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The Ringlestone Inn, Maidstone

Ringlestone Road
Harrietsham
Postal town: Maidstone
ME17 1NX
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. Wittenden left this review about Ringlestone Inn

Now, I'm fairly local to here,and I've been trying,on and off since 1974, to find this pub.Circumstances, and ownership by Sheps got in the way,but news that it had been bought by people we'd met a few years back encouraged us to brave a wet and windy Saturday evening to find it at last.
What we found was much as described by E TA below,with the caveat that the Ringlestone is now also an upmarket restaurant,well patronised on our visit.
As this is mainly a beer related site, I'll only say that we greatly enjoyed our meals and that the welcome was friendly and service charming.Beerwise, the pub serves a rotating selection of cask beers from Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds), and Old Dairy from Tenterden. On our visit,Gadds' Number 5 and Copper Top from Old Dairy were on offer, the latter in tiptop condition.An array of keg fonts provided beer and lager from Curious and Old Dairy,together with cider from Biddenden. I'm sure gin was on the scene as well.
Given its remote location,dining is always going to be central, but it strikes me as though it would be an atmospheric place for a drink as well.

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E TA left this review about Ringlestone Inn

A 16th Century country inn, with a lot of stories told about it. It is well known in popular tales for the tenancy of Dora and Florence Dawkins who had previously run a pub near West Malling airfield and were a great source of morale for WW2 fighter pilots stationed there. It was first licensed in 1851 but the building is much older. Previously a Fremlins house,. it's now owned by Shephard and Neame. The floors are brick, there are some centuries-old bits of furniture, there are inglenooks and woodburners,and there are 3 main bar areas. There is a car park, and if you don't know the area well you will need a map or SATNAV to find the pub. I had Early Bird and Spitfire on this occasion, both in excellent condition. Food is available, and the sometimes do theme nights. They sometimes arrange B&B with a farmhouse opposite. Well worth finding for a meal, a few beers or an intimate night out.

On 17th April 2013 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Harrietsham, 2.34 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Lenham, 3.41 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Hollingbourne, 3.53 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ringlestone Inn, Harrietsham
16th Nov 2019, 09:50
Web Link submitted by Jack Nicholson approved
 
15th Nov 2019, 11:36
Web Link submitted by Jack Nicholson

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - In farmhouse opposite - last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 April 2013 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 July 2015 by E TA
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