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Candlelit dinners a speciality

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Below the North Downs on the ancient Pilgrim’s Way from Winchester to Canterbury, this 18th-century pub is a joy. In the bar, hops hang from ceilings, open log fires blaze, nooks and crannies wait to be discovered, and wing-backed chairs provide welcome comfort. A fine selection of Kentish real ales comes from its four hand-pumps, alongside more widely known brews, and Biddenden cider, while Chapel Down in Tenterden supplies not only wines, but Curious Brew, a lager re-fermented with champagne yeast. A meal in the cosy, candlelit restaurant could be a fish or meat sharing plate; roast beef and Yorkshire pudding; pan-fried calves' liver with bubble-and-squeak; tournedos Rossini with Madeira sauce: slow-roasted belly and stuffed loin of pork with black pudding mash and cider and apple sauce; or a vegetarian option. Specials change daily.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–6
  • Dinner: all week 6–10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Main course from9.95
  • Credit cards accepted


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


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


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M20 junction 7, A249, right into Detling. Turn opposite Cock Horse Pub into Pilgrim's Way.

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