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The Vine, Cranbrook

High Street
Goudhurst
Postal town: Cranbrook
TN17 1AG
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. Wittenden left this review about The Vine

An attractive white painted pub at the centre of the village, across the road from the village pond. A venerable olive tree in a substantial planter sits in a grassed area at the front: a suntrap for future summer days. Inside, the pub has been extensively redecorated in a bare boards, Farrow and Ball sort of way. A room to the right, a bar to the left, and a further drinking area further on, opening to the bar.
On our visit on a March Saturday lunchtime, most of the eclectic mix of tables were occupied by diners: indeed, the girl who served us said that many people thought that it was a restaurant. A fair comment: our meal was perhaps larger than we would normally expect for lunch. Well presented and good. However, I would argue that the Vine is indeed a pub, and I don’t think I’d have felt out of place if we’d just come in for a drink.
In keeping with the localism ethos of the business, the beer board stated the distance from the brewery of the beers available.All Kent or Sussex micros. On our visit,Dark Star’s Hophead was joined by Genesis from Goody Ales, together with a couple of favourites from Old Dairy.I didn’t note what kegs were on offer.The wine list looked interesting, with some from local producers.
Upstairs, we were told, were rooms for fine and private dining, and I think letting rooms, but don’t quote me on that. Recently reopened after a period of closure and Thai restauranthood, this is an asset to this attractive village.I last used this pub back in the 1970s, when it was a Charrington pub that sold real ale.

31st March 2018
Early Easter Saturday afternoon:most pubs in the area were completely rammed with families enjoying a bit of sun.Quieter here, perhaps due to the lack of obvious parking.After the visit aluded to above, this pub went into a decline, and was shut for over a year,reopening sometime in 2016.The lay-out is much as before, though I think the "fine dining" facility upstairs is now a grill-room, and th e little parlour to the right of the front door is dedicated to the new phenomenon of cocktails.I'm glad to see the public bar flourishing. Dog friendly,keen landlord, personable staff, decent beer:pity about the fish 'n' chips.

On 18th April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Vine

Good to see this historic inn back open again, albeit with a thoroughly remodelled interior. The original lounge bar is now a restaurant, with the main bar in the side extension and a smaller counter in between in the former small saloon. All refurbished, including an attractive makeover to the front garden which now features a few wooden benches. Three of four handpumps in operation, with Hophead plus Red Top (£3.80) and Sun Top from Old Dairy available. Chalk boards list the various craft offerings which include three from Freedom Brewery, two from Curious Beers and a Bushels cider from the six keg taps.

On 19th July 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Marden, 5.3 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
Staplehurst, 6.53 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Paddock Wood, 7.4 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Vine, Goudhurst
10th Aug 2020, 20:34
Request to mark pub as closed by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
10th Aug 2020, 20:34
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off, with included notes: Other: Closed indefinitely, according to its website.

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 November 2009 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2018 by . Wittenden
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 November 2009 by Will Larter
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