The Leicester Arms

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PENSHURST, KENT

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Located in the picturesque village of Penshurst, the Leicester Arms has been the focal point for centuries. Original features are nicely blended with contemporary touches to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for locals and new guests alike. The rooms, located on the upper floors, offer all the modern amenities expected by today's travellers whilst the bar offers all the charm of a period inn. The kitchen strives to use only Kentish produce and the all-day menu is a testament to this. A large room on the ground floor is suitable for a range of occasions. On site parking available.

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4 Star Inn
The Leicester Arms
High Street,PENSHURST,KENT,TN11 8BT
Phone : 01892 871617

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 13
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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