Pub of the Week: The Woolpack Inn, Chilham

Posted: 03 January 2013

Blog category: Pub of the Week, Pubs

Located just off the A28 between Ashford and Canterbury is the chocolate box village of Chilham, where you can find a real gem; the 600 year-old Woolpack Inn is nestled at the bottom of the hill in the shadow of the Norman castle.
 
With its vast oak beams and inglenook fireplaces it offers a glimpse into hospitality of yesteryear. The inn is said to be haunted by the Grey lady, a friendly ghost who wanders the main building.
 
Visitors can choose to relax in the cosy bar, the restaurant with its glorious bay window and country lane views or the patio courtyard where they will find the ancient olive tree which has been in situ since the inn was built.
 
The Woolpack Inn has 14 bedrooms, including two four poster rooms with roll-top baths and views to match. Rooms are available from £55 per night exclusive of breakfast. Some rooms are located across the road from the main buildings in the old stable block and are all tastefully decorated. Three have access to a small, private garden area - a great plus for families or an opportunity to just sit and unwind.
 
Landlord Terry says: "In the two and a half years we have been with Shepherd Neame we have gained runner up Restaurant of the Year 2011 and 3rd place (Highly Commended) in the South East England Tourist Board’s Best Pub in the South 2012 category.  So come on down to this award-winning pub – we would love to see you"
 
To find out more about the Woolpack and take a look at the menus available visit the website