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Tel code: 01580 | code search
Postcode: TN18 | code search
Population: 2400
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The Royal Oak
"A horrendous, sleepless night listening to an air trapped heating system shake the accommodation end of the hotel. The night manager was repeatedly called (on my mobile) to try and ..." More

The Royal Oak
"Harry and Angel (the landlord and Lady) are great! Very welcoming! Can't do enough for you. Rooms are spacious light and airy. A great nights sleep!!! Meals are great value for ..." More

The Great House
"Visited The Great House, Hawkhurst yesterday, Sunday 04th October for Sunday lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch; the meat was delicious and very well cooked. A wide choice on the ..." More

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Hawkhurst is a village and civil parish in the borough of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Hawkhurst itself is virtually two villages - the older of the two consisting mainly of cottages clustered around a large triangular green known as the Moor, and the other, further north on the main road called Highgate, each having its own church. Highgate stands on a crossroads and is where The Colonnade shops and The Railway Hotel are located. The village was the centre of the Wealden iron industry until the Industrial Revolution, and the founder of the state of Pennsylvania, William Penn, owned ironworks at Hawkhurst in the 17th century. Hawkhurst gave its name to one of the most notorious gangs of smugglers in the 1700s known as The Hawkhurst Gang. Several of the local houses, including Hawkhurst Place, the Tudor Arms hotel, the Oak and Ivy pub and Tickners, claim associations with the gang. The Battle of Goudhurst eventually brought their career to an end. The village has several pubs including The Queens Head Inn and The Oak and Ivy on the Rye Road. The UKs first purely digital independent cinema, The Kino Cinema, is also on the Rye Road in Hawkhurst, housed within the Victoria Hall.


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Hawkhurst Golf Club

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The Royal Oak (0.15 miles)

The Royal Oak

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The Royal Oak is the first ArtHouse Hotel in England. Its a concept created by Proprietor Janelle Tresidder to bring high quality original art into an English hotel. At the Royal ... More

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Dale Hill Hotel (3.10 miles)

Dale Hill Hotel

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Located in magnificent, historic 1066 English countryside with breathtaking view across the High Weald ridges and valleys you will be surprised and delighted to discover Dale Hill. Dale Hill was recently voted ... More

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Three Chimneys Farm (3.12 miles)

Three Chimneys Farm
Set amidst glorious countryside at the end of a one mile farm track, in the heart of the Weald of Kent, on the edge of Bedgebury Forest, 4 stylishly converted Kentish farm buildings. Comfortable, ... More | visit website
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George Hotel & Brasserie (3.39 miles)

George Hotel & Brasserie

The George Hotel and Brasserie is one of Cranbrook's landmark buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Guests can easily access local attractions, as well as enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the hotel itself. The ... More | visit website


Freedom Holiday Homes (3.41 miles)

Freedom Holiday Homes
Our friendly, helpful staff who have extensive local knowledge will assist you to choose from our superb range of self catering accommodation in cottages, barn conversions, Granaries, Oast Houses and apartments throughout the beautiful counties ... More
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Godwin House B&B (4.35 miles)

Godwin House B&B

Situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Godwin House is just one mile east of the ancient village of Cranbrook, the smallest town in Kent and ... More | visit website

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White Dog Inn (4.46 miles)

White Dog Inn

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Welcome to the White Dog - Ewhurst Green. This lovely country inn is situated in a small village location with fantastic views from the rear garden of Bodiam Castle. As ... More

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Star & Eagle Hotel (4.88 miles)

Star & Eagle Hotel

Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald, The Star and Eagle is found in the village of Goudhurst. Standing 400ft above sea level the building commands outstanding views across the surrounding countryside, for which ... More | visit website

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Bishopsdale Oast (6.00 miles)

Bishopsdale Oast

Bishopsdale Oast was built in the 1700s, and is a double kiln oast house, and is now highly recommended bed and breakfast accommodation. It is peacefully situated in Kent, the Garden of England, with outstanding ... More | visit website


Swan at the Vineyard (6.21 miles)

Swan at the Vineyard

As the name implies, The Swan at the Vineyard is located at the edge of our vineyard and overlooks both the vineyard and the Down conservation area of Lamberhurst.

A bar and restaurant with a superb ... More

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