Great Pubs in Kent

Published: Wednesday 18th Feb 2015

Written by: Carol Attwell

It is not surprising that Kent has some of the best pubs around the UK with so much of the Kent landscape dedicated to hop growing and vineyards.  If you are in the county here’s a few to tempt you.  We shall start with one of Charles Dickens’ favourites called The Leather Bottle.  This ale house, situated in the heart of Cobham, was featured in the Pickwick Papers and has its own ale brewed by the local Shepherd Neame. 

One of my favourites, which I have visited many times, is The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne.  This pub offers fantastic food and has won awards for its Sunday lunch. The Chaser Inn is earned its name as it sits on the grounds where the steeplechase horses were trained.

If you fancy some sea air, then The Coastguard in the Bay of St Margaret’s in Dover is the perfect choice.  On a clear day you can even see France, so why not spend some time enjoying some local beer, maybe a spot of lunch and watch the waves come in whilst you are cosily nestled in the White Cliffs.

Although there are far more pubs than I can mention, I shall close with The Old Brewery Tavern in the City of Canterbury.  So after wandering around the shops and beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, take a stroll to this little gem, enjoy this picturesque pub and watch the world go by.

Carol Attwell
Carol Attwell


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