Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn


Welcome ...

14th century... to present day

Hi All,

The Yew Tree is now open as normal with restrictions eased. Please note for the time being  we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays but open the rest of the week. If you 'd like to book a table please call or e mail.


Call 01227 710 501 or email [email protected]


Hope to see you all soon

-Mark and Anna.





The Yew Tree in Pictures (click to enlarge)

The Inn was built in 1348 and it's the oldest pub in Kent. Queen Anne and the Archbishop of Canterbury are reputed to have stayed here, and pub frequenting Dick Turpin evaded capture from the law hiding out here. The building used as a hospital to treat wounded soldiers during the civil war and unsurprisingly two Ghosts live here, though they prefer to remain in the background.

The interior is heavily beamed and boasts a large inglenook fireplace providinga cozy environment in the winter. The large beer garden offers the perfect setting for a summer afternoon, whether enjoying a beer or a bite to eat.

As the owners we'd like to welcome you here and hope you find the place as charming and intriguing as we do.