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Red Lion
"I am astonished to read the vitriolic comments of Miss G. in her letter of 20th July 2009. I understand the landlord, Bob, has been "in situ" for ..." More

Red Lion
"the area is beuatiful thought the pub itself is Interesting and varied on what is esentially a no-choice knd of place. Our extended family stopped by as a meeting point ..." More

Red Lion
"We had Sunday lunch at the Red Lion, Biddenden and I have to say that it was the best Sunday lunch I have had in a pub. The food ..." More

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"Hold on to your handbag when you visit the Black Horse pub - its mischievous resident ghost likes nothing better than to hide the belongings of staff and customers. The ..." More

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Biddenden is a truly enchanting village, between Tenterden to the south and Headcorn to the north. Its high street is the stuff of dreams, an idyll of chocolate-box houses and quaint weavers' cottages. The village's Red Lion Inn was reputedly established in 1415 and its oldest house, Vane Court, dates back to 1420 - much later it became a residence of the King of Siam (Thailand). Everything about Biddenden recalls past times, from its age-old grey-stone church to its pavements of Bethersden "marble" and a medieval Cloth Hall: the village was once engaged in the Weald's dual industries of broadcloth manufacture and iron-mining. Even the welcome sign standing today on the green remembers bygone days, depicting the celebrated Biddenden Maids, twins Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst. Legend has it that the sisters were born in 1100, congenitally joined at the hips and shoulders. After one and, inevitably, the other died 34 years later they left 20 acres of land to the poor, a gesture still commemorated in annual local rituals. Some rather more contemporary interests can be indulged at Biddenden's Michelin-starred West House restaurant and the nearby Vineyards & Cider Works where thirsty visitors are welcomed into a free tasting room.

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Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works

Camping

Woodlands Park

Golf Club

Chart Hills

Pub and Bar

Red Lion
Three Chimneys

Restaurant

Rajver Of Biddenden
Red Lion
The West House
Three Chimneys

Self-Catering

Freedom Holiday Homes

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Tenterden & Village Taxis

Sports Clubs

Biddenden LTC (Tennis)

Shops

Biddenden Vineyards & Cider Works

Activities

Woodlands Park(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Biddenden

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Swan Inn (0.75 miles)

Swan Inn
This stylish hip hotel meets gastro pub is located in Chiddingfold (near Guildford), Surrey just 1 hour's drive from London. The property has 11 exquisitely decorated, fully air conditioned rooms, a restaurant offering the ... More | visit website
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The Mulberry Inn (1.95 miles)

The Mulberry Inn

The Mulberry, formerly The Rams Nest, is located on the edge of Chiddingfold village.

Originally a pub, the restaurant now has a great reputation for its unique style of dining, fabulous food, world class wine and excellent local ... More | visit website

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Wheatsheaf Inn (2.30 miles)

Wheatsheaf Inn
The Wheatsheaf Inn is situated one mile north of Haslemere on the A286 in the village of Grayswood. It is a short drive from the A3 and close to the County Town of Guildford ... More | visit website
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Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa (2.78 miles)

Lythe Hill Hotel & Spa

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This privately owned hotel is nestled in 22 acres of Surrey countryside and offers relaxed luxury and a high standard of service. Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa has recently completed a large ... More

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Georgian House Hotel (3.38 miles)

Georgian House Hotel

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An elegant town centre hotel with superb leisure facilities including indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and a range of beauty and health treatments. A perfect choice for business or pleasure with ... More

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Inn on the Hill (3.78 miles)

Inn on the Hill

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Great evenings start and end here. An imposing Victorian building, with a chic contemporary interior, serving a wide range of international cuisine. The open plan layout features slates floors, leather ... More | visit website

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Devils Punchbowl Inn (3.81 miles)

Devils Punchbowl Inn

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At The Devil's Punchbowl Hotel you will find a traditional charm and elegance, the finest cuisine and a warm and friendly welcome. The hotel offers contemporary style bedrooms, traditional lounge ... More

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Barnhouse (4.20 miles)

Barnhouse
The Barnhouse is a rare and beautiful property, ideally situated on the Surrey and West Sussex borders......

The Barnhouse Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful base to explore historic Sussex and Surrey. The charming 17th Century ... More | visit website
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Branksome Place (4.40 miles)

Branksome Place

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Branksome is a listed centre boasting interesting architecture and a nautical feel. Thirty two acres of wooded countryside compliment the centre's Edwardian charm. Dedicated to the business traveler, the Centre ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (4.52 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Located in the picturesque environs of the Inn on the Lake, this lodge is five miles south of Guildford and easily accessed from Junction 10 ... More | visit website

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