When it comes to food and drink, Kent knows what's good. Here we'll give you some ideas of the best places to visit both in Cranbrook, and surrounding areas in Kent for those of you who intend to explore the area. 

*If you're going out to eat, make sure you check the independent website for serving times. Times included on this page are opening and closing times only.*


Cafes and Tearooms

Waterloo House Tearooms

Cranbrook - Waterloo Road, TN17 3JA

Not just a quaint little tearoom, this is also a thriving antiques centre. Easily visible from Stone Street, Waterloo House Tearooms is situated perfectly on the corner of Waterloo Road with spacious outside seating and a wonderful view of Cranbrook's windmill.

Food For Thought

Cranbrook - 2-3 Imber Court High Street, TN17 3DF

Don't miss this little gem, tucked away but still on the high street, Food For Thought stands out with their Fair trade coffees and teas. Like most eateries in Kent, Food For Thought are proud to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients on their menu. If the weather permits, you can sit outside in their spacious secluded garden.

Hawkhurst Fish Farm - Waterside Cafe

Hawkhurst - Hastings Road, TN18 4RT

Relax and enjoy your day and Hawkhurst fish farm, whether you're a keen fisher yourself, or just happy watching, the fish farm is a great day out! Take your family to the Waterside Cafe and watch the shimmering water whilst enjoying something to snack on. 

Frankies Farmshop

Staplehurst - Staplehurst Nurseries, Clapper Lane, TN12 0JT

If you fancy visiting Staplhurst Nurseries then stop by Frankies Farmshop. Offering light bites, and brunch options a little on the healthier side, enjoy Frankie's selection in this lovely open space.


Pubs and Bars

The George Hotel

Cranbrook - Stone Street, TN17 3HE

A huge favourite with the locals, The George Hotel always has a buzzing atmosphere. Taste their delicious menu, or stop by for a few drinks. The George has been open since 1300 and has hosted King Edward I as well as Queen Elizabeth I in 1573, why don't you see what the fuss is all about? Oh, and dogs are welcome too, what more could you ask for?


01580 713348

Opening Hours:

Sun - Thurs: 7:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 7:00 - 00:00

White Horse

Cranbrook - Carriers Road, TN17 3EX

If The George isn't your kind of gaff, try out the White Horse, conveniently just a stones throw away. Check out their Facebook page to see if they have any upcoming live music nights.


01580 720727

Opening Hours:

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 00:00

Sun: 12:00 - 23:00

The Milk House

Sissinghurst - The Street, TN17 2JG

Another favourite of the locals, this buzzing pub is dog friendly and has a lovely large outside space with a play area for children. Visit the bar after dining in their restaurant - visit their website for menu hours. Don't  miss out on their amazing wood-fired homemade pizzas!


01580 720200

Opening Hours:

Sun - Thurs: 9:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 9:00 - 0:00

Larkins' Alehouse

Cranbrook - 7 High Street, TN17 3EB

The first micropub in Cranbrook. This family-run establishment mainly serves local ales, ciders, wines, and spirits, but there are options to keep everyone happy! While this pub is a fairly recent addition to Cranbrook, it's already well loved by the locals.


07917 252585 / 07786 707476

Opening Hours:

Mon - Wed: 12:00 - 21:00

Thurs - Fri: 12:00 - 22:00

Sat:12:00 - 22:30

Sun: 12:00 - 18:00

The Goudhurst Inn

Goudhurst - Cranbrook Road, TN17 1DX

1 minute down the road from The Peacock, The Goudhurst Inn is a sophisticated bar an restaurant with food as stylish as their decor. This family-friendly bar is spacious inside as well as on their outside terrace - a perfect setting to sample the wine from their award-winning vineyard and winery, Hush Heath Estate.


01580 211451

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 8:00 - 23:45

Sun: 9:00 -22:00

The Three Chimneys

Hareplane Road,Biddenden TN27 8LW

The Three Chimneys at Biddenden is a beautiful old building, surrounded by exceptional scenery and steeped in local history. Once you step through the front door, dark oak beams, aged hops and a roaring fire in the winter great you, creating an atmosphere of warmth and relaxation. We typify everything you would expect from a traditional Kentish pub and much more.'


01580 291 472

Opening Hours:

All day every day

The Bull 

Benenden - The Street, TN17 4DE

This comforting haven sits in the village of Bendenden, in between the village green and the village hall. The jolly atmosphere is complimented by friendly service and cosy surroundings. Take a look at their menu and find all the classics plus more! Don't leave the dogs out, they're invited too!


01580 240054


Opening Hours:

Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 00:00

The Queens Inn

Hawkhurst - Rye Road, TN18 4EY

Established in 1561, this old pub has been given a modern makeover, making it a stylish, yet cosy setting for a few drinks. Alternatively, sit in and taste their wonderful menu. Either way, you'll recieve service with a smile and a feeling of satisfaction when you leave. Because it's Kent, this is another dog friendly pub for you.


01580 754233

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 - 23:30

Fri - Sat: 8:30 - 00:00

Sun: 8:30 - 23:00

The White Lion

Tenterden - 57 High Street, TN30 6BD

Amongst many chain restaurants and competing pubs in Tenterden, The White Lion stands out. The outside seating area and inside bar are always buslting, yet the dining area remains calm and relaxing. We definitely reccommend you try out The White Lion in Tenterden, and you can experience the excellent service yourself.


01580 765077

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 - 23:00

Fri: 7:00 - 00:00

Sat: 8:00 - 00:00

Sun: 8:00 - 22:30

William the Conqueror

Rye - Harbour Road, TN31 7TU

Incredibly popular, make sure you book if you want to be seated and this fantiastic little pub in Rye. Just next to the harbour, William the Conqueror makes the best treat after a long windy walk with the dogs (or without!). A menu you'd imagine from a coastal pub, as well as a range of other options. Check it out if you're nearby!


01797 223315

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thurs: 12:00 - 22:00

Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 23:00

Sun: 12:00 - 18:00



The Hive

Stone Street, Cranbrook

Eat, Drink & Socialise

A central location and free parking throughout Cranbrook means that everyone can make the most of the social space that The Hive offers.

From casual lunches in the Buzz Lounge to social events and parties, 


01580 715772

Mumtaz Mahal

Cranbrook - 3 High Street, TN17 3EB

The Tandoori take away every town needs.  Usefully located in between the pubs and micro-pub in Cranbrook, you don't have far to walk if you' want a pint whilst you wait for your order to be prepared.


01580 712068

To book, text: 07510172072

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sun: 12:00 - 14:30; 17:50 - 23:00 (including bank holidays)

The Great House

Hawkhurst, TN18 5EJ

 A known smugglers den in the past, The Great House has a superbly stocked bar and a light, spacious orangery and dining area. Serving Al fresco specialities all summer, this is a popular meeting place for discerning diners and locals.


 01580 753119