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A pub with a regionally important historic interior

A pub with a regionally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

KENT - Chiddingstone, Castle Inn

An historic pub interior of regional importance

Chiddingstone, Chiddingstone, TN8 7AH

Directions: Turn off B2027 approx 1 mile west of Penshurst station

Tel: (01892) 870371

Website: http://www.castleinnchiddingstone.co.uk/

Opening Hours: 10-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Food: Lunchtime and Evening Meals (12-2.30 Mon & Tue; 12-2.30, 7-9.30 Wed-Fri; 12-4, 7-9.30 Sat; 12-4 Sun)

Listed Status: Grade II*

List Entry Number: 1252477

Listing Date: 1954

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Part of a row of timbered 16th/early 17th century buildings and owned by the National Trust since 1939. Has an utterly traditional small public bar on the right with a red and black quarry tiled floor, tongue and groove panelled walls, old brick fireplace and basic bench seating. The counter could date from inter-war times and the bar back shelves might well be a bit older. The saloon bar accessed from the left hand side of the building is in three distinct parts. The centre section contains a bar counter which could date from inter-war times and the bar back shelves could be old. There is an ancient fireplace with carved bressumer beam and log fire. To the left is a small seating are including some old benches and to the right down a couple of steps is a tiny alcove called 'the Confessional' with more basic seating. There is a small separate dining room to the right of the public bar and another at the rear. The outside gents on the front right of the building remain.