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Nigel Freeman
· February 15, 2018
Was ok not many people and bloody cold only popped in for a drink or two was thinking about food but was so cold in bar we went to Chinese instead. bear island beer very nice.
Catherine Kit
· November 4, 2017
Amazing- last week was trying to take my mum, my sister (who had travelled a long way) and my 1 year old son for lunch and got turned away from a non family friendly place. A delivery driver recommend...ed the Dog and Bear so we headed there. Sister popped in to ask of they had highchairs and in the time she took to come out and tell us we could go in, they had set up a table and high chair for us with a 'reserved' sign! Lunch and service was lovely- a waitress appeared out of nowhere with crayons and paper when my baby started fussing! Wonderful, down to earth place that we will go to again now we've found it. See More
Diane McGuinness
· April 2, 2018
Four of us had a lovely Easter Sunday lunch, excellent food and great value. Very friendly staff, will definitely go back.
Katharine Smith Tassis
· February 28, 2018
Thank you for a wonderful short stay. Faultless in every way. This establishment is beautifully run. A completely delightful experience. In the words of Fu Manchu, "I shall return." :)
Vicki Fisher
· October 16, 2017
Food was perfectly delicious! Service was less than perfect. Didn't feel we were given a warm welcome. Had to call staff over to table to order drinks etc. No table check back. Otherwise a pleasant lu...nch. Would recommend food! See More
David Hamlett
· July 19, 2017
My room was a single room had better bathroom was not very clean but some time when you book a single room for a male that's what you get !
But putting that aside the staff and food made up for it
The... young lady who's name I forgot who looked after us for breakfast was really good and the full English was one ☝️ of the best I have had
So to sum up my night apart from my room would go back again so don't be put of with my comments
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Hazel Turner
· September 18, 2017
Absolutely lovely roast. We all enjoyed it. The service was impeccable.

The only thing that bothered us was pudding. We are definitely a family of custard lovers but not custard to be seen (sad fa...ce).

I had apple pie and cinnamon ice cream which was amazing. Although I'd say it's a tart rather than a pie as no lid.

We would definitely visit again as the food is so tasty and the atmosphere is really friendly.

Thank you all (smiley face).
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Julie Anne Cammack
· September 20, 2017
So lovely. Very welcoming and friendly staff and guests. Lovely ambience, gorgeous quaint room and best steak I've had ! Breakfast was lovely too. Really comfortable place and would 100% recommend. I'...ll be back ! X See More
David Thomas
· January 23, 2018
Lovely comfortable rooms, friendly staff and well kept ales (not to mention the gins).
Fiona Hancock
· September 10, 2017
Thank you for saving the day - booked with another establishment but unfortunately they had a power cut! You were very accommodating and fitted us in considering we were a big group. We cannot thank y...ou enough, the food and service were brilliant. Well done guys � See More
Maxine Sharon White
· March 31, 2017
Lovely little hotel in Lenham village, a lovely little village that has everything you need. Our room was lovely and very clean and the staff were friendly and welcoming. We didn't have dinner there w...e had fish n chips from Chequers across the road but breakfast at the hotel in the morning was great and plenty of it. Will definitely be staying again. See More
Paul At-GoAbility
· April 20, 2018
Attended yesterday on behalf of Go Ability Trust - a beautiful venue, great service and delicious food!
Margot Veenstra
· September 16, 2016
I only checked out this morning and we have had an lovely stay at the hotel. We booked the family room which was spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The shower is to die for.. I need one of t...hose in my house!!
The pub itself is very attractive as is the village of Lenham. The food is simply amazing. Staff have been excellent and I would recommend this hotel to all of my friends. I hope to visit again soon.
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Jules Katherine Bailey
· August 8, 2016
Hello my name is Julie Bailey and I tried to leave you a message on Facebook re my Macmillan coffee morning and was wondering if you would be able to donate a prize for my raffle or silent auction.

I... raised money two years ago and raised £700 and want to do this again and more.

I have had breast cancer and so has my mother and my mother in law died of this.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

We have eaten a few times here and the food is fabulous
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Carol Gomez
· September 30, 2016
Did everything it said on the tin and much more! Very comfortable bed and spotless, room , Wonderful shower. All the staff extremely friendly and helpful , food great and great range of Ales for hubby... ;) would recommend to friends and family , Looking forward to staying again!!!, Just got back from another stay at this this wonderful pub! 29/11. Really didn't want to leave! Great food again and wonderful atmosphere, Home from home. See More
Helen Christine Blythe
· October 29, 2017
Lovely food & pub very friendly staff would recommend
Kiley Richens
· August 5, 2015
My new husband & I booked the whole of the hotel for our guests to stay after our wedding at the Tithe Barn in Lenham on the 18th July 2015. From booking, changing rooms, making sure everyone was for you were very helpful & accommodating. The rooms were beautiful & all of our guests were looked after brilliantly. The staff were lovely on the morning of our wedding & were there on hand to help when we needed.
We have already booked a room to come & stay with you again next year for our 1st wedding anniversary :-)
Thanks again for all your help.
Mr & Mrs Richens x
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Roy Townsend
· September 16, 2017
Comfortable & clean. The room had everything we needed for a short stay. Staff excellent & welcoming. Food in restaurant was of good standard & tasty!
Shiralee Brisley
· November 15, 2016
A lovely place to stay , the food is good and reasonably priced . Service was great , friendly and helpful staff . I would recommend a stay here !
Sharon Friend
· November 6, 2016
We only stayed for one night which was a shame as it's a lovely hotel with a really lovely feel about it. The room was really nice (room 11) and the staff so friendly.

Today we said goodbye to a well known local. One of the founder members of “The Grumpy Old Gits Club“. Malcom Carey sadly missed by us all.

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Join our Birthday Club and we’ll treat you a birthday meal, every year! Vouchers are redeemable in over 60 pubs across Kent and the South East. Sign up now at:

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Oops. You’ve just realised it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and you can’t get everyone together. We have limited tables available after 6pm. Why not pop down a buy a gift voucher to slip into her card. Ssshhh We won’t say anything. Mums the word.

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Issues with mains water in Lenham due to burst pipes. Appears everyone has drunk lots of beer! Awaiting the dray delivery.

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Once finished with your sledge and building a snowman. We are open. Roaring log fire, Crabbies Mulled Ginger Wine and our great food.

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Need a break? There's still time to treat yourself to a short break with our special offer, which includes a two night stay for two people, with breakfast and a three course meal for just £150 per couple! Find out more at

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We still have some Classic Double Rooms available on our £150 offer. Stay 2 nights for two people with breakfast and have one night 3 course dinner included. Valid until 1st March not including 14th & 15th February. Book direct with us on 01622 858219.

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We’re celebrating Hogmanay here. Open until 1am. Join us if you can.

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For your information. We will be completely closed on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th January 2018. Due to new cold water tanks being installed. Reopening Wednesday 10th January at lunchtime. Sorry for any inconvenience. Have a very Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope you’ve been good and Santa has left you lots of presents. We’re all ready for lunch and open until 4pm. Pop down for a pre lunch drink. Love to see you.

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Some new and different draught products for you try. What’s your favourite?

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Mayhem at The Dog & Bear today. We’re getting some new and exciting products installed in the bar. Also kitchen is having new ventilation fitted. So, sorry we are closed for lunch today.

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We’re dreaming of a white Christmas in Lenham this morning. How about a nice warming glass of Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine in front of our roaring log fire.

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Banish the winter blues! Enjoy a restorative break this coming January and February with our short break offer, including a two night stay for two people, breakfast and a three course meal for just £150 per couple! Buy for yourself, or as a gift. Find out more:

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Christmas decorations up. Christmas menu starts tomorrow. Have you reserved your table? Sorry Christmas Day is fully booked (151 reserved!). Still a few places left for Hogmanay.

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It’s officially cold in Lenham. Brian & Anne have lit the fire!

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