Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn


Welcome ...

Tucked away in the picturesque village of Westbere, just 4 miles from Canterbury and next to a 200 acre lake, Ye Olde Yew Tree Inn is an exceptional rural pub set in beautiful surroundings.

The Yew Tree in Pictures (click to enlarge)

14th century... to present day

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.

The above of the Yew Tree is by Peter Gander, who created this while enjoying a pint of Harveys in the garden. To see more of his great work simply visit

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