Kent has some of the best produce in the country and this is reflected in the sheer numbers of great places to eat in and around the area!  Whether you're looking for a cosy pub, a light bite or fine dining, there's something for everyone. 


The Vinery Cafe at the Walled Nursery - a short walk, great for lunch or tea

The Waterside Cafe - overlooking the Hawkhurst fishing lakes, offering a wide selection of dishes

Hawkhurst Cafe - a traditional “caff”, popular with cyclist and bikers

Kino Cinema - offers a small cafe, good spot for a light lunch or cake


The Queen’s Inn - has a pub restaurant as well as the Charcoal Grill (burgers, pizza etc).

The Great House - a modern take on the traditional country pub offering a large, seasonal menu

The Eight Bells - offers fresh, seasonal pub food alongside a good selection of ales and wines


The Castle Inn, Bodiam - welcoming, traditional pub with a varied menu, opposite Bodiam Castle

The Curlew, Bodiam - sister restaurant to The Smallholding, new for 2020

Galapagos Restaurant, Wadhurst - Latin American dining in an old coaching inn

Montalbano, Tenterden - homemade, regional Italian dishes at this family-run restaurant

The Smallholding, Kilndown - creative seasonal food with an emphasis on farm to table cuisine

The Swan Wine Kitchen, Tenterden - on-site restaurant at Chapel Down winery

The West House, Biddenden - Michelin-starred restaurant, classic dishes with a modern twist

The White Dog Inn, Ewhurst - family-run country pub with a large beer garden

TAXIS can book up in advance in the area, especially at weekends! Click here for a list of local firms.