Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Pub Directory

The below map and list of branch pubs is taken from data held on WhatPub?.

WhatPub? is CAMRA's online pub guide with details of over 36,000 pubs nationwide and is constantly updated by volunteers from this and every other CAMRA branch. CAMRA members can login to the website using their membership number and submit beer scores using the National Beer Scoring System (NBSS). You can also submit changes in details (such as opening hours) but note these amendments are subject to verification first.

  • Addington
    • Angel The Green Addington ME19 5BB Telephone(01732) 842117

      A 14th century, traditional country pub that is the oldest building in the village. It lies close to North Downs walks and cycle routes. Local guest ales and locally sourced, homemade food is available. There is a separate restaurant and large garden with covered terrace dining area. Live music sessions are held on Friday evenings.

    • West Malling Golf Club Trottiscliffe Road Addington ME19 5AR Telephone(01732) 844785

      The club has two golf courses named Spitfire and Hurricane after aircraft that flew from the nearby former West Malling airfield that is now the Kings Hill Business and residential development. Two putting greens and an 11-bay driving range are also provided, Fine dining restaurant and event facilities may be booked.

  • Allington
    • Fields St Laurence Avenue Allington ME16 0ZP Telephone(01622) 683985

      A busy restaurant aimed at all members of the community including young families. A playground is provided for children. Revamped and now has more sections with lots of wood used throughout to provide more private areas. Covered areas are provided outside on decking. Tables may be booked but otherwise need to wait to be seated. An area is assigned for drinkers. Three positions are reserved in car park for electric vehicles to recharge.

    • Sir Thomas Wyatt London Road Allington ME16 0HG Telephone(01622) 752515

      A large, roadside pub to the west of Maidstone with adjacent Premier Inn. The walls of the split level bar and large, comfortably furnished restaurant show pictures of old Allington. A small room off the bar area has ten seats. Usual Beefeater fare is offered with music played in all areas. Breakfast is served 06:30-10:30 weekdays and 07:00-10:45 weekends.

  • Aylesford
    • Aylesford Village Club 57 Rochester Road Aylesford ME20 7BS Telephone(01622) 716056
    • Bush 17 Rochester Road Aylesford ME20 7BS Telephone(01622) 430331

      This large, single bar, pub is close to the recreation field and is popular with locals, It has sports TV showing major sports events. Home cooked traditional fare at very reasonable prices is served and children are welcome. The function room upstairs may be booked free of charge.

    • Hengist 7-9 High Street Aylesford ME20 7AX Telephone(01622) 885800

      Entry may be via the path from the adjacent car park or from the High Street. Downstairs there is a bar with a casual dining brasserie and an extensive garden bar and barbeque area. The wooden beams reflect the age of the building which is not apparent from the exterior. Upstairs is a restaurant with a cocktail bar. Lunch may be a la carte or from the set menu. Dinner may be in the casual dining room but there are also two formal dining rooms upstairs. All meals are freshly made with locally sourced ingredients. Cask ale and cider is stocked.

    • Little Gem 19 High Street Aylesford ME20 7AX Telephone(01622) 715066

      This early 12th-century building has plenty of exposed beams, some low ceilings and a small seating area on a mezzanine floor that makes a good addition to the small floor area. The large inglenook fireplace provides a warm welcome in winter. Formerly a café, the Gem has been a public house since 1968 and is one of Kent's smallest pubs.

      Local brewer Goacher's now own this much loved pub and have brought it back into use. Refurbishment has taken place to restore the pub in keeping with its Grade II listed status. Usual crisps etc and some wine and spirits are available. Beware the low doorway and ceiling as well as the step down into pub. Real ale is dispensed from two handpumps on the bar counter and from two or three chilled casks on gravity dispense on the bar back shelf.

    • Lower Bell 201 Old Chatham Road, Blue Bell Hill Aylesford ME20 7EF Telephone(01634) 861127

      Just off the main road near to Kit's Coty ancient monument. Bar access via steps but there is a ramp to the right. Has a comprehensive food menu and does takeaways. A large screen TV caters for sports events. Jam nights on Mondays. Bands occasionally. Large paved outside area with wide spaced tables. En-suite accommodation is available in an adjacent building.

  • Barming
    • Bull 5 Tonbridge Road Barming ME16 9HB Telephone(01622) 427665

      On the A26 bordering open countryside. Large garden with plenty of tables. Large covered terrace with tables. The interior has a new look with pen and wash pictures of Maidstone scenes and photographs of old buses but layout is unchanged. An eclectic menu and reasonable prices but many old favourites as well. Over 65's Club allows a reduction of 25% for food on Tuesdays. Burger Night Weds, Grill Night Thurs. Buses to Maidstone/Tonbridge/Tunbridge Wells stop outside regularly.

    • Redstart 70 North Street Barming ME16 9HF Telephone(01622) 727001

      Fitted with disabled toilets and ramps, this a pleasant restaurant with a good selection of dishes but still offering beer, NHS staff get 10% off food bill except Sundays. Takeaway fish and chips are available. Smart housing on one side and but countryside on the other is now being built upon. The nearest buses stop at the Bull on the main road (6/7) or in Beverley Road (8). Two petanque pitches in garden.

    • Rockin Robin on the Green 1 Heath Road Barming ME16 9AR Telephone(01622) 727122

      A friendly corner pub overlooking the heath. Multi-level with steps. The nearest pub to Maidstone Hospital. Pub favourites plus specials often available and Sunday roasts. Lots of picnic tables in car park and covered stage area for bands. Rockin' Robin beers vary on the handpumps.

  • Bearsted
    • Bell Inn Ware Street Bearsted ME14 4PA Telephone(01622) 532980

      A community pub with a covered decking-laid rear garden with tables. The popular restaurant was a later addition to the original building and features its own well, over which it was built. The well remains and has been capped by a large sheet of glass and is now lit within. Thai street food menu offering popular dishes at reasonable prices. The bar area gives a modern appearance with adequate seating. Live music on Sundays. Gluten free bottled beers available.

    • Oak on the Green The Green Bearsted ME14 4EJ Telephone(01622) 737976

      A very busy pub/restaurant with a cosy atmosphere created by subdued lighting in this 17th century building. Popular for birthday and other celebrations. The menu contains a variety of changing dishes available all day every day. Outside large heated umbrellas keep you warm and dry.

    • Rose Inn 87 Ashford Road Bearsted ME14 4BS Telephone(01622) 738200

      Enter via steps and veranda at the front into a darkly lit ambience that exists throughout the floor boarded bar. There is a stone floored Indian restaurant to the left through an archway to rear. Wooden panelled bar with half boarded walls. A large clock provides an interesting feature above the bar. Both English and Punjabi dishes are available. Kitchen late close times may vary.

    • White Horse The Green Bearsted ME14 4DL Telephone(01622) 738365

      A large Mitchells & Butlers owned pub restaurant overlooking Bearsted Green. A variety of seating areas are provided amid wooden beams. Rather clinical look throughout. The restaurant area has two floors. Includes a vegan menu. Attractive slate tiles adorn the gents.

    • Yeoman 139 Ashford Road Bearsted ME14 4BT Telephone(01622) 290396

      Re-furbished 2018 and has an airy open plan bar and restaurant which extends into a conservatory. Garden with tables to rear. Large patio with tables at front. In September 2019 changed to a Mediterranean restaurant with good quality food cooked from fresh ingredients. The full menu and pizzas are available for takeaway.

  • Benenden
    • Bull The Street Benenden TN17 4DE Telephone(01580) 240054

      Imposing 17th-century free house beside the large and picturesque village green. The public bar is characterised by wooden floors, exposed oak beams and a large inglenook fireplace. A separate dining room serves locally grown produce, although meals may also be taken in the bar. Booking is advisable for the Friday fish and chips evening. There is no food Sunday evenings. There is an open mic night on alternate Tuesdays, and three ensuite letting rooms are available. Everything a village pub should be!

  • Benover
    • Woolpack Benover Road Benover ME18 6AS Telephone(01892) 730356

      This is a 15th century traditional cottage-style country inn with brick floor and inglenook fireplace in the public bar and a comfortable eating area on the other side. It has a good reputation for the quality of the food. A good friendly local. There is a large garden to the rear with a play area for children. Five caravans can be accommodated in the adjacent field.

  • Biddenden
    • Chart Hills Golf Club Weeks Lane Biddenden TN27 8JX Telephone(01580) 292222

      Clubhouse and driving range open but course closed for renovation. The golf course was designed by Sir Nick Faldo in 1993 and the club house has restaurant and bar facilities as well as facilities for weddings, conferences and other events. Sunday carvery every Sunday from 12-4pm. Smart casual dress code in clubhouse.

    • Red Lion 14 High Street Biddenden TN27 8AH Telephone(01580) 291347

      May not open on all days/hours advertised. No food at present. Seems only to be populated by a few local people.

      Comfortable, beamed pub built in 1400s and now the only only one remaining in this village famous for the first recorded siamese twins. The longstanding licensee places a high priority on the quality of food served here and beer drinkers will not be disappointed.

    • Three Chimneys Hareplain Road Biddenden TN27 8LW Telephone(01580) 291472

      Dating from 15th-century this pub is an architectural gem with various nooks and crannies to explore. It is noted for its fine dining and the facilities have now been extended with the addition of a conservatory. The restaurant offers an extensive menu but only a bar menu is available from 2-6. There are five high quality guest rooms. Several garden areas afford a place in which to relax. Beer comes direct from the cask. The house beer is Chimneys Ale, brewed by Goachers

  • Birling
    • Nevill Bull 1 Ryarsh Road Birling ME19 5JW Telephone(01732) 849045

      A village-centre pub with bare floorboards and a quirky interior with tinplate models and other items. Hops decorate the ceiling. The name was changed in 1953, honouring a local landowner's son, Lt Michael Nevill, killed in WWII. British pub food will be cooked from fresh ingredients.

  • Boughton Monchelsea
    • Cock Inn Heath Road Boughton Monchelsea ME17 4JD Telephone(01622) 743166

      A 16th-century coaching inn built to provide lodgings for Canterbury pilgrims, full of character, with oak beams and an inglenook fireplace which houses a warming log fire on colder days. A varied menu with blackboard specials complemented by real ales is served in both the bar and restaurant is very popular, Sunday afternoon roasts are a particularly appreciated specialty here and booking is recommended (no food Sunday eve). There is a large patio area. Various board games are available. Situated near the Greensand Way, dogs and walkers are welcome.

  • Boxley
    • Kings Arms The Street Boxley ME14 3DR Telephone(01622) 755177

      This old pub is located opposite a picturesque country church. There is a large brick fire place and mostly wooden décor. Mainly operates as a restaurant but drinkers are also welcome. To the rear is a very large attractive enclosed garden that has many picnic tables and a water feature. A bookable function room is available for events.

  • Cranbrook
    • George Hotel Stone Street Cranbrook TN17 3HE Telephone(01580) 713348

      One of the town's landmark buildings, dating from the 14th century. Queen Elizabeth I met town dignitaries there on her visit in 1573. There are two bars, one with a TV and children in the daytime, the other is larger and named as a brasserie serving food all day. There is also a separate 40-seat restaurant and an 8-seat private dining room. Twelve en-suite rooms for letting. Lunch is served 12-3.

    • Larkins' Alehouse 7 High Street Cranbrook TN17 3EB Telephone07786 707476

      Former florist shop now a long, narrow micropub with a servery at the rear, behind which real ales and ciders are sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cool room cellar. Prosecco, gin, vodka, fruit juice and local Chapel Down wine are provided for those who prefer them. Cold food may be supplied with three or four days notice and is available on Thursday and Friday. Local CAMRA Branch Pub Of The Year 2019-2022, Cider Pub Of The Year 2019 to 2022. Kent Cider Pub Of The Year 2019. Alternative contact telephone number is 07917 252585. Takeout service provided.

    • White Horse Carriers Road Cranbrook TN17 3EX Telephone(01580) 715790

      Cranbrook's only true local with a wine bar-style layout, lively atmosphere and friendly staff. The bar is surrounded on three sides. A large-screen TV shows sports with smaller TVs around. There are four en-suite letting rooms.

  • Detling
    • Cock Horse 39 The Street Detling ME14 3JT Telephone(01622) 730144

      This 14th century pub with restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, serving freshly cooked food every day. Refitted Feb 2016 after new licensees took over. The name derives from the necessity for a ‘cock’ or heavy horse to provide assistance in getting coaches up the steep gradient. It is popular with walkers on the Pilgrim's Way. A small selection of RAF Detling memorabilia can be viewed on the walls.

  • Ditton
    • K Sports Bar Station Road Ditton ME20 6AU Telephone0844 880 0048

      Large clubhouse, open to all, with sports pitches adjacent. Professional and community sport academy. Has been upgraded to include a 3G football pitch and more parking. Football tournaments often held on the grounds. Now has all weather hockey facilities. Function room(s) refitted September 2018. Further improvements are to come.

  • East Farleigh
    • Bull Lower Road East Farleigh ME15 0HD Telephone(01622) 583149

      L-shaped, Victorian pub standing above the Medway valley. There is a function room down a set of steps that is well used. The garden has a children's play area with small animals. A good selection of food is available for lunch and evening meals, with daily specials, vegetarian and children's options. Takeaway and collect meals available. Occasional music events.

    • East Farleigh Social Club Lower Road (B2010) East Farleigh ME15 0JL Telephone(01622) 728048
    • Horseshoes Dean Street East Farleigh ME15 0PR Telephone(01622) 741683

      Originally an old Brewers Fayre pub. Underwent a further refit in December 2019, including replacement of restaurant furniture. The old beams and fireplaces remain but the general decor is open, airy and modern with wood predominating. The car park to the rear looks across to adjacent stables and exercise paddock. Good quality, freshly cooked food is available all day and the menu changes quarterly. A fixed price menu is available and is good value. Grade II listed.

    • Victory Farleigh Bridge East Farleigh ME16 9NB Telephone(01622) 298234

      Welcoming family pub entered from the road via a stone stairway. Lovely views of the Medway from the garden which has a play area for children with a bouncy castle in summer. There is parking available in the station car park close by although rail are now charging.

    • Walnut Tree Forge Lane East Farleigh ME15 0HJ Telephone(01622) 725595

      The Walnut Tree has been a pub since 1796. It is a cosy country pub with lots of character, an inglenook fireplace and many exposed beams. The Shepherd Neame beers include the seasonal offerings and specials. There is a large car park and garden with a covered area.

  • East Malling
    • King & Queen 1 New Road East Malling ME19 6DD Telephone(01732) 842752

      A 16th-century beamed inn noted for the quality of its menus and bar snacks that are available all day. The interior paintwork has been changed from maroon to a mix of dark and light blue. The toilets have also been refitted. At either end of the main bar there are quieter rooms. The garden is pleasant in the summer and dogs are welcome there but not in the bar. Two beers change regularly and supplement the permanent beers. Quiz nights are held monthly on Thursday and occasional music or comedy nights take place on Sunday evenings. Accommodation is available in a separate building at the rear with three well-appointed rooms.

  • Eccles
    • Red Bull 1 Mackenders Lane Eccles ME20 7HX Telephone(01622) 290220

      Comfortable, community pub with wooden beams predominating. The bar on the left is simply furnished whilst the restaurant to the right is more relaxed. Good food is produced by the chef and has become popular with the regulars. A large log burning fire caters for the winter months. There is an enclosed garden with picnic tables and bookable globes for up to six people. A mobile bar is available for hire.

  • Frittenden
    • Bell & Jorrocks Biddenden Road Frittenden TN17 2EJ Telephone(01580) 852415

      This charming pub and centre of the local community. Previously called the Bell, it gained its current name when the other pub in the village, the John Jorrocks closed in 1969. The pub sign celebrates both antecedents. Originally a coaching inn dating from the early 18th century, its stables house a mid-April beer festival. A good base for circular walks in the picturesque Low Weald. Excellent food served and a pizza van calls on Sunday evenings. CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

    • Knoxbridge Cranbrook Road Frittenden TN17 2BT

      New licensees so changes will be made internally and to operating hours.

      Once through the front door the light and airy restaurant is to the left and contains a baby grand piano in the far corner, waiting to be played. A separate drinking area is to the right; note the curious sideways installation of the sash window. To the rear is a child and dog friendly beer garden. The hourly bus 5 from Maidstone stops outside the door.

  • Goudhurst
    • Goudhurst Inn Cranbrook Road Goudhurst TN17 1DX Telephone(01580) 211451

      Situated a short distance from the village it boasts fine views over the Weald. It has been refurbished with a tasteful modern feel with a comfortable lounge area and conservatory restaurant. Pizza shack in the garden. The food is of very good quality with locally sourced products.

    • Star & Eagle High Street Goudhurst TN17 1AL Telephone(01580) 211512

      A small hotel, adjacent to the church and popular for wedding receptions. Dating back to the 14th century it has a fascinating history being associated with the infamous Hawkhurst gang of smugglers. The bar is open to non-residents and is comfortable with an inglenook fireplace. Beams and ancient timber fittings abound. A separate restaurant to the right is on two levels as the adjacent building lower down the hill was taken over some years ago. Whether it is morning coffee, a beer or a memorable meal this a venue to visit.

    • Vine High Street Goudhurst TN17 1AG Telephone(01580) 212627

      Situated on the High Street crossroads opposite the village pond, The Vine is a Grade II Listed building with multi-level, bare oak flooring and several rooms. Now a quality bar, lounge and an upstairs grill with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a good selection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients on the menu. The upstairs lounge offers coffee, cocktails, gin and fizz, Local Cider available. At the rear there is a courtyard garden with several tables.

  • Grafty Green
    • Kings Head Headcorn Road Grafty Green ME17 2AN Telephone(01622) 850259

      A traditional 16th century village pub, with tiled floor, oak beamed ceilings and walls with horse brasses. Here the sound of conversation is always buzzing. There is an unusal octagonal central bar and a large open log fire. Food is only available on Friday with Fish and Chips and roasts on Sunday.

    • Who'd A Thought It Headcorn Road Grafty Green ME17 2AR Telephone(01622) 858951

      Set in the heart of the Kent countryside and built during reign of Henry VIII in 1545 this was originally a thatched house. It became an ale house in 1740. Strongly features champagne and oysters. It has a separate restaurant that strongly features champagne and oysters. A choice of several contemporary or traditional letting rooms some with four-poster beds and a Jacuzzi.

  • Harrietsham
    • Pepper Box Windmill Hill Harrietsham ME17 1LP Telephone(01622) 842558

      This charming Grade II listed large old country inn takes its name from an early type of pistol. It has beautiful inglenook fireplaces, stone walls, oak beamed ceilings and tiled floors covered with rugs. Particularly known for its restaurant, but drinkers are also welcome. No children's menu but kitchen can adapt main menu with smaller portions. Takeaway menu available. Run by members of the same family since 1958. It is very close to the Greensand Way and popular with walkers. No facilities for children and none allowed after 8pm.

    • Percival's Rest West Street Harrietsham ME17 1HX Telephone(01622) 587518

      Large Gastropub just off the A20 road in quiet village with letting rooms at the rear. The large bar at the rear has plenty of space for groups of people. The family restaurant in the conservatory has its own bar and offers a choice of hearty home-made food. Completely refitted and decorated and now under new ownership.

    • Ringlestone Inn Ringlestone Road Harrietsham ME17 1NX Telephone(01622) 290300

      Located off the beaten track on the North Downs where walking and cycling are popular. Grade II listed it was originally built in 1533 as a hospice for monks and became an ale house around 1615. Several different areas with many beams indicating its age. Lit nowadays by electricity rather than the oil lamps that were here for many years. Much old furniture and the bar features an inglenook fireplace. Very good food produced by chef Paolo Rigolli using local ingredients. Separate bar and restaurant menus. Five and seven course tasting menus. Uses in house artisan cured and smoked product on the menus. Log fired asado grill and fire pit kitchen in the garden. Excellent beer comes from local Kent brewers.

  • Hawkenbury
    • Hawkenbury Hawkenbury Road Hawkenbury TN12 0DZ Telephone(01580) 890567

      A family run country pub. The L-shaped bar extends to the left where there are games. There is a large restaurant to the right and function room to the rear. Food may be arranged for Wednesdays. Skittles and table football are provided. Licensed for weddings. Customer loyalty cards available.

  • Hawkhurst
    • Eight Bells The Moor Hawkhurst TN18 4NX Telephone(01580) 389039

      A Grade II listed, traditional two-bar pub dating from the 18th century. Situated on Hawkhurst Moor, it stands next to the church. The main bar is to the left while the smaller bar to the right is adjacent to the restaurant. Shop and takeaway menu available Wednesday to Saturday.

    • Great House Gills Green Hawkhurst TN18 5EJ Telephone(01580) 753119

      Originally two cottages dating from 1615 it later became known as 'Staymakers' after a former innkeeper. It was frequented by members of the infamous Hawkhurst gang of smugglers. Re-named Wellington Arms in 1815 after alterations and to commemorate the victory at the Battle of Waterloo. In 2003 it gained its current name and became a gastropub with a reputation for excellent food. The two split-level areas are functional but also very tasteful and lead out to a patio area. The staff are attentive and friendly. The pub is licensed for weddings and has a function room for hire. It is wise to book for meals as it can get busy. Takeaway menu to be ordered online. Two reserved position for electric vehicles to recharge. There is a TV showing the news in the bar area.

    • Queen's Inn Rye Road Hawkhurst TN18 4EY Telephone(01580) 754233

      A picturesque hotel, set back from the main road, with seven letting rooms. The large L-shaped bar has a number of seating areas and the layout has a comfortable and cosy feel. A large fireplace adds character to the pub. Locally sourced beers and food are offered. Harvey's Sussex Best is permanently kept and there is a guest beer available. Pizzas are available throughout open hours. A separate fine-dining restaurant is to the left. There is a very popular roast on Sundays.

    • Royal British Legion Club Unity Hall, High Street Hawkhurst TN18 4AG Telephone(01580) 752351

      Large bar with 4 darts boards, 2 for league games. 1 pool table, league games may be played during week. A further room has two full size snooker tables, 1 match standard. A function room has its own bar and kitchen holding up to 100 people. CIU and CAMRA members welcome at £1 entry.

    • Royal Oak Rye Road Hawkhurst TN18 4EP Telephone(01580) 755782

      A large, imposing building situated at the main crossroads. Re-built following a serious fire which closed the pub for a long time and now incorporating a modern-style wine bar with bare floorboards and lots of new oak. Large leather club style chars and Chesterfields add to the comfortable feel. Food is cooked from fresh ingredients and comes mainly from local sources.

  • Headcorn
    • George & Dragon 29 High Street Headcorn TN27 9NL Telephone(01622) 890239

      Built in the early 19th century the main bar is to the right with a separate small seating area slightly partitioned off. To the left is a seated area that acts as a restaurant. Ahead leads through to a further area with further tables for dining and/or watching sport on a large TV. This room also contains a pool table. A further room contains a full sized snooker table. Out back is decking and an outside bar for the summer. Two bedrooms provide B & B facilities. Happy Hour Mon - Thurs 3 -4.

    • Weald of Kent Golf Club Maidstone Road Headcorn TN27 9PT Telephone(01622) 891671

      Club is open to public and has a large clubhouse overlooking the lake and 18-hole golf course. The clubhouse contains a bar, restaurant, function suites, conference rooms and a large covered patio area. Now includes a fitness centre and gym. The lodge has 19 en suite rooms and a further 16 provide more facilities in the adjacent hotel. Breakfast menu is served 7am-11.30. Takeaway menu available. Disabled facilities are provided. A wedding coordinator will assist with weddings and civil ceremonies which are catered for in the function room.

    • White Horse North Street Headcorn TN27 9NN Telephone(01622) 890625

      It is a welcoming pub with large screen TVs showing sports events. A spacious area with tables to left of the central bar leads to the toilets and a tiled area to right has plenty of tables. Meals may be served in either area. The garden has a play area for children.

    • Wings Bar & Restaurant Headcorn Aerodrome Headcorn TN27 9HX Telephone(01622) 891558

      New owners so changes may be made.

      Public Bar and Restaurant located at the entrance to Headcorn Airfield. Small outside patio to sit in the sunshine and watch the various aircraft taking off and landing. Many Pictures and photos on the walls of various military aircraft being themed around and in keeping with the airfield surroundings. The bar may be hired for private use. Times are subject to change.

  • Hollingbourne
    • Dirty Habit Upper Street Hollingbourne ME17 1UW Telephone(01622) 880880

      Situated on the Pilgrims Way and dating from the 11th-century this inn has long been popular with walkers. A selection of walks are available with detailed descriptions provided on printed pages with the pub. Now updated but retaining the period oak panels, low beams an other features. Copper topped tables in the drinking area to the left. Serving a variety of freshly prepared English and Continental food throughout. Three real ales are served on the bar. Car park at the rear has electric charging points.

    • Park Gate Ashford Road Hollingbourne ME17 1PG Telephone(01622) 880985

      Located on the A20 close to Leeds Castle golf course, this Grade II listed, 18th-century former coaching inn is part of the Vintage Inn chain of Mitchells & Butlers. Several steps down from the large car park. The interior has been extensively modernised with several rooms and on several levels. Re-furbished November 2019. Areas may be set aside for parties of people. There is a large garden from which to watch the passing traffic. Use the website for all the latest offers and to book a table.

    • Sugar Loaves 56 Eyhorne Street Hollingbourne ME17 1TS Telephone(01622) 880220

      A friendly village pub with pool and darts, plus bat & trap in the large garden. Central bar with dining on the right and a drinking area on the left side. Takeaway fish & chips may be bought. Food is not served on Sunday evenings. Grade II listed building.

    • Windmill 32 Eyhorne Street Hollingbourne ME17 1TR Telephone(01622) 889000

      A 16th-century, Grade II listed, village pub now with the emphasis on dining but good ale is also to be found. Large garden with a barbeque, covered terrace, picnic tables and umbrellas. The large car park to the rear is shared with the adjacent village hall.

  • Hucking
    • Hook & Hatchet Church Road Hucking ME17 1QT Telephone(01622) 880272

      Situated in an area of around 573 acres of Woodland Trust Parkland, this remote pub is popular with walkers and horse riders as food is available all day. Tent pitches and caravan pitches with or without electric hookups in field at rear. Toilet and shower facilities are open 24 hours. There are hitching rails provided for horses. The licensees have lovingly refurbished this pub to bring it back into use following a two year period of closure. Large pub mirrors have been sourced and together with other pub memorabilia decorate the interior. A large covered patio stretches down the right hand side. Various events are scheduled during each week. Large terrestrial TV inside and outside for large events. The garden has a burger shack and bar.

  • Hunton
    • Hunton Village Club West Street Hunton ME15 0RS Telephone(01622) 820315

      The only licenced premises in the village this friendly club is run by volunteers and opening hours are restricted. Opening hours are subject to availability of bar staff.

  • Iden Green
    • Woodcock Inn Woodcock Lane Iden Green TN17 4HT Telephone(01580) 240009

      An isolated, weather-boarded inn set among woodland and well worth finding. The low beamed main bar has a large fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Seating/eating areas are at either end. The new paintwork gives a light and airy appearance. Good sized enclosed grassed garden area. Large car park. Kitchen refurbished February 2022 and new menu. Breakfast available Wednesday to Sunday. Takeaway food all week. Walkers, families and dogs are welcome.

  • Iden Green (Goudhurst)
    • Peacock Goudhurst Road Iden Green (Goudhurst) TN17 2PB Telephone(01580) 211233

      Attractive peg tile and weatherboarded country pub set back from the road with a large car park. Dating back to 1397, it is named after the peacocks that were formerly kept at the nearby Glassenbury Estate. The two bars are simply furnished. The main bar has old beams and a large inglenook fireplace burning logs in winter and provides a pleasant dining area. The newer rear bar opens onto the large secluded garden. Dogs on leads welcome except in the restaurant area.

  • Kings Hill
    • Spitfire 1 Liberty Square Kings Hill ME19 4AU Telephone(01732) 220754

      Close to the shopping centre of a new and extending estate, this is a large modern building on several levels. It has been re-fitted in spring 2018 but still maintains traditional pub values. It is busy at lunchtimes providing good quality pub food for shoppers and workers from the nearby businesses and in the evenings for more formal eating. On entering from the concourse the bar is to the right and features both high and lower level seating. This leads to the toilet and an upper drinking area. Straight through from the entrance is a further drinking and eating area which then leads outside to the enclosed garden with plenty of tables and a dedicated children's play area. There is a restaurant to the left of the bar with a few steps up. Breakfast is served 10-12. Booking required for meals. Two function rooms are available on the first floor.

  • Laddingford
    • Chequers The Street Laddingford ME18 6BP Telephone(01622) 871266

      An attractive oak-beamed pub dating from the 15th century, at the heart of village life. A variety of events held, including a beer festival at the end of April. A roaring log fire keeps customers warm in winter, and the pub frontage is a sea of flowers in summer. Good food is served and, on Thursdays, a wide selection of sausage dishes is available. The large garden has children's play equipment. Buses stop outside and Beltring Halt railway station is a 20 minute walk away.

  • Langley
    • Plough Inn Sutton Road Langley ME17 3LX Telephone(01622) 842555

      A grade II listed, weather-boarded pub on the main road, which has sold beer for over 200 years, but parts of which are even older. There are two bar areas on different levels, the lower bar area having a baby grand piano. A separate restaurant has a window through which the kitchen may be seen in operation. Has been completely refurbished inside during Lockdown.

    • Potting Shed Sutton Road Langley ME17 3LZ Telephone(01622) 862112

      An imposing building on the main road at the Maidstone end of the village. Greatly extended and re-fitted with an open kitchen. The restaurant offers the popular, quality Elite Pubs menu. Breakfasts are served. Surfaced car park. Electric car charging points. Large patio area with exterior bar facility. Private shacks for up to 8 diners may be hired.

  • Larkfield
    • Hamlet Larkfield Priory Hotel 802 London Road Larkfield ME20 6HJ Telephone(01732) 846858

      Now owned by Hamlet Hotels this medium sized hotel has a bar and restaurant open to non-residents. Enter via a decking area at front that has picnic tables and umbrellas. Afternoon tea may be booked.

    • Wealden Hall 773 London Road Larkfield ME20 6DE Telephone(01732) 840259

      Extensive, Grade II Listed, timber-framed, building with lots of old world charm, situated in the centre of Larkfield. Re-fitted sympathetically in October 2013. The 14th century Wealden Hall has a capacious restaurant upstairs where the roof timbers are displayed. Patrons may also eat in the downstairs bar that is sectioned into eating and drinking areas. There is a large outdoor area at the rear with a well in the courtyard and plenty of seating.

  • Leeds
    • George Inn Lower Street Leeds ME17 1RN Telephone(01622) 861314

      Former coaching inn dating from 1652. Some would describe the pub as a single room, the steps, partial walls and beams give the effect of a myriad of separate secluded areas, some laid out for meals, of which a large choice is available off the blackboard including daily specials. A few sporting (mainly cricket) memorabilia adorn the bar. The adjacent hay barn is now used as a function room with its own bar.

  • Lenham
    • Dog & Bear The Square Lenham ME17 2PG Telephone(01622) 858219

      Grade II listed traditional coaching inn built in 1602 facing the village square. There are 24 letting rooms and include a four poster bed. Queen Anne stayed here in 1704 and her coat of arms appears over the front door. Oak beamed bar with log fire. Function room available.

    • Lenham Social Club High Street Lenham ME17 2QB Telephone(01622) 858890

      Well kept Club with snooker table and garden to rear.

    • Red Lion The Square Lenham ME17 2PG Telephone(01622) 858531

      Grade II listed, heavily beamed, multi-level inn, dating from the15th century located on a crossroad at the edge of the village square. Formerly used as a coaching inn. Varied menu and popular choice of beers. Lively public bar. Courtyard to the rear. Outside bar and catering available. Free parking in the square.

  • Leybourne
    • Castle Lake Castle Way Leybourne ME19 5TR Telephone(01732) 521630

      A large Brewers Fayre, tastefully decorated and offering several different areas. Good selection of meals available with budget offers. Children may have use of a large play area.

    • Old Rectory Oxley Shaw Lane Leybourne ME19 5PU Telephone(01732) 844888

      A large pub/restaurant catering largely for families. Good value meals are available all day. Several different areas on varying levels with wheelchair users catered for by use of ramps. Baby changing facilities are provided for the convenience of customers. TVs show satellite/terrestrial channels with sound off. Occasional bookable cinema in the car park.

    • Wheatsheaf 306 London Road Leybourne ME19 5AT Telephone(01732) 842391

      An old stone built roadside pub on two levels which has a grade II listed bar area. Noted for its excellent value home cooked meals served on the upper area. Summer barbeques are held on the rear decking area. Comedy evenings are held on last Friday of the month - bookings required.

  • Linton
    • Armoury Loddington Farm, Loddington Lane Linton ME17 4AG Telephone(01622) 749931

      The Musket Brewery Tap overlooks the brewhouse that is visible though its windows. There are up to eight casks on the stillage that are served by gravity. Usually there are 4 beers available. Bar stool seating is provided in a good sized interior area. A large grassed area opposite the entrance offers tables, umbrellas and cushioned casks together with shade under the trees for those who need it on sunny days. A large tent has bench seating with both heating and lighting as required. Beer in 500ml bottles or 5 litre cans is available for takeaway or can be ordered in advance for collection.

    • Bull Inn Linton Hill Linton ME17 4AW Telephone(01622) 743612

      This old coaching inn has oak beamed walls and ceilings. The original pub has now included the neighbouring Post Office and barbers. Multi-level wooden floors, carpeted in the restaurant. Food is available in both bar and restaurant. The garden, al fresco dining areas and smoking area have magnificent views over the weald. Music is provided on summer Sunday evenings and an outside bar is in operation.. A function room upstairs has a stair lift but is not accessible for wheelchair users. Breakfast is served daily 8.30 to midday.

  • Loose
    • Chequers Inn Old Loose Hill Loose ME15 0BL Telephone(01622) 743125

      A former 17th-century coaching inn on the old road to Hastings has been tastefully decorated to emphasise original oak beams. It lies in Loose Valley by the side of a trout stream in the shadow of a Thomas Telford viaduct. Traditional home cooked food is served including vegetarian options. Quiz night on Mondays, live music is played regularly and an annual duck race features on the river on Spring bank holiday. Morris dancers feature every Boxing Day. Special birthday food/birthday party deals.

    • Walnut Tree 657 Loose Road Loose ME15 9UX Telephone(01622) 743493

      A popular traditional local pub. L-shaped bar with half-wall giving two distinct areas; the front one having a log fire on cold winter evenings. The pleasant garden is used for barbecues and live music on suitable summer Saturday afternoons. Occasionally charity fund raising activities are held. The interior and garden were both updated in June 2020. The garden can be extended to the neighbouring property when live music events are taking place.

  • Maidstone
    • Brenchley 91 High Street Maidstone ME14 1SA Telephone(01622) 755773

      Designed in a Neo-Georgian style by Frederick Charles Palmer for the Kentish Bank (later absorbed by NatWest) and built in around 1927 on the site of a former bank owned by Messer's Brenchley and Co. This Grade II building was converted to a pub in November 2013 preserving many of the original features. The splendid architecture of this building has been restored, revealing huge oak columns and wooden panelling. Modern lighting also shows off the large central glass dome. There is plenty of space within and a very high ceiling. A small Oval Room towards the rear also has a dome. At the rear, accessed via a staircase, is a large covered and heated drinking and smoking area with a separate bar. Accessed externally by a door to the right is the upstairs Harry's Bar that is available with music playing until late on Friday and Saturday evenings. An extensive menu is available all day and six real ale handpumps sit on the long bar. The very large safe remains in situ below the trading floor.

    • Brickmakers Arms 107-109 Perryfield Street Maidstone ME14 2SZ Telephone(01622) 753478

      Only five minutes walk from Maidstone East Railway Station, this back street free-house has a U-shaped bar with a pool table at one end and seating at the other. Pub interior was updsted during the Covid closedown period. Patios front and rear are provided for smokers. Trade being rebuilt now after a period of closure.

    • Cellars Alehouse The Old Brewery, Buckland Road Maidstone ME16 0DZ Telephone(01622) 761045

      In the former barley wine cellar of the old Style and Winch brewery; flagstone flooring, vaulted ceilings and a collection of old pub signs await. Comfortable pub seating and oil lamps give a cosy atmosphere. Six cask and eight keg ales as well as ten local and ten fruited ciders are all perfectly kept in a temperature controlled cool room. A wide selection of wines, spirits, canned/ bottled beers. Bar snacks are also available. CAMRA branch Pub of the Year finalist 2022.

    • Cherry Tree 437 Tonbridge Road Maidstone ME16 8NJ Telephone(01622) 726122

      Strong on sports, there are a number of TV screens around the pub showing various sports simultaneously. There is a pool table at one end of the pub and a dart board in the middle, both popular with the local clientele. Runs darts, pool and quiz teams. Music also features regularly.

    • Coach House 11 Queen Anne Road Maidstone ME14 1HA Telephone(01622) 430181

      Former coaching inn with large open area and central bar. A pool table and electronic machine occupy an area to the right of the door and there is a juke box opposite the bar, towards the rear. The large rear patio has a covered area. There is also a barbeque and a large banana plant.

    • Dragoon 40 Sandling Road Maidstone ME14 2RF Telephone(01622) 752620

      Large, traditional, back street, locals pub with several split-level areas surrounding a central bar. Live BT Sport shown on numerous televisions around the bar. Pool table and bar billiards. Close to Maidstone United football ground. No seasonal beers but a consistent pint of Master Brew Bitter is served.

    • Drakes 9 Fairmeadow Maidstone ME14 1JP Telephone(01622) 356849

      An old building close to the river that was once called the Lamb. Following previous flooding it was completely refurbished internally and a fireplace was revealed during the renovations. Updated but still retains its ancient origins. It has a large rear courtyard with covered areas to keep the weather at bay. Interesting food is available lunchtimes and evenings. It is popular for the Tuesday jam night and bands at the weekends. See media for latest information on the current band list.

    • Druids Arms 24 Earl Street Maidstone ME14 1PP Telephone(01622) 758516

      A town centre pub opposite the Hazlitt theatre that is popular for food during the day and mainly with the younger generation in the evening, Close to the Fremlin Walk shopping centre. Owned by Greene King but it usually offers some interesting local guest beers. There is live music on Friday and Saturday in the covered and heated courtyard to the side.

    • Duke of Marlborough 27 Union Street Maidstone ME14 1ED Telephone(01622) 677727

      Just off the main shopping area and mainly used by locals. There is a dart board and pool table with a team in the local league. Four screens on the various walls show BT Sport and Sky Sport. There are two electronic machines for amusment. Doom Bar is the regular but there is a changing guest. To the rear there is a car park and several picnic benches on a patio. Benches covered by a large umbrella are provided for smokers.

    • Eagle 56 Brewer Street Maidstone ME14 1RZ Telephone(01622) 693203

      Small side street pub with L-shaped bar with flat-screen TVs and juke-box connected to the internet. A lower area contains a dartboard and large-screen TV showing BT Sport. Pool table and darts area. Steps at rear lead down to rear yard, toilets and smoking area. Real ale is available from two pumps. Painted light grey inside giving a brighter appearance than previously. New licensee took over in late 2021 and are putting some life back into the pub. Takeaway food may be ordered on 07874 146296

    • Feathers Lockmeadow Leisure Complex, Barker Road Maidstone ME16 8SF Telephone(01622) 239953

      A Flaming Grill eating house close to the cinema and leisure centre and near the market. Various areas including a terrace overlooking the car park. Extensive menu which includes various food challenges for the brave. Bar area is accessed via steps or lift for those less able.

    • First & Last 40 Bower Place Maidstone ME16 8BH Telephone(01622) 934650

      A wedge-shaped street-corner local off the Tonbridge Road, dating from 1857, it was originally called the Cradle and Coffin! There are no noisy machines to ruin the art of conversation in this friendly pub. Shove ha'penny and cribbage are played. Some fishing and shooting paraphenalia are displayed in cabinets on the wall. Acquired by ;ocal brewers Isherwood, Stacey & Foster it was later taken over by Fremlins in 1958.

    • Fishermans Arms 40 Lower Stone Street Maidstone ME15 6NA Telephone(01622) 755443

      A narrow-fronted pub on the main A229 road leading out of town and reputed to the earliest pub in Maidstone. It is being run as a free house and outlet for the licensee's own Gemstone ales. The interior has a coat of white paint which gives it a lighter feel than the previous dark panelling. The building extends rearwards, through a second drinking area and that leads to a corridor, passing the toilets, to a long outside drinking/smoking area of similar narrow dimensions and then opening out to a larger area with picnic tables. Events are shown on terrestrial TV.

    • Flower Pot 96 Sandling Road Maidstone ME14 2RJ Telephone(01622) 757705

      A street-corner alehouse with split-level bars. The upper bar has nine handpumps serving ales from microbreweries, and a log fire in the winter. The lower bar has a pool table and is used for Tuesday jam nights and music nights on some Saturdays. Up to four ciders and perries usually available and a small selection of KeyKeg beers. Video screens display drinks and other information. An outdoor covered and heated seating area is open most of the year. Food served Wednesdays to Saturdays with pizzas being particularly popular. An annual beer festival is held in June.

    • Fox 85 Hartnup Street Maidstone ME16 8LT Telephone07709 950528

      A welcoming, back-street, community-focused local with a cottage aspect, lying south of the Tonbridge Road. Beer prices are kept low. Three TV screens show Sky Sports. Smokers have the benefit of a covered & heated shelter at the rear where a large decked area provides additional space. A BBQ in the garden is in frequent use. Snacks available.

    • Hare & Hounds 47 Lower Boxley Road Maidstone ME14 2UY Telephone(01622) 768645

      The central bar faces towards Maidstone Prison and is close to the County Council offices, To the rear are a pool table, dartboard and jukebox. Also to the rear is a large garden with a covered area including a further pool table. The interior decorated in Maidstone United's colours of Black & Gold.

    • Market House 30 Earl Street Maidstone ME14 1PS Telephone(01622) 751286

      A recently (2018) extended town-centre pub with live music on Friday to Sunday evenings. Now has an enlarged kitchen with an extensive menu and also serves breakfast at the weekend. Upstairs there are toilets, a function room and terrace. There is a large smoking area with an awning outside at the front.

    • Muggleton Inn 8-9 High Street Maidstone ME14 1HJ Telephone(01622) 691527

      A former insurance office that is now a large two-storey Wetherspoon pub. Quieter upstairs but may not be open at all times. The usual value fare and beer range is available. Choice of real ales only available downstairs. Family friendly until 9pm when it then livens up and offers loud music from DJs at the weekends when queues are supervised by door staff.

    • Old House at Home 10 Pudding Lane Maidstone ME14 1LN Telephone(01622) 752363

      This pub lies just off the High Street and gets very busy when live football matches are shown. Dark walls and wooden fittings indicate its early heritage. It has an upstairs room for meetings and buffets. Children are allowed in the bar before 3pm. There is a small outside drinking/smoking area below attractive hanging baskets.

    • Olde Thirsty Pig 4a Knightrider Street Maidstone ME15 6LP Telephone(01622) 299283

      Reputedly the third-oldest building in the town, it dates from around 1430 and has massive timber beams, sloping floors with curious nooks and crannies on two storeys. It was originally a farmhouse within the estate of the Archbishop’s palace. There is a heated and covered courtyard area. The bar contains four hand pumps dispensing ales mainly from Kent microbreweries. Draught cider is stocked, and it sells many bottled beers, including several foreign ones. Two small meeting rooms are available. The nearest bus stops are at the bus station, a few minutes' walk away. Daily discount of 50p off pints from noon-2pm.

    • Paper Makers Arms 129 Upper Stone Street Maidstone ME15 6HJ Telephone(01622) 200051

      Just south of town, on a busy road, up a steep hill. Exterior has old blue tiles.

    • Pippin 78 London Road Maidstone ME16 0DR Telephone(01622) 750747

      Re-fitted July 2018. Conversation and music echo around. Various shades of brown predominate in the spacious interior. There are several partitioned areas, some of which are raised. A level entry at the front with gentle slopes to side and rear provide access for wheelchair users. A disabled toilet shares the door with the Ladies and also contains a baby change facility. A good variety of food is offered all day. Bookings available and table service.

    • Rifle Volunteers 28 Wyatt Street Maidstone ME14 1EU Telephone(01622) 750540

      One of three Goacher’s tied houses, A Victorian stonebuilt single bar pub a short walk from the town centre. It has been recognised by CAMRA for its unspoiled interior. No jukebox or gaming machines ensure that it is a place for conversation or quiet drink. A popular fun quiz, open to all, is held on alternate Tuesdays, with a local winter quiz league in other weeks. There is a garden area with some seating under cover. Cider and perry are also served. Snacks may be made to order. Listen out for the cash till, which only goes up to £2.99!

    • Royal Albion 23 Havock Lane Maidstone ME14 1QE Telephone(01622) 691789

      A refurbished pub opposite Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, convenient for Fremlin Walk shopping centre. There is a split-level bar with pictures of old Maidstone in the upper section, which also has a pool table. There is a pleasant outdoor drinking area for those warm summer days. Regular music sessions, karaoke, theme nights and quiz nights are held.

    • Royal Paper Mill 39 Tovil Hill Maidstone ME15 6QS Telephone(01622) 752095

      An interesting community pub in Tovil on the outskirts of Maidstone close to Goacher's brewery. A wide selection of fine Goacher's beers are available and are served direct from the cask.

    • Society Rooms Brenchley House, Week Street Maidstone ME14 1RF Telephone(01622) 350910

      A spacious venue on the ground floor of a five-storey block that was once the site of a local newspaper works. The mainly glass external walls allow panoramic views of the pedestrian shopping street alongside. A large outside space is split into smoking and non-smoking areas. The name of the pub is taken from William Shipley, founder of the Royal Society of Arts and the Maidstone Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge, who is buried nearby. Live news on TVs, with no sound. Beer is served from 9am.

    • Stag 11 Middle Row Maidstone ME14 1TG Telephone(01622) 296420

      Run by Rockin' Robin since August 2019 when it was renamed the Stag. An historic pub in the town centre. Decorated in mid-grey with beams stripped to their original colour. May be entered from either the High Street or via Bank Street to the room at the rear. Pavement tables and chairs outside if internal rooms not available. Three steps down to the toilets from front room. A fire in each room may be lit in winter.

    • Stone Street Club 2 Lower Stone Street Maidstone ME15 6JN Telephone(01622) 662693

      Large club in town centre

    • Style & Winch 72 Union Street Maidstone ME14 1ED Telephone(01622) 752351

      This town centre local community pub has a central bar with a variety of games including darts, pool and backgammon. The quiet, secluded rear garden has tables. The function room holds up to 40 and used to be the police shooting range and is well sound proofed. Sunday lunches must be booked. Live music sessions are held monthly.

    • Swan (Loose Rd) 437 Loose Road Maidstone ME15 9UJ Telephone(01622) 746774

      Attractive white weather-boarded former coaching inn south of Maidstone on A229. Friendly local with comfortable seating in four delineated areas. The interior has wooden beams and floors. The area in front of pub is enclosed and has artificial grass and pub benches. The large south facing garden has a play area for children at the top. Food provision has been franchised out to a local pizza business which offer good deals if you have your pizza delivered to the pub.

    • Tovil Working Mens Club Tovil Hill Maidstone ME15 6QS Telephone(01622) 751293

      Completely redecorated with new furniture and improved facilities during COVID-19 lockdown period.

    • Walnut Tree 234 Tonbridge Road Maidstone ME16 8SR Telephone(01622) 727260

      A cosy L-shaped local that is warmed by a central fire. The interior displays various sayings and quotes. Comfortable furnishings are used throughout. Regular live music is played on Friday evenings and popular third Thursday comedy nights. A live band Music Quiz is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. A jukebox is provided. The locally brewed Goacher's Fine Light Ale is a regular as is Harveys Sussex Best. Private functions may be catered for on request.

    • West Borough Club 68 Tonbridge Road Maidstone ME16 8SE Telephone(01622) 755730

      Club which is open to non-members

    • White Horse 46 London Road Maidstone ME16 8QL Telephone(01622) 752141

      At the western entrance to the county town this large, single bar pub has a cosy two-level area at the far end of the bar. Roasts available on Sunday. Live music on Saturday evenings. Quiz night first Tuesday in month.

  • Marden
    • Marden Village Club Albion Road Marden TN12 9DT Telephone(01622) 831427

      Six real ales are now offered at this Grade II listed club and community hub; five change regularly and are generally from local microbreweries. There is always one dark beer available. The club was totally renovated in 2017 and refurbished to produce a light, airy, and friendly atmosphere. Many members are involved in the club's snooker and darts teams; others simply enjoy the friendly ambiance and watch live football and rugby on the sports TV. Regularly voted Maidstone CAMRA branch Club of the Year. Card carrying CAMRA members are welcome but regular visitors will be required to join. Bingo evenings are held regularly.

    • Stile Bridge Staplehurst Road Marden TN12 9BH Telephone(01622) 831236

      Having been closed for many months this roadside pub was purchased, refurbished and reopened by Chris & Debbie in November 2021. Two real ales plus one local real cider await visitors to this cosy hostelry. The front bar is divided with a dining area to the right and drinking tables to the left. There is a small overflow area for drinkers behind the main bar. There is a large function room with a fire at the rear plus an enclosed garden/patio which is popular in the summer. A local cider maker and microbreweries are supported as well as a small selection of continental and US beers and lagers. The excellent food has an Asian Fusion influence.

    • Unicorn High Street Marden TN12 9DR Telephone(01622) 831426

      A good example of a village local with a small separate area for diners. The pub is in the village centre, to the east of the station. There is a large fireplace providing warmth for the winter evenings.

    • West End Tavern West End Marden TN12 9JB Telephone(01622) 831956

      This 18th century, Grade II listed, former forge is now a cosy village pub to the west of the station, popular with diners for the good value meals. The licensee is also the chef. The right hand side is mainly for drinkers and meals may be taken to the left and rear area which has another bar. There is an exit to the small car park and patio for smokers. Low ceilings prompt you to mind your head when moving from the lower to the upper bar level!. No food on Sunday evenings. Coffee and breakfast available from 9.30am-11.30am Friday and Saturday.

  • Mereworth
    • Moody Mare 501 Seven Mile Lane Mereworth ME18 5QY Telephone(01622) 813038

      This country restaurant has real ale and has partly become a pub with the beer casks kept in cooling jackets behind the bar. There is a varied menu that changes to use seasonal ingredients with Wednesday night being Mussels night. Service is leisurely and you will not feel hurried. The weekly entertainment on Friday evenings is usually tribute acts. The large garden area accommodates some very large tipis for customers and a playground for children. The venue may be hired.

  • Nettlestead
    • Hop Pole Maidstone Road Nettlestead ME18 5HH Telephone(01622) 934360

      The current owners have had a refit and repaint in the bar area. Various seating areas are provided in this 17th century pub which stands by a busy road. The bar has a large fireplace in the centre and passing this leads to a dining area and the conservatory restaurant which draws in customers for its carvery held on Sunday. There is a beer garden with picnic tables to the rear, which may be reached through the conservatory or via the car park. The games room is separate from the bar. Pub may close early if custom wanes.

  • New Hythe
    • Bricklayers Arms 440 New Hythe Lane New Hythe ME20 6SA Telephone(01622) 717181

      An L-shaped community pub that is close to Leybourne Lakes and nearby housing estates. Updated in recent years it now has a very pleasant feeling. A gin display has been installed with the name Hobbit Hole above it. Has TV screens showing sports. A small restaurant area serves excellent Indian meals and takeaways are available.

  • Offham
    • Kings Arms Teston Road Offham ME19 5NR Telephone(01732) 870114

      A cosy pub near the village green, where there is a rare example of a quintain, once used by knights for jousting practice. Originally two 16th-century farm cottages with many wooden beams. Many of the regularly changing guest beers come from Kent microbreweries. Good selection of meals are offered using local products. There is a small car park, but the road outside has no parking restrictions. Bus 70 passes the door, on Monday to Friday daytimes only.

  • Penenden Heath
    • Bull Boxley Road Penenden Heath ME14 2DH Telephone(01622) 752888

      A large, family pub with a garden standing adjacent to Penenden Heath. There are several different areas of varying sizes. Good value meals are served all day with menus for both seniors and juniors and dishes for the weight conscious. There is a play area for children.

    • Chiltern Hundreds Penenden Heath Road Penenden Heath ME14 2DG Telephone(01622) 752335

      A large, food based pub close to the M20. The pleasant oak-beamed interior has plenty of seating for diners and the menu has a good range of food and snacks. Walk through restaurant area to access the L-shaped bar that serves both restaurant areas. There is a large car park and patios are provided front and rear to cater for smokers.

  • Ryarsh
    • Duke of Wellington Birling Road Ryarsh ME19 5LS Telephone(01732) 842318

      A 16th-century pub with inglenook fireplaces in each of its two bars. The bar to the left leads to toilets and includes a small snug area. To the right the restaurant displays part of an original wattle and daub wall behind glass. A covered and heated patio opens onto the garden, with additional tables outside the front of the pub. Sunday roasts are very popular. A jazz evening is held first Thursday in month. Ramblers are welcome. A small bus stops nearby.

  • Sandhurst
    • Swan Queen Street Sandhurst TN18 5HY Telephone(01580) 851007

      A modern roadside pub in the centre of the village. Large open area for bar and food. Re-modelled in 2020 to a very high standard providing much better facilities than previously. Drinkers welcome but mainly concentrates on food. Easily accessible as the bus route from Maidstone terminates nearby and runs hourly. A third Real Ale is sold during the summer months.

  • Sandling
    • Malta Inn Off Forstal Road Sandling ME14 3AS Telephone(01622) 717251

      A very large riverside restaurant/pub on several floor levels with cosy seating areas of various sizes.The usual Beefeater value meals are served. Breakfast is served 06:30-10:30 weekdays and 07:00-10:45 weekends. There is disabled entry and doors open on to the wide towpath by the River Medway. Access throughout the ground floor is by means of ramps. Allington Lock and The Museum of Kent Life are close by. Accommodation is available in the adjacent Premier Inn.

    • Yew Tree Inn Grange Lane Sandling ME14 3DB Telephone(01622) 752882

      A former cottage that dates from 1782 that lies close to the M20 and is accessed via a narrow lane. The bar has red quarry tiles on the floor while the popular restaurant has the benefit of carpet. Well thought out meals are available using fresh cooked ingredients. Vegetarians are catered for but call beforehand. Bookings for the restaurant are advisable. Subdued music may be played. Bar food is available all day Friday and Saturday.

  • Sissinghurst
    • Milk House The Street Sissinghurst TN17 2JG Telephone(01580) 720200

      Large, light and airy inn with accommodation, close to the National Trust gardens at Sissinghurst Castle. Formally known as The Bull it re-opened in 2013 as The Milk House following a complete refurbishment; Sissinghurst once being known as Mylkehouse Street. The building is now open-plan and wheel-chair friendly with wooden floors throughout. The bar to the right has a frontage of woven hurdles. Food features greatly with both classic pub fare (bar and restaurant) and fine dining (restaurant only). A grazing menu is available throughout the day to enjoy in front of a Tudor fireplace during winter or on the terrace in the summer. Please refer to the Website for regular entertainment dates, especially the Milkfest in Summer.

  • Smarden
    • Bell Bell Lane Smarden TN27 8PW Telephone(01233) 770283

      The Bell is a large half-timbered 16th century pub located about 1 mile west of Smarden village centre. The interior consists of a number of inter-connected rooms, many with exposed beams. In the (ground floor) cellar bar there is an open log fire in winter.

  • Snodland
    • Freemasons Arms 267 Malling Road Snodland ME6 5JR Telephone(01634) 240211

      A comfortable pub at the southern end of the town. Several TV screens are placed around the walls. It has a separate dining area and serves good pub food at sensible prices. Sunday roasts are served until 7pm. There is live music most Saturday evenings.

    • Ham Hill Working Mens Club 259-261 Malling Road Snodland ME6 5JR Telephone(01634) 243025
    • Snodland Working Mens Club 54-56 Holborough Road Snodland ME6 5PB Telephone(01634) 240392
  • Staplehurst
    • Kings Head High Street Staplehurst TN12 0AR Telephone(01580) 891231

      A large 18th-century Grade II listed pub at the top of the hill opposite the church, very handy for weddings. It has a central bar with two dining areas to the left and a sports area to the right where pool and darts can be played. Local ingredients are used for meals. Outside bar & catering facilities are available for hire. Sky TV is provided for sports fans. There is a large garden and car park to the rear.

    • Lord Raglan Chart Hill Road Staplehurst TN12 0DE Telephone(01622) 843747

      An unspoilt free house retaining the atmosphere of a country pub from bygone days and owned by the same family for many years. The bar is hung with hops and warmed by two log fires and a stove. The large orchard garden catches the evening sun. Serves excellent food from a popular menu. Perry and local Double Vision cider are stocked. Well-behaved children and dogs are welcome. It is a short walk from the Cross-at-Hand (No.5) bus stop on the A229.

  • Sutton Valence
    • Kings Head 80 North Street Sutton Valence ME17 3AP Telephone(01622) 843264

      Large pub that has been completely refurbished with comfortable sofa seating in front of fire. Long bar on left hand side of pub with 3 hand pumps at window end. Drinkers welcome. Restaurant in separate areas to the side and rear of the bar. Mixture of carpet and wood panel flooring.

    • Queens Head High Street Sutton Valence ME17 3AG Telephone(01622) 843225

      A splendid village pub offering stunning views overlooking the Weald, with a hop-garlanded central bar and inglenook fireplace offering a blazing log fire in winter. Large dining area on the right and two snug areas to the left. Interesting raised garden above small car park at rear, features old stables with full-size snooker table. Quiz night alternate Mondays. Darts, dominoes and cribbage played. Occasional live music and karaoke.

    • Ridge Golf Club Chartway Street Sutton Valence ME17 3JB Telephone(01622) 391000

      A 18-hole golf course and driving range with extensive facilities for weddings, meetings, golf societies and other events. New owner July 2017. Various packages available to be booked. Main reception room has dance floor and a separate bar. Strict dress code on course and practice area and smart casual in clubhouse.

  • Teston
    • Teston Club Church Street Teston ME18 5AG Telephone(01622) 815232

      Refitted in 2021 with new chairs and upgraded cellar . Please wait to be seated, table service only. Small, comfortable village club with two rooms, each with TVs. Darts team and one full size snooker table. Subsidiary camera club and members may also join the Golf club. Bridge club on Thursday evenings. Occasional music and other events are held one Saturday each month. Meat raffle held on last Sunday in month.

  • Thurnham
    • Black Horse Pilgrims Way Thurnham ME14 3LD Telephone(01622) 737185

      Lying on the Pilgrim's Way this is popular with walkers, The Black Horse advertises itself as an 'Eat, Drink, Sleep' establishment as bed and breakfast is available in a completely separate building. A wide selection of English Country Wines and Fruit Liqueurs are available in the largely wooden clad bar decorated with hops. Occupies multiple levels and has an extended dining area to rear used for weddings. Conferences may be arranged here. Two electric car charging points are provided in the lowest car park.

  • Trottiscliffe
    • George Taylors Lane Trottiscliffe ME19 5DR Telephone(01732) 822462

      This traditional, family run, country pub and restaurant lies close to North Downs and opens early for good food & drink. Several areas on multiple levels provide lots of places for all. The large garden has tables for eating, an outside bar and toilets. There is a covered area and a play area for children. Children have a separate menu. Breakfast served 8 till 12. Takeaway meals are available. Live music is provided on the last Friday in month see website for details. Run by the same family since 1997.

    • Plough Taylors Lane Trottiscliffe ME19 5DR Telephone(01732) 822233

      Originally two weather-boarded farm cottages dating from 1483 that became licensed in 1817. Situated just below the North Downs in the village of Trottiscliffe (pronounced Trossley), it provides a welcome stop for all, including walkers, families & dogs. Not too far from the ancient Coldrum Stones. Now community owned and refurbished 2019/20 giving a relaxed modern atmosphere. To the left is a high quality restaurant using local products with experienced chefs expertise. To the right is the bar where a bar menu may be chosen. Outside is a covered patio area that is also heated and lit.

  • Ulcombe
    • Harrow The Street Ulcombe ME17 1DP Telephone(01622) 844422

      New licensee Errol Defoe has re-opened this pub and restaurant under the name Smoke and Cured. Pleasantly redecorated and has received good reviews for the inventive food, which includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Takeaway meals available.

  • Wateringbury
    • North Pole 434 Red Hill Wateringbury ME18 5BJ Telephone(01622) 817961

      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.

    • Railway Bow Road Wateringbury ME18 5EB Telephone(01622) 812911

      Opposite Wateringbury station and close to an anchorage for boats traveling along the Medway makes this pub a good place to spend a while. Walkers are welcome for a pint or two of real ale - what could be better? Dining area to the left where a good selection of pub meals may be taken. A warm welcome may be found here from Donna and the girls.

    • Wateringbury Tonbridge Road Wateringbury ME18 5NS Telephone(01622) 812632

      This is a large establishment, part of the Greene King takeover of the Spirit group, Still operates under Chef & Brewer banner with an adjoining Premier Inn. The emphasis is on dining and there is a varied menu. The beer range is now different and one pump is free of tie. There has been a refurbishment with a lighter feel to the interior and some new furniture. Meals are available at either end with the centre area now reserved for drinkers.

    • Wateringbury Club 210 Tonbridge Road Wateringbury ME18 5NU Telephone(01622) 812167

      Bar and and other areas spruced up.

  • Weavering
    • Early Bird Minor Centre, Grovewood Drive North Weavering ME14 5TQ Telephone(01622) 735017

      Built in the style of an Oast House adjacent to a Tesco store. Several distinct areas can be found, including a separate function room and 'city garden' outside. The split level, roundel area houses a pool table.

    • Fox & Goose Weavering Street Weavering ME14 5JP Telephone(01622) 737675

      Pub has been surrounded by an estate near a busy shopping area but is well worth finding. Although there is a dedicated eating area, food can be taken in either bar with Thursday Steak Nights and Sunday roasts a speciality. Takeaways food menu. Occasionally live music sessions are held.

    • Newnham Court Inn Newnham Court Farm Weavering ME14 5LH Telephone(01622) 734211

      This is adjacent to a large garden and shopping centre. The Greene King Eating Inn branded pub/restaurant has the restaurant area to the right on entry and the drinking area to the left, There are several levels with stairs accessing them. Extensive menu with various offers through the week. Takeaways available. .

  • West Farleigh
    • Good Intent The Green West Farleigh ME15 0NN Telephone(01622) 812426

      A family run pub standing on the attractive village green with a pretty view to the rear across the Medway valley. There is a separate sports room with widescreen television and a rear conservatory used for club meetings as well as dining. Parking is easy and the pub front faces the lovely well kept green. No food on Mondays or Sunday evening.

    • Tickled Trout Lower Road West Farleigh ME15 0PE Telephone(01622) 814717

      Originally built in 1541, this Grade II listed building became an ale house in the mid 1700s. Previously called The Chequers, the pub was renamed Tickled Trout in 1987. The formal restaurant is entered by the left with informal dining and drinking area on the right. Either side of the doorway are four-sided pyramid shaped heaters. Bar and restaurant take around 50 seats. The beamed ceiling is painted white and a floor of polished wood forms a smooth surface. The bar unusually has a zinc plated top. Varied choice of beers which are likely to change frequently. Tables of various sizes to right and left of bar with a few along the front wall, opposite the bar. Facilities are at the right with a step up on entry. A large, enclosed garden to the side and rear has wheelchair access via a ramp and a play area for children. There is a covered bistro dining area in the garden.

  • West Malling
    • Bull Inn 1 High Street West Malling ME19 6QH Telephone(01732) 842753

      At the north end of the town, near the railway bridge, is this free house with wooden panelling and a real fire. There is a focus on local beers. A quiz is held on Monday evenings and live music on some Saturdays. Good food using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. A lower priced beer labelled Bull's Malling Special is normally available from Musket. A pleasant terraced garden at the rear with covered seating areas allows for outdoor drinking.

    • Farm House 97-99 High Street West Malling ME19 6NA Telephone(01732) 843257

      Became a gastro-pub following an upmarket renovation to the Elizabethan building in 2003. The right-hand bar has a bistro feeling with subdued lighting. A restaurant is to the left but meals may also be taken in the bar area. Very popular for meals as with other pubs operated by the Elite Pubs group. An upstairs function room is available for hire. The covered decking area at the rear overlooks a 15th-century rag-stone barn which houses a Pizza Shack and the Cow Shed cocktail and music bar. Over 21s only on Friday and Saturday after 6pm.

    • Five Pointed Star 100 High Street West Malling ME19 6NE Telephone(01732) 842192

      Its ancient history is authenticated by the low ceilings held by thick timbers. There are bench seats to the left on entry and a walkway to the rear. At the front is a large U-shaped bar with four hand-pumps and to the right and rear a further four. At the rear is a raised seating area. Wooden wall panels feature throughout and there are two log fires. A series of smaller rooms lead away from main bar area to provide additional sanctuary. One room contains a small library for books to be swapped. Exit at rear to a smoking area. There is a large paved area at the rear (once the car park) with various sizes of tables and an enclosed garden area with artificial grass, picnic tables, lighting and heating. Good quality food available from a changing menu and is cooked to order, not microwaved from frozen.

    • Malling Jug 52 High Street West Malling ME19 6LU Telephone(01732) 667832

      A former residential property. On entry into the parquet floored drinking area there are several tables, both high and low level, but mostly bench seating. A door opposite leads to further seating in the courtyard at the rear which also gives access through doors to the toilets. Seven beers and Turners cider may be provided by gravity from the temperature controlled cellar to the left. Casks that are available or coming soon are listed on a chalkboard on the wall but clipboards with paper lists are also provided. A good selection of refrigerated bottled beers, mainly Belgian but also American and other countries are kept. Service may be to your seat at busy times. Beers may be ordered as pints, halves or 3 one-third-pint samplers on beer bats. Glasses are lined and oversize to provide full measure and less spillage. Snacks are available including crisps, nuts, scotch eggs and samosas.

    • Malling Town Club 4-8 Swan Street West Malling ME19 6LP Telephone(01732) 840430

      Large, comfortable club in town centre. Snooker and Pool tables available upstairs. Three TVs showing sport.

    • Scared Crow 79 Offham Road West Malling ME19 6RB Telephone(01732) 840408

      A little off the beaten track, a short walk from the High Street through the churchyard to find this popular, compact pub/restaurant with a L-shaped bar. The accent is mainly on Mexican/Italian food but there are also Sunday roasts and pizzas. With diners around the narrow bar area it can be a squeeze on busier evenings.

  • West Peckham
    • Swan On The Green Church Road West Peckham ME18 5JW Telephone(01622) 812271

      As its name implies The Swan is quite literally part of the village green. The outside tables and benches perfectly complement the location and customers drift onto the green. The onsite microbrewery supplies all the real ales and the food has a fine reputation. The interior is fresh and inviting with a wooden floor, matching stripped pine tables and an open double-sided fire. The nearest bus stop (7,77) is an easy one-mile walk down the lane from Mereworth School.

  • Yalding
    • Boathouse Hampstead Lane Yalding ME18 6HG Telephone(01622) 814359

      A 14th-century thatch roofed riverside pub that is popular with boaters and summer visitors. Food is served all day. It has a large frontage near to the flood control gates and bridge over the river Medway. The interior has original beams and wooden panelling in the old thatched part but the rear extension is all new. The restaurant roof has a canoe in the rafters which could be useful if the river floods. The outside area has a large number of tables by the riverside.

    • George Benover Road Yalding ME18 6EJ Telephone(01622) 814376

      A friendly venue in the centre of the village, dating from 1642. It has a large riverside garden with a children's playground. Now a pizzeria and restaurant, also takeaway and delivery.

    • Walnut Tree 1 Yalding Hill Yalding ME18 6JB Telephone(01622) 814266

      Originally an oak beamed, former Kentish Yeoman's house built in 1492 but with later red brick walls and an extension to the right that is now the restaurant. There is an inglenook fireplace in the smaller upper area. Step down to the lower bar, where you may sit in an extension that is outside the original ground floor end wall, which has been removed. Rejuvenated by the new business owner who also has the Chequers in Aylesford. Up to five real ales which are all reduced to £3 on Wednesdays. Noted for good food made from fresh local produce wherever possible. Separate children's menu. Toilets at each end of the pub. At the rear of the car park is a large enclosed patio with tables, chairs and flower beds.