A pretty, clapboard pub dating to the 1400s, this traditional place still follows the old practice of hanging up hops in September. Their pleasant, wheaty scent fills the room, a nice accompaniment to the Kentish ales and lagers of the local Shepherd Neame brewery. Straightforward pub food is served as well. Guest rooms are neatly done; the original wood beams have been exposed (mind the low ceilings in places), while neutral, modern decor helps the space feel light and roomy. Monday to Thursday dinner and bed-and-breakfast deals are great value at just £125.