The Spotted Dog, Penshurst
EST 1520

Now with new menu and wine list

Join us every Monday night for curry night, and in November, Wednesday pie night and Fish Friday are coming back!

Our Sunday roasts are proving more popular than ever – booking required if you would like to join us

 

For details of all of our upcoming events, take a look at our Events page.

Welcome to The Spotted Dog

Welcome to our beautiful 15th century public house, nestled in the charming historic village of Penshurst, in the Kentish Weald at the confluence of the River Medway and River Eden. The Spotted Dog is in the hamlet of Smarts Hill and was converted from a series of cottages around 500 years ago. We are a friendly, local pub that welcomes all guests, including those with paws and wagging tails (we are dog-friendly!).

Despite our tranquil and picturesque location, we are situated between the market town of Tonbridge (6.8 miles) and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells (5.7 miles). We are a stone’s throw away from Penshurst Place, a grand 14th century manor house once belonging to Henry VIII. Also located nearby is Chiddingstone Village, one of Kent’s oldest villages dating back to Tudor times and protected by the National Trust, and the impressive 13th century Hever Castle, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

For those of you who love the outdoors, we are surrounded by some fabulous walking and hiking routes. So why not drop your car off in our spacious car park, perambulate at your leisure, and then treat yourself to some well-deserved refreshments back at The Spotted Dog?

When the sun is shining come join us in one of our two outdoor seating areas (located at the front and back of the pub). And on those cooler days, feel free to sit inside and appreciate the traditional beams, impressive open fireplace and other period features that make The Spotted Dog so special.

To top it off, we take bookings for private functions, so please contact us if you have a special event coming up and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements.

The Spotted Dog Pub in Penshurst

Our Food & Drink

We are proud of our chefs who devise and deliver our seasonal menus which are prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. We also serve a traditional homecooked roast – with all the trimmings – every Sunday!

In addition, we offer an array of local ales and fine wines, so you will be sure to find something to quench your thirst!

We are all very excited to see you soon!

The Spotted Dog Team

What our customers say

Amazing Dog Friendly Pub…

Amazing Dog friendly pub. Amazing staff who were very welcoming. Food was really really nice and good size portions.

Scott Gwilliams

The Spotted Dog Pub
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2021-07-07T12:09:06+00:00

Scott Gwilliams

Amazing Dog friendly pub. Amazing staff who were very welcoming. Food was really really nice and good size portions.

Great food at very reasonable prices…

Great food at very reasonable prices lovely pub full of charm and character.

Keith Steptoe

The Spotted Dog Pub
5
2021-07-07T12:10:13+00:00

Keith Steptoe

Great food at very reasonable prices lovely pub full of charm and character.

Lovely pub and staff…

Lovely pub and staff who were friendly and able to accommodate a baby and a very large spotted dog!

Chantal Fenton

The Spotted Dog Pub
5
2021-07-07T12:11:17+00:00

Chantal Fenton

Lovely pub and staff who were friendly and able to accommodate a baby and a very large spotted dog!
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The Spotted Dog Pub