Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Kentish Hare

95 Bidborough Ridge
Emailmoc.erahhsitnekeht@seiriuqne Telephone(01892) 525709
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSeparate BarDisabled AccessParkingRestaurantDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFi
Opening times: Mon and Tue closed; Wed–Fri 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00; Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 11:00-17:00

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

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).