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Smart village inn with impressive literary links

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

Named after poet Siegfried Sassoon, who was born in this quintessentially English village just outside Tunbridge Wells, this Grade II listed pub is more than 350 years old. The pub retains its original character with the beams and antiques, but comfortable leather chesterfield sofas and armchairs add an elegant edge. Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and guest ales can be found at the bar.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Tonbridge on A21 towards Hastings left onto B2160 signed Paddock Wood. Approximately 1.5 miles to pub on left in Matfield.

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