Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

North Pole

434 Red Hill
ME18 5BJ
Emailku.oc.bupelophtron@yrubgniretaw Telephone(01622) 817961
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessParkingSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sun 12:00-22:00

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Built in 1826 as a private venture together with adjacent cottages and stabling but soon acquired by Jude Hanbury. Later subsumed by Whitbread as evidenced by the etched bay windows and the brickwork that is now covered by painted pebbledash. Internal steps down provide access to the toilets but there is also a ground floor facility for those unable to manage stairs. Steps to the left of the front lead to a large enclosed garden with covered al fresco eating areas and a play area for children. A woodburning stove provides enormous heat in the bar during the winter. The restaurant is separate from the bar, though the substantial meals may be taken in either. Booking advisable for Sunday carvery. New restaurant furniture, flooring and paintwork during 2021 refit.