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Good food in this buzzy village local

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Dog friendly

Licensed over 250 years ago, the pub was named after the heads of the local landowning family, the Dukes and Earls of Dorset. The centuries-old building is a jigsaw of styles, with slender chimney stacks, sharp gables, white weatherboarding and worn tiles. The interior doesn’t disappoint with its comfy period mix of flagstoned and oak-boarded floors, vast open fireplace and undulating beams. This is a true village local, with darts, and good Sussex and Kent ales from Harvey’s and Larkins; wines served by the glass include three sparklers. The kitchen’s output is also a major draw, with eggs, sausages and organic beef sourced from the Buckhurst Estate.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

4 miles west of Tunbridge Wells on B2110 between Groombridge and Hartfield.

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