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Many great walks finish here

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Bar menu
Open all year

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday lunch
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Monday 3–9 Sunday 11–10)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

In village centre.

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