Welcome to The Kentish Hare


9th March 2023

British Pie Week

James Tanner chicken and ham pie with smoked gammon, leeks, carrots and celery

5th December 2019

Twenty years of Tanners

James and Chris reflect on a career spanning two decades, changes in their industry, and why diversification is key to longevity in the hospitality business

13th October 2019

Seasonal cocktails at The Kentish Hare

Bar manager Eszter Boswell talks about the inspiration behind her new autumn drinks menu

5th September 2019

The perfect day out at The Kentish Hare

It may be September, but you can still make the most of the great outdoors during your next visit! Read on for some inspiring ideas in and around our award-winning pub and restaurant

11th August 2019

Review: Our best bottles by the glass

One Kentish Hare customer explains why our Coravin wine measurements are well worth raising a glass to

11th July 2019

The Kentish Hare hops to Pub in the Park

Find out what we have in store at the biggest local food festival of 2019

21st May 2019

Celebrating five years of The Kentish Hare

We reflect on a night to remember for the fifth birthday of our Bidborough restaurant

3rd May 2019

Introducing new head chef David Boswell

We sit down with the man behind the menus at The Kentish Hare, to find out what makes him tick in the kitchen

23rd March 2019

Food and drink events at The Kentish Hare

We have plenty of pop-ups, cooking demos, food festivals and more lined up for 2019!

11th January 2019

Pub in The Park 2019

Guess who's back...

3rd August 2018

Summer Newsletter

1st February 2018

Pub in The Park

We're delighted to be at Tom Kerridge's food & music festival - Pub in The Park - in Tunbridge Wells this Summer! We'll be there serving our best dishes, so come & have a try, wash it down with a craft brew & some headline music!

2nd January 2018

Foil-Wrapped Baked Salmon with Chilli, Orange, Soy & Spring Onion

New year, new you? Start 2018 the right way with this tasty recipe from the Tanner Brothers. Quick, easy and delicious, it's packed with great ingredients and is positively bursting with flavour.

13th December 2017

Simple Cranberry and Citrus Stuffing

Try this delicious alternative to traditional stuffing. It's perfecr for

7th December 2017

The Best Christmas Turkey

For the best Christmas turkey, choose a free-range bird - and be sure to follow the specified cooking times.

24th October 2017

Bonfire Night Toffee Apple Treats

Try the Tanner Brothers' tasty toffee apple to make sure Bonfire Night goes with a bang!

29th August 2017

Brioche Crusted Lamb Rack with Peas and Sherry

Celebrate British Lamb Week with this delicious recipe - perfect for an impressive Sunday lunch!

25th July 2017

Marinated Skirt Steak

This Mexican-inspired marinade recipe is a flavour sensation, and can really liven up a simple skirt steak. Skirt is a much cheaper cut of steak, but although not as tender as fillet it can be a real treat if prepped well and cooked on the barbecue!

22nd July 2017

Great British Pub Awards 2017

We have secured a place in the finals of the prestigious Great British Pub Awards.

1st June 2017

Kent Live

10 great pub gardens to try this summer

11th May 2017


Have a read of what the editor of the SO Magazine of Tunbridge Wells had to say when she came for dinner at The Kentish Hare

9th May 2017

Gluten Free Coconut Cherry Cupcakes with Swirl Butter Frosting

Celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week with Chris and James fruity coconut cherry cupcakes with swirl butter frosting, proving that gluten free does not have to be boring!

3rd May 2017

Citrus & Chilli Smashed Avocado

A simple, rustic version of guacamole with a chilli Tabasco hit, served with gem lettuce and tortillas. The perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

11th April 2017

Easter Egg Chocolate cake

Impress your friends and family this Easter with our tasty Easter Egg Chocolate Cake recipe!

6th April 2017

Spring Newsletter

Spring has sprung...

27th January 2016

Winner - Best Newcomer 2016

Brothers Chris & James Tanner with General Manager Melvyn Strange picked up the award for Best Newcomer at the top 50 Gastro Pubs awards presented by 2 Michelin starred chef Tom Kerridge. The Kentish Hare also got ranked 33 in the top 50.

25th November 2015

The Kentish Hare reaches final 3 for the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs in England

We are pleased to announce that we have reached the final 3 for best newcomer award in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs in England, Its such a great achievement to reach this stage as in 2015 we were voted as one to watch in the same awards.

3rd September 2015

The Times Alfresco Top 50 Pubs

10th February 2015

Our recent Award Achievements

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