The Bell, Smarden

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The Bell Inn is a charming pub dating from 1500s, built in the typical Kentish vernacular with peg tiled roof and weatherboarded exterior. Internally, the charming country pub look is achieved with oak beams, stripped back wood and flagstone floors and three separate and cosy bar areas, each with an open fire. The large inglenook fireplace has a picturesque wood burning stove, while the others are roaring open log fires in brick fireplaces.

Outside is a large garden which has a useful outside bar, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and a large car park.

The Bell is situated in a deeply rural area on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic little village of Smarden, which is full of noteworthy buildings and is well worth a visit. It is not very far from the world-famous Sissinghurst garden and is surrounded by many of Kent’s other attractions.

By Car: Bell Lane is off the A274 Headcorn Road on the way to/from Pluckley and Ashford. 

Nearest Train Station: Headcorn station is 2 miles away.