Welcome to The Kentish Hare


As announced by the government many COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19th July. The safety of our staff and customers have always been our priority and as such all staff will continue to wear face coverings and we encourage our customers to also do so.

NHS Track and trace log in will continue to operate until 16th August 2021.

Hand sanitiser will still be readily available and we encourage all guests to use this to help reduce the impact COVID-19 is still having.

The Library bar will fully reopen from 21st July for drinkers, however we will continue to offer full table service throughout the bar area and outside to all drinkers.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back.

The Kentish Hare is an award-winning restaurant with two AA Rosettes and was awarded with a Bib Gourmand by the highly respected Michelin guide in 2021. More recently we were placed 13th in the Estrella Damm Top 50 GastroPubs awards, which was a huge climb from #28 in 2020. We are situated in the picturesque Kent village of Bidborough and opened in May 2014 with the Tanner Brothers, James and Chris at the helm. The Tanner brothers have assembled a great professional team focusing on delivering the best of local food and complemented by a specially selected range of superb wines, beers and spirits. You will be assured of a warm welcome in delightful stylish surroundings with wonderful food and service.

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






Opening Hours


Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30

Wednesday - Saturday  17:45 - 21:30

Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


Wednesday - Thursday 11:00 - 15:00

Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 23:00

Sunday 11:00 - 18:30