World War II pilots once relaxed at this 14th-century coaching inn – stamps on the restaurant ceiling mark downed German planes. These days, guest ales from microbreweries such as Old Dairy are supported by a vast wine list offering 23 by the glass. A smoker (imported from Texas) and Big Green Egg BBQ are the workhorses of the kitchen and the bar menu offers the likes of Korean fried chicken wings and smoked pork ribs. From the main menu, a starter of chicken liver parfait, spiced pear pickle and saffron fruit bread, might precede bream fillet, borlotti bean paprika cream, black pudding and cavolo nero. Finish with raspberry sherry trifle and lemongrass custard.
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
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M20 junction 2, A20 (signed Paddock Wood, Gravesend and Tonbridge). At roundabout 3rd exit onto A20 (signed Wrotham, Tonbridge, Borough Green, M20 and M25). At roundabout take 4th exit into Bull Lane (signed Wrotham).