High Street, TICEHURST, TN5 7AS
This eye-catching gabled and tile-hung village centre inn is equally appealing inside, with heavy beams, huge brick-and-timber inglenook, rug-strewn bare board flooring and antiquey furnishings dappling the main rooms. Funky design touches abound, from the top hat lampshades and pillar of books in the bar, to the tubas for urinals in the Gents and the stuffed squirrel that appears to hold up a ceiling. A cosy snug is furnished with leather chesterfields and shelves of books, and the Stable with a Table is an inspired function room with long sunken table and benches, perfect for the pub's regular debate evenings and demonstration dinners. Regular entertainment events add another strand to this very popular old coaching inn. Beers from Harvey's and guest breweries populate the handpulls. Menu choices are a cut above the ordinary; starters may include pan-seared scallops with honey and carrot purée and chorizo; versatile mains typically cover wild mushroom risotto with Kentish Blue Cheese; or home-made fish stew with fennel, aïoli and gruyère.
Tel: 01580 200234
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Harvey's, Old Dairy, seasonal guest ales
All day all week
Coach parties catered.