“Cask ales and beers from around the world” - AA Inspector
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT
A respected family business in the Tonbridge area for over 50 years, Sankey’s houses a unique collection of enamel signs, family memorabilia and antique church pews. But the focal points are the large open fire encircled with comfy armchairs, and the bar. Here you will need time to peruse the 23 draught options, which include ales from the town’s brewery such as Coppernob, and from overseas such as Denmark’s Mikkeller; also among the taps are two cider specials. A mouth-watering selection of pub favourites will soak up your refreshment, or head down to the old cellars for a feast of fish in the Seafood Brasserie.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- 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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