Shipbourne has two fine and diverse pubs. Both are popular with locals and visitors alike, have caring landlords and pleasant staff. We are lucky to have them.
Open log fires, good cask beers, freshly home cooked food, quality drinkable wines, a beautiful beer garden and a covered courtyard in the winter months. It is a place for people to meet, eat, drink and chat in a relaxed informal atmosphere.
For table reservations call 01732 810360
The Kentish Rifleman:
Situated in Roughway Lane, between Dunks Green and Shipbourne, ‘The Rifleman’ (born about 1552) is a charming and traditional ‘Old English Pub’ hidden away in the Kentish countryside. The low, oak beamed ceilings and open fireplaces set the scene for a cosy visit during the winter months, while a pretty cottage garden provides the perfect setting for outside dining, or just for a drink to catch up with friends during the warmer months of the year.
This Free House serves good real ales, good wine and home cooked food. Ongoing events include a popular Pub Quiz night, Dunk’s Fest and the annual Kentish Rifleman Autumn Produce Show – a fun show for amateur gardeners around the Shipbourne, Plaxtol and Dunk’s Green area.
For table reservations call 01732 810727