Click for 5 day Cranbrook Weather
Wed
26 Jul
Max 18°C
Min 15°C
SSW.gif
17-18 mph
Moderate rain
Provided by Weather2
Cranbrook

Information

County - Kent | Map
Tel code: 01580 | code search
Postcode: TN17 | code search
Cranbrook Jobs
Visitor reports

Add your shop free
Folk Customs:
Admiralty of the Medway
Biddenden Dole
Blessing the Sea and Diving for the Cross
Canterburys Hop Hoodening
Rochester Sweeps' Festival
St Bartholomew's Day Bun Race
The Offham Quintain

Latest reviews

La Zia Maria
"Hi again, well you exceeded my expectations yet again, fine food and drink wonderful friendly staff simply the best . had a lovely time celebrating our anniversary cant wait ..." More

La Zia Maria
"Awful!!! Attended today for lunch and for the main course I ordered a sirloin steak. The meat I was delivered was white and the wrong texture. I told the waitress ..." More

La Zia Maria
"Well, what can I say? The food was average to stale - the garlic pizza bread was burnt in spots and the garlic so harsh that it hit the back of ..." More

Cranbrook Reviews (33)

Visitor's Views

for a feeling of Cranbrook and all its facilities and ...More

Best rates for a Local Hotel

Latest reviews | Events in Cranbrook | 10 Places to Stay

Fondly described as "the capital of the Weald of Kent", the small market town of Cranbrook retains the pretty, medieval character of its past. To wander through the winding streets and alleyways lined with a jumble of buildings dating back to the 15th Century is to be transported into a bygone era. Cranbrook is a place where, at various times, Elizabeth 1 put her feet up at the George Inn (now a chic hotel), suspected witches were marched off for hanging, smugglers ruled the roost and Daniel Defoe reputedly wrote "Robinson Crusoe". In the late 1800s, the town was home to the "Cranbrook Colony", a group of artists including JC Horsley, who allegedly invented the Christmas card. From ancient timber-framed houses to the white, weatherboarded dwellings so typical of the Kentish countryside, from its farmlands to bountiful orchards, the atmosphere of Cranbrook today is that of an old town incorporating modern life peacefully and on its own terms. Its most famous landmark is Union Mill, the UK's second-tallest windmill, whose summit offers fabulous views over the countryside. Cranbrook is also a base for excellent dining, fine specialist shops, a local history museum, galleries, sports and, nearby, the world-famous Sissinghurst Gardens

Accountant

Cole
McCabe Ford Williams
Thompson Partnership

Attraction

Bodiam Ferry Co
C M Booth Collection of Historic Vehicles
Cranbrook Museum
Go Ape!
Hemsted Forest Country Park
Sandhurst Vineyards
Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Dentist

Cranbrook Dental Practice
Crane Dental Surgery
Golding House Dental Practice

Doctor

Dr Player P V & Partners
Old School Surgery
Orchard End Surgery
The Crane Surgery

Golf Club

Hemsted Forest

Pub and Bar

Crown
Peacock Inn

White Horse Inn

Restaurant

Apicius
La Zia Maria
Tiffins Of Cranbrook

School

Bedgebury School
Benenden School
Bethany School
Dulwich Preparatory School

Self-Catering

Forest Cottage

Solicitor

Buss Murton

Taxi

F G K Cars
Mayday Mini Cabs
Meekins Anita

Vet

Pierson Stewart & Partners

Sports Clubs

Brandfold LTC (Tennis)
Cranbrook Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
The Weald TTC (Table Tennis)

Shops

Floral Studio
Fleur De Lys Ltd
Bedgebury Goose

top
Roosters Country Store
The Pharmacy
Peter Jones
The Find
Phillips Mans Shops Ltd
Siete
Weld Gallery
The Artist Gallery
The Craft Shop
Cranbrook Gallery
Hammond Optical Practice
Angelos The Barbers
Lloyds Pharmacy

Activities

Go Ape!(Adventure)
Tenterden CC(Cycling)
Appletree Stables(Riding)

Places to Stay near Cranbrook

map

Freedom Holiday Homes (0.01 miles)

Freedom Holiday Homes
Our friendly, helpful staff who have extensive local knowledge will assist you to choose from our superb range of self catering accommodation in cottages, barn conversions, Granaries, Oast Houses and apartments throughout the beautiful counties ... More
map website

George Hotel & Brasserie (0.03 miles)

George Hotel & Brasserie

The George Hotel and Brasserie is one of Cranbrook's landmark buildings, dating back to the 14th century. Guests can easily access local attractions, as well as enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the hotel itself. The ... More | visit website

map website

Godwin House B&B (1.51 miles)

Godwin House B&B

Situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Godwin House is just one mile east of the ancient village of Cranbrook, the smallest town in Kent and ... More | visit website

map website

Three Chimneys Farm (3.06 miles)

Three Chimneys Farm
Set amidst glorious countryside at the end of a one mile farm track, in the heart of the Weald of Kent, on the edge of Bedgebury Forest, 4 stylishly converted Kentish farm buildings. Comfortable, ... More | visit website
map website

Star & Eagle Hotel (3.47 miles)

Star & Eagle Hotel

Nestling in the heart of the Kentish Weald, The Star and Eagle is found in the village of Goudhurst. Standing 400ft above sea level the building commands outstanding views across the surrounding countryside, for which ... More | visit website

map book

The Royal Oak (3.49 miles)

The Royal Oak

More Information

The Royal Oak is the first ArtHouse Hotel in England. Itís a concept created by Proprietor Janelle Tresidder to bring high quality original art into an English hotel. At the Royal ... More

map website

Bishopsdale Oast (4.44 miles)

Bishopsdale Oast

Bishopsdale Oast was built in the 1700s, and is a double kiln oast house, and is now highly recommended bed and breakfast accommodation. It is peacefully situated in Kent, the Garden of England, with outstanding ... More | visit website

map book

Dale Hill Hotel (5.11 miles)

Dale Hill Hotel

More Information

Located in magnificent, historic 1066 English countryside with breathtaking view across the High Weald ridges and valleys you will be surprised and delighted to discover Dale Hill. Dale Hill was recently voted ... More

map website

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast (5.50 miles)

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast
We offer the ideal location to visit the numerous attractions in Kent, including many castles, gardens and National Trust Houses. Complimentary tea and homemade cake is served on arrival to welcome you to Oak Tree ... More | visit website
map book

Hopgarden House (6.33 miles)

Hopgarden House

More Information

Just 5 miles from Tunbridge Well, if you work in Tunbridge wells or surrounding areas we are just a 10 minute drive. Hopgarden House is Private Contemporary house situated in ... More

Brit Quote:
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason. - Charles Darwin
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Edgecote - 1469, The First Public Railway Opens - 1803, First Asian MP Elected - 1892
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages