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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

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The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
12:00 - 21:30
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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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Rainham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited on a Monday lunchtime as we'd heard good reviews in the past, and were pleasantly surprised with how good it is. We were able to park very easily and were shown to a table and looked after throughout by the extremely efficient Ciaran. We went straight into mains and the food was of a very... More 

Thank Wayne L
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with the focus group the food is wonderful and the staff are great too! The ribs are nice and tender too!! Lobster & chips deco have again yum

Thank Janiskay6
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited the Dirty Habit for our second occasion. We were not disappointed. The choice of fillet steak with prawns and a Kent plaice with all the trimmings were excellent. Fresh, tasty and great service. Always better to book as it is popular. Gastro pub prices but you do get value for money. We would return.

Thank Passatheport
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a first date here and despite the trepadation about the date found the Pub to be charning and full of character. Nice food, nice staff, shame about the date!!

Thank Tina O
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking recommended, not a table free when we left. Booked for my mums birthday and we had great food, great service and a great setting to enjoy it in. The Sunday Roast went down a treat as did the fish and chips (big portion couldnt finish). There is also extensive choice on the childrens menu with great fresh ingredients. We... More 

Thank wmariab
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food in a relaxing pub. Excellent friendly service. Cosy atmosphere in a very old pub on The Pilgrims Way . Love it

Thank Appetiser66
Kent, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here with family members. We were impressed with the service and ambience. The fish platter was excellent, but the Dirty Pig Board, which my son and fiancee had, was not to the same standard - there was quite a bit of gristle and fat. The brill and the guinea fowl were delicious. The prawn linguini was fine but unfortunately... More 

Thank dianahoohar
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here on a fairly regular basis and always enjoy the warm welcome, friendly service and delightful food .Food is attractively presented and tasty, portions are of a good size and always served hot. It is always very busy but one doesn't have to wait too long between courses, as in some other gastro pubs. The specials board offers... More 

Thank veebeedee
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had two meals at the Dirty Habit this week. Everything was perfect! The food was excellent and the service brilliant. Well done

Thank sallykingsnorth
Surrey, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Dad and Stepmum live in Rainham and whenever we visit The Dirty Habit is our go to restaurant of choice.. Once again yesterday the food and service were AMAZING!!!! Even the children's portions are excellent!!!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!

Thank Tessa W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
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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