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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

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The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
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Today
12:00 - 20:00
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Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had our annual Family Christmas lunch on Saturday. Food was good, beer very good. Lovely old pub with great atmosphere. Service was attentive. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jerry B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Dirty Habit for the first time for our annual family Christmas get together. Although very busy, the service was excellent and the food exceptional. They were very accommodating in arranging for a cake to be brought out for my fiancé's birthday too. The only reason it didn't get 5* is because our custard with the apple crumble... More 

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Thank Emily L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite places! Great for amazing food and a great local pint. Good for the walkers, the hungry and the thirsty. Another great pub from a great little group of pubs!

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Thank Matt B
London england
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meal with family on a Sunday, Roast Dinner was very good. The kids were given a great fun pack, which kept them entertained for ages. We had a great time and will definitely be going back soon.

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Thank nabrls
Chatham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well deserved 5stars, lovely quiet area for lunch time - staff are all on point and I cant fault the food.

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Thank Zoe S
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you eat outside or inside, the staff are always really friendly and the food is consistently good. The sharing platters are always a hit. Ample free parking too.

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Thank Chris N
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice recently with different friends and the food and service was very good. The tables are well spaced out so it does not feel crowded even when full. A really warm country pub atmosphere. As a fairly frequent visitor, we purchased an annual "Peachy friend" discount card for £25; this gives you 20 per cent discount on all... More 

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Thank Keith P
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We simply wanted a quick meal in early afternoon. We did not have much time and were not prepared to spend too much. Food arrived fast and was very tasty. I would like to go there again if we ever were to be in the area

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Frome
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime and were very pleasantly surprised , the menu was varied and featured a good range of small and large plates, "english tapas " specials etc We ate as a group of 4 and all chose different staters and mains each was distinct , each main with its own specific veg and sides options well... More 

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Thank PK&SJS
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

two of us went for dinner here after the leeds castle fireworks, as it is only 5 minutes from there, the food was delicious and the staff very welcoming and attentive, lovely warm at atmosphere. we will definitely visit again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 880880
Description
There���s nothing taboo about good food, so The Dirty Habit pub restaurant in Hollingbourne near Maidstone is perhaps misleadingly named. Of course the name actually refers to the origins of this historic building on the famed Pilgrims Way, close to the North Downs and dating back to the 11th century, The Dirty Habit started life as a brewery owned and run by monks who also allowed weary travellers to rest here as they made their way to Canterbury. Gloriously characterful, The Dirty Habit maintains features from throughout the intervening years, including cosy fireplaces and ovens, gnarly old beams and a long Georgian oak bar too. From the comfy Monks Corner to the beautifully refurbished terrace, there���s a space to suit your occasion. While the bar serves a wide range of beers, ales and spirits, as well as a good wine list, the food menu caters for all tastes and budgets, The Dirty Habit���s award winning chef using locally sourced produce in dishes ranging from traditional British pub grub to more exotic offerings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?