Built in 1533, The Ringlestone Inn was originally used as a hospice for monks, but became one of the early “ale houses” around 1615. Much of the inn has changed very little since then, with its original brick and flint walls and floors, oak beams, inglenooks and centuries-old English furniture. Even in the later addition of the Dining Room, the tables were specially made from the timbers of an 18th Century Thames barge. And the history doesn’t end there, with many colourful characters running and enjoying the hospitality at the inn over the centuries. The most famous of which were two old ladies who ran the pub in the early nineteen-sixties, and who regularly sent unwelcome visitors packing at the wrong end of a double-barrelled shotgun!
We offer well kept Shepherd & Neame ales tapped from casks, as well as a good range of lagers and keg beers. We also stock a very popular range of more than thirty English country fruit wines and liqueurs. The special “take-home” prices make them ideal as presents. The Ringlestone Inn has good quality house wines and several other fine wines with a choice of popular wines from Europe and the New World, the wine list is interesting and varied.
We have been consistently listed in Good Food guides and continue to offer our own unique style of good honest pub food as well as a selection of freshly cooked dishes to cater for most tastes. We offer a superb Main and Sunday Lunch Menu as well as a selection of desserts, daily specials and waitress service. Whenever possible, Kevin, the Landlord, prepares all of our dishes from fresh local Kentish produce.
Our produce is the finest available and where possible we always bring in local fare in line with our commitment to the finest possible ingredients.
Take your time to choose over a glass of wine or real ale. Once settled by the inglenook fire or enjoying the sun in the landscaped gardens with children’s play area, the real ales, fine and country wines and the atmosphere of five centuries all ensure you will relax and enjoy your visit.