The Best Pubs in Kent - Best of England Travel Guides

The Best Pubs of Kent Travel Guide

Whether it is a country pub with a cosy log fire, a michelin star gastro pub or a historic pub with a seaside vista, Kent has it all when it comes to the pub scene

The Goudhurst Inn, Cranbrook

The Goudhurst Inn in Cranbrook is owned by the winery, Hush Heath Estate, in nearby Staplehurst. The pub's focus is centered around delicious wines and ciders from their ...

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The Old Neptune, Whitstable

The Old Neptune, known locally as Neppy, is a cozy, seaside boozer that is the subject of many a photo of Whitstable. The pub is located directly on the seafront which is ...

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The Sportsman, Seasalter

The Sportsman in Seasalter is an unlikely spot for a gastronomic delight but their reputation for fresh, quality fish is superb. The kitchen is run by Stephen Harris who ...

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The Plough, Langley

The Plough is a stylish gastro pub in the small country village of Langley. The new owners have implemented 5* London chefs and a fully refurbished interior. Rich inky ...

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The Pepperbox Inn, Maidstone

The Pepperbox Inn is a charming country pub in Maidstone. This is a family run, traditional pub in the heart of the Kent countryside. They specialise in well kept Shepher ...

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The Freed Man, Walmers

The Freed Man is a micro-pub in the village of Walmer near Deal that opened in 2016 on the site of a former post office. The decor follows a nautical theme and the aim is ...

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The Three Chimneys, Biddenden

The Three Chimneys is a lovely traditional Kentish pub. The team behind this rustic pub aims to offer ‘the best informal dining experience in a truly unique location’ ...

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The Compasses Inn, Canterbury

Hidden above the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford in Kent, the Compasses Inn is popular with cyclists and walkers due to its beautiful surroundings. Inglenook firepl ...

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The Pound, Canterbury

The Pound at One Pound Lane in Canterbury is home to The Pound Bar & Kitchen, situated within a listed former police station. The original features of the gaol are mainta ...

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The Barrow House, Egerton

A much loved village pub with a stylish overhaul. The Barrow House was crafted in 1576 using timbers from sailing ships. The pub serves its local community well, providin ...

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The Star, Matfield

Nestled in the heart of the 'Garden of England', The Star is one of the three great pubs located in Matfield, a pretty little village near Tunbridge Wells. The pub has c ...

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The Pullman, Folkestone

The Pullman in Folkestone is full of character and prides itself on serving "The best from the field and sea". This large pub has had an extensive refurbishment and is sp ...

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The Shakespeare, Canterbury

The Shakespeare, Canterbury is a Shepherd Neame owned pub serving gourmet food. Portions are generous and dishes are traditional. Where possible, they source their ingre ...

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The Dirty Habit, Maidstone

The Dirty Habit is a beautiful 11th Century pub situated in the picturesque Kentish village of Hollingbourne and set within a designated area of outstanding natural beaut ...

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Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells

Fuggles Beer Café was established in 2013 with the aim of specialising in the best of British and European beers. Good Beer Guide listed and runner-up in the Observer F ...

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The Peacock Inn, Cranbrook

Located in Goudhurst, a quiet country village in Kent, The Peacock Inn is a family run, 14th century country pub, with an emphasis on locally sourced fresh food, beer and ...

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Duke William, Ickham

Situated just ten minutes outside of the historic City of Canterbury, the Duke William is a contemporary and stylish pub. With a roaring fire during the winter months, t ...

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The Kings Arms, Sandwich

The Kings Arms Hotel in Sandwich dates back to Tudor times, circa 1580. Situated just along the river Stour, the large garden is perfect for dining al fresco during the w ...

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The Forge, Whitstable

The Forge in Whitstable is a licensed seaside shack selling fish and chips and oysters straight off of the fishing boats. Displaying the catch in open ice crates with bl ...

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The Crown Inn, Groombridge

The Crown Inn is a classic country pub in the pretty village of Groombridge, Kent. The pub dates back to 1585, which makes it one of the oldest pubs in the South of Engla ...

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