A historic pub near Canterbury has just been named in a national list of the most picturesque places to enjoy food and drink outdoors.
The Griffin’s Head in Chillenden made the cut on a new list compiled by MailOnline Travel featuring some of the very best spots in the whole of the UK.
It said that “this traditional hostelry has a lush green garden, pretty views and a tranquil pond to complete the picture-perfect country pub scene”.
There’s only one snag – the “tranquil pond” they mentioned is no longer there.
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It’s been filled in and covered over in the last year with a huge decking area that features outdoor sofas and a log burner.
There’s still the huge garden.
And it’s still home to the ancient trees and sprawling wild flowers that got the attention of the Mail’s writers.
It’s also just as traditional they describe, with the pub building was originally built as a farmhouse way back in 1286.
Its owner, brewer Shepherd Neame, says: “With its original oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and sprawling wild roses in the garden, the Griffin’s Head in Chillenden is the quintessential Kentish country pub.”
And as their own website says: “The Griffins Head is a quintessential Kentish pub located in the sleepy and picturesque village of Chillenden and surrounded by an abundance of countryside and glorious walks.
“We pride ourselves on creating a unique dining experience for all.
“Using a selection of the very best seasonal ingredients, our skilled kitchen team are producing some of the finest food in Kent.”