Local Attractions - Hoath House - West Kent
Located in Edenbridge, Chiddingstone Hoath, West Kent, Hoath House is a privately owned Manor house, owned by the Streatfield family, brimming with history.
Experience 700 years of history and award-winning gardens at the romantic double-moated 13th century Hever Castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. A well-rounded family experience with a large amount of kids’ activities including a water maze, adventure castle and its own lake.
Penshurst Place is an authentic 14th century stately home with 11 acres of formal gardens that was once the property of King Henry VIII and King Edward VI. Currently owned by the Sidney family, the estate is available to visit from February to October. The estate also houses a toy museum and tea rooms.
A vintage railway with a destination at every station. Steam & Heritage diesels operate throughout the year between their own Tunbridge Wells & Groombridge lines. You can access local tourist attractions from the line including High Rocks, Groombridge Place & the historic village of Eridge.
Chiddingstone Castle is an historic estate and the former home of the Streatfield family who now reside at Hoath House. Set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside, filled with an array of collected treasures accumulated by the Denys Eyre Bower Bequest, there are plenty of walks, a seasonal tea room and access to the castle itself.
Set in a magical 13-acre woodland situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Penshurst, Kingdom offers visitors a choice of walks and family cycling. To quench your thirst and hunger, a wonderfully unique, award winning handmade tree house café awaits you.
Groombridge Place is a moated manor house that has many family friendly attractions. It is known for its formal gardens, animal collection, boat rides and enchanted forest. The venue is open all year round hosting various seasonal events such as Halloween and Christmas specials but also summer plays for the family. It is also accessible using the Spa Valley Railway.
Owned by the National Trust, the castle boasts a world-renowned Garden which can also be viewed from the castle’s famous Tower, giving a panoramic view of the whole 450-acre estate. The castle is available to explore and hosts markets and exhibitions throughout the year including its Winter festive market.
A picturesque shopping and dining area in Tunbridge Wells, the street was created following the discovery of a chalybeate spring in the 17th century. The area is now known for its famous Jazz nights, diverse boutique shops and a mix of eateries and trendy bars. Retaining the original charm of its Georgian heyday, the Pantiles remain a favourite destination for those who want to enjoy elegant surroundings with beautiful stylish architecture.
The famous Bluebell railway explores the Sussex countryside, being the first preserved heritage line in the country. The railway offers a museum, interactive exhibits and its famous stations (often used for filming) are open to the public. The railway is open year-round and hosts events such as dining train journeys, family fun days and Christmas specials.
Food & Drink - Hoath House - West Kent
Fine dining restaurants, gastro pubs, world cuisine, the local options are endless. Inspired by allowing our guests to relax and connect with local surroundings, we highly recommend our local gastro pubs which have the option of both indoor and outdoor seating.
A real authentic country pub established in 1853. Probably the most ‘country’ pub in the area offering great quality food and drink all year round.
A popular spot for the locals and farmers, the pub is privately owned with the warm and friendly atmosphere of a traditional English country pub, serving traditional British food and drink.
Located next to Hever Castle, the pub offers a bistro feel with its cosy half-timbered Tudor décor leather sofas, wood panelling and open fires. The food is award-winning and renowned.
Kingdom café serves a wonderful array of healthy food options as well as fantastic coffee and baked goods. In the summer they also operate a BBQ house. The café itself is situated in a Grand Designs style bespoke tree house with wonderful panoramic views due to its glass walls.
An independent pub and restaurant serving high quality seasonal dishes using local ingredients. The pub itself is grade II listed from the 14th Century and was lovingly renovated not so long ago, however still retains the history and charm of old such as a rare medieval crown post in the roof timbers.
Established in 1520, this pub retains the country pub feel and is tucked into Smarts Hill of Penshurst offering stunning views from its outdoor balcony. In poorer weather it has a wonderful cosy feel inside, with open fires. The pub menu offers a tasty selection as well as local drinks.
The sister venue to The Spotted Dog situated next door, The Bottle House focuses on Restaurant style food with an incredible menu. Everything here is home made using local ingredients.
A family friendly pub with a kid’s playground and lots of modern outdoor seating including huts to hire and a covered patio area. The inside retains a warm cosy feel with its separate area layout. The Bistro pub serves food all day, every day.
The Castle Inn is a traditional English village inn with great food and drink, a cosy interior and a pretty garden that’s perfect for soaking up the summer sunshine. A grade II* listed building which dates back to the early 15th century, The Castle Inn features many historic features such as the fireplaces, tiled floors, oak panelling and bars.
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