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Spotted Dog

Smarts Hill
TN11 8EP

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 3, 6 - 9 Sat
12 - 3.30 Sun

About the Pub

This extremely picturesque white weather-boarded, Grade II listed free house, perched on a hillside, was originally a run of three farm cottages. Approached down the steps via the front sunny terrace one gets a sense of the oozing charm befitting a place which has served as an ale house for over half a millennium. Equally appealing in winter with log fires including an inglenook adding to the cosy feel and in summer with rear tiered terracing affording elevated views over some fine countryside. A combination of low oak beams adorned with hops and fairy lights, quarry tiled and carpeted flooring and subdued lighting add to the historic feel. Larkins Trad comes from the brewery only 3 miles down the road, with up to two guest ales depending on seasonal demand appearing alongside the other regular, Harveys Best. The rare local, lightly-carbonated Chiddingstone cider is also served. The cosy restaurant area can be reserved for special occasions and private parties (no food served on Sunday evenings).

With Penshust Place and Hever Castle located nearby and set in good walking countryside, this is a deservedly popular refreshment stop for walkers and dogs (spotted or otherwise).

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Larkins Traditional Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Harvey's --seasonal--
  • Young's London Original

Source: Regional

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Spotted Dog, Penshurst


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Interior of Some Regional Importance


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sun evening.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In bar area. Biscuits available.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Many board games.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Spotted Dog

Smarts Hill
TN11 8EP

Sat Nav Reference

51.1591, 0.1743

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Nearby Bus Routes (500m)

Route 231


Turn off B2188 S of Penshurst

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