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For reservations call 01580 890567

  The Hawkenbury Country Inn , Restaurant and  B & B serving Maidstone area,  

  For family celebrations , parties , weddings  and value for money fine dining

Closed Mondays except bank holidays


Update  09/04/2021

We  re-open 12th April 2021  for outside table service only.

We have a heated marquee area, for 8 tables, maximum socially distanced seating capacity 48.

Additionally, the smoking area is heated and has maximum 2 tables x 4. Weather dependent, we have further covered garden seating, 6 tables, maximum 36. Front terrace seating has seating for further 24 people, umbrella cover only. If weather is nice over the first weekend (April 17th-18th) there is plenty of space. If it is wet, we are restricted to maximum  90 people, if it is cold and wet, maximum 56 people (if they want to be warmish) . Booking is recommended during the first re-opening period until Mid May earliest.


On Opening Monday, our new restricted menu is available, to allow for fact that all food is served outside. Sorry, no Sunday roasts or full menu until we can open inside. The new menu is available from the web site or on facebook. There are tasty new specialties including home smoked Sloppy Joe brisket burgers, hot smoked BBQ ribs and hot smoked pulled brisket fajitas.


Dear Customers, in view of the current opening restrictions  , our opening times from 13 April 2021 until end of this phase of re-opening ( expected 17 May 2021) are below :

For Drinks

Monday closed, except for bank holidays (as Saturdays)

Tuesday-Thursday 2 pm – 9 pm

Friday  & Saturday 12 pm -10.30 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

For Food 

Friday &  Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm

Sunday 12pm – 5 pm


All customers must be seated, and it is table service only. Please phone to check availability or use the booking app. Access to the pub is restricted to toilets access only.

The complimentary shuttle bus will operate on restaurant days, pre-booked for confirmed reservations to/from Staplehurst.

We are provisionally taking wedding bookings for May 2021 onwards.

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