Top Gastro Pubs of Kent - The Garden of England

The Coastguard - St Margaret's Bay

The Coastguard - St Margaret's Bay

Gaze across the Straits of Dover from this spectacularly situated hostelry, which claims to be 'the closest English pub to France'. The views are certainly worth the trip, but the Coastguard also has a great deal more going for it.

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The Tiger Inn - Ashford

The Tiger Inn - Ashford

Saved from dereliction and the threat of closure by a band of highly committed Stowting locals, the 300-year-old Tiger Inn has become a headlining country pub success story

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The Swan - West Malling

The Swan - West Malling

The Swan always seeks to purchase locally sourced, seasonal produce. The classic English menu comprises Venison from Chart Farm, Lamb from Alan West and day catch from the boats coming into port at Rye and Whitstable.

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Froggies at the Timber Batts - Wye

Froggies at the Timber Batts - Wye

What a reward awaits you at this charming pub restaurant hiding in such beautiful countryside

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The Dog Inn at Wingham

The Dog Inn at Wingham

This Grade II-listed, thirteenth-century village inn is a real Kentish charmer

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The Mulberry Tree - Boughton Monchelsea

The Mulberry Tree - Boughton Monchelsea

Chef Alan Irwin learned his trade with John Burton-Race

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The Marquis at Alkham

The Marquis at Alkham

Following a spectacular transformation, the old Marquis of Granby pub has morphed into the Marquis at Alkham

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Dering Arms - Pluckley

Dering Arms - Pluckley

One of the most impressive looking pubs in the south east originally constructed as a hunting lodge in the 1840s

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The Poacher - Tonbridge

The Poacher - Tonbridge

The latest incarnation of this well-liked Kentish pub ushers in a new era, with cosmopolitan, contemporary design, a highly desirable fine-weather patio and a renewed emphasis on top-quality food and wine

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