The Woolpack Inn
“Old smugglers’ pub with intriguing decor” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
With a thrilling history of smuggling, this lovely old white-painted inn with its mellow red-tiled roof was once a farmhouse. Inside you’ll find all sorts of fascinating things to look at and a really eclectic sense of style. Produce is sourced from the region, with fish from the local boats, and there are numerous events throughout the year, from live music to the scallop festival each January. The menu offers great home-made burgers, fish sharing platters, pizzas, and classics like fish pie, while the beers come from local breweries – Harveys, Tunbridge and Goachers.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
- 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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