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The Dirty Habit


There's been a pub on this site since the 11th century, and it was later frequented by pilgrims plodding from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury. The building retains much period charm - look, for instance, at the long Georgian oak bar and panelling, and the Victorian furniture, all beautifully restored by skilled local craftsmen. Harvey's of Lewes is one of the real ales on tap, and there's cider from Aspall too. The Monks Corner, with oak beams to the apex and a bread oven in the corner, is ideal for private dining, while outside is a quiet terrace. The kitchen prepares dishes such as fish, tapas and meat sharing boards; salt and pepper squid with lemon mayo; Aga-cooked Bedgebury game stew (rabbit, partridge and venison), new potatoes and seasonal vegetables; king prawn and chorizo linguine; and fig pudding with honeycomb ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01622 880880
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email

Principal beers

Harvey's, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Sharp's Doom Bar, guest ale


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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M20 junct 8, follow A20 signs, then Hollingbourne signs on B2163. Through Hollingbourne, pub on hill top on right

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