LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK
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.
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?
Sun - Thurs: 7:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 7:00 - 00:00
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.
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!
Sun - Thurs: 9:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 9:00 - 0:00
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
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.
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
All day every day
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!
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.
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.
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!
Mon - Thurs: 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat: 12:00 - 23:00
Sun: 12:00 - 18:00
Cranbrook - 3 High Street, TN17 3EB
The Tandoori restaurant every town needs. Take your meal away, or sit in this mood-lit restaurant. Usefully located in between the pubs and micro-pub in Cranbrook, you don't have far to walk if you're not ready for your night to be over.
To book, text: 07510172072
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.