Welcome to The Kentish Hare


Chris and James Tanner launched The Kentish Hare, located in Bidborough Tunbridge Wells in May 2014. Since then The Kentish Hare has been awarded various accolades including two AA Rosettes, Muddy Stiletto winner for best destination pub and was awarded with a Bib Gourmand by the highly respected Michelin guide in 2021. More recently we have been voted number #12 in the Estrella Damm Top 50 GastroPubs awards. 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 wines, beers and spirits. You will be assured of a warm welcome in delightful stylish surroundings with wonderful food and service.

The Kentish Hare is open Wednesday to Sunday offering food throughout the pub. Lunch is available from 12pm-2:30pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sundays. Dinner is available Wednesday to Saturday from 5:45pm-9:30pm.

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

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 - 15:30

Bar - Drinks Only

Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 23:00

Sunday 11:00 - 17:00