The Green Man
“In the North Downs, right on the village green” - AA Inspector
HODSOLL STREET, KENT
Alex and Steph, who now run this 300-year-old free house, abide by two time-honoured principles – to provide decent real ales (which they do) and well-prepared food. Take, for example, old favourites like liver and bacon, and home-made pies, or specials such as pan-fried scallops and black pudding, with pork belly in cider jus to follow. Dogs are welcome in the large beer garden, which incorporates a children's play area. Events include quiz, poker and live music nights.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
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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