local eats: countryside stop at the chaser inn

One of the great things about England is the existence of country pubs – no matter how small the village, you are guaranteed to find at least one pub, and often a curry place too. Nothing beats a lovely Sunday roast, but many places have great food on offer on a daily basis, and not only on Sundays.

Today we got to enjoy the offerings of the lovely The Chaser Inn in the little picturesque village of Shipbourne, in Kent. This village is set within an area of outstanding beauty and it’s already such a joy to just drive there on these little winding roads. But this puc is worth the visit not only because of the beautiful location or its charming interiors, but also because the food is very fresh and tasty.

On a a cool, nippy day like today it’s so great to enter this old place and be greeted by fires crackling in fireplaces and candles burning everywhere. The pub feels cozy and authentic and it’s such a pleasure to visit a place like that – something difference from the daily city chain and their fusion menus. So next time you are in the neighborhood, stop by the Chaser Inn, or rather if you plan a trip there you might want to book a table as it gets rather busy. This family definitely recomments stopping by!

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent, UKSuch a pretty place inside out – and the food is great!

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, KentThe inside of the pub is a cozy labyrinth with little nooks and rooms

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
Love this room – so full of country charm!

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
Enjoy the atmosphere created by the open fires and candles

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
From the light bites selection: Bar grilled steak wrap – absolutely delicious (and look at the fab massive oak table, they don’t make them like that anymore!)

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
From the mains selection: braised half shoulder of lamb

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
And today for the little ones: steak fries and lots of veggies as pictures: honey-glaces carrots, steam broccoli with toasted walnuts and cauliflower cheese

St Giles Church, Shipbourne
We’ll come back in summer to enjoy a bite outside. The pub is located next to the pretty St. Giles Church

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
I love the look of the traditional phone boxes – this one stands close to the front of the pub

Lunch at The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne, Kent
The Chaser Inn and St. Giles Church are in the heart of Shipbourne

My review of The Chaser Inn – Excellent
Address: Stumble Hill, Shipbourne, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9PE
Open: daily 12-9.30pm (Sunday 9pm), also for breakfast on Thu, Sat and Sun 
“The Chaser Inn is located in a picturesque Kent village, where you are combine a little walk with a lovely meal. The place is well taken care of and cozy, the food is fresh and locally sources and the service is fast and friendly. There are no special child menus, but there are plenty of suitable things on the menu for the littles ones too. You can check the menu and daily specials online at www.thechaser.co.uk. They also tweet frequently about the menus, specials and upcoming events.” 

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