“Our American smoker gives the authentic flavours and deliciously tender meat. So why not come and soak up the smells and enjoy the decor of our traditional Kentish pub with a twist.”

  • Great choice of real ales,

    Keith Harvey Avatar Keith Harvey
    02/05/14

    We had a super meal today and I must thank you for accommodating my two children with beans instead of peas and a smaller grown up sundae for pudding. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the fajitas which were the best we have tasted for some time and the sticky toffee pudding was very yummy. A big thumbs up from all of us! ⭐️

    Jenny Bamford Avatar Jenny Bamford
    15/04/16

    Banging meal, staff are quality! Highly recommended...

    Dean Metcalfe Avatar Dean Metcalfe
    29/10/16
  • Thank You all so much for the wonderful afternoon we had there with you today to celebrate a retirement do. The food was amazing and the cake was amazing. I personally will definately be back again soon xxx

    Lynnette Whittingham Avatar Lynnette Whittingham
    23/03/18

    4 star ratingGreat pub Been here twice once for the beer festival which is great fun live music food and loads of different drinks two outside bars and pizza hut making fresh pizza two play parks for kids one for older and one for younger kids not great could do with bit of work so would keep eye as swings not bolted down, toliets and inside bar are small but staff friendly and helpful good place to chill in the sun drinks not over priced will be going to beer festival again in few weeks does get busy but lovely place same about the very narrow road it's on which is a one street with no real parking

    chris b Avatar chris b
    06/08/18

    A very nice evening, all staff were very efficient and friendly, our food was very nice and i have rebooked for next week with a different party, my only comment is that we found it very noisy and the tables were too close together but as I said I’ve rebooked so I recommend The Hooden

    Denise Taylor Moroney Avatar Denise Taylor Moroney
    08/04/18

Local suppliers, seasonal, fresh…

Explore our food and drinks menu, built around the best produce from local suppliers using all the surrounding countryside and coastline has to offer. Seasonality is key, which is why all our menus are constantly evolving throughout the year, from beautifully fresh fish and ripe fruit & veg in Summer to slow smoked meats and piping hot pies and hot pots in the Winter.

There is always something happening!

From Beer festivals to quiz nights we always try to keep everyone entertained. Our small borough of Willesborough has a fantastic community feel and we want to help keep that. We are always interested in what you would like to see going on so please feel free to contact us and tell us what you would like.