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Places to Eat

The Hatch Inn
5 miles, Colemans Hatch

(tel 01342 822 363).  You do need to book this very popular local restaurant.  One of our favourites! Child friendly, and excellent food.
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The Griffin
12 miles, Fletching

On the outskirts of Ashdown Forest (5 minutes from Forest Garden Shovelstrode). Here you will find a few pubs including The Swan (tel 0134282 231) & The Chequers Inn. There are a couple excellent delicatessens, a Fishmongers called Veaseys, and organic food shop called Seasons, and a great hardware and camping shop Bishops. There is an excellent Pizza restaurant called Java and Jazz (tel 0134282 6699). In the village is an Esso petrol station and Tesco Express. Tablehurst - biodynamic farm & farmshop also has a good cafe.
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The Fountain
4 miles, Cowden

(tel 0871 951 1000) – very good food at a reasonable price.   Not great for parking but you can park on the roadside.  Cowden was voted the prettiest village in the Kent for many years.
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The George and Dragon
11 miles, Speldhurst

(tel 01892 863125) – wonderful old pub and great food.  Best to ring to reserve a table.
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The Gallipot,
5 miles, Hartfield

(tel: 01892 770008) is a lovely old pub, serving excellent food, child friendly and is close by to the start of the Pooh sticks walk!
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