The Barrow House

Location Egerton

Postcode TN27 9DJ

Telephone 01233 756 599


Why we love it...

Traditional but up to date

The Place

The Barrow House has much in common with nearby sister-pub, The Milk House. Its white weatherboard exterior has all the traditional features you’d expect from an inn dating back to 1576, when it was built using timbers from sailing ships (back then it was called The George – the new name refers to an ancient barrow in a nearby field). Inside, it’s been given a contemporary makeover, classily done with Farrow & Ball paintwork in chalky blues and creams. These are artfully combined with more rustic features, such as stone floors, antler chandeliers and two open fires in the cosy bar area – which still bears the signatures of American and Canadian airmen who frequented The George when they were stationed nearby during the Second World War.

There are three comfortable and attractive bedrooms upstairs (our only quibble was with the somewhat cramped bathrooms). They’re ideal bolt-holes from which to explore Egerton: that rare breed of village that still exudes a thriving sense community spirit. Its dominated by the 13thC ragstone church at its centre, with a network of small lanes leading out of the village, offering stunning views of the Weald of Kent and Ashford Valley.

The menu goes well beyond traditional pub grub, with diverse options for ‘Tear & Share’, ‘Grazing’, ‘Small Plates’ as well as sides and mains.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 3: Bowl: Large double – En suite with bath & shower, Bell: Large double – En suite with shower, Disk: Twin/Double – En suite with bath & shower
Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Bar menu, Pizza menu available from spring-autumn
Facilities Dogs Welcome (in the bar area only), Internet Access(Free), TV in Room, Coffee/Tea making facilities, Regular live music.
Children Welcome
Disabled No access available
Pets Not allowed

To Book

Contact Dane & Sarah Allchorne
Call 01233 756 599

Good To Know

Address The Street, Egerton, Kent TN27 9DJ

The Location

Find this place: Halfway between Maidstone and Ashford on top of the Greensand Ridge, Egerton is beautiful rural village characterised by woodland and trees, fields and farm buildings and hedgerows filled with wildlife.

What's nearby: Leeds Castle (7.3 miles), Biddenden Vineyards (9.8 miles), The granary Spa (5.9 miles) away as well as Woodside spa (6.9) miles away. Chart Hills Golf Club (7.4 miles) and much more.