The North Pole Pub is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is well known for its great food and its dedicated and welcoming owners, Zoe and Lee.

Since taking over the pub they have spent time turning the building itself, as well as the garden area, into something pretty special, with a tastefully decorated 50-seater restaurant area and a beautiful garden with a safe, fenced children’s play area along with a lovely decked area complete with gazebos.

My dining partner and I chose from the restaurant menu which had a superb range of traditional dishes including fish and chips, slow roasted pork belly, a selection of steaks and several vegetarian dishes including Brie, Hazelnut & Mushroom Wellington with Mash and Seasonal Vegetables.

We started with the Pan Fried King Prawns with Fresh Garlic & Ginger which tasted delicious. This was followed by the Pan Roasted Lamb Rump, served with Puy Lentils, Mustard Mash and  Juniper Berry and Red Wine Sauce which was extremely enjoyable, as was the Homemade Pie, served with seasonal vegetables.

A private party in the restaurant were being served a traditional carvery, and the choice of three types of meat and vegetables looked amazing.

The food was of a very high standard - perfectly cooked, nicely presented and with generous portions.

Young diners are well catered for too with a choice of four main meals including chicken goujons and honey roast ham and chips.

This is without doubt a great find for those looking for good quality home cooked food served in a buzzing atmosphere.

All the staff work hard to ensure that customers receive the very best service, whether you’ve just popped in for quick drink or you’re celebrating a special occasion. It seems nothing is too much trouble as Zoe and her staff endeavour to go the extra mile to make your dining experience a truly unforgettable one. We’ve definitely promised ourselves a return visit to try out the legendary Sunday lunch.


434 Red Hill
Kent ME18 5BJ

Tel no: 01622 817961


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