The Castle Inn at Chiddingstone Village

Located in one of the best-preserved Tudor villages in the country, The Castle Inn at Chiddingstone is known for its welcoming hospitality, quality food and a handpicked selection of wines, spirits and local beers.

Historic surroundings

The Castle Inn is one of just 60 pubs owned by the National Trust and is independently run by the owners of renowned Botley Hill Farmhouse (since April 2019). The first mention of the inn dates as far back as 1420, making this building a true example of a traditional English inn. Period features are abundant, creating a warm welcoming environment for locals and visitors alike.

Local ales

If you’re a real ale fan then you won’t be disappointed with the range of local brews available in the Castle Inn. Along with ales from Harveys Brewery in Lewes and Titsey Brewing Co in Warlingham, Larkins ale is also served, which is brewed in Chiddingstone Village itself. Local ales don’t get more local than that!

Fresh food

Order from a wide range of delicious locally-sourced, home cooked dishes in the Castle Inn. The kitchen team is always creating new dishes using the best seasonal ingredients.
For the latest menu, see the Castle Inn website by clicking here

A warm welcome for all

With many tourist attractions right on the doorstep and surrounded by beautiful countryside, The Castle Inn welcomes everyone from cyclists to walkers - dogs too! It is a great place to complete a day out visiting nearby National Trust properties such as Winston Churchill’s Chartwell, which is less than five miles away. 

The Castle Inn opening times:

Open for drinks from 12 noon to 6pm (later by arrangement) and light lunches from 12 noon, Friday to Sunday.

There is currently a limited light lunch menu – quiche, sandwiches, bar snacks etc.

For food service times, please check the website or call 01892 870371.

The Tulip Tree Tea Rooms in Chiddingstone Village, a National Trust property in Kent

The Tulip Tree shop and tea rooms

With an amazing array of cakes, breakfast and lunch options The Tulip Tree tea rooms is just the place to relax for a light bite. Make sure you pop into the shop as well where you'll find the perfect gift or souvenir of your visit.