmet meal and a chance to dress up in your best for a delightful and memorable meal.
- Rose & Crown
Mundy Bois Road, Mundy Bois
Dating back to the 17th century with a tile-hung exterior, the Rose and Crown combines the warmth of a traditional Kentish country freehouse with a first-class restaurant. Situated off the beaten track between the villages of Pluckley, Egerton and Smarden, there are many good walks to be enjoyed nearby. The Rose and Crown lies in farmland in the heart of the Weald of Kent -- 'Darling Buds of May' country. The Village Bar is hop-entwined and has a welcoming fire; the saloon also features a log burner. The Rose and Crown actually sits directly on the parish borders of Egerton and Pluckley. The parish boundary actually splits the building leaving the bar in one parish and the toilets in the other. Pluckley has ghosts, or so the story goes ……..depending on who you talk to, the village and surrounding area has between 12 and 16 ghosts. The Guinness Book of Records which in 1989 named Pluckley the most haunted village in England, puts the figure at 12.
- Black Horse Inn moc.ynapmocrabytsrihteht@esrohkcalbeht(01233) 840380 The Street Pluckley TN27 0QS
- Half Moon & Seven Stars
A cosy, unspoilt 16th century country inn with original bar and hops hanging from the beams. The etched windows indicate Rigden Brewery's previous ownership of the pub.
From the main bar you have access to a sports/games room, with pool, darts and sports TV, and there's a large conservatory/restaurant at the rear. Behind the bar there's a small function room. To the rear of the pub there's a patio and beer garden.
Real ales feature Shep's Master Brew and a guest ale, typically from a Kent brewery.
The menu features traditional, home-made pub fare, a roast on Sunday and take-away fish & chips.
Plenty of events keep the pub busy. Gastro-themed evenings; monthly live music; curry and quiz evenings and a wine, prosecco and live music festival in August.
Although the pub is not fully-disabled friendly there is ramped access to the restaurant and lower bar area and a disabled toilet.
Walkers and dogs are welcome.
- Half Moon & Seven Stars moc.liamtoh@sratsnevesdnanoom(01227) 722296 The Street Preston CT3 1EB
- Admiral's Arm
A three room Micropub which opened on Trafalgar day 21st October 2016. Four real ales, including Kentish brews, are sold through hand pumps, along with a large range of 12 or more ciders/perries sold on gravity dispense, all from a temperature controlled cellar room. If you ask bar staff then your real ale may be served on gravity dispense from the cellar room too, as each cask is equipped with a dual tap. A very extensive range of gins and pub snacks, including beer infused pork pies and scotch eggs. A plentiful mixture of high and low hand-crafted wooden benches and tables. The décor is mainly along a lifeboat and nautical theme. Thursday to Saturday a selection of 12 inch pizzas using pizza bases supplied from Italy is available. Kent CAMRA regional & branch 2019 Pub of The Year.
Queenborough Corner, Queenborough Road
Shepherd Neame's flagship pub and restaurant on Sheppey. Large display of aviation memorabilia and quiet little booths as well as family areas. Meals and bar snacks served along with a range of cask beers. Low level music and a silent TV screen. The pub hosts regular quiz nights and an annual Rotary club beer festival. Ample parking and close to bus routes and the railway station. A traditional pub that has been improved by the brewery to give an authentic feel.
- Five Bridges
A new build, food orientated, Marston's located at Queenborough Corner on the Isle of Sheppey and opened in April 2016. Up to five ales, from the Marston's range, are available. Popular with families and located within walking distance of Queenborough Station.
- Flying Dutchman
19 High Street
Large 2 bar rambling pub, with considerable emphasis on food, which has been substantially extended over the years. 3 handpumps in the back bar serve mainly beers from the Mad Cat brewery with which the pub has a good relationship, but at times another brewer's guest ale may be offered. Local ciders are sold from boxes kept in a chilled cabinet. The front bar has recently been refurbished to resemble the inside of a galley.
- Old House At Home
1 High Street
Waterfront pub next to the sea wall with views over the Medway estuary. Nautical themed rustic interior. Two public bars and one saloon. Live music every Sundays. Quiz night Thursday. DIY BBQ in garden, ask at the bar. Usually London Pride on cask.
- Rose Inn
80 High Street
A freehouse located in Queenborough's main street with a large main bar area and outdoor patio/garden. Some interesting features including stained glass windows. One beer is served, often from Old Dairy, Greene King or Adnams.
- Admiral's Arm (01795) 668598 West Street Queenborough ME11 5AD
Small rural pub on the outskirts of Rainham with an active social scene. 3 beers are served one of which is permanent the other two are from National breweries, all beers good quality, very friendly staff and customers alike.
88 High Street
Greene King owned Pub, strong emphasis on food, sport TV, Pool table, fruit machines, disabled access and pay and display Car park to rear of pub 50 yards. Little choice for real ale drinkers (according to the reviewer), all Greene King. Tried one of the change beers St Edmunds, average quality. Update by Anthony Tippens Pub has just come out of a major refurbishment following bad local press over a veteran being barred for repeated complaints about the appalling conditions of the toilets. Layout basically the same just new furnishings beers still standard green king stable of beers some nice craft beers with obvious price tag (£3.70-£3.80 for a 330ml bottle). Service is polite and fast... it was quiet. Still a food and TV sports pub at heart but seems a better atmosphere . Three real ales only one "guest" but it's not a brilliant pint. A nice experience only let down by mediocre beer. JULY 2018 New licence conditions, only allowed to serve up to 11.00pm on Friday & Saturday and from 8.00pm only in plastic drinking vessels, until a new licence hearing on 21st August. Designated premises Supervisor replaced, and Door staff (4) to be employed from 8pm on a Friday & Saturday.
100/102 Hawthorne Avenue
Comfortable pub situated in the residential area of Twydall with a league darts team as well as pool and cards available. The pub also hosts a pigeon club. Bus 182 passes close by.
- Mackland Arms
213 Station Road
Just north of the railway station and level crossing. A single roomed community pub with 2 front entrance doors. Impressive large garden. Comfortable décor, sports TV with 4 handpumps on the bar counter. Late closing times for the area. Good pint of Master Brew to be had in here, with a guest ale normally once a month.
- Manor Farm
2 High Street
Large Beefeater pub close to Rainham town centre with a separate bar to the restaurant area. Plenty of seating available for customers.
- Prince of Ales
121 High Street
A March 2016 addition to Medway's micropub scene, a friendly atmosphere with good service and excellent ales. Gravity dispensed ales and ciders from a temperature controlled room. Good, sturdy, wooden seating with a couple of booths for more intimate conversation. Two small standing areas at the front of the pub. The pub intends to always offer at least one Kent brewed ale. Take away containers available for the ales and ciders. Sun trap rear garden.
- Queens Head
390 Maidstone Road
Re opened on 9th February 2019 under the Ember Inns banner with a promise of 20p off a pint for CAMRA members and all ales at £2.49 a pint on a Monday. Five handpumps adorned the bar. The house ale is brewed by Black Sheep brewery.
113 Station Road
Reopened from a free house to a J D Wetherspoon outlet on 1st October 2019. Usual range of staple beers plus guests. Tastefully refurbished and a lot larger than the previous Railway pub that had closed in 2012. Long single bar with two banks of handpumps. Couple of fruit machines and TVs (on mute sound).
Alcohol is served from 9am each day.
- Rainham Arms
120 Wakeley Road
Large pub located on an estate in central Rainham close to shops and railway station. 2 drinking areas are available as well as a well kept pub garden. Closed in November 2021 for a significant revamp and change of name. subsequently reopened in early December 2021 looking very freshened up.
- Rose Inn
249 High Street
Local pub on the edge of Rainham town centre with 2 separate drinking areas available. Darts are played in the pub. Thai and English food dishes, traditional Sunday roasts.
- Spyglass & Kettle
2 Woodside, Wigmore
Large pub situated in the residential area of Wigmore with plenty of room for seating and dining
- Three Mariners
509 Lower Rainham Road
Two bar outlet currently serves four real ales Bar snacks and hot meals on offer Good Sunday roasts, but advisable to book to avoid disappointment. Good quality beer, very friendly staff.
- Three Sisters
Otterham Quay Lane
Victorian detached free house in the heart of the old brickfields between Upchurch and Rainham, currently serving two beers with the addition of a cider. The pub has a full-length bar with a log burner plus bar billiards and a pool table to the rear. There is an emphasis on friendly conversation and the landlords are keen classic bikers. A function room is at present being refurbished which holds up to sixty people. Live music once a month. Bingo and quiz night on alternate Thursdays
- White Horse
95 High Street
Locals' pub in the centre of Rainham with a large drinking area and TVs for sports events. A rotating range of national cask ales is served through the handpumps. Reopened 1st September 2017 under Craft Union ownership with one guest ale, Timothy Taylor Landlord. Cheap too, at only £2.30 a pint. Fine Pub, very friendly staff.
- Angel 07510 642542 Station Road Rainham ME8 7UH
- Artillery Arms
36 West Cliff Road
Superb unpretentious little pub on several levels, with attractive bow windows and leaded glass windows depicting soldiers & guns from the Napoleonic wars. The emphasis is on real ale, with its ever-changing roster of 5 beers, it's an on-going beer festival.
- Australian Arms
45 Ashburnham Road
This tasteful free house in the town’s St Lawrence district has been much extended and modernised over the years. It was a beer shop as early as 1849, although the flint building is much older. The pub had the distinction of being the last beer house in Thanet, not being fully licensed until the 1960s. The pub's name is unique to this country; just why St Lawrence should have a pub so named is a mystery. It is known that convict ships bound for "down under" berthed at Ramsgate Harbour from the 18th century. The pub accepts cash payments only.
- Belle Vue Tavern
Single-bar former Tompson & Wotton now Shepherd Neame pub dates back to at least 1760 enjoys good views over Pegwell Bay and the English Channel.
Christmas opening 2021, 25 Dec 11am to 3pm -no food, 26 Dec noon to 8pm with food served from noon to 5pm.
- Churchill Tavern
This large pub with views across the Royal Harbour and English Channel and has lots of different seating areas including at different heights. It was rebuilt in the late 80's to resemble a country pubs using old beams and church pews. The place evolved out of the bars and lounges of the Paragon Hotel, built 1816, when it lost its hotel function. Upstairs it is now a school of English. The hostelry has been called in its time the Britannia Bars, Van Gogh and Steptoes.
- Comfort Inn Ramsgate (San Clu Bar)
This spacious hotel bar is situated in a splendid Victoria hotel and offers an excellent view of the sea.
- Conqueror Alehouse
4c Grange Road
Opened in 2010, this is a classic micro pub which in 2020 became the sister pub of the Four Candles Alehouse and micro-brewery which is situated near Broadstairs. Serving only Four Candles beers which typically are;
Pale Golden 4% Best Bitter (Target hops) 4% West Coast IPA 5% Stout/Dark Bitter 4.8%
The beers are served by gravity dispense, plus two ciders are usually available. Keg beers and lagers are not sold in this pub, which opened for business on 16 November 2010. Conveniently located on Stagecoach East Kent's Thanet Loop bus route which serves Ramsgate Railway Station.
30 York Street
One of the town's oldest pubs in one of its oldest streets, York Street was built about 1700 when it was called the Hew End. This pub first appears in the rate book dated 1717. It was owned by Cobb of Margate as early as 1818, when it had the reputation as a disorderly house. In that year the Ramsgate magistrates urged Francis Cobb to control the outrageous conduct of his tenant at the 'Old Crown'. The pub changed its name to Jacksons Wharf for the past 10 or so years but after becoming part the Craft Union pub chain has reverted to its original name.
- Elephant & Castle
8 Hereson Road
U shaped pub divided into three areas. Cosy left hand bar, raised seating at the back overlooking a square with outside seating and a games area to the right with two dart boards and pool. One guest normally from Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds'). Filled rolls are sold on Saturdays. Dogs are welcome.
34-38 Harbour Street
Large 1 room pub sports screens on the walls with one large one on the end wall. Comfy half booths, pool table and slot machines in the middle of the room.
- Hare & Hounds
349 Margate Road
Situated in a prominent position on the Thanet Loop bus route. The pub comprises of two bars large games room and beer garden. Customers may have some free chilli or curry on Friday evenings.
- Honeysuckle Inn
31 Honeysuckle Road
This delightful free house has retained much of the rustic charm which blessed its inception in 1693.
- Horse & Groom
Centrally located pub built in 1830 becoming a licensed premises in 1840, and gaining its present name in 1865. It was extended into a neighbouring cottage in 1960.
- Hotel De Ville
45 Grange Road
This ample free house began life as a licensed hotel in 1870. It advertised itself as a 'Family and Commercial Hotel & Billiard Room'. The gallic name - meaning town hall - is not incongruous, for in the past the town was known as the "Ville of Ramsgate". Always at least one Gadds' beer from Ramsgate Brewery.
- Hovelling Boat Inn
12 York Street
Pub reopened at the end of March 2013, as a micropub, after 104 years, in which time the premises have been a restaurant, café and various retail outlets. Cask ales and ciders /perries are served at your table and are brought from a rear room in which they are kept in a temperature controlled environment and dispensed on gravity.
- Montefiore Arms
1 Trinity Place
This snug pub, was at one time tied to Flint and Co of Canterbury. It appears to have started life as two cottages. J Fowler was the publican in 1885, which was the year Sir Moses Montefiore died aged 100. The pub's name and sign are unique. They honour the great centenarian, whose connections with the town are legendary. Montefiore had a varied life as a financier, Sheriff of London and campaigner for Jewish rights in the Middle East. Locally, however, he is remembered principally as a benefactor to the town's poor. For a good part of his life he lived at East Cliff Lodge, where he entertained such notables as Princess Victoria. Since September 2014 has been run by Eddie Gadd of the nearby Ramsgate Brewery.
- Oak Hotel
66 Harbour Parade
A popular harbour-front establishment with some outside seating arrangements, plus a bar and restaurant. By the bar there are a number of different seating areas and levels with neat and nicely co-ordinated decor.
- Pub Ramsgate
87 High Street
A modest sized welcoming pub in the heart of Ramsgate. Beer take-outs are available.
- Queens Head
78 Harbour Parade
Harbour-side pub with two bars, an outside terrace area, dance floor, games room and function room. A Ramsgate (Gadds') Brewery is normally available as a guest. Meals are usually a choice of three changing curries including a vegetarian option.
- Racing Greyhound
227 Hereson Road
Pub built by Tomson & Wotton in the early 30s. Guest beer normally from the Greene King range. Its name refers to the once nearby greyhound racing stadium which was demolished in 1996.
- Ravensgate Arms
56/58 King Street
This former keg only freehouse was transformed in 2014 by then new owners, London based Late Knights Brewery, into a pub selling its real ales and craft keg beers along with a selection of other real ales and craft beers from other small and independent producers along with two cask ciders. Check the large blackboard to be sure which are real ales and which are keg before ordering.
- Red Lion
1 King Street
A busy town centre pub operated by local pub group Thorley Taverns. A good place to drink and has regular evenings of various live music mostly Saturdays. Towards the rear there is a raised area which houses the pool table. Usually at least one Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') beers on handpump.
- Rose of England
97 High Street
This former Tomson and Wotton pub was once known as the Rose and Crown, it was renamed in 1957. The pub then became a Whitbread house when the Tomson and Wotton brewery was subsequently taken over and closed in 1968. The pub then closed for a number of years, and re-opened as a free house around 1984, it boasts two bars and a separate games room, plenty of memorabilia including a number of vintage arcade amusement machines.
51 Harbour Parade
Busy bar overlooking the Royal Harbour. Operates a door policy after 9 most nights.
- Royal Temple Yacht Club
6 Westcliff Mansions
With an outdoor terrace and great views of the Royal Harbour and the seas beyond this is a lovely place to sit back and relax, either alone or indeed to enjoy with friends. Once inside, the bar and seating area has a modern formal decor interspersed with pennants (burgees), crests, trophies and images of boats under sail. It is worth noting that during daylight hours when the bar is open the blue ensign is always flown from the flagpole on the terrace.
- Royal Victoria Pavilion
Although the pub opens at 8am alcohol is not served until 9am onwards. This splendid pub opened as a Wetherspoon's on 29th August 2017 in what was originally a dance hall and then casino, features two floors and two bars is said to be the largest Wetherspoon's in the country. The pub has a ground floor rear beer garden, along with first-floor roof terrace. Children permitted until 9pm.
- Sir Stanley Gray
81 Pegwell Road
Warm and friendly pub with low beams and an intimate feel, which offers superb views over Pegwell Bay and across the English Channel. The pub is named after Stanley Gray who was Frank Thorley's partner when he first ventured out into business. When Stanley sadly passed away, Frank decided to name the pub after him to thank him for all his hard work and support. The dining room of the Pegwell Bay Hotel situated across the road from the pub are located on the floor below the bar area with a tunnel leading between them. A function occupy's the ground floor.
88 Harbour Parade
Overlooking the Royal Harbour this attractive curved corner fronted pub which re-opened (after a period of closure) in spring 2019 under the Ei's Craft Union Pub brand.
- Artillery Arms (01843) 853202 36 West Cliff Road Ramsgate CT11 9JS
- King Ethelbert
Built in 1843, this lively pub is close to the historic Reculver Towers and a Roman fort whose walls can still be seen. The pub is in the renowned Reculver Country Park and is a popular destination on fine weekends and holidays. It is also on the Viking Trail, Regional Cycle Network 15. A wide range of good value food is served, with roasts on Sundays, and a shellfish stall in summer. There are occasional quiz nights with a hot buffet for £5. There is a sunny terrace and a children's play area in the garden. At least one beer is usually from a Kent brewery.
- King Ethelbert (01227) 374368 Reculver CT6 6SU
- Five Bells
A bright, modern traditional village pub located on the main Deal-Dover road.
Real ale is usually from the Ramsgate brewery.
The varied menu includes roast on Sunday lunchtime and home-made pizzas.
The accommodation is bright and airy and includes two apartments.Kent’s Public House Archive: Five Bells, Ringwould
- Five Bells moc.liamtoh@dluowgnirsllebevif(01304) 364477 Front Street Ringwould CT14 8HP
- Plough Inn
An attractive rural inn, just a couple of miles from Deal.
This wood-beamed pub has a long bar with large tables and benches, with a small room off the main bar. Outside, there's plenty of space in the marque and the large, sheltered patio garden.
Three national beers feature on hand-pull, with a guest ale available during the busier summer months. There's also a cider from Biddenden, Kent.
A good range of food is served, including a wide variety of vegan dishes. There are meal offers, curry & steak nights and a Sunday roast.
Live music events are held during the summer months.
Popular with walkers, the pub is easily accessible by footpaths from the surrounding area. Families and dogs are welcome.Kent’s Public House Archive: Plough Inn, RipplePhotos courtesy of the Plough Inn, Ripple.
- Plough Inn moc.kooltuo@bdnabegattocdrahcro(01304) 360209 Church Lane Ripple CT14 8JH
- Royal Oak
36 Lower Road
The Royal Oak is a charming pub situated in the village of River near Dover and was until recently a Shepherd Neame tied house for many years.
The pub was originally formed from two 18th century flint cottages and earliest records show that the pub started trading in the early 19th century.
A friendly, warm welcome complements their range of real ales and there is a good selection of British food is available on the menu.
Round the back of the pub there is a garden for those warm summer days. In the winter there are two wood burners to keep out the cold while enjoying your pint.
A number of events keep the pub busy during the year including quizzes, open mic nights, live music and themed food evenings.
- Royal Oak ku.oc.revirkaolayor@ofni(01304) 829433 36 Lower Road River CT17 0QU
The only McMullen's pub in Kent. Predominantly a food lead pub which still manages to cater for the local customers. A weekly pub quiz and a number of other events are held. All though extensively opened up some of the old features remain and the outside is basically original/
- Bullfinch (01732) 455107 Bullfinch Lane Riverhead TN13 2DR
- 12 Degrees
352 High Street
Micropub which opened on Saturday 15th September 2018 after a number of delays beyond the owner’s control. The “RAMS” theme relates to his view that Real Ales Make Sense. Former shop premises in Rochester High Street, converted with a bar counter to the left hand side behind which are 7 "racks", chilled cabinets for the real ales and ciders / perries sold on gravity dispense. The pub is furnished with an eclectic range of bench seats, tables, stools and chairs on the ground floor in a long narrow area. Toilets are upstairs as is a small quirky quiet seating booth. Subsequent work created a basement for extra seating capacity, for up to 25 to 30 people. Sorry no dogs allowed. Due to licensing conditions children may not be admitted.
Small single bar with basic facilities, 2 regular beers, no changing beers. Situated next door to Kings Head and Jolly Knight. No frills traditional pub.
- City Wall Wine Bar
120 High Street
Real ale is back in this establishment, hopefully will go on to offer a wider choice in due course.
- Coopers Arms
10 St. Margarets Street
A one-minute stroll past Rochester Cathedral and castle, this charming inn, originally dating from 1199, is one of the oldest in Kent. The front bar has beamed cellings, and a couple of impressive fireplaces. A passageway leads to a more modern rear bar and out into a well-kept garden area, popular on sunny days. This venue features up to seven real ales. Sunday roasts and lunchtime specials Changing beers also include Mad Cat brewery and Wainwrights. Very friendly and attractive pub, only 10 minutes walk from Rochester railway station.
2 High Street
Fine, attractive pub, situated on Rochester High Street very close to Rochester Bridge. Friendly knowledgeable staff . Family run business since 1999 , owner Steve Kray. November 2019. Purchased by Shepherd Neame,
- Eagle Tavern
124 High Street
A pub that describes itself as Rochester's premier music venue, with jam nights on Wednesday, a band on Thursday evenings and jazz on Sunday lunchtimes. Situated in the middle of historic Rochester High Street, things are usually a lot quieter during the day. This single-room hostelry can be found opposite a large car park and has a big garden at the rear that gives a view of the old city wall. A varied menu is offered lunchtimes (no food Sundays)
344 City Way
Private owners. Large Single bar TV, Pool table, fruit machines. Live Music and Entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.
- Golden Lion
147-149 High Street
147 High Street has been the Golden Lion for a long time, 149 had previously been a shoe shop and bank before being combined into this large Wetherspoon house, which is set on several levels. The bar counter has 10 handpumps. Accommodation letting rooms have now been added.
83 Maidstone Road
Smallish pub with a local community following. Original external Meux Brewery tiling on the front wall pillars. 3 handpumps. Occasional guest ales. Re-opened late August 2021 after a period of closure for refurbishment, including garden enlargement.
106 Pattens Lane
No regular beers, but two real ales , chosen from national breweries are served. Informed on 13/1/2019 opening hours and food times all wrong, so latest details are taken from Bing local site only.
- Jolly Knight
56 High Street
Traditional pub, 2 separate bars, bar snacks and food served each day 12-5 pm. Excellent pint of Greene King St Edmunds. Friendly staff.
- King's Head Hotel
58 High Street
The Kings Head is a newly refurbished Bar Kitchen and Hotel situated in the heart of historic Rochester, only a stone's throw from Rochester Castle and Cathedral. With a hint of history, a splash of shabby chic this venue offers something for everyone. Strong emphasis on food.
- Man of Kent Ale House
6-8 John Street
All the draught ales from the 11 handpumps on the bar come from Kent breweries only. It serves an extensive range of Kent wines and cider, while a number of German and Belgian beers are offered on draught and in bottles. It has live music on Wednesday and Thursday (check Facebook). and a quiz night on the first Monday of the month. An enclosed garden allows for pleasant drinking in summer. Last admittance on Friday and Saturday nights is at 11pm. Well behaved dogs permitted on leads. Over 18s only. Occasional brewery swaps means a guest ale from outside Kent will be offered. Marvellous surviving Style & Winch Ltd exterior front fascia tiled sign work. Covid restrictions are being assiduously enforced here to keep all its customers safe.
- Nags Head
292 High Street
Whitewashed ex Courage pub with weatherboarded frontage, a street corner house at the start of one of the high pavements. 2 handpumps in the front bar. Cosy atmosphere with real fire.
- Queen Charlotte
(0121) 272 5499
159 High Street
Street corner house that reopened in late August 2017 after a refurbishment and relaunched as a sports oriented venue with multiple TV screens, pool table and a darts oche. It is smartly and brightly furnished and mainly carpeted. It has a rear paved garden with a covered shelter. 1 handpump.
- Rising Sun
6 Delce Road
Reopened in September 2017 following a renovation and run by Kelly Earle who now has the lease. This two bar town house has a historical feature of an original back bar in its lower bar. This bar can also be used for private functions, with no hire charge. Good mix of games including a pin ball machine. Alongside a regular real ale of Sharp's Doom Bar, one guest ale changes from another brewer. Good selection of wines and strongbow ciders
- Three Sheets To The Wind
173 High Street
Advertised as an Anglo Austrian Family Pub. Opened on Monday 12th April 2021 in a former historical recreations shop. Sells Kentish beers amongst a mix of British and Austrian beers. Secluded shaded garden. 2 handpumps dispense the real ale here.
- Two Brewers
113 High Street
Both Rochester castle and cathedral are within walking distance of this small and friendly pub situated in the High Street. The Two Brewers dates back to 1683 but has had extensive alterations in recent years. It offers the full range of Shepherd Neame products and its small size does not stop it having live music every Sunday afternoon, and Blues nights on the first Thursday of each month
- Who'd Ha' Thought It
9 Baker Street
A charming back-street local off Rochester's Maidstone Road offering three rotating ales. This is a friendly free house with a wood-panelled bar, log fire, large TV with satellite sport and a snug bar to the rear. A range of events is held, including live music and a monthly charity quiz evening. There is a well maintained family and dog friendly garden where barbecues and beer festivals are held. Bar snacks include rolls and pizzas. Well preserved external tiling includes a fascia board offering Woodhams & Co Ltd Sparkling Ales. Please note last orders may be placed until no later than 30 minutes before closing times shown.
- 12 Degrees moc.liamg@retsehcornismar07512 040453 352 High Street Rochester ME1 1DJ
- Rodmersham Green
- Fruiterers Arms
Popular village pub fronting the green. Large bar/ restaurant area and smaller lounge bar. Three real ales are usually served with permanent London Pride and rotating guest beers. Open fire in main bar during colder months. Good food menu with Sunday roast a speciality. Polite, friendly service and chatty hosts Chris & Keisha. Gravel car park. Three buses a day serve the village Monday to Friday, although the last one departs around 2pm.
- Fruiterers Arms (01795) 424198 Bottles Lane Rodmersham Green ME9 0PP
- Bull Inn
1 Regent Street
Located in the heart of the Weald of Kent this 15th century Grade II listed free house pub is tastefully decorated providing a selection of local beers that can be consumed in the good ambiance providing the central bar The cosy restaurant provides traditional pub food which, where practicable, is sourced locally. The bar area can be divided to cater for functions. During Winter months there is a welcoming fire to warm travellers, locals and dog on cold evenings.
30 High Street
Friendly village pub that plays an important part within the local community and always offers Harveys beers. Good pub food is served lunchtimes and evenings, except Sunday evenings, please note that alcoholic drinks are only served from 11:00. There are picturesque views across the field to the mill from the garden. Families with children are welcome. Served by direct buses from Hastings, Ashford and Tunbridge Wells. A 10% discount is offered on cask beers to CAMRA card carrying members.
- Bull Inn ku.oc.nednevlornnillubeht@ofni(01580) 241212 1 Regent Street Rolvenden TN17 4PB
- Rolvenden Layne
- Ewe & Lamb
26 Maytham Road
Situated one mile east of the Rolvenden on the High Weald Landscape Trail, this is a friendly inn to relax and enjoy real ale in. The restored interior is warmed by a log fire and the dining area providing high standard food is to the rear. A patio area for drinking is in the front and a small courtyard at the rear. Dogs are welcome and there are some beautiful local walks in the area.
- Ewe & Lamb ku.oc.bmaldnaewe@tcatnoc(01580) 241837 26 Maytham Road Rolvenden Layne TN17 4NP
Tea Garden Lane
Set in 17 acres of grounds on a sandstone outcrop. The decking seating has a 180° panoramic view of the Spa valley below. The front bar is comfy with leather seating and real fire in the winter. Very much food orientated there is still a very small bar with seating for drinkers.
- Red Lion
82 Lower Green Road
A traditional pub with original parquet flooring, wooden beams and a cosy log fireplace. Outside, there's a fine beer garden with a children's play area. Since March-18 now a Freehouse with authentic Thai cuisine served from the Elephant Thai kitchen. Jazz music every Saturday evening is a feature at the pub.
- Toad Rock Retreat
1 Upper Street
Reached by following Harmony Street down off the Rusthall Road just past the famous rock formation which gives the pub its name. Refurbished at the beginning of 2016, the Toad Rock is having a new lease of life with experienced landlords Nick and Shelley now at the helm. On entering, customers are faced with a double open-sided wood burning fireplace separating the main bar area featuring parquet flooring and wooden tables and chairs, from a peaceful snug area containing comfy leather seating arranged around the fireside. The dining area to the left includes cosy tables lit by fairy lights intertwined around internal branches attached to the walls. Alongside the regular Harveys, real ale is being promoted with 2-3 guests sourced from local breweries like Old Dairy and Tonbridge through to those from further afield like Adnams, Woodfordes and Gales. Disabled access is via the side entrance.
- Beacon (01892) 524252 Tea Garden Lane Rusthall TN3 9JH
- Duke of Wellington
A 16th-century pub with inglenook fireplaces in each of its two bars. The bar to the left leads to toilets and includes a small snug area. To the right the restaurant displays part of an original wattle and daub wall behind glass. A covered and heated patio opens onto the garden, with additional tables outside the front of the pub. Sunday roasts are very popular. A jazz evening is held first Thursday in month. Ramblers are welcome. A small bus stops nearby.
- Duke of Wellington moc.nsm@hsrayrnotgnillewfoekud(01732) 842318 Birling Road Ryarsh ME19 5LS
- Castle Hotel
A small hotel with a friendly bar and restaurant overlooking the Village Green which has been under new managership from August 2019 offering upto 4 cask beers from regional brewers and one from a local brewery. The nearby castle (not open to the public) was the home of Sir Ralph de Broc, the murderer of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The pub is a convenient stopover for the Channel Tunnel and Dover for those who prefer to stay in a small licensed venue as opposed to the national chains. These are the core hours, but we will open earlier and/or later for sports events or special occasions, please enquire at the bar. Food currently not available but dining will resume in the near future.
- Saltwood Social Club (01303) 266487 School Road Saltwood CT21 4PP
- Castle Hotel ku.oc.doowtlaseltsaceht@nimda(01303) 266311 The Green Saltwood CT21 4AJ
- Earl of Clarendon
This ex-Mackeson, Whitbread and Shepherd Neame free house was originally built as a hotel and provided refreshment to troops as it is on a path between Shorncliffe Camp and the sea. Outdoor tables overlook the sea. The pub has continuously changing beers from all over Britain, usually including at last one local beer. Live music occasionally during the summer, tasty home-made food every day, bar billiards and third pint glasses are available, also football, cricket, and snooker on satellite TV.
- Folkestone Rowing Club
Private Members club with 10 or 11 Open Days each year (including beer festivals). On other days, CAMRA Members can be signed in. House beer (4.1%) celebrates 160 years of the club and is brewed by Caledonian. Winter hours may vary.
- Inn Doors
96 Sandgate High Street
A micropub at the west end of Sandgate based upon a 1930s living room consisting of a small bar and two-level seating. Beers are served on gravity from a cold room visible through a window. Gary, the landlord, brews his own beers at the Four Candles brewery in Broadstairs. Tasty snacks available as are dozens of gins. The pub hosts monthly charity quiz evenings and monthly gin evenings, for which the pub is open on a Tuesday.
- Providence Inne
47-49 Sandgate High Street
Reopened as a free house in May 2015 serving 3 good quality draught beers and a cider. This formally a George Beer and Rigden's beer house obtained a full licence in 1949 and became a Fremlins' house shortly afterwards. Originally the pub was just one bar area immediately in front of the door. The pub was extended in the 1970's when the Sea Breeze café next door was acquired and is now a comfortable local community pub.
- Sandgate Vaults
35-37 Sandgate High Street
Comfortable cellar bar under the popular restaurant at the East end of Sandgate High Street with seating in several small rooms and alcoves serving local beers. The bar menu is available until 9:30pm whilst the restaurant serves meals at lunchtimes and early evenings. Family friendly until 9pm.
- Ship Inn
65 Sandgate High Street
"This narrow corner pub extends from the High Street to the beach. The middle part was the alehouse in 1798. The restaurant with sea views and upstairs deck for drinkers were added in 2010. Nautical maps and pictures featured on the walls reflect the landlord's interests. (Highlights are the paintings of Rorkes Drift and the battle of Isandlwana.) Biddenden cider is always available and an August bank holiday beer festival is a major part of the Sandgate Sea festival. In 2015, expansion opened up a new room for families and functions. The Amazing Brewery Company started in 2015, Cotter VC bitter and other beers are sometimes available."
- Earl of Clarendon moc.ysae@nodneralc(01303) 248684 Brewers Hill Sandgate CT20 3DH
A modern roadside pub in the centre of the village. Large open area for bar and food. Re-modelled in 2020 to a very high standard providing much better facilities than previously. Drinkers welcome but mainly concentrates on food. Easily accessible as the bus route from Maidstone terminates nearby and runs hourly. A third Real Ale is sold during the summer months.
- Swan ku.oc.tsruhdnasnninaws@ofni(01580) 851007 Queen Street Sandhurst TN18 5HY
- Malta Inn
Off Forstal Road
A very large riverside restaurant/pub on several floor levels with cosy seating areas of various sizes.The usual Beefeater value meals are served. Breakfast is served 06:30-10:30 weekdays and 07:00-10:45 weekends. There is disabled entry and doors open on to the wide towpath by the River Medway. Access throughout the ground floor is by means of ramps. Allington Lock and The Museum of Kent Life are close by. Accommodation is available in the adjacent Premier Inn.
- Yew Tree Inn
A former cottage that dates from 1782 that lies close to the M20 and is accessed via a narrow lane. The bar has red quarry tiles on the floor while the popular restaurant has the benefit of carpet. Well thought out meals are available using fresh cooked ingredients. Vegetarians are catered for but call beforehand. Bookings for the restaurant are advisable. Subdued music may be played. Bar food is available all day Friday and Saturday.
- Malta Inn firstname.lastname@example.org(01622) 717251 Off Forstal Road Sandling ME14 3AS
- Baypoint Club ku.oc.bulcstropstniopyab@seiriuqne(01304) 613022 Ramsgate Road Sandwich CT13 9QL
- Bell Hotel
Rebuilt in the late 19th C, this is Sandwich's main hotel overlooking the quay.
Refurbished to a high standard and popular with hotel guests and diners but also welcoming to those just visiting for a drink in the smart bar area or patio.Historic England Entry: 1069666
Kent’s Public House Archive: Bell Hotel, Sandwich
- Crispin Inn
4 High Street
The pub reopened on Friday, 18th February, under new management. So, some of the information in this WhatPub entry may be out of date.
This 15th-century public house can be found by the medieval Barbican and old toll bridge.
Its low ceilings, wooden beams and brick walls create an old world feel, providing a congenial ambience for locals and tourists alike. Relax by the windows and watch the world go by, or sit in the back courtyard overlooking the river - not to be missed on a summer’s day. There's also a cosy, carpeted, snug, if you want to get away from the crowds.
Two real ales feature, including one from the Kent brewery Mad Cat.
Food will be served from Tuesday, 1st March. There is a good range of home-made food which usually features Caribbean specialities, for example goat curry. Bar snacks include home-made sausage rolls.
Regular live music events are held.
- Fleur de Lis
6-8 Delf Street
This beautiful, bright and vibrant community pub/hotel is located in the centre of Sandwich.
The current landlord has been at the pub since 2018 and the last refurbishment was made during the Covid lockdown of 2021.
Inside, you’ll find a large, open bar area, restaurant and pool/darts area. There’s also a private function room which has an unusual cupola roof. The pub is adorned throughout with guitars, music/film posters and comfy furniture.
Ales from the Harvey's brewery feature, with one regular ale and a guest.
Breakfast is served daily, on Friday & Saturday, from 8am to 11am, followed by traditional pub lunches. Every Sunday the pub features a popular Sunday Roast followed up by a very popular free entry pub quiz from 7pm.
Live music and entertainment are featured every Friday & Saturday evening with a plethora of various styles.
The Fleur is also a supporter of the Delf Street Party & the annual Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
- George & Dragon
24 Fisher Street
This 15th-century pub and restaurant is tucked away in the back streets of this Cinque Port, just a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Inside, the wood-floored bar area with its beamed ceilings and a real fire in winter gives this pub and restaurant a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
At the back the conservatory-style restaurant is light and airy and there is a cosy downstairs function room.
There is an interesting home-made menu which includes a Sunday roast.
Four ales are on offer, typically from breweries such as Timothy Taylor and Harvey's.
At the back there is a small courtyard which provides a suntrap in the summer. This is served by a small alleyway that provides a rear entrance to the pub off the High Street.Historic England Entry: 1069686
Kent’s Public House Archive: George & Dragon, SandwichPhoto(s) courtesy of the George & Dragon, Sandwich.
- Kings Arms Hotel
63 Strand Street
This 16th-century Grade II-listed inn provides a warm welcome and great service. Although it has been refurbished over the centuries it still retains plenty of its original charm and character.
The main lounge has a long bar, with two handpumps, an open fireplace and hops hanging from the ceiling. Although very popular with diners, drinkers are still made welcome.
The extensive menu, which caters for all tastes and appetites, features home-made food cooked with locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh fish.
Occasional live music events are held, usually to coincide with local events.
The paved patio and walled garden, with well-tended borders, provide plenty of space for sitting outside in the summer months.Historic England Entry: 1069542
Kent’s Public House Archive: Kings Arms Hotel, Sandwich
- Market Inn
7-9 Cattle Market
Nestling in the heart of Sandwich, this venue offers a warm and friendly welcome.
It is a large, one-bar Shepherd Neame pub serving their typical beer range including occasional beers from their microbrewery.
Entertainment includes darts, bar billiards, a weekly quiz, a meat raffle and occasional folk music on Sunday afternoon.
Home-cooked food is available, including the pub's award winning Market Sandwich. Afternoon tea can be taken in the pub's 16th-century tea room.
- Mermaid's Locker
8 Cattle Market
Built in the 13th century, this ale house/restaurant retains many of its original features. Inside and out, the quirky furniture and collectable items, a product of the present incumbents imagination!, provide a welcoming environment for a drink or a meal. Open fires and traditional wood furniture complete the picture.
You can enjoy your drink at the back in the pub's sun-trap courtyard garden or seated at the front watching the town's life goes by.
Two ales are served by handpull. Kent ales feature with the occasional guest ale from outside Kent.
- New Inn
2 Harnet Street
An impressive-looking pub located in the centre of this medieval Cinque Port, ideally situated for wandering around this historic market town.
Inside, the wood panelling and carpeted bar give the pub a traditional and comfortable feel. At the front there are chairs and tables which allow you to watch Sandwich life go by while enjoying your drink.
On the bar, there is one guest ale from a variety of breweries. A second guest ale may be served to coincide with local events, such as the Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival.
Home-cooked food is available all day, made from local fresh produce.
Monthly live music and occasional charity fund raising events are held.
AA*** RAC***Kent’s Public House Archive: New Inn, Sandwich
- Prince's Golf Club (01304) 611118 Sandwich Bay Sandwich CT13 9QB
- Red Cow
12 Moat Sole
Overlooking the Guildhall car park, which was the old cattle market, you cannot miss the large red cow on the front of this timber-framed pub. Historically, this pub was the watering hole for market traders in years gone by.
With its tiled floors and exposed beams it has a comfortable and traditional country pub ambience to it.
The menu offers traditional pub food, alongside Pie & Pint night, Friday Fish Special and a Sunday roast.
There are up to three real ales, including one usually from the Ramsgate brewery. The number and range of ales can vary according to the season.
Everyone is catered for with areas for drinkers and diners. At the back there is a pleasant sun-trap garden in which live music events are held in summer.Historic England Entry: 1106323
Kent’s Public House Archive: Red Cow, Sandwich
- Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe
10 Delf Street
Opened in May 2019. this beer & music cafe provides a relaxed environment for a drink and a chat. Inside, the wooden floors, white walls and wood chairs & tables give the cafe a modern-feel.
At the bar you can select from a wide range of cask and KeyKeg ales (mostly from Time & Tide), real ciders and wines.
The eclectic mixture of music is provided by Smugglers Records - many of the artists are from their own label.
There will be regular live music events, details of which can be found on their FaceBook page.
There's plenty of public car parking nearby.Kent’s Public House Archive: Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe, SandwichPhotos courtesy of Smugglers Beer & Music Cafe.
- Crown Inn
Brimming with tales from the Charge of the Light Brigade and visited by scores of glamorous stage and screen stars, The Crown is a Grade 1-listed 15th century building fully-restored to provide delightful bars and high quality accommodation. Over the centuries the inn, which probably started as a coffee-house, has built an unrivalled reputation for warm and friendly hospitality. Locally we are known as The Cherry Brandy House, owing to a secret recipe for cherry brandy brought over by the Huguenots fleeing from the religious persecutions of Louis XIV. This secret recipe is now jealously guarded and bottles of what is almost certainly the most exclusive cherry brandy in the world cannot be bought from anywhere else except The Cherry Brandy House.
- Crown Inn moc.liamtoh@errasnworc(01843) 847808 Ramsgate Road Sarre CT7 0LF
171 Seabrook Road
Built in 1888 on the site of a previous pub and undergoing refurbishment . Open all day, food is served lunchtimes and evenings, except Monday, with many customers eating out in the large garden in the summer months. Old fashioned pub grub cooked by the landlady with locally sourced meat, veg and fruit. There is also a free barbeque for parties by prior arrangement. The large bar is light and airy, with the pool table and sports tv at one end and dining tables at the other. Comfortable atmosphere for a beer and a chat.
- Fountain moc.liamg@171niatnuofwenyraterces(01303) 470495 171 Seabrook Road Seabrook CT21 5RT
- Five Bells
Small back street pub of the 1800's was formerly two cottages. It has a low ceiling bar and an outside men's toilet. In the 1950's it was kept by one Ratty Webb who advertised his services as a rat catcher. The first hot air balloon ascent in England took place at Seal in 1825.
- Five Bells (01732) 761503 Church Street Seal TN15 0AU
- Oyster Pearl
185 Faversham Road
18th century brick-built pub with some interesting external features and airy modern interior. The pub was used by smugglers who landed contraband on the nearby beaches. Now surrounded by caravan parks. Voted best newcomer 2013, the Oyster Pearl prides itself in creating an eclectic menu combining the best of British and Asian fusion with its seafood dishes and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The ever-evolving creative menu suits all tastes. There is live music on Saturdays and an open mic night on the third Tuesday of the month. Its sister pub, the Blean Tavern, also specialises in pan-Asian fusion cuisine.
No 1 in the top 50 gastropubs of 2021! Michelin-starred gastropub on saltmarshes by the Thames estuary, with a seaside feel to the wood-panelled rooms and reclaimed timber tables, all of which are usually booked in advance by diners. Pride in local food extends to producing their own butter, bread and salt. Walls are hung with the work of local painters. Unfortunately, inside seating is reserved exclusively for restaurant reservations, and there is no inside seating for drinkers. There are tables outside.
- Oyster Pearl (01227) 272705 185 Faversham Road Seasalter CT5 4BJ
- Dukes Head
A local community pub tastefully refurbished on the main road in the centre of the village with a large conservatory used for dining and a children's play area in the garden Traditional food is served alongside the pubs extensive snack menu and unique specials board. Occasional live music nights, karaoke nights and quiz nights are held.
- Sellindge Sports & Social Club
69 Swan Lane
Sellindge Sports & Social Club is a lively and friendly club that hosts a wide range of Sports clubs including Junior and Senior Football, Tennis and Bowls clubs All visitors are welcome to our Club which has a relaxed bar offering good quality food, with TV, in a comfortable, modern setting. There’s a Sunday Roast and an evening menu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights . The Clubhouse has a pool table, darts board and offers Whist, Bingo and Craft Club, and a dedicated Youth area, ideal for all ages with Xbox, Wii, PlayStation and toys, books, jigsaws to entertain our young members. A large Function Room, is available for hire, holding around 250 people with full and flexible catering.
- Dukes Head (01303) 812131 Main Road Sellindge TN25 6EG
- White Lion
The White Lion is a restored coaching inn dating from 1703, in the village of Selling. A gem of a country pub with its hop-decorated bars and open fires. A village pub near to some of the finest woodland walks in the spectacular Perry Woods, yet not very far from the historic market town of Faversham. Sunday lunch until 4pm followed by Sunday Supper menu.
- White Lion (01227) 752742 The Street Selling ME13 9RQ
32 London Road
One of the last real traditional pubs in the area and Barry, the inimitable landlord, is the longest serving. A pub full of friendly banter and mickey-taking makes for a unique experience whilst enjoying one of three exceptionally well-kept real ales. The ever changing guest ale is usually sourced from a local micro brewery. An established venue for live music, twice-monthly blues and open mic nights are held. Darts, poker and pool are played and there's a weekly meat raffle. Good home-made pub food including roast meals are served every day, with snacks in the evening.
73 High Street
This 16th century traditional pub has some grim history with records of hangings and even a drowned landlord! Thankfully these days it is a social hub and the visitor will be greeted by hop-strewn oak beams, open fire, comfortable seating and a U-shaped bar sporting handpumps delivering top quality guest beers including local brews and Westons Old Rosie cider. Discount promotion on ales, and pie and mash on Monday evenings, live music performed fortnightly and weekly quiz nights held.
- Halfway House
Trading since 1700 and owned by various breweries since, the Halfway House is now a free house serving four constantly changing ales with at least two sourced from local breweries. A recent refurbishment has produced a bright and clean environment although some oak beams and wood cladding is visible and three fireplaces have been retained including a log burning stove. Good food is served by friendly staff. There is occasional live music and unintrusive background music. Covered outdoor seating. In the upper bar there is a turntable and collection of vinyl albums for customers to play.
- Oak Tavern & Tap House
135 High Street
May-17 now re-opened after extensive refurbishment, including an in-house micro brewery. The in-house brewery is not currently active (Dec-19) but the pub has 2 regular cask beer. Extensive offering of craft beers on keg and bottled. The pub is finished in the "traditional" style, with wood panelled separate areas around a central bar; the brewery is housed in a "glass cage" in the middle of the pub. Should appeal to both cask & keg drinkers, with a strong emphasis on food.
Well positioned in the centre of town on the corner of a Pedestrian Precinct it has a conservatory style lean-to which is popular spot in the summer. A comfortable area for smokers all year round. On Saturdays & Evenings it mainly tends to cater for the younger set. In Aug-20 the pub was re-named The Restoration.
30 Camden Road
The last example in Sevenoaks of a two bar back street local and the only remaining pub in the St Johns area of the town. The saloon bar was originally the sergeants mess for the local barracks and is considerably older than the public bar, hence the pub's name. Inside it has benefited from a refurbishment in the Spring of 2016. Westons Old Rosie cider on hand pump may be rotated with another during the course of the year. The three changing beers are sourced from the Greene King approved list where the likes of Adnams, Bath Ales, St Austell and Titanic may be found. Also an unusual ale may appear under a collaboration scheme with a guest brewer e.g. Penpont brewery.
139-141 High Street
Town centre Wetherspoon pub behind a period façade which blends into the surrounding architectural style. The beer offering includes local guest ales alongside permanent national brands. Breakfasts are served from 8am (alcohol from 9am) and main meals until 10.30pm (9pm Sunday) for late diners. Plenty of table and sofa seating to choose from and there is a secluded garden to the rear. Families welcome until 8pm and a children's menu is provided.
- Sevenoaks Rugby Club
Knole Paddock, Plymouth Drive
Rugby Club open during the rugby season for games on Saturday & Sunday and open to non-members.
- Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club
The Pavilion, Sevenoaks Vine
Open during cricket season; checking opening times before visiting.
- White Hart
Acquired by a small North West pub company a few years ago this attractive 17th century coaching inn has seen a new lease of life. Appropriately the house beer is brewed by Manchester's Phoenix brewery, accompanying many local guest ales and good quality food. Real Kent cider may be found at the end of the front bar during the summer months. The solid whitewashed exterior leads to an open plan wood-floored interior containing many cosy corners. A lovely sunny patio and garden is tucked away at the back.
- Anchor (01732) 454898 32 London Road Sevenoaks TN13 1AS
- Sevenoaks Weald
1 Windmill Road
Formerly a Kent Pub of the Year , the Windmill is now part of a small pub company, North & South Leisure since 2020. Refurbished with a stylish retro feel, six hand pumps and strewn with hop bines. The landlord is a talented chef. Live music is played on the last Saturday of the month and quizzes are held on the last Wednesday. Saturday is curry night with takeaways available. Bar billiards and shove halfpenny teams play.The pleasant garden has plenty of covered seating.
- Windmill (01732) 463330 1 Windmill Road Sevenoaks Weald TN14 6PN
- French Connection
Hall Avenue, Orbital Retail Park
Modern, purpose built, family and food oriented pub, part of Whitbread's Table Table group, adjoining The Premier Inn. Opens at 06:30 for breakfasts weekdays and 07:00 weekends.
- French Connection (01233) 500755 Hall Avenue, Orbital Retail Park Sevington TN24 0GA
- Kings Head
The parish of Shadoxhurst dates back 700 years with a parish church with lancet windows of the 13th century. The many footpaths and woods around the area offer plenty of interesting walks. The building dates back in part to 1580 and retains some fine architectural features, notably the old porch with the family crest of the original owners.
The Kings Head is a deceptively spacious typical country pub with an olde world charm, which caters for the local community as well as visitors with its comfortable bars and superb restaurant.
With the assistance of “Pub is the Hub” the outbuildings were converted in 2021 into a farm shop providing local produce and Community Café with a patio area for al fresco drinking.
- Kings Head (01233) 732243 Woodchurch Road Shadoxhurst TN26 1LQ
- Belle & Lion
22-24 High Street
Impressive shop conversion which opened in July 2014, formerly the Brittain & Hobbs electrical store. A narrow frontage but goes back a very long way inside. Contemporary decor with a long bar on the left at the front with 12 handpumps in 2 banks of 6. This leads to an extensive seating area to the rear with a number of wall booths. Paved patio garden to the rear right with several upturned half boats as seating features, and a signed smoking area.
- Flying Sheep Micropub
193 High Street
The pub has a mixed aviation / sheep theme reflecting Sheppey's past involvement in aircraft manufacture and an abundance of sheep pastures. Seating mainly high tables and high stools but several comfortable airline seats. Bar counter with four handpumps serving changing real ale range. Guest ales include those from Black Sheep, Ilkley, Wantsum or Pitchfork. Themed nights at various times. Swale CAMRA Pub of the Year runner up 2020. Ciders are sold direct from polypins in chiller room. Selection of wines rum and gins Varying choice of beers from many different breweries
- Heights of Alma
1 Alma Street
Traditional back street local situated close to the town centre. Originally a Courage pub with the traditional Courage pub sign still adorning the building. Two ales are served.
- Queens Head
264 High Street
A spacious and friendly local located on the road from Sheerness High Street towards Minster. Part of the building was formerly a tram station house. Some interesting features including decorative glass above the bar add character. A large function room/seating area is good for meetings and for the Sunday lunch which is served. Up to three beers are available - two on handpump and one on stillage. A recent visit found the beer on good form. A real cider (from a box behind the bar) is also available.
- Royal Hotel
Imposing early 19th Century hotel located in central Sheerness on Broadway. The pub has many original features including frosted windows. Serves Shepherd Neame beers and has a large restaurant. The pub has recently been independently purchased in 2021 and refurbishments are being undertaken.
- Ship on Shore
155 Marine Parade
One of the few remaining pubs on the island with a long standing landlord, who takes on the role firmly but with good humour.
- Belle & Lion (01795) 665486 22-24 High Street Sheerness ME12 1NL
- Bell Inn
A traditional country pub with a welcoming atmosphere, beamed ceilings and wooden floors.
Food is available in the form of simple snacks, such as pork pies, ploughman's & pasties, which can be eaten in or as a take-away. Bookings can be taken for the private functions for which cold buffets can be provided.
Outside there's plenty of room to enjoy your drink in the quiet back garden or on the front patio overlooking the village green.
A variety of events is held throughout the year, including quiz nights, clairvoyance evenings, live music and events on the village green.Historic England Entry: 1051096
Kent’s Public House Archive: Bell Inn, ShepherdswellPhotos courtesy of the Bell Inn, Shepherdswell.
- East Kent Railway (01304) 832042 Station Road Shepherdswell CT15 7PD
- Bell Inn (01304) 830661 Church Hill Shepherdswell CT15 7LG
Large and impressive building with a tile hung exterior and white veranda at the front, located with a commanding view over the common. Part of the small Whiting & Hammond chain, this is a food-led pub with plenty of seating intermingled with unsegregated drinking areas and open fire. There is an attractive conservatory-style dining area and a beautiful wood panelled and timber roofed Church Room in which to dine to the rear. A 'food to go' collection service is a further meal option. A delightful side garden overlooked by the adjacent church is a perfect place to drink in warm weather. Breakfast served 9am-11am (Mon-Weds = 10am-11am).
- Chaser (01732) 810360 Stumble Hill Shipbourne TN11 9PE
23 The Street
Despite the colour wash exterior, the building dates from 1683 and was originally a cottage for local farm workers under the Manor of Sholden (later licensed as a pub in 1836).
Entering through the front door you find yourself in a contemporary-styled pub with the large central bar surrounded by the main bar area and a small snug to the right.
At the back there is a large patio/garden overlooking the grounds of Walmer Cricket Club and Deal Hockey Club.
The real ale offering features Doom Bar and guest ale from a Kent brewery.
Traditional "Pub Grub" is served from Ploughman's lunches to cottage pie and lamb shank. On Sunday they serve up a Sunday Roast.
A variety of entertainment is on offer including quizzes, karaoke, live music, pool & darts.Kent’s Public House Archive: Sportsman, SholdenPhotos courtesy of Sportsman, Sholden.
- Sportsman (01304) 380321 23 The Street Sholden CT14 0AL
84 High Street
Friendly, family-run, cosy beamed pub at the northern end of the village. An unusual corridor links the public bar with the main bar, restaurant area and a more private dining or drinking room. Daily specials are chalked up on a board in the restaurant and booking is advisable for Sunday lunches. The guest beer is often an interesting local ale. An attractive place to rest after any number of good walks around this pretty village.
- Samuel Palmer
The pub has reopened as The Samuel Palmer on the 2nd April 2022. The pub is named for Samuel Palmer, a 19th Century landscape painter who lived in Shoreham - and the pub is decorated with prints of his work. It is now owned by The Mount Vineyard. The pub has been considerably smartened up (within the bounds of its listing). A new courtyard/terrace area has been opened up. Dogs are welcome in the main bar and terrace area, but not the main restaurant or function rooms. The intention is to have accommodation in a few rooms above the pub - though I don't think that element has opened yet. There is a fair emphasis on food - but it is also very much a pub to drop into to have a drink. Although closed on Mondays does open on Bank Holiday Mondays.
- Crown ku.oc.liamtoh@poocharas(01959) 522903 84 High Street Shoreham TN14 7TJ
Large ex-Truman's road house offering Crown Carvery fare and breakfast from 8-11.30 daily. Would benefit from a more adventurous range of cask beers. Quiz Saturday evenings.
- Rose & Crown
32 The Street
Friendly village local with two bars and a popular separate restaurant area. The pub offers a 10% discount for CAMRA members. Normally serves one regular beer, a 3.6% house beer (brewed by Sharp's) and 2 changing guest beers, including local beers.
- See Ho
Pear Tree Lane
Built in 1895 to replace a pub dating from 1645 that was destroyed by fire. The pub name comes from an earlier association with hare coursing. Refurbished in 2018 with the accent now very much on food. Beers sourced from far and wide!
- Copperfield (01474) 822395 Gravesend Road Shorne DA12 3JW
ku.oc.bupamlaeht@ofni(020) 8300 3208
10 Alma Road
Medium sized pub with two bars separated by an archway There is Victorian tiling at the entrance to the saloon bar. The second bar is a 1930's extension. Large function room available.
- Foots Cray Social Club ku.oc.bulclaicosyarcstoof@ofni(020) 8300 0856 23-27 Cray Road, Foots Cray Sidcup DA14 5BY
- Hackney Carriage
(020) 3637 9096
165 Station Road
A welcome addition to the branch's micropub population which opened on 19th August 2016. Based in a former school outfitters opposite the church just north of the railway station, the local students and commuters give a different feel with a strong emphasis on LocAle and real ciders. Equally interesting is 'Strong Beer Thursday' which showcases high-quality strong IPA. Ales and ciders are dispensed on gravity from a cool-room behind the bar, together with local wines and a special brand of Kentish gin and snacks. Seating is at wall mounted high benches with high tables. Occasional live music. Last sales are 30 minutes before closing times shown.
- Halfway House
188c Halfway Street
Micropub selling real ale, wine and some spirits. Opened on 16/03/2018 in a former coach company office, quite small in comparison to most of our branch's other micropubs so can easily get very crowded. Beers are served through three handpumps which are complemented by six keg taps. Usually there is one real cider available. Ladies and gents toilets are up one step to the very rear. Pavement seating is provided under an awning. There is now (as at Aug 2021) a reasonably-sized covered area at the back plus an uncovered area beyond. The closing times stated are the times that the pub shuts. Last orders are 30 minutes earlier.
moc.buporcimragnah@filc(020) 8300 6909
37 The Oval
This ninth micropub within the branch boundary is set in a former carpet shop in a large parade of shops. A one-roomed house with bare wooden-tiled floor with all seating at high tables using wall-mounted benches or high stools. The L-shaped counter has five keg beer fonts, one for dark beer plus two craft lagers. Real ale is served under gravity from a cooled room; wines and gins are also on offer. The large windows give a relaxing view over the greenery of The Oval, where midsummer events have been staged and there is some outdoor seating in the summer, together with an open patio "cabin" at the rear. Note, last orders are thirty minutes before the closing time shown. Order and Pay via QR code/website is now available. Since October 2020 this has a sister pub - The Hangar in Welling.
- Hill Top Tap
moc.sbupetagenots@pucdiS.paTpoTlliH(020) 8302 8757
7-8 Elm Parade, Main Road
Large Stonegate pub just off the end of the High Street. Recently refurbished, rebranded and renamed. Lots of tiling and bare wood, the wall opposite the bar has been taken back to bare brick. TV's in seating booths plus an area totally free of TV's to allow people to converse without distraction. Cask ale is not always available here.
- Hopper's Hut
1 Invicta Parade. Sidcup High Street
Micropub in a former party goods shop which opened fully on 1st September 2016. Seating is provided by wall mounted benches at high tables, with some low-level seating also available. Cask ales are served on gravity dispense from a cool room, this is a major outlet for the Swanley based Brew Buddies brewery. Often there are more than two beers from cask. Cider and wines are also supplied as are bottled and canned beers. Eight taps on the rear wall dispense keg beers some of which are keykeg. Quiz night on Tuesdays. Last orders 30 minutes before closing time.
- Iron Horse
moc.liamg@pucdisesrohnori(020) 8302 8217
122 Station Road
The Iron Horse has plenty of railway connotations. It is handy for the station. Live music every weekend.
- Lamorbey Wine
(020) 8309 6000
16 Halfway Street
Off-licence selling real ale in a bottle
- Olde Black Horse
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@1607(020) 8300 5373
43 Halfway Street
Large pub with several TV screens showing live sporting events. Plenty of oak pillars and beams give the place a rustic feel. Food is served all day. The pub gives a generous discount on ales to CAMRA members.
- Seven Stars
moc.liamg@yarcstoofbupsratsneves(020) 8309 9463
400 Foots Cray High Street
Traditional pub, stylishly refurbished to retain its charm and period features, some of which date back to medieval times. Parts of the building are reported to be 600 years old. The pub has been re-designed to keep this traditional feel whilst modernising its approach to be tailored to individual needs at different times of the day. Happy hour Friday from 6pm
- Sidcup Conservatives Sports & Social Club ku.oc.liamtoh@pucdisbulcsnoC(020) 8300 2987 Oxford Road Sidcup DA14 6LW
- Sidcup Working Mens Club
(020) 8300 3416
Shirley Hall, 169 Main Road
Established in the late 1800’s and originally situated above the sweet shop on the corner of Main Road and Woodside Road.
- Star at Sidcup Place
email@example.com(020) 8308 9870
Sidcup Place, Chislehurst Road
Large pub with plenty of nooks and crannies. More of an eating place than drinking but having a drink without food is OK. Real ale is usually available but not always. Bought by Marstons and re-furbished in 2018.
- Tailor's Chalk
ku.oc.noopsrehtewdj@1516p(020) 8308 6880
47-49 High Street
Situated in the middle of Sidcup's shopping parade, this is more compact than your usual Wetherspoon pub and has lots of nooks and crannies. The large internal support pillars can make it seem fuller than it really is. There is the usual constantly-changing guest ales, often with some from local breweries. Sky news is always on the television screen by the main door. There is often a Black Dragon cider by Gwynt y Ddraig available, though this doesn't meet CAMRA's definition of real cider.
- Alma ku.oc.bupamlaeht@ofni(020) 8300 3208 10 Alma Road Sidcup DA14 4EA
- Singleton Barn
A pub conversion from a 17th century tithe barn the pub hosts ladies darts on Tuesdays, Petanque on Wednesdays, and pool on Thursdays. with conference facilities for upto 40 delegates. OAP lunches are available on Mondays and Tuesdays, and there is a Sunday Carvery from 12:00 to 16:00 and 17:00 to 19:00.
- Singleton Barn ku.oc.emaen-drehpehs@nrabnotelgnis(01233) 629379 Hoxton Close Singleton TN23 4TY
Hever Court Road
Roadside inn dating from 1715. Beamed interior, but otherwise the pub's history is barely acknowledged. The bar is festooned with fruit machines and television sets. Much potential.
- George (01474) 352306 Hever Court Road Singlewell DA12 5UQ
- Milk House
Large, light and airy inn with accommodation, close to the National Trust gardens at Sissinghurst Castle. Formally known as The Bull it re-opened in 2013 as The Milk House following a complete refurbishment; Sissinghurst once being known as Mylkehouse Street. The building is now open-plan and wheel-chair friendly with wooden floors throughout. The bar to the right has a frontage of woven hurdles. Food features greatly with both classic pub fare (bar and restaurant) and fine dining (restaurant only). A grazing menu is available throughout the day to enjoy in front of a Tudor fireplace during winter or on the terrace in the summer. Please refer to the Website for regular entertainment dates, especially the Milkfest in Summer.
- Milk House ku.oc.esuohklimeht.www@hserf(01580) 720200 The Street Sissinghurst TN17 2JG
206 London Road
A large Greene King pub situated on the A2, west of Sittingbourne town centre. The pub serves up to four beers including, sometimes, a guest beer. The pub is popular for food. The pub has a large beer garden and car park. Recently refurbished.
2 Station Street
Large and popular town centre pub. Often has a second beer available. REBRANDED CRAFT UNION BUT STILL OWNED BY ENTERPRISE.
- Donna's Ale House
20 West Street
Micropub with contemporary decor inside, with seating at high benches, tables and stools. Six handpumps in use dispensing real ales and cider with the emphasis on Kentish makers, occasional out of county ales may appear. Blackboard gives a description of the beers on offer. Gins are also available. A selection of snacks is available. A welcome town centre addition to the real ale scene which is proving to be popular.
- Fountain of Ale
37 Station Street
Located opposite Sittingbourne railway station, now known as the Fountain of Ale (opened 7th July 2017). A welcome reinvention for this historic pub, where Swale CAMRA was founded 41 years ago. This characterful pub has a number of interesting features including a snug area. Currently four real ales are available but this may increase over time.
- George & Dragon
41 High Street
Music orientated pub in Sittingbourne High Street which is popular on Friday nights. UPDATE AUGUST 2018: reported to be serving one real ale and real cider.
- Golden Hope
The Court House, 1 Park Road
Former Courthouse located at the corner of Sittingbourne High Street and Park Road with many of the original features retained, including the cells (used for seating) and a spiral staircase. Wetherspoon's have turned part of the pub into guest rooms. Two beer gardens - front and back - have been created. Full Wetherspoons menu available and range of ales (up to 6 guests). Very popular with many families.
- Gore Court Arms
A traditional community local, strongly focused on darts and pool. Run by former darts champion Dave Whitcombe and his wife Delph. The pub has three dartboards and a pool table. It also has a car park, garden and designated smoking area. Two ales are served, usually from the Wells and Youngs range.
- Jenny Wren
Staplehurst Road B2006
Marston's estate style pub which opened in 2010. One of a number of similar pubs opened in Kent which offer an extensive and reasonably priced menu making it fairly popular for families. The range of beers is from the Marston's portfolio so may feature Banks's, Jennings and Ringwood products as well as Marston's branded beers.
- Kings Head
38 London Road
Large pub situated at the corner of Chalkwell and London roads in Sittingbourne. The pub has a large garden and serves meals. Real ale is sometimes avaliable, usually London Pride or Doom Bar.
- Long Hop
80 Key Street
Sold by Enterprise earlier in the autumn. Now reopened and reported to be serving real ale (11/12/17).
- New Inn
104 Murston Road
A friendly and relaxed pub, The New Inn is an unpretentious place and supports several local darts and pools teams. With a roaring open fire in colder months, the New Inn also has a hidden gem of a garden to enjoy in the summer months. The pub hosts monthly live music nights with occasional karaoke or quiz night specials. Home prepared sandwiches are available on request.
- Paper Mill
2 Charlotte Street
Micropub located a short walk from Sittingbourne station. One room with wooden bench seating set around breweriana adorned walls and solid woodblock tables. The emphasis here is on beer and conversation. Warm welcome and a community focus make the Paper Mill a popular to meet. Beer and cider kept in temperature controlled stillage room with viewing windows located at the rear. The friendly hosts regularly host meet the brewer events, and source a good range of interesting national beers. LOCAL CAMRA BRANCH PUB OF THE YEAR 2015, 2016 and 2017. Highly Commended 2018,2019.
- Park Tavern
86 Park Road
A town pub, close to the centre of Sittingbourne. The pub has a pool table and hosts regular quiz nights. Music events are hosted once a fortnight with either live music, karaoke or a disco.
- Red Lion
58 High Street
The Red Lion is a large coaching inn in Sittingbourne High Street. The pub is steeped in history and it is believed that both Henry V and Henry VIII stayed here. In early 2019 became a Craft Union house of the Ei Group.
6-10 West Street
Large pub located near Sittingbourne High Street. Brunch is served from 10am. Regular events include rock and roll bingo nights (Wednesdays), quiz nights (Thursdays) and DJ led party nights (Friday/Saturday). Sporting emphasis with Premiership football shown and the pub supports its own football team - Vineyard FC. Three cask beers on offer at last visit in January.
- Woodstock Sports & Social Club
Home to Sittingbourne (Bostik South League) Football Club and Woodstock Park FC. Food is currently available Wednesday and Sunday Lunchtimes. A range of home cooked specials on Wednesdays and Roast dinners on Sundays
- Yellow Stocks
22a High Street
Micropub which opened 15th September 2018 in a former clothes shop. Named after a type of handmade building brick once made in large quantities in the surrounding countryside. Real ales and ciders/perries sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the small bar counter. Spotlessly kept Unisex toilet. Garden and outside smoking area at the rear. Mainly real ales and ciders with Kentish provenance but with some unusual other regional beers offered.
- Billet ku.oc.gnikeneerg@6367(01795) 424128 206 London Road Sittingbourne ME10 1QA
The Bell is a large half-timbered 16th century pub located about 1 mile west of Smarden village centre. The interior consists of a number of inter-connected rooms, many with exposed beams. In the (ground floor) cellar bar there is an open log fire in winter.
- Chequers Inn
The building has been the village inn since 1450 and is set in a street of well-preserved 15th century buildings. It was at one point the rendezvous for local smugglers and is said to possess the ghost of a Napoleonic prisoner of war. The Chequers is a white painted, two story inn with dormer windows and a bowed window on the ground floor and several bars with timber beams and horse brasses. Situated in the middle of several picturesque local walks, The Chequers is also ideally located for visiting nearby places of interest such as Leeds Castle, Historic Canterbury, Sissinghurst Gardens.
- Flying Horse
This charming pub is set in the picturesque village of Smarden. With a roaring log fire in the winter and a patio garden to the front for those warmer days. . The Flying Horse is said to be named 'flyer' after the now defunct race course opposite which closed in 1863. It is set just in front of St. Michael's church of the Archangel, which is 800 years old and nicknamed the barn of Kent, because of its unusually broad scissor-beamed roof, unsupported by pillars.
- Bell (01233) 770283 Bell Lane Smarden TN27 8PW
- Smarts Hill
- Bottle House
Remote but well patronised country inn dating back to 1492. Pub takes its name from a large assortment of bottles found here during 1938, depicted in the unusual pub sign. Re-furbished internally, there are low beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. Several seating compartments off the bar add to the pub's cosy feel. The Long Room, accommodating up to 14 people, can be reserved for private functions. Good quality food is served throughout each day. Plenty of seating is available on the sunny front terrace, at tables complete with parasols. Handy for Penshurst Place.
- Bottle House (01892) 870306 Coldharbour Road Smarts Hill TN11 8ET
- Dog House Pub
Evegate Business Park, Station Road
This small pub / restaurant is on the Evegate Business Park signposted from the A20 and offers an ever-changing selection of Kentish ales, ciders, and spirits. There is a small patio area that provides space for smokers and al fresco drinking and dining in fine weather. The kitchen is open lunchtimes and late week evenings serving honest, home cooked food, locally sourced wherever possible. The pizzas (available Friday and Saturday evenings only) in house using flour milled by one of our regulars at the local Willesborough Windmill. There are live musicians to entertain you most weekends, including our ever-popular Sunday afternoons. Most musicians are locally, Kent based, playing a selection of folk, blues, and acoustic music. Every month there are Open Mic Nights (second Thursday), a Charity Quiz Nights in aid of The Bloomers Trust (fourth Thursday) and the Hazzard Classic Car Breakfast Meeting (first Sunday).
- Woolpack Inn
Built in 1932 this pub replaced a much older building in anticipation of the main Ashford to Folkestone road being built through Smeeth. This did not happen and the 2 roomed pub provides a pleasant village social amenity offering wholesome meals and snacks. Crazy Golf is played on part of the garden and there is a separate children’s play area An annual beer festival is held in August
- Dog House Pub ku.oc.bupesuohgodeht@ofni07340 985064 Evegate Business Park, Station Road Smeeth TN25 6SX
- Red Lion
Superb, unspoilt, multi-room 16th century smugglers' pub which has been in the same family for over 100 years and a continuous GBG entry for over 40 years. The pub passed to the next generation in April 2016 but is still universally known as Doris's. Decorated with posters from the 1940s and the Women's Land Army, it has a nationally important historic pub interior. It is on the road which separates Walland Marsh from Romney Marsh between Brenzett and Appledore. Although ancient hand pumps adorn the marble topped bar counter, these are not in use and all ales and cider are served on direct gravity dispense from casks behind the bar. Food is limited to basic bar snacks. A beer festival is held in June over the nearest weekend to the Summer Solstice with a mini festival in October around Halloween. Cash and card payment accepted here.
- Red Lion (01797) 344648 Snargate TN29 9UQ
- Freemasons Arms
267 Malling Road
A comfortable pub at the southern end of the town. Several TV screens are placed around the walls. It has a separate dining area and serves good pub food at sensible prices. Sunday roasts are served until 7pm. There is live music most Saturday evenings.
- Ham Hill Working Mens Club (01634) 243025 259-261 Malling Road Snodland ME6 5JR
- Monk's Head
22 Constitution Hill
Traditional town centre pub offering a lunch time menu. The two bars cater for games on the right hand side which also has a juke box and on the left is the quieter side. The licensees have made extensive changes and refurbishments to provide a comfortable area for socialising. The conservatory at the rear may be used for functions and the rear patio has seating, tables and a covered area.
- Snodland Working Mens Club moc.tcennoctb@cmwdnaldons(01634) 240392 54-56 Holborough Road Snodland ME6 5PB
- Freemasons Arms moc.kooltuo@dnaldonssmrasnosameerf(01634) 240211 267 Malling Road Snodland ME6 5JR
- South Darenth
Old-fashioned pub by the River Darent and close to the railway viaduct. It is intended to redecorate the interior and refurbish the kitchen, after which food will become available. Events such as live music and quizzes may follow. Formerly known as the Sun, the name change reflects the surname of the previous landlords rather than the viaduct, otherwise "Arches" would be more appropriate.
- Jolly Miller
- Bridges Horton Road South Darenth DA4 9AX