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The Rising Sun

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Cotmans Ash Lane, Kemsing TN15 6XD, England
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Quaint pub for both old pub and animal lovers

This is a special place, hidden away down a leafy lane. A really quaint old pub without any... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
xjab221
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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There’s nowhere else quite like this place

We’re regular weekend walkers and hadn’t been back over Kemsing way for a year or so and had... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Sub_three
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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“time warp” (3 reviews)
“car park” (2 reviews)
“beams” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cotmans Ash Lane, Kemsing TN15 6XD, England
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is a special place, hidden away down a leafy lane. A really quaint old pub without any concessions to more modern expectations. The landlady was friendly and welcoming and the drinks were fine. The garden was lovely and she has cats, dogs, chickens and...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We’re regular weekend walkers and hadn’t been back over Kemsing way for a year or so and had forgotten just how lovely the countryside is on this part of the North Downs. Bluebells in the woods along the crest of the Downs were in full...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I'm not sure why Tripadvisor thinks this is an "attraction." It is a pub, albeit it is a very quaint and old-fashioned one. It is owned and run by Michelle, and if anything happened to her, this pub probably would exist no more. It does...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

I have read all the reviews on trip advisor and agree with every one.I cant think that I will ever find another place like this,so visit while you can.How Michelle can carry on rests with all of us.So make an effort to find the place.

1  Thank JillmcYoxford
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Most people don't know where this pub is, it being so well tucked away. Even from the country lane directly outside you could miss it unless you look up and see the ancient sign above the hedgerow. This is a gem, known only to a...More

1  Thank Paul_Charlton
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We passed this pub a few weeks back whilst walking and thought it was closed down. We went back yesterday and although it looked closed we opened the door and there was this room full of interesting clutter. We spoke to the lady owner who...More

Thank Jeannine G
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We three London based middle aged guys with one of our Canadian uncle and wife had finished a Saturday tour of National Trust properties and needed a drink at about 18:30. The Golding Hop (Yopps Green, Plaxtol) was closed so I headed for TRS hoping...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

VIsted twice before but years ago. Lunch stop on our ramble (circular from Kemsing station). Knew about no food available so we all brought our own. Lovely quaint interior - beams and fireplace included. Bit untidy but very comfortable. Gather the beer and cider were...More

Thank Veronica H
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

You need to visit this place if you like unusual pubs. Ye olde Cheshire Cheese, Black Friar, Seven Stars, the Old Bank of England, Cittie of York, The Mitre, The Lamb (Lambs Conduit Street and the one in Leadenhall Market) all have great character. Add...More

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you are fed up with modern pubs with no curtains or carpets, loud music, noisey people,poor beer, crowded and expensive then this is the lace for you.Dark and dingy, hard to find, isolated .On a winters night there is a large log fire, good...More

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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I was there Monday 10/7 and they have not changed. It used to be busy until early 90s when pubs declined.
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