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Many great walks finish here

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This appealing pub was built in 1589 as the bailiff’s lodge for the Goodnestone estate and gardens, to which it still belongs. Known as ‘the Fitz’ to locals, it welcomes many muddy boots and dogs as people discover this and other beautiful buildings in the village or finish a long walk. Log fires, wooden floors, exposed brick walls and beams adorned with Kentish hops characterise the interior; Shepherd Neame ales are ideally conditioned by chalk cellars. Home-cooked pub fare includes Jeanette’s family recipe for a spicy Welsh rarebit. Alternatively go for the comfort of a cottage pie with seasonal vegetables, or scampi and chips.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-4
  • Dinner: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Master Brew, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


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

Getting here

In village centre

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