The Leicester Arms at Penshurst - where great service meets modern comfort.
A traditional Kent Country Inn and Hotel – where you can enjoy the best the country can offer!
Located in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – this attractive Country Hotel is a XVIth Century Inn that is located amidst the rolling Kent countryside and set in the attractive village of Penshurst, the inn is generally considered to be one of the most picturesque country pubs in Kent. The spacious restaurant overlooks the garden and enjoys beautiful views over the rising meadowlands of the Penshurst country estate. There is a large secluded garden with lawns and flowerbeds where you can enjoy good food and drink in this idyllic and quiet country setting.
The Main Bar
The first thing you will notice when you walk into the homely bar at the Leicester Arms is the friendly and welcoming atmosphere – this is a traditional country pub that offers all that you’d expect, and more, from a typical country inn! A place where locals and visitors from afar gather around log fires during winter, delight in the country sunshine of summer in the garden and relax enjoying a meal in the restaurant viewing the rustic countryside colours of autumn.
Whether you have something special to ‘celebrate’ or have just been for a walk in the lovely countryside, where the fresh air has whetted your appetite, you can expect to be entertained, wined and dined in the spirit of real hospitality. The range of menus is wide – a bar menu, great value ’special nights’ menus as well as our interesting ‘a la carte’ menu all offer varied meals – whether you choose to eat in the informal atmosphere and buzz of the bar or to relax in the equally atmospheric, yet quieter, restaurant or the less busy King’s bar.
Penshurst village is often used by visitors as a base to explore the local countryside and the many historical places of interest (see the back of this leaflet). In fact, you are spoilt for choice and would need more than a day to do justice to the area, and for those who wish to take a little longer to dally in this delightful part of the Kent countryside we can accommodate you in our beautifully designed en-suite rooms of which there are seven.
The owners, Liz and David and daughter Fiona, are justifiably proud of theÂ team they have trained to provide the best in hospitable service that you will find anywhere in Kent. As you would expect with a family-run pub and hotel, nothing is too much trouble and their commitment to your enjoyment is total.
The Leicester Arms, once part of the Penshurst Estate, was formerly owned by Sir William Sidney, Grandfather of Poet and Statesman Sir Philip Sidney. Sir William’s other grandson, Viscount De L’isle, was appointed Earl of Leicester in 1618 – shortly after the Leicester Arms, formerly known as The Porcupine Inn, was renamed in his honour and nearby, also named after the Earl, is the other ‘Leicester Square’ which leads through the ancient Elizabethan houses and arches to the church and Penshurst Park.
There you have it, an introduction to our Romantic Inn that touches on what delights and hospitality you can expect and enjoy when served by the team at The Leicester Arms Hotel at Penshurst – we genuinely look forward to your visit. In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to call us on 01892 870551 – we’ll be happy to assist.