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Guidebook for Goudhurst/Marden area

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Guidebook for Goudhurst/Marden area

Food Scene
A little gem in the heart of the village serving cake! I love cake... it also provides scrumptious savory food, open for breakfast, lunch ect shuts around 5pm
Hammerton Jones
A little gem in the heart of the village serving cake! I love cake... it also provides scrumptious savory food, open for breakfast, lunch ect shuts around 5pm
One of the local pubs. Has a separate restaurant and lovely "beer garden" with beautiful views. Watch your pizza being cooked in the oven at the bbq shack in the garden, or choose to be waited on in the restaurant... a great country gastro pub (always busy) serving breakfast and food all day
Goudhurst Inn
One of the local pubs. Has a separate restaurant and lovely "beer garden" with beautiful views. Watch your pizza being cooked in the oven at the bbq shack in the garden, or choose to be waited on in the restaurant... a great country gastro pub (always busy) serving breakfast and food all day
A lovely white weather boarded pub, situated in the heart of the village with a beer garden overlooking the pond! Huge array of food, served all day. Get's busy on hot, sunny days. Has live entertainment and meal deals periodically.
The Vine PUB GRILL LOUNGE Goudhurst
A lovely white weather boarded pub, situated in the heart of the village with a beer garden overlooking the pond! Huge array of food, served all day. Get's busy on hot, sunny days. Has live entertainment and meal deals periodically.
Amazing pub next to the Lamberhurst Vineyard, huge garden with a bbq shack, great atmosphere, has a more formal dining area. Perfect for everyone. Great, huge choice of foods. Lunch & Evening
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locals recommend
The Vineyard
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locals recommend
Amazing pub next to the Lamberhurst Vineyard, huge garden with a bbq shack, great atmosphere, has a more formal dining area. Perfect for everyone. Great, huge choice of foods. Lunch & Evening
If you are looking for something a little special, try here! You will be suprised how affordable this place is. May be worth calling to book though.
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locals recommend
The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells
46-50 High St
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If you are looking for something a little special, try here! You will be suprised how affordable this place is. May be worth calling to book though.
Relaxed atmosphere, cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food overlooking fields (recommend for vegetarians). Also has a farm shop that sells a huge array of dairy, meat , fruit & veg plus house wares.
Cranbrook Farm Shop & Nursery
Relaxed atmosphere, cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food overlooking fields (recommend for vegetarians). Also has a farm shop that sells a huge array of dairy, meat , fruit & veg plus house wares.
You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.
A21 Diner
You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.
Recommend coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Think shabby chic cafe.
Cocolicious
Recommend coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Think shabby chic cafe.
Local fish & chips/ kebabs
Kebab Fish Knight
3 Church Green
Local fish & chips/ kebabs
Amazing 15th century pub, serving superb food, massive menu, one of our favourites. Mayfield is a small and very pretty village. Great beer garden.
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locals recommend
The Middle House
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locals recommend
Amazing 15th century pub, serving superb food, massive menu, one of our favourites. Mayfield is a small and very pretty village. Great beer garden.
Wine tasting tours
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locals recommend
Hush Heath Estate
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Wine tasting tours
Fishing
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Fishing
Very special setting! Cafe serving seasonal healthy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea. A must for vegetarians or vegans.
The Walled Nursery
Very special setting! Cafe serving seasonal healthy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea. A must for vegetarians or vegans.
Somewhere very special to eat for dinner or Sunday lunch. A favorite
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locals recommend
The Poet at Matfield
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locals recommend
Somewhere very special to eat for dinner or Sunday lunch. A favorite
Now called the Smallholding in Kilndown. Think Michelin star type food...
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locals recommend
The Small Holding
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Now called the Smallholding in Kilndown. Think Michelin star type food...
Drinks & Nightlife
Restaurant that provides music/dancing into the early hours, set in the historic pantiles area in Tunbridge wells Eat al fresco during the summer, live jazz. Whole promenade of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops... touristy, worth a visit.
Woods
62 & 64 The Pantiles
Restaurant that provides music/dancing into the early hours, set in the historic pantiles area in Tunbridge wells Eat al fresco during the summer, live jazz. Whole promenade of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops... touristy, worth a visit.
Bowling alley, burgers and chips, beer....
Hollywood Bowl Tunbridge Wells
Bowling alley, burgers and chips, beer....
Thursday Night - al fresco eating and live JAZZ
Pantiles News
66 The Pantiles
Thursday Night - al fresco eating and live JAZZ
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locals recommend
Kino Hawkhurst
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locals recommend
Sightseeing
National trust property. Lovely gardens, house with a cafe and shop onsite. Worth a visit
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Scotney Castle
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National trust property. Lovely gardens, house with a cafe and shop onsite. Worth a visit
National Trust Property. Amazing house, gardens and cafe.
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locals recommend
Sissinghurst Castle
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National Trust Property. Amazing house, gardens and cafe.
Castle with moat. On the river. Take a boat trip or steam engine
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Bodiam Castle
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Castle with moat. On the river. Take a boat trip or steam engine
Old fashioned seaside town, exceptional. Visit wheelers oyster bar for your sea food, highly recommended.
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Whitstable Seafront
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Old fashioned seaside town, exceptional. Visit wheelers oyster bar for your sea food, highly recommended.
Seaside Town. Very pretty. My brother tells me there is a fantastic ice cream shop!
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locals recommend
Broadstairs
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locals recommend
Seaside Town. Very pretty. My brother tells me there is a fantastic ice cream shop!
Pretty seaside town with small harbour. Fish & Chips, antique shops, pubs on little narrow cobbled streets, great restaurants.
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locals recommend
Rye
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locals recommend
Pretty seaside town with small harbour. Fish & Chips, antique shops, pubs on little narrow cobbled streets, great restaurants.
Everlasting huge golden sandy beaches. Fish and chips.
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locals recommend
Camber Sands
21 Old Lydd Rd
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locals recommend
Everlasting huge golden sandy beaches. Fish and chips.
Beach with promenade. There is a sea life centre, a lift to take you up the cliff...was once a grand victorian seaside town. A little run down in area's... the old village is lovely. Watch the local fishermen at work... also shopping mall ect
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locals recommend
Hastings
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locals recommend
Beach with promenade. There is a sea life centre, a lift to take you up the cliff...was once a grand victorian seaside town. A little run down in area's... the old village is lovely. Watch the local fishermen at work... also shopping mall ect
Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high street is full of curious shops.
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Battle
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Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high street is full of curious shops.
Very pretty Kent village with a river running through. Sit in a country pub and watch the boats go through the locks... you can hire a boat here.
Yalding
Very pretty Kent village with a river running through. Sit in a country pub and watch the boats go through the locks... you can hire a boat here.
Lovely kent town, lots of shops, cafe's, old fashioned High Street. Take a ride on a steam train through the countryside.
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locals recommend
Tenterden
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locals recommend
Lovely kent town, lots of shops, cafe's, old fashioned High Street. Take a ride on a steam train through the countryside.
Historic house and gardens, cafe, pretty village
Penshurst Place & Gardens
Historic house and gardens, cafe, pretty village
House, gardens, afternoon tea
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locals recommend
Pashley Manor Gardens
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locals recommend
House, gardens, afternoon tea
Huge castle, lots of entertainment...
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locals recommend
Leeds Castle
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locals recommend
Huge castle, lots of entertainment...
All Saints in Tudeley with its stunning stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
All Saints' Church
All Saints in Tudeley with its stunning stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
National Trust - Winston Churchill
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locals recommend
Chartwell
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National Trust - Winston Churchill
Historic house and deer park
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locals recommend
Knole House
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locals recommend
Historic house and deer park
National Trust - beautiful gardens
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Ightham Mote
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National Trust - beautiful gardens
small local museum
Cranbrook Museum
small local museum
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locals recommend
Dover Castle
100
locals recommend
Entertainment & Activities
ODEON Tunbridge Wells
Kayaking/Paddle boarding/Archery - beautiful location, great instructors (the river isn't that deep). Good cafe on site (near Bodium castle)...very reasonable
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Kayaking/Paddle boarding/Archery - beautiful location, great instructors (the river isn't that deep). Good cafe on site (near Bodium castle)...very reasonable
Lovely walks around reservoir, cycle hire, rope walking, water sports (sailing), cafe, restaurant
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locals recommend
Bewl Water
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locals recommend
Lovely walks around reservoir, cycle hire, rope walking, water sports (sailing), cafe, restaurant
Activities such as cycling (hire) - also some music concerts during the summer
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locals recommend
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
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Activities such as cycling (hire) - also some music concerts during the summer
Wine tasting tours
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locals recommend
Hush Heath Estate
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locals recommend
Wine tasting tours
Somewhere to take the little people
Mr Mulligan's Dino Golf, Tonbridge
Somewhere to take the little people
Plays and musicals - in a converted old church (cote or hotel du vin for pre-theatre meal/drinks)
Trinity Theatre
Plays and musicals - in a converted old church (cote or hotel du vin for pre-theatre meal/drinks)
Old kent windmill, open for sightseeing
Cranbrook Union Windmill
Old kent windmill, open for sightseeing
Take a steam train throgh the Kent countryside - stay dry on a rainy day!
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locals recommend
Kent & East Sussex Railway
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Take a steam train throgh the Kent countryside - stay dry on a rainy day!
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The Hop Farm
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Ashford Designer Outlet
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locals recommend
Arts & Culture
Various musicals, concerts
Assembly Hall Theatre
Various musicals, concerts
Art, Music, comedy, plays...
Trinity Theatre
Art, Music, comedy, plays...
Find out the history of Tunbridge wells
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Find out the history of Tunbridge wells
Parks & Nature
cycling, play area for children, walking, daily events like bat walks in the evening, workshops... beautiful
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locals recommend
Bedgebury Pinetum main car park
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locals recommend
cycling, play area for children, walking, daily events like bat walks in the evening, workshops... beautiful