The White Horse Inn
“Appealing menus in historic village inn” - AA Inspector
BOUGHTON STREET, KENT
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
masks are required for use when moving through the building
A short drive from Canterbury town centre, this welcoming 15th-century coaching inn was mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Low beams and original features add a cosy feel to The White Horse Inn, but it’s a spacious pub with a restaurant and modern bedrooms. Typical dishes include beef Bourguignon, confit duck with Bavarian cabbage, and Whitby Bay scampi tails with homemade tartare sauce. Vegetarians have plenty to choose from too.
- Parking available
- 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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