Welcome to The Kentish Hare

Our award-winning Restaurant holds two AA Rosettes and was awarded with a Bib Gourmand in 2021. In 2016 we won best newcomer of the year in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs and in 2023 jumped up the list to #5. The Kentish Hare is situated in the picturesque Kent village of Bidborough, set up and opened in May 2014 with the Tanner Brothers, James and Chris at the helm. James and Chris have assembled a great professional team focusing on delivering the best local food produced by local suppliers, complemented by a specially selected range of superb wines, beers and spirits and you will be assured of a warm welcome in delightful stylish surroundings with wonderful food and service.

Lunch and Dinner

The Kentish Hare opens from 11am for coffee and drinks. We offer a set menu for lunch served from 12-2:30pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12-3:30pm on Sundays. Walk-ins are very welcome, but reservations are advised during busy periods. The bar menu is also available in all dining areas.

Our dinner menu changes daily and is available from 5:45pm-9:30pm Wednesday to Saturdays. Walk-ins are very welcome, but again reservations are advised during busy periods. The bar menu is also available in all dining areas.

Care is taken both in sourcing and cooking, and dishes are boldly flavoured and well-presented. We also offer a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan meals and cater for most dietary requirements.

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Large Party Reservations

For tables larger than 6 please contact the restaurant directly on 01892 525709



Limited parking is available on site.



Opening Hours

Food                                                             Bar
Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30             Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday - Saturday 17:45 - 21:30             Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


Sunday 12:00 - 15:30