The Cock Inn

“Adults-only pub with English ales and traditional bar games” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

GRAVESEND, KENT

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Our View

Set in the beautiful Luddesdowne Valley, this ‘over-18s only’ free house dates from 1713 and has two traditional beamed bars with wood-burning stoves and open fires. Always available are eight well-kept real ales and German lagers, and there isn’t a fruit machine, jukebox or TV in sight, although traditional games like bar billiards and shove ha’penny are played. Submarine rolls and basket meals are served at lunchtimes.

The Cock Inn
Henley Street, Luddesdowne, GRAVESEND, DA13 0XB
Phone : 01474 814208

Features

Facilities
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About The area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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