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Posted: 28 January 2014
Blog category: Pub of the Week
The Gate Inn is a complete one-off, a wonderful little gem, and one of Kent's best kept secrets. Fine cask ales served direct from the barrel in the traditional tap room, and hearty freshly made food at sensible prices, make The Gate the perfect pub for both for the friendly locals, and for 'real' pub fans from far and wide.
Skirted by a stream this simple 220-year-old building has a large public bar with a quarry tiled floor (walkers, twitchers, welly boots and dogs welcome), church pew seating, and an original double-sided fireplace, giving plenty of room for all to feel the benefit of the lovely log fire when it's cold or wet outside.
Alongside the excellent cask ales and lovely wines, the excellent home cooked (and often locally grown) pub food is traditional, hearty, and sensibly priced. Try the famous 'Gatewich' (black pudding, bacon and mango chutney sandwich), or a giant baked potato grown in the fields near the pub... even the crisps are locally produced!
To find out more about the Gate Inn visit the website or take a look at their Facebook page.