Published: 07:00, 14 June 2022
| Updated: 08:05, 14 June 2022
If you’ve always dreamt of being behind the bar of your own pub, then now could be the time to act.
We’ve got seven boozers currently up for sale in Kent that could make your dreams come true.
The Black Horse, near Ashford
The Black Horse, tucked away in the rural setting of Monks Horton, near Ashford, is a traditional countryside pub.
With many original features, such as cosy open fireplaces and exposed wooden beams, and plenty of outdoor space including decking and lawn areas, this pub is certainly pleasing to the eye.
For £1.25 million, new owners could turn this charming bar into a lovable village hub for residents.
To find out more about the Black Horse, visit Christie and Co.
The Scared Crow, West Malling
The detached period building that houses the Scared Crow is just a short walk from West Malling railway station and a great place to stop off for a pint on the way home from work.
Currently known for its unique Tex-Mex menu, this pub and restaurant offers an enclosed beer garden, attractive period features and a spacious trade kitchen to rustle up delicious dishes to keep both diners and drinkers happy.
It's on the market for £475,000.
To find out more about the Scared Crow, visit Fleurets.
The George, Yalding
The George, which can be found in the middle of Yalding, near Maidstone, is the perfect place to spend a summer’s day.
With a large beer garden, including a pretty patio and its own outside bar, this detached period pub has a decent amount of space for punters to enjoy al fresco food and drink when the weather is just right.
The pub, which includes private living accommodation, is on the market for £595,000.
To find out more about The George, visit Fleurets.
The Hawkenbury, near Headcorn
Previously known as the Hare and Hounds, The Hawkenbury is a countryside pub nestled between the villages of Headcorn and Staplehurst.
As it’s only a short drive from both Ashford and Maidstone and close to attractions such as Sissinghurst Castle and Leeds Castle, this pub is in the perfect location to catch visitors looking for a break on their country walk or drive.
It dates back to 1890, when it was used by hop pickers from London and, later, as a meeting place for servicemen based at RAF Staplehurst during the Second World War, and is now up for sale for £650,000.
To find out more about The Hawkenbury, visit Sidney Phillips.
The Swan, Ashford
This striking pub and restaurant is an eye-catching spot in Ashford’s town centre.
The Swan, which is currently closed, is on the market for £499,950 and is bursting with potential for new owners.
There is a large walled garden, private parking, a spacious cellar, private accommodation spanning two floors, a modern trade kitchen and a stunning exterior with heaps of traditional charm. With the possibility to suit a number of commercial uses, the options are endless for whoever snaps up this beautiful pub.
To find out more about The Swan, visit Madeleine Rose.
William Caxton, Tenterden
Sitting in the tranquil town of Tenterden is the William Caxton pub. Named after the man who introduced the printing press to England in the 1400s, who some believe was born in the town, this Grade II-listed building takes pride of place in the high street.
Previously known as the Black Horse, the pub dates back to the 16th Century and has many original features, as well as a large brick fireplace and exposed timbers.
The pub and restaurant, which includes a trade kitchen and large dining area, is on the market for £450,000.
To find out more about William Caxton, visit Christie and Co.
The Yew Tree, near Maidstone
Known for its delicious food, the current owners of the Yew Tree have spent almost 10 years building up its reputation as a must-visit dining destination in Sandling, near Maidstone.
The pub, now up for sale for £695,000, is housed in a historic period building which dates back to 1782 and features an intimate dining room, delightful beer garden with a patio and lawn, and plenty of parking.
The Yew Tree is also close to the M20 and just 2.5 miles outside of the county town, so has great connections with all the benefits of a village location.
To find out more about the Yew Tree, visit Christie and Co.