The Duke William
“Quintessential Kentish pub in village setting” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Famed as it is for hops, the Garden of England hosts some fine microbreweries and you can sample a selection of locally produced ales at the Duke’s bar, The focus on ‘local’ applies equally to the ingredients for the kitchen’s menus. A typical three-course choice could be smoked chicken terrine, lardons, curly endive and leek mayonnaise; flllet of cod, lentil dahl, curried shallots and warm banana bread, toffee sauce and clotted cream.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- 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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