The Peacock, Goudhurst

The Peacock

Nestled in the picturesque Weald of Kent, the Peacock Inn is a peg-tiled, weather-boarded country pub dating back to1397, steeped in character and atmosphere.

With exposed brickwork and oak beams, the history of this ancient pub seeps from every nook and cranny.

Named after the peacocks that strutted around the nearby Glassenbury Estate, the pub has plenty of feathers and memorabilia among its brass and decorative hops.

If you believe the stories, the historic pub also has a special supernatural resident. A number of customers claim to have seen a mysterious “friendly” lady passing before the fireplace.

During winter months, relax by the roaring fire in the inglenook fireplace, or get cosy next to the woodburning stove.

Rather than the peacock pie once served, a menu of delicious traditional pub classics is on offer, along with the popular Sunday roasts.

The pub plays a vital role in community life, with regulars including the Weald of Kent Morris Men, and is also a popular stopping point for vintage car and motorbikes enthusiasts on tour.