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The Rock, Chiddingstone Hoath - pub details


Address: Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33467) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cowden (1.7 miles), Hever (2.3 miles), Penshurst (2.6 miles)

Brewery: Larkins Brewery

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 56 users)
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We went here Friday evening 21/06/13 via The Wheatsheaf at Bough Beech which seemed closed.
The Rock is a popular pub on a summer evening with groups outside and inside enjoying a good drink.Dogs are welcome.There was a mixture of customers from suit and tie to tradesmen characters.There were a few diners.The bar staff were friendly.There were two pumps of Larkins Ale brewed locally and another guest ale.There is a garden around the back with picnic tables on a grassed area.Two pints of Larkins,pint lime and soda and three packets of crisps came to £10.40.The Larkins was very good.I can understand some of the other comments about this pub.It can be a little off putting to some people making your way through lively groups around the entrance door and through to the bar.The view to the guest ale pump was obscured by a regular at the bar but i'm sure he would have moved aside for me.We would go here again.It is just the same as when i went here 25 years ago.The stone floor and decor makes one welcome if you had been out walking or in work clothes.The toilets were clean and tidy with soap and paper towels.The car park could fill up quickly.Several cars were parked down the lane.I think this is a proper pub for a proper drink and you just have to mix in.
Chirple - 24 Jun 2013 13:23
I CAN ONLY ECHO THE COMMENTS HERE! I went to this pub on Sunday with my partner Kenneth to relax after a long shift. We have NO kids (thank god). We usually partake in a little PDA (public display of affection) when we get the time, as most couples do, however the matron behind the bar took HUGE offence to this and asked us to leave. I asked her what her problem was and if she would allow a straight couple to kiss and she said simply she didn't allow 'our sort' in here and ejected us. I asked for her name to report her to the Hate Crime Police and she provided it. I then tweeted about this pub to all my 3,206 Twitter followers and told them to avoid it as it was not tolerant. I have written to the Daily Mail and Mary Portas about this grossly unfair matter and will be seeking damages it is disgusting, we are planning to spend the winnings on a house in Majorca and maybe a new Porsche. Thank you to this website for alerting us to this pub, we are looking for other intolerant places to sue, if you can please PM me if you know some nearby. Thank you, Santana and Kenneth x
benton - 27 Mar 2013 10:37
Also Scrumpylicious I'd like to quote you from May 5th 2012 'This site is for reviewing pubs, not picking holes in others' comments'
I rest my case.
KettleChip - 3 Mar 2013 17:22
Well Scrumpylicious I'm sorry to disappoint but I am not a local at all, I live in Tunbridge Wells... So whether you believe my story or not it is in fact the truth. I'm sorry if you had a bad time there but my experience has been very good, hence my positive review. Just because my time there differed to yours does not make me a liar!
KettleChip - 3 Mar 2013 17:18
A nice, if wholly implausible, story there, KettleChip. It is so obvious that you are one of the many locals currently trying to sell your property. From what I have seen, nothing sells in that area and, judging by the locals that frequent The Rock, I am not at all surprised. A pretty little pub in a fetid backwater. What a shame.
Scrumpylicious - 6 Feb 2013 22:13

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