Kent Gastropub Guide
Check out the best gastropubs that Kent has to offer
The Garden of England is home to a large number of excellent gastropubs serving up delicious, locally sourced, food and drink. Here’s our guide to the best on offer.
This charming 16th century country pub is set in the picturesque village of Chipstead, a short distance from Sevenoaks, and boasts an expansive pub garden which houses the kitchen herb garden. Food is seasonal, locally sourced and hearty.
Address: 39 High Street, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, TN13 2RW
Telephone: 01732 779019
Set in the secluded countryside, The Plough Inn is a hidden gem with a varied menu offering up plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Don’t leave without trying their pork belly, poached smoked haddock or infamous Sunday roast.
Address: Lewson Street, Faversham, ME9 9JJ
Telephone: 01795 521348
The Kings Arms offers a regularly changing menu, focussed on local produce. Service is reliably warm and attentive. Plus, they have a collection/delivery service for local diners.
Address: The Street, Boxley, Maidstone, ME14 3DR
Telephone: 01622 755177
You’d be hard pushed to find a more pleasant environment to enjoy delicious gastropub food than The White Hart. The restaurant area is full of old-world charm and features an open fireplace and exposed beams. The White Hart also has an outdoor terrace, perfect for the summer months.
Address: 71 High Street, Hythe CT21 5AJ
Telephone: 01303 238304
Nestled on The Pilgrims Way, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, lies The Dirty Habit. This historic spot boasts a menu of freshly-prepared and locally sourced food, such as king prawn linguine and English rack of lamb. It’s even rumoured that King James II once stayed here.
Address: The Pilgrims Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne, ME17 1UW
Telephone: 01622 880880
The Windmill prides itself on serving hearty, yet sophisticated food, all sourced from local farmers. Plus, The Windmill hosts a weekend BBQ throughout the summer months, from 12-5pm.
Address: 32 Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne, ME17 1TR
Telephone: 01622 889000
The Corner House offers a wide range of British inspired starters, mains and desserts. But, if you’re going to order anything, make sure it’s the slow roasted Romney Marsh salt lamb for two which is accompanied by dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a flavoursome jus. Delicious.
Address: 1 Dover Street, Canterbury, CT1 3HD
Telephone: 01227 780793
This highly-renowned gastropub is consistently rated as one of the best places to eat in the country. The local area inspires the food choices, so expect to sample delicious seafood, game and grass-fed meat. It’s unsurprising to find out that The Sportsman has held Michelin star since 2008.
Address: Faversham Road, Seasalter, CT5 4BP
Telephone: 01227 273370
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