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Postcode: TN27 | code search
Population: 1050
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Cultural Britain:
The Darling Buds of May
Hauntings and Ghosts:
Pluckley’s Haunting Highwayman
Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

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Who'd A Thought It
"I stayed at Who'd a Thought It as a surprise treat for my husband's 50th birthday. Having seen the website, it looked like just the thing for a special night ..." More

Elvey Farm
"Good Points: The food was gorgeous! We were so happy when I got to our room because it was so lovely. The staff were so welcoming, it was such a ..." More

Rose and Crown
"Excellent meal and lovely staff

Date visited: 14.01.06 ..." 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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Pluckley is a village in the Ashford District of Kent, located close to the North Downs and on the long distance walking route, the Greensand Way. Pluckley has two particular claims to fame: the drama series, The Darling Buds of May, was filmed there, based on the novel by H E Bates who lived nearby; and it is said to be the most haunted village in Britain. It is reputed to have at least 12 ghosts who have been known to appear at various locations and buildings around the village such as Fright Corner, the Screaming Woods, St Nicholas’ Church and The Black Horse Inn. The village holds halloween celebrations every year, attracting a host of visitors. Pluckley was also featured on an episode of BBC's 'Top Gear' when two of the presenters supposedly spent 24 hours sleeping in a car park in the Screaming Woods. Pluckley has several pubs serving food, The Black Horse, built in 1450 and popular with the visiting ghost hunters, The 'The Mundy Bois' dating from 1780, with views of the church on the hill, and The Dering Arms, a former hunting lodge for the prominent Dering family in the 1840's, once connected by underground passages to other parts of their estate.


Dering Arms

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Black Horse
Blacksmiths Arms
Dering Arms
Rose and Crown
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Pluckley C of E Primary School


Pluckley Farm Shop

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Elvey Farm Restaurant (0.68 miles)

Elvey Farm Restaurant
Our restaurant is open to residents and non-residents, and is, we hope, totally unique. We specialise in old Kentish cuisine, and we've resurrected some amazing dishes that haven't been served in the county for years. Kent ... More | visit website
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Dering Arms (1.39 miles)

Dering Arms
The Dering Arms is a seafood restaurant situated with a guest house offering two ensuite rooms and one standard room with a shared bathroom. It is a an old hunting lodge and is now the ... More | visit website
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Frasers of Coldharbour (2.21 miles)

Frasers of Coldharbour
Frasers is nestled at the end of a private drive on a working farm set deep in the beautiful Kent countryside, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford. We are a unique, idyllic venue for your perfect ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn North A20 Ashford (2.68 miles)

Holiday Inn North A20 Ashford

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This recently refurbished, friendly hotel with spacious accommodation rests in a peaceful country location. The hotel is easily accessible and convenient for the Eurostar, Eurotunnel and the Channel ports of Dover and ... More
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Premier Inn Ashford North (2.85 miles)

Premier Inn Ashford North
Located 4 miles (6.4 km) from Eurostar Ashford, this Premier Inn is northwest of Ashford town centre and has an on-site Beefeater restaurant. A convenient place to stay, Premier Inn Ashford North is near to the ... More | visit website
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The Oak (2.87 miles)

The Oak

The Oak is situated on the High Street in the historic village of Charing in the very heart of Kent. Inside you’ll find a warm atmosphere and great food with friendly and attentive service. Our ... More | visit website

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Chequers Inn (3.43 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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Chilston Park (3.72 miles)

Chilston Park

As the long sweeping drive at Chilston Park carries you through the verdant parkland towards the lake and to the front door of the house, it transports you to a place that's a world apart ... More | visit website

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The Bowl Inn (3.96 miles)

The Bowl Inn
The Bowl, situated high above Charing on top of the North Downs in a Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), was originally built as a farmhouse in 1512, and then in1606 it became a brewhouse. ... More | visit website
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Woodland B&B (4.00 miles)

Woodland B&B

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Set in woodland there are wild flowers of primrose Blue bells Fox glove and array of bird life with resident bunnies on the lawn. In easy reach of Ashford International ... More

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