The Three Mariners
“Coastal pub popular with walkers and bird-watchers” - AA Inspector
Dating back to the late 18th century, the Grade II listed Three Mariners occupies an enviable position in the village of Oare just outside Faversham. With the Saxon Shore Way, the Swale Heritage Trail and the marshes close by, this coastal pub is popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts. Log fires warm the bar in winter, whilst the sunny terrace is a real draw in summer. Enjoy a pint of local Shepherd Neame or Whitstable Bay Pale Ale and order from a menu that might include spicy whitebait, aïoli; fillet of plaice, new potatoes, lobster sauce and seasonal vegetables; or local pork sausages, creamy mash and onion gravy.
- 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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