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Robust Anglo-French cooking with good ale and wines to match

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Built more than 300 years ago, original elements of this country roadside pub are reflected in the quirky stuffed boar’s head mounted above the huge brick-built fireplace. Leather sofas, wingback and parlour chairs mix easily with the rustic look and chunky wooden furniture, whilst the eye is taken by a mural illustrating the well-established wine-making craft in the area. The pub is next door to one of England’s oldest vineyards and there’s a carefully chosen wine list and 20 served by the glass. Fans of the hop are rewarded with firkins from microbreweries such as Old Dairy. From the kitchen comes a pleasing mix of top-notch traditional English and regional French brasserie dishes: seared king scallops with spiced apple to start, then wild duck breast with fondant potato, baby veg, kale and juniper jus; or king prawn linguine, finishing with banana sticky toffee pudding.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30–11
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–6, Saturday to Sunday 12–9.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9.45, Saturday to Sunday 12–9.30

Price guide

  • Main course from12.50
  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A21 follow brown Vineyard signs onto B2169 towards Lamberhurst. Left, continue to follow Vineyard signs. Straight on at crossroads, pub on right.

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