Local Area

Places of interest in the Local Area

The Bedgebury Concierge Service. We can organise a complete package of catering, activites and events for you and your party. Click here for more details.


WALKING, CYCLING, RIDING & INTERESTS

Bedgebury Pinetum: Bedgebury Pinetum has the largest collection of coniferous trees in the world. In 1919 the forestry commission bought the woodlands in association with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Now it is bursting with woodland trails, adventure playgrounds and beautifully maintained flora and fauna. It is located adjacent to Bedgebury Park. Bedgebury forestry commission run a packed programme of events for families, as well as cultural and music events for adults.
Visit: Bedgebury Pinetum
Events: Forestry Commission Events

Go Ape treetop adventure: Fun and adventure including award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and epic wind-in-your-face zip wires! Visit: Go Ape


Golf and lessons at the beautiful Dale Hill Golf Club, Ticehurst: Considered to be the top club in Sussex, it’s a must for the keen golfer. www.dalehill.co.uk


ADVENTURE

Bewl Water: Bewl Water is a beautiful reservoir in the valley of the River Bewl, straddling the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. The reservoir now offers a whole range of leisure activities. Bewl Water is about two miles from Bedgebury Park.


West Kent Shooting School at Paddock Wood: Open Monday-Friday only for clay pigeon shooting.Visit: wkss.demon.co.uk


HISTORICAL & CULTURAL

National Trust Properties: Within easy reach there are a multitude of National Trust properties to visit including: Sissinghurst, Scotney, Bodiam, Chartwell, Ightham Moat, Sheffield Park, Smallhythe, Knole Park and Bateman’s. Visit: National Trust

Other places of interest not part of National Trust include: Hever Castle and Leeds Castle.

Biddenden Vineyard: Biddenden is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard. Well established, it has nine varieties of grape producing white, red, rosé and sparkling wines. Visit the Vineyard shop for wine, cider, jam, souvenirs and other local produce. Tours and wine tasting can be arranged. Visit: Biddenden Vineyards


ENTERTAINMENT

Kino Cinema, Hawkhurst: A small cinema with a vintage feel. Visit:www.kinodigital.co.uk


LOCAL DINING

Good for Proximity
Beal’s Barn Tea Room, Wadhurst (4.5 miles), great place for lunches and tea. Tel.: (01892) 783146
Green Cross Inn, Goudhurst (8 miles). Tel.: (01580) 211200. Visit: www.greencrossinn.co.uk
The Old Vine Inn, Cousley Woods (3 miles). Tel.: (01892) 782 271. Visit: www.theoldvineinn.co.uk
The Middle House, Mayfield (6 miles), excellent food. Tel.: (01435) 872146

Michelin Stars
The West House in Biddenden. Graham Garrett’s one-star Michelin restaurant. Visit: www.thewesthouserestaurant.co.uk

Country pubs
The Swan at Chapel Down Vineyard, Tenterden. Visit: www.loveswan.co.uk
The Great House, Hawkhurst. Visit: www.elitepubs.com
The Vineyard, Lamberhurst. Visit: www.elitepubs.com
The Chaser at Shipbourne. Visit: www.thechaser.co.uk
The Little Brown Jug, Penshurst. Visit: thelittlebrownjug.co.uk