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The Chequers Inn

The Street, SMARDEN, TN27 8QA

The former weavers' village of Smarden has around 200 buildings of architectural and historical interest, one of which is the clapboarded 14th-century Chequers Inn. Its beautiful landscaped garden features a large carp pond and an attractive south-facing courtyard. Ales brewed by Harvey's, Sharp's, Fuller's, Wadworth and the Old Dairy Brewery are served in the low-beamed bars. Seasonal ingredients are sourced locally for the menus of traditional and modern food. Typical of the restaurant choices are starters of potted ham with piccalilli; home-made Scotch egg; whole lemon sole, lemon and caper butter, green vegetables and new potatoes; and rabbit pie, braised cabbage and bacon. The bar menu, carte and children's menu are all served on Sundays too, when traditional beef, lamb and pork roasts are joined by gammon and turkey.

Further information

Tel: 01233 770217
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Sharp's Doom Bar, Fuller's London Pride, Wadworth 6X, Old Dairy, Harvey's


All day all week


Children welcome.
Coach parties catered.



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From Maidstone take A229. Left through Sutton Valence & Headcorn. Left signed Smarden. Pub in village centre

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