Three Chimneys PubBiddenden
Hareplain Road
Biddenden
Kent TN27 8LW
 
 
 
 
Visitors wishing to experience a real country pub in south-east England should make their way to Biddenden near Tenterden in the Weald of Kent.
 
The Three Chimneys is hidden away down a local road in the heart of the countryside. Not obvious to tourists but well known to the locals as a great place for a drink and excellent food.
 
Since winning the ‘Best Dining Pub in Kent’ award in 2015 it has become better known. The pub is open for business between certain hours based around the times most clients wish to eat.
Check the official website for opening times.  The owners recommend making a booking for the restaurant (Tel: +44 (0)1580 291 472) to avoid disappointment.
 
The Three Chimneys is a Free House which means it is not tied to a brewery chain and serves locally brewed real ales off the wood. It has a wide selection of wines and spirits as well.
 
Dates from 1420
Although was the pub was extended in the 20th century, the majority of the building is half-timbered and dates from 1420.  Small cosy rooms with low beams, decorated with hops, lead off the main bar.  Old oak settles, stone floors and a roaring open fire in winter complete the atmosphere.
 
The extensive gardens around the side and back of the pub are a delightful spot in summer.  It is a cottage garden with sweet smelling lavender lining the paths, fresh herbs for use in the kitchen, and in the nuttery behind the willow tree are traditional Kent cobnuts.
 
Pub name dates back to 18th Century
The unusual name of the pub dates back to the 18th century.  During the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) it is said that up to 3,000 French prisoners were kept at nearby Sissinghurst Castle. The French seamen were placed on parole in the surrounding area and were allowed out as far as the pub building.
 
At the time locals referred to this as the 'Three Wents' (or three ways) but the prisoners called it Les Trois Chemins, the French term for the junction of three roads. The unique name of the Three Chimneys is a Kentish corruption of this French name.
 
The pub’s sign depicts a French prisoner of war observing the parole boundary notice attached to the road sign at the junction of three lanes (or 'trois chemins').
 
The Three Chimneys is a pub not to be missed.
 
Accommodation - Search & Book through Expedia here:     External Link
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1580 291 472
Mail   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website   The Three Chimneys Pub    External Link
 
Google Maps - Three Chimneys