Crown Inn, Sarre, Shepherd Neame
Crown Inn, Sarre, Shepherd Neame
Crown Inn, Sarre, Shepherd Neame

Welcome to the Crown Inn

One of Kent's oldest pubs

Dating from around 1500, this unique Grade I Listed building is one of Kent’s oldest pubs, based in the picturesque village of Sarre. It is also known as both the Old Established Halfway House - due to its location situated between Canterbury and Margate – and as the Cherry Brandy House on account of its long association with the distinctive liqueur.

The connection can be traced back to the 17th century when cherry brandy, made to a recipe brought to Kent by French Huguenots, was first sold here – and guests can still enjoy a glass of the unique tipple today!

Crown Inn, Sarre, Shepherd Neame
Crown Inn, Sarre, Shepherd Neame

Family friendly

Freshly prepared food is served every day, with a delicious menu of home-cooked traditional pub classics and light bites on offer. The family-friendly pub also offers a popular children’s menu, along with daily chef’s specials using locally sourced produce wherever possible.

Four legged friends are welcome, with The Crown Inn’s large enclosed garden making the pub perfect for a pit-stop on a country walk.

Cask beersCask beers
Dog friendlyDog friendly
Historic buildingHistoric building
Live musicLive music
Outdoor areaOutdoor area
Real fireReal fire
Wheelchair accessWheelchair access

As you might expect from a pub owned by Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, a perfect pint is guaranteed! Choose from the independent family brewery’s award-winning range of ales and lagers, or perhaps enjoy one of the crisp wines and premium spirits on offer.

And if you’re looking for an overnight stay, The Crown Inn has eight newly refurbished en suite bedrooms.

Whether you’re just popping in for a pint, a bite to eat or staying the night, a warm welcome is guaranteed.