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The Leicester Arms, Penshurst

A brilliantly located pub in the heart of Penshurst village, with a view of the entrance to Penshurst Place from the front and stunning fields from the beer garden at the back. Offering decent grub and boutique bedrooms - it's one for over-nighters and locals alike...

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The Leicester Arms is a Grade II listed property with a rich and proud history. To give some idea of how much this part of the world is steeped in proper medieval history, this pub was once part of the Penshurst Estate, it was named in honour of a previous owner of Penshurst Place, Robert Sidney, Viscount De L’Isle, when he was appointed Earl of Leicester in 1618

New owner Laurence Bowes welcomes all with warm and genuine hospitality even your four legged friends, who are pampered as much as their owners. The inevitable pile of walker boots outside the front all contribute to the cosy, friendly vibe of this pub. Inside you’ll find a mix of modern and traditional – there’s no big farrow and ball makeover here – most of the period charm and character has been retained.

The Leicester Arms Hotel has 13 rooms for over-night guests – which similarly have all retained their charm while being cosy and comfortable.

Planning a big birthday or gathering? The Leicester Arms can cater for all types and sizes of function. Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner or celebration – there’s a gorgeous Private Dining Room and plenty of room for up to 100 guests. The hotel can tailor a personalised menu to suit any occasion and guests can stay in one of the wonderful rooms of course.

They’re experienced in hosting weddings, which is lucky as they are opposite a simply stunning church. A wedding planner service is available, should you want it. Whether you are looking for an intimate affair in the Sidney Room, a relaxed reception in the beautiful garden down at Henrys Bar – there’s lots of options here.

The spacious superior double rooms have four poster beds and the luxury room can be arranged as a double or a twin room with beautiful views and plenty of space for a couple wanting a romantic weekend, or a family looking for a value for money stay.

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The Leicester Arms Hotel, High Street, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8BT
01892 871617

Opening hours
Monday: Breakfast 7am - 11:30am / Lunch 12am - 3pm / Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Tuesday: Breakfast 7am - 11:30am / Lunch 12am - 3pm / Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday: Breakfast 7am - 11:30am / Lunch 12am - 3pm / Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Thursday: Breakfast 7am - 11:30am / Lunch 12am - 3pm / Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Friday: Breakfast 7am - 11:30am / Lunch 12am - 3pm / Dinner 6pm - 9pm
Saturday: All day dining from 8am - 10pm
Sunday: All day dining from 8am - 6pm

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