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The Little Black Book: Pubs & Inns

  • The Mark Cross Inn, Mark Cross

    Muddy says: Just 5 miles from Tunbridge Wells, this newly-refurbed pub offers good family food and alfresco dining with incredible views across the countryside.

  • The Kentish Hare, Bidborough

    Muddy says: Hop, skip and jump over to this award-winning Bidborough pub where the interiors are stylish but food is the real star.

  • The Barrow House, Egerton

    Muddy says: Located in idyllic Egerton, The Barrow House offers magnificent views across the Weald of Kent, three en-suite bedrooms and excellent gastro food.

  • The Three Chimneys, Biddenden

    Muddy says: Winner of The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub 2018, The Three Chimneys not only offers top quality food and service, it's also located in one of the prettiest spots I know.

  • The Poet, Matfield

    The perfect place for relaxed foodies, with a charismatic chef and located in the heart of a very pretty village - there’s loads of good walks on the doorstep.

  • The Dog at Wingham

    Muddy says: A friendly, stylish, foodie pub perfectly for both walkers and family fun at Wingham Wildlife Park. Oh and it won Best Destination Pub in the Muddy Awards 2018.

  • The Duke William, Ickham

    Muddy says: Owned by Mark Sargeant, ex right hand man to Gordon Ramsay, this cosy pub has everything from a perfectly picturesque beer garden to top notch food.

  • The Granville, Canterbury

    Muddy says: A modern, family-friendly gastro pub just 10 mins outside Canterbury in the pretty, rural village of Lower Hardres.

  • The Vine

    The Vine is a 17th Century Coaching Inn which has been the social focal point of Goudhurst in Kent for centuries. As the years have rolled past, The Vine has taken on many guises. It was originally a Coaching Inn where, in 1747, the Goudhurst Band of Militia met to plot the downfall of the infamous Hawkhurst […]

  • The Compasses Inn

    Hidden above the Downs between Canterbury and Ashford in Kent, the Compasses Inn is a great Rural Country Pub find whether you are looking for a pitstop whilst cycling or walking, a relaxed lunch, a special evening meal, or a pint of fine Kentish ale. Husband and wife team Rob & Donna Taylor are just […]

  • The Tickled Trout, West Farleigh

    The Tickled Trout, West Farleigh is a modern and stylish pub with 6 boutique hotel rooms and a fabulous fish restaurant with an Italian twist. It also features an impressive fresh ‘Oysters on Ice’ bar where our guests can eat or drink in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. Originally built in 1541, this Grade II […]

  • The Goudhurst Inn, Goudhurst

    The Goudhurst Inn is owned by our winery, Hush Heath Estate, in Staplehurst. We have created a great pub with great wines and ciders from our winery and from around the world, as well as a fantastic array of craft beers, ales and spirits. All our food is locally sourced and prepared with the same love with […]

  • The Milk House, Sissinghurst

    Muddy says: This stylish eatery offers mouth-watering roasts and fab boutique summer festival. Stay in one of its beautiful bedrooms and explore Sissinghurst Castle.

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