“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.”

Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 10 pm. Our food serving times are Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 9:30 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm.

  • Food was lovely definitely worth a visit

    Debbie J Bicker Avatar
    Debbie J Bicker

    Excellent service for myself and the family tonight, food was delicious too .. Loving the new revamped menu.

    Lyanna Reed Avatar
    Lyanna Reed

    Some of the food is great but there roast is not nice at all veg are hard roasts are so hard and not that great for the price

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    Lisa Marie Addy
  • 4 star ratingLunch Can recommend this friendly pub. Pleasant greeting, swift service, good food. We chose from the lunch menu. Prawn cocktail and nachos. The nachos excellent, not just a pile of tortilla chips with a sprinkle of topping. These came with enough sour cream,salsa,and guacamole to last to the last bite. Prawns with fresh lettuce and house sauce also excellent.

    To follow we chose fish ( the batter crisp and light )and chips served with leaves ,peas and superb tartare sauce. The brisket chilli also very tasty. Thank you for an enjoyable lunch. Look forward to our next visit.

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    5 star ratingAmazing venue and incredible cocktails ! Where do I start ! Came in at short notice on Saturday for a bite to eat with family and wow ! The decor is amazing and after learning that the site had recently reopened after a fire too amazing job !

    We were greeted by a whole team of friendly faces and even though there were a couple of large (what I assumed were Christmas parties) tables we were given a table and drinks were brought over in next to no time , which by the way is a huge offer of beers ,ales and spirits but I opted for a cocktail ....unbelievably good and had I not need driving would have many more !

    The food came out very quickly considering the amount of people sat in the restaurant and the flavours from that smoker are unbelievable! I had the pulled pork and my wife had the half chicken , the rest of the family opted for a chicken fajita and a skewer , the presentation of all of the dishes were sublime !

    Desserts were amazing , baileys brûlée is a must and the sundaes are enormous ! We all left very full and very happy and will definitely be returning ...it’s amazing we would’ve missed this experience had I not seen a Facebook post pop up whilst shopping !

    Thankyou to the amazing team at the Hooden and we will see you all soon !!

    443unicentres Avatar

    Nice atmosphere on a Friday afternoon. Good service and came in quick time even though it was busy. Highly recommended. Plus there is a cool little outside area to watch sports (BT Sports).

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    Danny Osborne

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.