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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

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The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
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Today
12:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been invited to eat at the Dirty Habit for the second time, wonderful food, service impeccable, very warm and welcoming ...so pleased that on both occasions nothing could have been bettered ..hospitality, wonderful wine and the staff just couldn't do enough...thank you

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Thank Sandra A
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off here by chance last Saturday and were impressed as soon as we opened the door. The atmosphere is great and it has a really nice countryside pub feel. It is also really baby friendly. The staff were all so kind and the food was high quality. We'll definitely make a habit (no pun intended) out of coming... More 

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Thank MattHaydock
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate here as party of a business dinner last week and really loved it here. Open fires dotted around the restaurant, good friendly service and the food was delicious with good hearty portions. Will definitely return here if back in the area.

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Thank IS_Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here is to die for - so so divine tasting. Great atmosphere, very attentive and friendly staff.

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Thank Roy B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff, warm ambiance and the food did not disappoint. Will be regular customers for sure.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old pub & restaurant in lovely Kent village. The staff are very welcoming and the menu is very varied, with something for everyone. Our main course was delicious, (we had rack of lamb and it was cooked perfectly). Would definitely recommend a visit.

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Thank Susan S
Sheerness, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered duck with fondant potato with beans and cabbage which was very tasty but extremely small portion. No coffee due to broken machine and overpriced meals not good value which is a shame as the ambience was lovely.

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Thank David H
Kent, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have arranged a group meal with 22 people at the dirty habit. The before service was amazing with our pre orders and the details if we needed to change. On the night the pub set out a lovely room for us to have with a log fire. The service was on point I couldn't say a bad word, they... More 

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Kent
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early so that we could have a pre drink and was told that food is not served until 5.30 not a problem at all. we ordered our food at 5.20 great. Waitress was then more concerned on looking at blank pages on the table plans on the computer. Our starter arrived 3/4 of an hour later at that... More 

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Thank Kim V
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful old pub in a wonderful Village green with a wide selection of food from English to Mexican.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 880880
Description
There���s nothing taboo about good food, so The Dirty Habit pub restaurant in Hollingbourne near Maidstone is perhaps misleadingly named. Of course the name actually refers to the origins of this historic building on the famed Pilgrims Way, close to the North Downs and dating back to the 11th century, The Dirty Habit started life as a brewery owned and run by monks who also allowed weary travellers to rest here as they made their way to Canterbury. Gloriously characterful, The Dirty Habit maintains features from throughout the intervening years, including cosy fireplaces and ovens, gnarly old beams and a long Georgian oak bar too. From the comfy Monks Corner to the beautifully refurbished terrace, there���s a space to suit your occasion. While the bar serves a wide range of beers, ales and spirits, as well as a good wine list, the food menu caters for all tastes and budgets, The Dirty Habit���s award winning chef using locally sourced produce in dishes ranging from traditional British pub grub to more exotic offerings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?