Nigel and Louise welcome you. Mike our new head chef is making the most of fresh food and our new menu changes regularly.

CAMRA recommended 2012 ,2013 & 2014

Runner up Kent Independent Trader Award 2012, finalist 2013 and 2014

Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2012 ,2013 and 2014


Opening Times as of 1st January 2015

Monday 11.30 - 9.00pm 

Tuesday - Saturday 11.30am - 11pm Sunday 12am - 8pm

Food Served

Monday 12pm - 2pm & Curry night 6pm - 8pm

Tuesday - Thursday  12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm - 9.00pm ALLDAY

  Sunday  12 - 4pm (last orders 3.30pm)




The Spotted Dog is a beautiful 15th Century country Inn, full of character, located on Smarts Hill in the picturesque village of Penshurst. We are located just six miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and close to local tourist attractions such as Penhurst Place and HeverCastle. 

The Spotted Dog
Smarts Hill
Kent TN11 8EP

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Facebook: PENSHURSTthespottedDOG




"Best Inn in Kent" as stated by Time Out Magazine in London 2010

What you get at The Spotted Dog, Penshurst, is an independently run lovely old rambling 15th century white clapboard building (which started life as several cottages), paneling, low beams and three open fires. It is warm and welcoming in winter but equally enticing in summer. The pub is positioned in beautiful countryside with tiered beer gardens at the front and back, the latter affording an outstanding view.

This is a family-friendly pub where the older generation, children, tourists, walkers and dogs ( dogs-bar area only) are all welcome. The food is mostly traditional English with some gourmet specials and fish dishes with fresh fish delivered daily. Consequently, the specials board changes daily.
Being a free house there are always four different beers available, normally a Larkins, Harveys and two guest beers. The wine list is extensive and includes wine by the glass.

the spotted dog pub, penshurst