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The Bell Inn
"you oveously dont know good food it was very worth while going and my food came under half an hour so stop dising it

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The Bell Inn
"absolutely awful food! looked good and kids enjoyed the bouncy castle and play area but the food was dreadful. Roast dinners obviously run out of vegs as all ..." More

The Bell Inn
"Probably the worst dining experience I have ever had, the order was taken promptly but it took one and a half hours.. and I am not exagerating.. for the food ..." More

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Staplehurst is often referred to as a village - indeed, it was voted Kent Village of the Year in 2003, and its village sign still proudly welcomes visitors - but really it's grown into a small town, situated nine miles south of Maidstone. Staplehurst has a colourful history, developing along the straight Roman road running from Rochester down through Maidstone to the High Weald's one-time iron-mining villages. In the 1500s, Queen "Bloody" Mary's regime saw three local women burnt at the stake for being Protestants, and a granite memorial to these Marian Martyrs survives at Cuckold's Corner. But Staplehurst's biggest claim to fame is as the scene of a dreadful train crash involving Charles Dickens in 1865. Heroically, the classic author helped injured passengers to safety despite his shock when the train's first six carriages careered off a bridge: he was in the seventh carriage. The prettiest area of Staplehurst ranges round All Saints, a hilltop church that pre-dates the original village and incorporates some of the oldest ironwork in England. Built in 1100 to serve farm workers from the neighbouring countryside, it's surrounded by ancient, timber-framed houses - living proof of riches earned from the area's old weaving industry.


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Headcorn Lodge Hotel (2.78 miles)

Headcorn Lodge Hotel

Set in rolling countryside the Headcorn Lodge Hotel is a travel lodge style hotel. Situated in the grounds of the Weald of Kent business and recreation centre. The hotel has access to the clubhouse restaurant, ... More | visit website

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Merzie Meadows (4.10 miles)

Merzie Meadows
Merzie Meadows is a unique country home, set in twenty acres of conservation areas, small woodland and three acres of formal garden. Peaceful yet near places to visit including Sissinghurst, Leeds Castle, Scotney, amongst many; ... More | visit website
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Godwin House B&B (4.32 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


Freedom Holiday Homes (4.57 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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George Hotel & Brasserie (4.60 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

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Star & Eagle Hotel (5.24 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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Chequers Inn (5.92 miles)

Chequers Inn
The Chequers is a 14th-century coaching inn located in the picturesque Kent village of Smarden. Bedrooms feature exposed wooden beams and the candlelit restaurant serves fine British cuisine. The spacious rooms at The Chequers Inn include ... More | visit website
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Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast (6.32 miles)

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast
We offer the ideal location to visit the numerous attractions in Kent, including many castles, gardens and National Trust Houses. Complimentary tea and homemade cake is served on arrival to welcome you to Oak Tree ... More | visit website
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Bishopsdale Oast (6.42 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

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Three Chimneys Farm (6.43 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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