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Friendly village pub that welcomes walkers, families and dogs

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access

About half-way between Faversham and Whitstable, this single-gabled 18th-century village inn stands amid wooded hills and fruit orchards – this is the Garden of England, after all. Its matchboarded, wooden-floored interior is warmed by a log-burner, creating agreeably comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy a Shepherd Neame ale and hearty food, sourced from local ingredients. Outside is a gorgeous cottage garden complete, appropriately, with dovecote and doves; and a pitch for summer games of ‘bat and trap’, an old pub game that survives in Kent.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday and Sunday evening
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Master Brew, Spitfire, Whitstable Pale Ale, seasonal ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

6 miles from Canterbury; 4 miles from Whitstable. Phone for detailed directions.

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