Food & Drink
Kent is 'the garden of England' and boasts some wonderful places to eat and drink. We have selected a few local eateries but for places further afield you can get some wonderful ideas from the 'Produced in Kent' or 'Visit Kent' website.
The Cock Horse
The Cock Horse in Detling is a family run traditional village pub that serves great food. They boast a menu of quality, home cooked, locally sourced dishes to delight your taste buds. As well as a variety of quality cask ales, craft beers, quality ciders and some robust reds, crisp whites and quality prosecco for when the mood takes you.
The Chiltern Hundreds
The Chiltern Hundreds is a country pub restaurant set in a charming area of outstanding natural beauty, Penenden Heath. You'll receive a warm welcome at the Chiltern Hundreds, the only problem may be what to choose on the delightful menu, from the good old favourites and mouth-watering seasonal specials to the steaming, sumptuous Sunday roasts, not to mention the selection of fine wines and cask ales.
Newnham Court Inn
Situated within the garden of England, the Newnham Court Inn is a large pub restaurant, which is renowned for its family orientated atmosphere and ability to ensure that all Guests are happy all year round through the use of their large beer garden. All members of the family are welcome to experience what this pub restaurant has to offer.http://www.fayre-square.com/pub/newnham-court-inn-weavering-maidstone/p1409/
Kent is renowned for its beautiful countryside and we have some beautiful walks along the North Downs and beyond. Here are a few to get you started.
White Horse Wood Country Park
Enjoy fabulous views over the Kent Downs AONB in this new country park near Maidstone. The White Horse Country Park contains well surfaced walking trails taking you through grassland and woodland. It also includes medieval ruins of Thurnham castle and traces of an Iron Age settlement.http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/kent-country-parks/white-horse-wood-country-park#null
This large and engaging site offers a mix of ancient woodland, planted secondary woodland and open grassland; together with woodland archaeology remains, wonderful walks, interesting wildlife and breath-taking views - set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Hucking Estate is one of the Woodland Trust’s Top Ten bluebell woods - mid-April to early-June is usually an ideal time for most woods
For information and inspiration on walking, cycling and fantastic ideas for days outdoors in Kent. Explore Kent is a Kent County Council led partnership initiative with public, private and voluntary sector partners that promote and actively encourage Kent’s residents to access, enjoy and benefit from the great natural resources that Kent has to offer.https://explorekent.org/
Oak View Caravan Park is wonderfully situated for many of the County's attractions including beautiful buildings and castles, zoo's and country parks.
Kent Event Centre
Just opposite the Caravan Park, Kent Event Centre holds a host of exciting events from Antiques Fairs to Concerts.
Visit the website for more information on Kent events and dates of the best shows and things to see in kent.http://www.kenteventcentre.co.uk/whats-on/
Leeds Castle is without a doubt one of the most beautiful venues in Kent. Coined ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’, it is the perfect place for a great day out with the family or a romantic getaway with a loved one! Every ticket to Leeds Castle is valid for one year, so you can visit the castle and grounds as many times as you like.https://www.leeds-castle.com/
Maidstone Hospital is situated in Barming near Maidstone, providing a full range of general hospital services including and accident & emergency department, and some areas of specialist complex care. There is pay and display on site parking and it is also easily accessible via bus.https://www.mtw.nhs.uk/
Newnham Court Veterinary Hospital
Established for over 100 years in the Maidstone area, the surgery moved to an extensive purpose built facility in 1990, conveniently situated just out of town with ample parking and easy access, close to J7 of M20. The surgery has hospital status and provides one of the largest most up-to-date facilities in Kent. The experienced team of vets and support staff provides the very best care for your pets. The main hospital building caters for our household pets and the equine department has purpose built facilities to the rear of the main building.http://www.newnhamvets.co.uk/
Barming Dental Centre
Barming Dental Centre are a offer patients a wealth of experience in a calm and relaxed environment in Maidstone. Appointments are available throughout lunchtimes, alternate Saturdays and Monday evenings to help fit around your schedule. Please see website for up to date opening hours.
For emergency appointments up to 11pm contact Dentaline on 01634 890300 for a local appointment.http://barmingdentalcentre.co.uk