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The Great House

Gills Green, Hawkhurst TN18 5EJ, England
+44 1580 753119
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (11 reviews)
“scotch egg” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Gills Green, Hawkhurst TN18 5EJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food is really really good very polite and friendly staff. Didn’t have to wait long to be served but felt we went rushed through the courses either. Very relaxing meal.

Thank anne f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit frequently for but usually for lunch. This time dinner for the family for my daughters birthday. The food is excellent . The staff attentive but non intrusive...... good selection of drinks and wines....... constantly a great place to eat in a convivial atmosphere....More

Thank par14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living up to it's name, great meal, great staff, great decor. Will be going again GREATLY ... hope sooner than later. (Need to earn more to fund my appetitie though! LOL)

Thank Maggi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some lunch whilst on a long walk and what a fantastic place. Very nicely decorated. We sat outside and had a light bite, food and service were both excellent....will definitely return

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Great House on Sunday 24th June in the evening with my friend Sally. The place is stunning with gorgeous décor. The staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We both ate the lamb shank which was beautifully cooked...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Great House in Gills Green last night having booked a table for two. When we arrived we were shown straight to the table where we were abandoned. After around 10 minutes or so I hailed a waitress and asked if we might be...More

Thank Littlefreddiebiscuit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal for family to celebrate a special birthday. Lovely surroundings and friendly staff. Would recomend The Great House to lovers of good food and historic Pubs!

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster was not available, which was a shame because the menu has become less interesting over the years. Food was nice, however the different dishes we ordered had alot of butter in them. Staff very friendly and helpful. Prices on the higher side. Would try...More

Thank needtotell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had honeymooned in Hawkhurst three years prior to this visit and found The Great House offering a fantastic meal. As we were going to be in the area again last week we decided to revisit. We were not disappointed. We had booked in advance...More

Thank CustardV
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Six of us had a delicious evening meal. The choice and quality was excellent. The staff were lovely, attentive and efficient.

Thank Sue B
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Alex W
8 January 2018|
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Response from Fudge03 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are made very welcome in the bar area, where there are plenty of tables to eat
Geoff W
25 July 2015|
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Response from PinkEgg78 | Reviewed this property |
They do have some gluten free options yes, as I'm gluten free also.
12 January 2015|
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Response from Fudge03 | Reviewed this property |
I live near Hawkhurst, so can't help with the B&Bs. As to eating places, I haven't recently been to any in Hawkhurst itself, but would recommend the Bell at Ticehurst, not far away, and going down to Hastings on the coast... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gills Green, Hawkhurst TN18 5EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 753119
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The Great House pub and restaurant, between the Kent villages of Cranbrook and Hawkshurst, is set in some of the most celebrated countryside in all of Europe. Within its own superbly kept grounds, this 16th century inn more than lives up to its location with roaring log fires, ancient beams and Mediterranean inspired terrace for summer time al fresco dining, leading on to a typically Kentish garden, complete with aromatic herbs and a lynch gate. The Great House is known throughout the area as one of the loveliest places to dine, earning awards for its food and its atmosphere, offering not only a wealth of wines and well kept beers on tap but a full, delicious menu of both old fashioned British favourites and contemporary, exotic dishes, each made using locally sourced, high quality and fresh ingredients. A real family favourite, The Great House welcomes children with a specially composed menu of tempting but healthy options in smaller sized portions.
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