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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Such a lovely place
1. Such a lovely place
"Really lovely staff and atmosphere"
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2. Great staff
2. Great staff
"service also great and a good selection of beers."
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3. Great spot for lunch
3. Great spot for lunch
"Menu is varied and has good choices including pizza"
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About
The Great House pub and restaurant, between the Kent villages of Cranbrook and Hawkshurst, is set in some of the most celebrated countryside in all of Europe. Within its own superbly kept grounds, this 16th century inn more than lives up to its location with roaring log fires, ancient beams and Mediterranean inspired terrace for summer time al fresco dining, leading on to a typically Kentish garden, complete with aromatic herbs and a lynch gate. The Great House is known throughout the area as one of the loveliest places to dine, earning awards for its food and its atmosphere, offering not only a wealth of wines and well kept beers on tap but a full, delicious menu of both old fashioned British
PRICE RANGE
US$ 41 - US$ 69
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere and very good service. I would highly recommend, definitely will come back. It was my first visit, recommended by a friend of mine, he was spot on. A special mention for Andra, she was a very professional and nice presence.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much. Pleased to hear you were met with great food and service from Andra.

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Reviewed 18 June 2021

Me and my wife stumbled across the great house on Tuesday and I have to say the food and service was superb. We enjoyed the steak deal and our lovely bottle of wine thank you to jamie and Ciaran for taking great care of us...and I’m sure we will be back for more!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2021

Thank you, were so pleased Jamie and Ciaran were able to make your lunch so enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again 😀

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice Cousy pub with lovely staff! I just popped by with a friend for a quick lunch and drinks on Sunday and everything was absolutely delicious! Our lovely waitress Andra helped us with recommendations for food and drinks as well and she was very...professional about it! Lovely atmosphere lovely pub lovely food! Can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had lovely food with us! We will pass this positive feedback on to Andra. 😊

Reviewed 4 days ago

Really loved this - a group of us had roasts & pies and burgers - something for everyone. Loads of vegan options, really interesting menu and Andra looked after us all so well. Only wish we lived closer - totally recommend :-)

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your roasts, pies and burgers with us 😀 especially our vegan options.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the pork burger which was delicious followed by the best sticky toffee pudding I’ve ever had. Andrea also looked after us very well. Will definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pork burger and sticky toffee pudding. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been last night and I fel as I was a king. Particularly Andra has a knack for customer service, funny and on point it was like she was reading my mind. I am not local but one of the best experience in the las 5...years. Overall 5 stars, staf get 10 stars frome me.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We will pass this feedback on to Andra who will be pleased to hear this.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable, late lunch today with my daughter. The food was fresh, looked delicious and it tasted amazing. Particular thanks to Andreea for the friendly, efficient, kind, attentive service. She is a great asset to the Great House. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. We will pass this on to Andreea, she will be pleased to hear this.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 9th October. Hubby had duck i had the fishcakes as a main, great food great service Andreea couldn't have been anymore attentive. We visited in August aswell i had duck hubby had fillet steak, all meals we've had here have been superb and...tasty, i thinks its our go to place for a just us meal. Always a cpl of changes on the menu to go with the season. If you've not tried here then you really should.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a great time with us, and enjoyed the Duck and Fishcakes. We will pass this positive feedback on to Andrea.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for hubby's birthday and as we had already had a large lunch earlier in the day went for some of the sharing food and starters. Such great value and everything was tasty and well presented. I had the goats cheese salad which was delightful...and hubby had the beef Asian salad just as good. The service was exceptional and our waitress Andrea (hope that correct) was so helpful, friendly and accommodating and made it a delightful, experience. If we lived closer we would definitely make it a regular place to eat.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed a selection of our sharing foods and starters, and had exceptional service from Andrea.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Sunday evening comfort food, just what was needed . Also very flexible in adjusting the menu to our needs. Liked after really well by Andrea - thank you

Date of visit: October 2021
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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Great House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! Happy to hear you had a great time with us! We will pass this positive feedback on to Andrea.

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8 January 2018|
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Response from Fudge03 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are made very welcome in the bar area, where there are plenty of tables to eat
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Response from PinkEgg78 | Reviewed this property |
They do have some gluten free options yes, as I'm gluten free also.
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Response from Fudge03 | Reviewed this property |
I live near Hawkhurst, so can't help with the B&Bs. As to eating places, I haven't recently been to any in Hawkhurst itself, but would recommend the Bell at Ticehurst, not far away, and going down to Hastings on the coast... More
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Yes, The Great House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Great House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5