The Tiger inn, Stowting, offers everything a traditional country pub should. Tucked in the downs between Ashford and Canterbury (and only ten minutes from Folkestone too) this pub may prove difficult for some to find but it’s worth persevering - once found never forgotten!

The best access is to follow the signs from Stone Street just off junction 11 of the M20. This ideal location is great for those who want somewhere to grab lunch after a stroll on the Wye downs or a mid point rest along the North downs way. Dogs are always welcome in the bar and you can tether your horse on the rail in the car park!

An oasis in the Kent countryside, a real pub with a fantastic atmosphere

Outside there is plenty of room for al fresco dining when the weather permits, along with an old oak framed smoking shelter, which houses a mixture of pews and bar stools made from old tractor seats! There is also an environmentally friendly roasting hot heater to take away those late evening chills. Inside it is traditionally furnished with cushioned dark wood pews in the bar and a mix of antique and classic pine tables, chairs and pews in the restaurant.

This pub is tastefully decorated throughout with dried hops around the ceiling, soft bulb lighting as well as beautiful oil candles on each table. The bar area has traditional dark wood floorboards with open fires at each end. There are some lovely faded rugs on the stone floor in the newly used part of the restaurant at the rear of the pub, which is a great area for larger parties.