In a pretty village and surrounded by sheep pastures with interestingly decorated bars, local ales, good food and seats outside; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
The interior of this part-weatherboarded 16th-c dining pub is interesting and full of character. The various connecting areas have beams, both an inglenook fireplace and a woodburning stove, walls (some boarded) hung with prints, old photographs, hops and ornate mirrors plus farming implements, fishing rods, oars and a boar's head. Seating ranges from all manner of wooden chairs and wall seats heaped with scatter cushions around tables of varying size on quarry tiles or old bricks. As well as Tonbridge and three changing regional ales served direct from the cask, there's local cider and good wines by the glass,and easy-going, friendly staff. Metal chairs and tables and long benches at the front of the building are interspersed by raised flower beds. Bedrooms are comfortable and quirky; some overlook the 15th-c village church. This is sister pub to the Five Bells in Brabourne, Radnor Arms in Folkestone and Duke William in Ickham.
The good pub guide food review
Well thought-of pubby food includes salt and pepper squid with garlic mayonnaise, whitebait with sriracha mayonnaise, roasted red pepper hummus with sourdough, wood-fired pizzas, smoked frankfurter with sauerkraut, crispy onions and fries, beef burger and fries, roast chicken breast with caesar salad, poached egg and bacon crumb, and puddings such as vanilla cheesecake and strawberries, and chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream.
Woolpack, Warehorne, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2LL
Weekdays: 11-11 Weds, Thurs; 11-midnight Fri, Sat