Christina and Kevin welcome you to
To be precise, as the inscription carved in 1632 on our impressive English oak sideboard proclaims: "A Ryghte Joyouse and welcome greetynge too ye all".
The Ringlestone Inn
And a "Truly traditional family welcome" is really what awaits you as you step back in time to the unspoilt, medieval, lamp-lit tavern. Ringlestone Hamlet is nestled off the beaten track in the North Downs, yet only five minutes drive from Leeds Castle and Junction 8 of the M20 motorway.
Steeped in History…
Built in 1533, The Ringlestone Inn was originally used as a hospice for monks, but became one of the early "ale houses" around 1615. Much of the inn has changed very little since then, with its original brick and flint walls and floors, oak beams, inglenooks and centuries-old English furniture. Even in the later addition of the Dining Room, the tables were specially made from the timbers of an 18th Century Thames barge. And the history doesn’t end there, with many colourful characters running and enjoying the hospitality at the inn over the centuries. The most famous of which were two old ladies who ran the pub in the early nineteen-sixties, and who regularly sent unwelcome visitors packing at the wrong end of a double-barrelled shotgun!
We offer well kept Shepherd & Neame ales tapped from casks, as well as a good range of lagers and keg beers. We also stock a very popular range of more than thirty English country fruit wines and liqueurs. The special “take-home” prices make them ideal as presents. The Ringlestone Inn has good quality house wines and several other fine wines with a choice of popular wines from Europe and the New World, the wine list is interesting and varied.
- Large, attractive garden
- Ample parking
- Major credit cards accepted
Kentish Fare with flare…
We have been consistently listed in Good Food guides and continue to offer our own unique style of good honest pub food as well as a selection of freshly cooked dishes to cater for most tastes. We offer a superb lunchtime menu & Sunday lunch as well as extensive evening menus with a selection of daily specials and waitress service. Whenever possible, Kevin, the Landlord, prepares all of our dishes from fresh local Kentish produce.
All of our current menus are listed here on our web site: TheRinglestoneInn.co.uk
Take your time to choose over a glass of wine or real ale. Once settled by the inglenook fire or enjoying the sun in the landscaped gardens with children’s play area, the real ales, fine and country wines and the atmosphere of five centuries all ensure you will relax and enjoy your visit.
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Prices quoted on booking, Maidstone Town Centre from £23.00
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* The Ringlestone Inn * Ringlestone Road * near Harrietsham * Kent * ME17 1NX *
* Tel: 01622 859900 * Fax: 01622 859966 *