Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Woolpack Inn

Beacon Lane
TN29 9TJ
Telephone(01797) 344321
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessGamesParkingDog FriendlyNewspapers
Opening times: Mon 11:00-22:00; Tue–Thu 18:00-22:00; Fri 18:00-23:00; Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:00
Regular beers: Shepherd Neame Master Brew, Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Shepherd Neame --seasonal--

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

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.