The White Horse
“One of the most photographed pubs in Britain” - AA Inspector
The White Horse is situated opposite Chilham Castle in the 15th-century village square that is a delightfully haphazard mix of gabled, half-timbered houses, shops, and inns dating from the late Middle Ages – it’s often used as a film location. This ‘chocolate box’ inn offers a traditional atmosphere and a wide selection of real ales from breweries like Sharp’s and Adnams. The modern cooking is based on fresh local produce. The menu offers ploughman's, sandwiches and dishes like bangers and whole grain mustard mash, chilli con carne and crayfish linguine.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: false
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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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