Guidebook for Goudhurst/Marden area

Christina
Christina
Guidebook for Goudhurst/Marden area

Food Scene

A selection of tried and tested local places to eat.
One of the local pubs. Has a separate restaurant and lovely "beer garden" with beautiful views. Watch your pizza being cooked in the oven at the bbq shack in the garden, or choose to be waited on in the restaurant... a great country gastro pub (always busy) serving breakfast and food all day
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Goudhurst Inn
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One of the local pubs. Has a separate restaurant and lovely "beer garden" with beautiful views. Watch your pizza being cooked in the oven at the bbq shack in the garden, or choose to be waited on in the restaurant... a great country gastro pub (always busy) serving breakfast and food all day
A lovely white weather boarded pub, situated in the heart of the village with a beer garden overlooking the pond! Huge array of food, served all day. Get's busy on hot, sunny days. Has live entertainment and meal deals periodically.
The Vine PUB GRILL LOUNGE Goudhurst
A lovely white weather boarded pub, situated in the heart of the village with a beer garden overlooking the pond! Huge array of food, served all day. Get's busy on hot, sunny days. Has live entertainment and meal deals periodically.
Amazing pub next to the Lamberhurst Vineyard, huge garden with a bbq shack, great atmosphere, has a more formal dining area. Perfect for everyone. Great, huge choice of foods. Lunch & Evening
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The Vineyard
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Amazing pub next to the Lamberhurst Vineyard, huge garden with a bbq shack, great atmosphere, has a more formal dining area. Perfect for everyone. Great, huge choice of foods. Lunch & Evening
If you are looking for something a little special, try here! You will be suprised how affordable this place is. May be worth calling to book though.
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The Ivy Royal Tunbridge Wells
46-50 High St
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If you are looking for something a little special, try here! You will be suprised how affordable this place is. May be worth calling to book though.
Relaxed atmosphere, cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food overlooking fields (recommend for vegetarians). Also has a farm shop that sells a huge array of dairy, meat , fruit & veg plus house wares.
Cranbrook Farm Shop & Nursery ( Formerly Known as Hartley Dyke Farm Shop)
Relaxed atmosphere, cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food overlooking fields (recommend for vegetarians). Also has a farm shop that sells a huge array of dairy, meat , fruit & veg plus house wares.
You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.
A21 Diner
You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.
Recommend coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Think shabby chic cafe.
Cocolicious
Recommend coffee/tea and a slice of cake. Think shabby chic cafe.
Local fish & chips/ kebabs
Kebab Fish Knight
3 Church Green
Local fish & chips/ kebabs
Amazing 15th century pub, serving superb food, massive menu, one of our favourites. Mayfield is a small and very pretty village. Great beer garden.
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The Middle House
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Amazing 15th century pub, serving superb food, massive menu, one of our favourites. Mayfield is a small and very pretty village. Great beer garden.
Wine tasting tours
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Balfour Winery
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Wine tasting tours
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Fishing
Very special setting! Cafe serving seasonal healthy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea. A must for vegetarians or vegans.
The Walled Nursery
Very special setting! Cafe serving seasonal healthy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea. A must for vegetarians or vegans.
Somewhere very special to eat for dinner or Sunday lunch. A favorite
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The Poet at Matfield
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Somewhere very special to eat for dinner or Sunday lunch. A favorite
Now called the Smallholding in Kilndown. Think Michelin star type food...
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The Small Holding
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Now called the Smallholding in Kilndown. Think Michelin star type food...
Within walking distance. Family owned farm shop and cafe. Pick your own fruit and vegetable farm. Shop sells huge array of locally sourced produce including dairy produce, baked items, meats, alcohol, confectionary ect Cafe, great for snacks, breakfast and small lunches. Entertainment during the summer season.
Lower Ladysden PYO and Maize Maze.
Within walking distance. Family owned farm shop and cafe. Pick your own fruit and vegetable farm. Shop sells huge array of locally sourced produce including dairy produce, baked items, meats, alcohol, confectionary ect Cafe, great for snacks, breakfast and small lunches. Entertainment during the summer season.
Local Indian restaurant, eat in or takeaway
MARDEN TANDOORI
Local Indian restaurant, eat in or takeaway
Our favourite Indian restaurant! Always amazing food and service. Old country pub setting with indoor and outdoor dining, great views.
Turmeric Gold
Our favourite Indian restaurant! Always amazing food and service. Old country pub setting with indoor and outdoor dining, great views.
Great Thai food
Giggling Squid
57-59 Calverley Rd
Great Thai food

Drinks & Nightlife

Restaurant that provides music/dancing into the early hours, set in the historic pantiles area in Tunbridge wells Eat al fresco during the summer, live jazz. Whole promenade of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops... touristy, worth a visit.
Woods
62 & 64 The Pantiles
Restaurant that provides music/dancing into the early hours, set in the historic pantiles area in Tunbridge wells Eat al fresco during the summer, live jazz. Whole promenade of restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops... touristy, worth a visit.
Bowling alley, burgers and chips, beer....
Hollywood Bowl Tunbridge Wells
Bowling alley, burgers and chips, beer....
Thursday Night - al fresco eating and live JAZZ
Pantiles News
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Thursday Night - al fresco eating and live JAZZ
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Kino Hawkhurst
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Sightseeing

National trust property. Lovely gardens, house with a cafe and shop onsite. Worth a visit
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Scotney Castle
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National trust property. Lovely gardens, house with a cafe and shop onsite. Worth a visit
National Trust Property. Amazing house, gardens and cafe.
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Sissinghurst Castle
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National Trust Property. Amazing house, gardens and cafe.
Castle with moat. On the river. Take a boat trip or steam engine
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Bodiam Castle
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Castle with moat. On the river. Take a boat trip or steam engine
Old fashioned seaside town, exceptional. Visit wheelers oyster bar for your sea food, highly recommended.
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Whitstable Seafront
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Old fashioned seaside town, exceptional. Visit wheelers oyster bar for your sea food, highly recommended.
Seaside Town. Very pretty. My brother tells me there is a fantastic ice cream shop!
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Broadstairs
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Seaside Town. Very pretty. My brother tells me there is a fantastic ice cream shop!
Pretty seaside town with small harbour. Fish & Chips, antique shops, pubs on little narrow cobbled streets, great restaurants.
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Rye
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Pretty seaside town with small harbour. Fish & Chips, antique shops, pubs on little narrow cobbled streets, great restaurants.
Everlasting huge golden sandy beaches. Fish and chips.
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Camber Sands
21 Old Lydd Rd
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Everlasting huge golden sandy beaches. Fish and chips.
Beach with promenade. There is a sea life centre, a lift to take you up the cliff...was once a grand victorian seaside town. A little run down in area's... the old village is lovely. Watch the local fishermen at work... also shopping mall ect
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Hastings
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Beach with promenade. There is a sea life centre, a lift to take you up the cliff...was once a grand victorian seaside town. A little run down in area's... the old village is lovely. Watch the local fishermen at work... also shopping mall ect
Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high street is full of curious shops.
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Battle
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Pretty town, worth stopping off in a cafe if you are on your way to Hastings. There is a castle and the high street is full of curious shops.
Very pretty Kent village with a river running through. Sit in a country pub and watch the boats go through the locks... you can hire a boat here.
Yalding
Very pretty Kent village with a river running through. Sit in a country pub and watch the boats go through the locks... you can hire a boat here.
Lovely kent town, lots of shops, cafe's, old fashioned High Street. Take a ride on a steam train through the countryside.
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Tenterden
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Lovely kent town, lots of shops, cafe's, old fashioned High Street. Take a ride on a steam train through the countryside.
Historic house and gardens, cafe, pretty village
Penshurst Place & Gardens
Historic house and gardens, cafe, pretty village
House, gardens, afternoon tea
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Pashley Manor Gardens
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House, gardens, afternoon tea
Huge castle, lots of entertainment...
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Leeds Castle
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Huge castle, lots of entertainment...
All Saints in Tudeley with its stunning stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
All Saints' Church
All Saints in Tudeley with its stunning stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall
National Trust - Winston Churchill
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National Trust - Chartwell
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National Trust - Winston Churchill
Historic house and deer park
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Knole House
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Historic house and deer park
National Trust - beautiful gardens
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National Trust - Ightham Mote
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National Trust - beautiful gardens
small local museum
Cranbrook Museum
small local museum
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Dover Castle
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Under an hour, direct train from Marden station. £17.50 return
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London
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Under an hour, direct train from Marden station. £17.50 return
Home to Spitfires and Lancaster aircrafts, you will see and hear them often as they fly directly above us!
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Headcorn Aerodrome
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Home to Spitfires and Lancaster aircrafts, you will see and hear them often as they fly directly above us!

Entertainment & Activities

ODEON Tunbridge Wells
Kayaking/Paddle boarding/Archery - beautiful location, great instructors (the river isn't that deep). Good cafe on site (near Bodium castle)...very reasonable
Adventure Activities Sussex
Kayaking/Paddle boarding/Archery - beautiful location, great instructors (the river isn't that deep). Good cafe on site (near Bodium castle)...very reasonable
Lovely walks around reservoir, cycle hire, rope walking, water sports (sailing), cafe, restaurant
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Bewl Water
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Lovely walks around reservoir, cycle hire, rope walking, water sports (sailing), cafe, restaurant
Activities such as cycling (hire) - also some music concerts during the summer
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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
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Activities such as cycling (hire) - also some music concerts during the summer
Wine tasting tours
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Balfour Winery
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Wine tasting tours
Somewhere to take the little people
Mr Mulligan's Dino Golf, Tonbridge
Somewhere to take the little people
Plays and musicals - in a converted old church (cote or hotel du vin for pre-theatre meal/drinks)
Trinity Theatre
Plays and musicals - in a converted old church (cote or hotel du vin for pre-theatre meal/drinks)
Old kent windmill, open for sightseeing
Cranbrook Union Windmill
Old kent windmill, open for sightseeing
Take a steam train throgh the Kent countryside - stay dry on a rainy day!
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Kent & East Sussex Railway
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Take a steam train throgh the Kent countryside - stay dry on a rainy day!
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The Hop Farm
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Ashford Designer Outlet
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Largest shopping center in the UK. About 45 min drive. Cinema and plenty of restaurants, free parking.
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Bluewater Shopping Centre
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Largest shopping center in the UK. About 45 min drive. Cinema and plenty of restaurants, free parking.
Local vineyard. Top British wines produced
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Tenterden Vineyard Park
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Local vineyard. Top British wines produced

Arts & Culture

Various musicals, concerts
Assembly Hall Theatre
Various musicals, concerts
Art, Music, comedy, plays...
Trinity Theatre
Art, Music, comedy, plays...
Find out the history of Tunbridge wells
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Find out the history of Tunbridge wells

Parks & Nature

cycling, play area for children, walking, daily events like bat walks in the evening, workshops... beautiful
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Bedgebury Pinetum Car Park
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cycling, play area for children, walking, daily events like bat walks in the evening, workshops... beautiful