The Hawkenbury Inn


Staplehurst, KENT

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Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
No glasses will be re-filled before being washed at high temperature. Drinking straws are now individually sealed and The open box of “Sweets For Life” has been removed, but see Covid guidelines for full information.


The Hawkenbury is a family run country inn, with full restaurant and bar facilities, 3 minutes’ drive from Staplehurst. The three en-suite rooms with much larger than average room sizes, have power showers, heated towel rail and complementary toiletries. All rooms have a digital flat-screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, with their own patio area, free on-site parking and Wi-Fi. A full English breakfast is served, along with a continental buffet selection.

The Hawkenbury Inn
Hawkenbury Road, Staplehurst, KENT, TN12 0DZ
Phone : 01580 890567
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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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