Looking for somewhere else to experience, try our Original pub The Five Bells Brabourne ,Voted Pub of the year 2013-2014 by Kent life. The Five Bells also has four beautiful unique rooms Five Bells Rooms
Thank you for finding us here today. There was a time when our remote hillside location meant that Brabourne village locals were joined only by Pilgrims and Travellers, who stumbled across our beautiful 16th century Country Inn seeking warmth, food and drink and a bed for the night at the foot of the North Downs as they made their way between London, Canterbury, Dover and France following the Pilgrims Way.
Nowadays of course, technology helps us welcome the contemporary Pilgrim seeking solace from the stresses of modern day life, peace and tranquillity, to enjoy fresh local food and drink good company and the wonderful landscapes and wildlife of Kent’s North Downs, perhaps to stay awhile , yet only 35 minutes by train from London, 15 minutes from the Kent Coast, Ashford and Canterbury and just a little longer by Euro star into Paris or beyond. All of us here, a great crowd of people, have a real passion for the simple things in life, a place to meet, to enjoy the company of others, to experience the culture of Kent’s North Downs village communities, to enjoy stunning landscapes, the ever changing seasons, the fauna and flora and of course, the abundance of freshly farmed and fished local produce for which Kent is so rightly famous. Great Beer from our Hop Gardens, Wines from our Vineyards, Cider from our Orchards, all to be found and enjoyed in our beautiful Garden of England.
Though forever proud of our history, and our wonderful rural location, we aim to meet the needs of today’s modern country dweller together with that of the contemporary Pilgrim, with an attitude that is relevant to today, young at heart and both modern in culture and delivery; comfortable and convivial, relaxed and informal. Our food and drink is fresh, freshly prepared and of the highest quality. We have five very individual and unique bedrooms for those who wish to enjoy all that we stand for, good simple values, comforting like ‘an old pair of slippers’, we are the ‘best kept secret’ of many. We are the essence of a modern Country Inn; plain speaking, casual and without reservation, never ‘Gastro, Boutique or Michelin’, but always innovative and of the highest quality in everything we do, so, pop in at any time or even come and stay because we promise to do our very best to look after you!
Logs on our Fires, Wood Smoke in the air; Muddy Boots by the door, tired Dogs on the Hearth; Crusty Pastry, Fresh Bread, Wood Fired baking; local Field, Farm and Sea fresh food, just Five great rooms in which to stay, a local fresh produce Village Shop, breakfast brunch and morning coffee, tea and cakes. Open daily from 9am, a great place for folk to meet and to leave with new friends – that is the essence of The Five Bells Inn – these are our true and unyielding values.
The Street, East Brabourne, Ashford, Kent TN25 5LP 01303 813334