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Historic watering hole on the Pilgrims Way

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

There’s been a pub on this site since the 11th century, and it was later frequented by pilgrims plodding from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury. The building retains much period charm – look, for instance, at the long Georgian oak bar and panelling, and the Victorian furniture, all beautifully restored by skilled local craftsmen. Harvey’s of Lewes is one of the real ales on tap, and there’s cider from Aspall too. The Monks Corner, with oak beams to the apex and a bread oven in the corner, is ideal for private dining, while outside is a quiet terrace. The kitchen prepares dishes such as fish, tapas and meat sharing boards; Thai mussels with coconut lime, chilli, ginger and crusty bread; guinea fowl supreme with walnut crushed sweet potato, cavalo nero and wild mushroom fricassée; king prawn linguine; and poppy seed and pear frangipane tart.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Thursday 12-3, Friday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 5.30-9, Friday to Satuiday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Harvey's, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Sharp's Doom Bar, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

M20 junction 8, follow A20 signs, then Hollingbourne signs on B2163. Through Hollingbourne, pub on hill top on right

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