The Three Tuns
“Quality dining, pub grub and Kentish real ales” - AA Inspector
LOWER HALSTOW, KENT
Built in 1468 and licensed to sell ale since 1764, Chris and Carol Haines’s traditional fire-warmed bar is paradise for lovers of local real ales and cider. They stock Three Tun Best Bitter brewed for the pub by Kent Brewery, Goacher’s Real Mild and Dudda’s Tun Kentish Cider, while Summer Bank Holiday sees the Kentish Ale and Cider Festival, with a hog-roast, seafood and live music. Farms supply much of the food on the ever-changing restaurant menu, such as slow-cooked beef brisket, braised red cabbage, mash potato and mulled wine jus; or butternut squash and spinach risotto. There’s a large beer garden.
- 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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