A warm welcome awaits you in our comfortable family home with large, mature gardens (French and German-speaking Proprietor).
This beautiful beamed country pub steeped in history was built in the 1470’s as a dry-moated farmhouse for the prominent Dering Family, with 5 log burning fires throughout the bar and restaurant. Ideally sited for breathtaking walks around Pluckley and beyond. The pub is also well known for its many ghosts, one of which being an invisible phantom who makes himself known by moving both glasses and possessions around the pub -which can go missing for days on end. Many customers have felt or seen the presence of a small child. This long history of happenings has been experienced by both the landlady & landlord, and customers throughout the pub’s rich history.
Rambling, cycling, coach tours and paranormal investigation groups are welcome. Discounts and tailored packages are available on booking.
We’re dog-friendly with a large garden overlooking the village square and miles of rolling landscape beyond.
We have a huge beer garden and BBQ area ideal for private functions and are situated on the highest point of Pluckley hosting beautiful views of our surrounding perfick countryside. We also boast a large car/coach park which makes us a perfect place for weary travellers to take a break. Beyond our rear car park is the well-kept cricket pitch and play park, from which a public footpath passes through beautiful orchards.
Inside the pub there are cosy corners to escape to and a traditional open bar, with beamed ceilings and an open log fire during the cold weather to keep everyone warm.
Bow Cottage dates back to 1740, with a wealth of original oak beams exposed in all the rooms. The Cottage has spacious accommodation with a dining room and drawing room for our guests and in the winter months a log fire will be seen burning in the grate. We have 4 luxurious and spacious bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twin bedded rooms and for that special occasion, a magnificent double room with en-suite shower, bath and toilet.
The garden, surrounded by fields, has a spectacular natural pond, stocked with a selection of koi and orfe. Leading from the french windows onto the patio is a pergola covered in wisteria in early summer. Walk under the pergola onto the lawn and a summer house nestles in the corner where it catches the late afternoon sun – just the right spot for a leisurely afternoon tea with homemade cakes.
Bow Cottage is 20 minutes from the Eurostar Terminal at Ashford and 30 minutes to the Eurotunnel and if you fancy travelling further afield, we also have a very comfortable apartment in Pueblo Bravo, Ciudad Quesada, near Torrevieja, Spain.
Lois and Andrew, together with our 2 Irish Setters, Hamilton and Micawber extend a very warm welcome to our guests.
Working from a Pluckley base, Calibre Cleaning offers comprehensive cleaning and maintenance solutions for businesses throughout Kent and the South East. We offer the highest standards of quality and reliability for office cleaning, standard & high reach window cleaning, builders’ cleans, carpet cleaning, fascia & gutter cleaning and grounds maintenance at competitive prices.
PLUS domestic window & conservatory cleaning in and around Pluckley only!
Chrysalis Computer Solutions can fix, upgrade, install, scan or configure pretty much anything, from laptops to mobiles, iPads to Android tablets, servers to Sky boxes, TVs to ancient desktop computers. We can even help you choose your next PC and set it up so you’re back at work with minimal disruption. We’re great with WiFi too.
We can also help with:
- PC repair, upgrade and sales
- Virus, malware and adware removal
- Internet connectivity issues
- Wireless and wired network installation, configuration and repair
- Smartphone setup – Android, iPhone and Blackberry
- Tablet configuration, setup and troubleshooting – iPad or Android
- Recovery of lost files and photos
- Remote admin and support – advice and problem-solving from afar
- Gaming rigs – sorting out your loose heatsinks and ‘creative’ cabling
Call Chrysalis on 07957 580604 or 01233 840359 and banish your IT headaches for good. We’ve been helping businesses and home users in and around Ashford since 2001 — let us help you today.
A warm fireside welcome with award winning food, lovingly prepared from local ingredients, the finest wines and four freshly refurbished ‘home from home ‘ guest rooms. The Dering Arms is the perfect place for family parties, weddings, social events or a cosy romantic dinner for two, with a comfy bed and a gourmet breakfast. Everything you need, especially if it involves superb food, fantastic wines and a relaxed atmosphere. The building, a fabulous old hunting lodge, now offers award winning food for your enjoyment. You are able to choose from a selection of traditional bistro dishes and ‘comfort meals ‘ to an exceptional fish and seafood a la carte menu, for those special occasions – there’s something delicious here for everyone! The cellar at The Dering Arms is renowned for its quality and variety. It’s no accident and many happy years have been spent discovering new and unusual wines with help from the best wine merchants.
Dewar Green specialises in website design and development for businesses, not-for-profit, voluntary and charitable organisations in the South East. Our skill lies in combining design creativity with the latest web technology to produce eye-catching and effective web sites.
Located in Tenterden, Kent, we work closely with our clients to define their objectives. We deliver imaginative solutions to meet those objectives. And we provide jargon-free guidance from concept through to completion.
Glass ‘N’ Glaze is a family run business who are able to offer a flexible service that includes the design and implementation of any glass-based requirement in addition to the more conventional building applications.
A wide range of glass shelves, greenhouse glass, and many other products are available.
Over the past two decades, silversmithing duo Carl Padgham and Andrew Putland have quietly been creating extraordinary pieces of silver, ranging from intricate models of well-known buildings around the world, yachts and ceremonial silver, to installing the monumental centrepiece in the newest boutique hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, all from their workshop in the Kentish countryside. Their partnership has included the creation of one of the largest collections of silversmithing at any one time for the late Pope John Paul II.
Welcome to Parsonage Cottage Bed and Breakfast Accommodation , Pluckley, Kent in the Garden of England. Our names are Martin and Lorraine – not forgetting our two golden retrievers, Jasper and Delila.
Parsonage Cottage is one of the oldest houses in Pluckley. The main part of the house is over 400 years old. It is set back off the road, so if you are looking for some peace and tranquillity, you will find it here.
The house has a wealth of period features – beams, inglenook fireplaces, a bread oven and even a prayer board (as part of its Parsonage history).
The bed and breakfast or “b and b” accommodation we offer is a double bedroom complete with four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom and open fireplace (not in use) and a twin-bedded room with bathroom. All bedrooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Check in time available from 4pm unless agreed with prior notice.
Free Wi-Fi is now available.
On afternoon arrival we serve tea and homemade cake.
Please note that Parsonage Cottage is STRICTLY a non-smoking residence, however you are welcome to smoke in the grounds.
Pluckley is renowned for being “THE MOST HAUNTED VILLAGE IN ENGLAND” and more recently for being the host village for “THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY”.
Pluckley is 25 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and 30 minutes from the Channel Ferries.
Terracotta Pots plus a selection of terracotta and decorated pots. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am- noon.
A joint partnership of PETER FARRIS & PETER JOHN RUSSELL
We have built a firm reputation of providing a wide range of quality pots at affordable prices from our Pivington Mill facilities. As a regular exhibitor at a number of local events and shows such as Lenham Farmers Market and the Kent Garden Show, our displays provide a focal point for customers who want to see our wares.
We are a long established local butchers shop serving the local community and some of the pubs and B&Bs in the district.
Top quality local meat:English dry-cured bacon (no white water) — dry cured in the traditional way
Homemade pork sausages, made from our own recipe, on the premises (a great favourite)
BBQ bits — one of our specialities — mmm!…
On sale here:
Lots more including home-cooked ham, homemade pies, local beef, pork and lamb, free-range chickens and eggs
Pluckley Farm Shop – Providers of High Quality Locally Sourced Produce
Our shop is situated between Pluckley and Smarden in the heart of the Garden of England. Pluckley is famous as the most haunted village in England and also as the location for the filming of the Darling Buds of May.
We are open 7 days a week and we have our own car park.
From the A20 at Charing going West travel for approx 4 miles on the same road, down Forge Hill in Pluckley, on to Smarden Road and find us on the right. Travelling with the East from the A262 in Biddenden, follow signs for Smarden. Travel through the village of Smarden and remain on this road toward Pluckley, we can be found on the left just beyond Lower Thorne Farm.
We are passionate about local produce.
- A wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables;
- Fresh locally baked bread every day;
- Local dairy and meat;
- Homemade pies, cakes and ready meals;
- Cheeses and deli goods;
- Locally made ice cream;
- Local wines, beers and spirits;
- Preserves, oils, cereals
- ….and other fine foods from Kent and Sussex.
We believe in local foods with low food miles.
We do source foods from Covent Garden such as lemons and bananas as this trade has existed for years.
Fair Trade goods are purchased and where possible organic produce too.
We need to provide a good range of produce to seduce you away from the supermarkets!
We set ourselves apart by ensuring fresh comes first.
Come & visit us soon
Pluckley Tea… “a strong blend of Teas from Assam and Kenya. Traditional everyday tea brought to you from our Tea Factory in the Garden of England”
In house bakery, greengrocery & grocery, newspapers & magazines, flowers, off licence, greeting cards, photocopying service, dry cleaning services, top-up cards, national lottery.
The Rose and Crown at Mundy Bois is your quintessential country pub in the middle of an idyllic part of Kent. The 17th Century building has seen some comings and goings over the years but has been in the safe hands of Dermot and Lisa Nally since November 2013. Our promise is to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to all our visitors and hope that they can relax and enjoy the experience. Head Chef Tony Lemaitre has over 30 years experience in the kitchen sharpening his skills in the hotels and restaurants of Paris before bringing all his spirit and joie de vivre to the pubs and restaurants of Kent. The Rose and Crown aims to be a good old fashioned pub serving the local community, as well as a first class restaurant serving locally sourced produce.
Stone Green Nurseries is a growing nursery situated close to Bethersden in Kent. We have been on our current site for 20 years. In addition to our ongoing program of improvements both on the site itself and to our product range, Stone Green Nurseries aims is to bring quality, uniformity and availability to a wide and comprehensive range of hardy nursery stock.
Hardy plants suitable for outdoor growing in the UK suppliers, growers of shrubs, trees, climbing plants, clematis, herbaceous plants, perennials, alpines, ornamentals, hardy plants, hardy nursery stock, specimen plants, conifers, hedging plants, ground cover plants, wall shrubs, bamboo, evergreen bushes.
Whilst our website lists a number of plants we grow, we do not necessarily have all plants in stock at any one time. Please telephone us to check stock.
(Remember if buying at one of our open weekends at Bethersden, you can download our 10% off voucher by clicking on the discount voucher in the menu).
Large room with own private entrance, Oak floor and king sized bed in cart lodge overlooking beautiful Kentish garden in grounds of period stone house. En suite shower, TV/DVD player & Wi-Fi. Small sofa bed can accommodate 1-2 children (small extra charge). Please contact us for further details.
Wealden Wheels is a “not for profit” community transport company providing flexible and affordable transport to groups and organisations in the rural villages around Ashford. For further information contact Liz, Chris or Mike on 01233 840000.
As a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, we rely on volunteer drivers. If you are interested in joining our merry band and have some spare time, give us a call! If you have answered yes and are aged between 25 and 70 with not more than three penalty point on your driving licence, then please give us a call.