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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.

Castle Inn, Chiddingstone
Public Bar Servery