Fodor's Expert Review The Spotted Dog
This pub first opened its doors in 1520 and in many ways hardly appears to have changed. Its big inglenook fireplace and heavy beams give it character, the views from the hilltop are lovely, and the good food (a mixture of traditional pub grub and slightly more sophisticated fare) and friendly crowd make it a pleasure to relax inside. You might have a homemade beef burger, or maybe some sea bass in garlic butter; it's all done very well and many ingredients are locally sourced, as is the ale. There's seating in the sunny garden in the summertime. Come on Sunday to try the popular lunchtime roasts. The pub, which sells locally made ales, is a mile from Penshurst via the narrow B2188.
Penshurst, Kent TN11 8EP, England
- Mixture of casual and formal dining
- Atmospheric old pub
- Pretty beer garden