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Find a pub in Kent

Known as the Garden of England, Kent is one of the UK’s oldest counties. Much loved for its beautiful green belt countryside that stretches across the South East, the picturesque county offers a plethora of attractions for locals and tourists alike. 

With each landmark and scenic spot, there's a charming pub just around the corner. Hopefully with a sunny beer garden with lovely views to soak up. So, wherever you are in the historic county, settle in with a refreshing drink and seasonal pub classic at one of the best pubs in Kent. 

At Chef & Brewer, we’re known for our cosy countryside watering holes that go the extra mile to provide a restful spot throughout the year. Here in Kent, that’s no different. We offer traditional pub dishes and a wide choice of drinks to go with a welcoming atmosphere that’ll have you coming back time and again.

All of our pubs in Kent are family and dog friendly pubs, so make sure you bring the whole gang along. Whether that’s for a weekend lunch, evening meal or relaxing stop after a stroll through the countryside. Some of our pubs even have EV charging points you can use while enjoying your meal or drinks

Find a pub in Kent

Best pubs in Kent

Kent is a big place with so much to see and do. And that includes lovely pubs to visit set into the handsome countryside. We have some of the best country pubs in Kent where you can refuel, recharge or simply relax and unwind with friends and family. Or to enjoy some quiet time on your own with just a delicious drink, tasty plate of food and some stunning views for company. 
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Home of revolution

In and among the breathtaking beauty of the Kent Downs, Penenden Heath is the home of the Chiltern Hundreds pub. Housed on the land that once gave birth to the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381, this pub will have you reminiscing of age-old rebellions while you enjoy our menu. It’s also just up the road from Leeds Castle, known as the ‘loveliest castle in the world’. So, if you want to indulge in England’s medieval history while enjoying some comforting food and drink, you can’t go wrong with this pub.

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Cocktails by the green

Dating back to the 18th century, but built on the site of an even older pub, the Tigers Head is just opposite Chislehurst’s beautiful village green. This pub was witness to cockfights, which took place in the village green’s cockpit before they were abolished in the 1800s. So it’s seen a lot of history, which you can take in as you visit the Tigers Head. Take a walk through the neighbouring Petts Wood and Hawkwood Estate and get the true breadth of the history that surrounds the pub.

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In the shadow of the castle

You won’t find a more quintessentially Kent village than Tonbridge, where a majestic Norman castle casts a historic shadow over streets dissected by the River Medway. Once you’ve explored the picturesque market town, you can relax with a drink and take in the legacy left by invaders throughout the centuries the Vauxhall Inn pub has stood. It’s also one of the best pubs in Kent for food, offering a menu packed with classics and new flavours that will leave you satisfied come day or night.

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Rustic relaxation

The River Medway is a beautiful and ever-present landmark that cuts through the countryside in Kent, and there are few better places to take in the twisting freshwater flow than near the Wateringbury pub in Maidstone. Taken from the Saxon name ‘Woteringberia’, which means ‘low and watery site’, the Wateringbury is just a short stroll from the river. It offers families, locals and visitors freshly prepared pub food that goes down a treat after a walk along the water’s edge.

More about Kent

Kent played a pivotal role in early British history, from Julius Caesar's 1st century BC expeditions to its evolution through Roman, Saxon and Norman invasions. Today, Kent holds all of its history while maintaining the natural beauty that makes the county so popular. From stunning coastlines to breathtaking green spaces and iconic attractions, you’ll never be short of things to do here.

Beyond its rich history, with castles and forts abound, Kent is also the home of Fordwich — Britain’s smallest town. You’d also do well to visit the Isle of Thanet and the Isle of Sheppey, both beautiful islands that harbour their own brand of history.

With so much to come and experience, Kent is a spectacular county to explore, with enough to do to keep you coming back for more. And, if you’re visiting, remember to stop by at a good pub in Kent. At Chef & Brewer countryside pubs, you’ll get the touch of home-cooked food you might be missing on your trip.