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Smugglers Ale House, Cranbrook

Moor Hill
Postal town: Cranbrook
TN18 4PF
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. Wittenden left this review about The Black Pig at Hawkhurst

The Black Pig, Hawkhurst
24th. July 2011
This was, in a prior manifestation, the Kent Cricketers, and a house of doubtful repute. Fortunately , for it and the inhabitants of Hawkhurst,it has been bought by the family that runs the Benenden Bull.Now, with a tasteful redesign, and a somewhat bizarre black external colour scheme,it provides pleasing dining arrangements and a selection of locally produced beers and ciders.The pub is also an outlet, unusual in these parts , for “craft keg” from Hepworths and Whitstable.
A rather fleeting visit, we were busy with the Market on the Moor, but I enjoyed the pint of Faversham Creek from the Whitstable Brewery: despite the name, a clear,hoppy nettley ale, with an end flavour of plums.The first sunny Sunday in weeks saw a good crowd of families in the suntrap garden to the rear.
I like this pub, and plan to come back for a meal when things are quieter. An added bonus is that they run an event bar in the form of one of those iconic French vans that look as if they were made of corrugated iron.This fine vehicle was doing a roaring trade on the Moor that morning, selling Larkins Traditional and Red Top from Old Dairy.

On 30th July 2011 - no rating submitted
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Latest updates View all updates for Smugglers Ale House, Hawkhurst
14th Oct 2017, 17:59
Request to mark pub as closed by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
14th Oct 2017, 17:59
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off, with included notes: Gone away: Converted to office use.

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by hondo .
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