Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 2015

(Name from)

Goudhurst Inn

Open 2020+

Cranbrook Road


01580 211451

Goudhurst Inn 2016

Above photo, 2016.

Goudhurst Inn garden 2018

Above photo 2018.


The pub was previously known as the "Chequers," and changed name some time between 2012 and 2016.


From the By Angela Cole, 27 March 2015.

The Goudhurst Inn will reopen after being completely refurbished by owners Staplehurst vineyard Hush Heath Estate.

A pub which has been taken on by a nearby vineyard will reopen after a complete refit next month.

The Goudhurst Inn, which was taken on by Hush Heath Estate in Staplehurst, will reopen on Saturday, April 25, after closing for the work to be carried out in January.

Estate managers plan to create a traditional pub and inn with more casual dining and drinking in the new extended bar area.

There will also be more formal dining areas which can be used for private functions.

The free-house will serve wines, ciders, ales, craft beers and spirit, and the food will be locally sourced and seasonal.

Upstairs there will be four boutique hotel rooms, each one individually designed with wifi and en-suites.

Richard Balfour-Lynn

Hush Heath Estate owner Richard Balfour-Lynn.

The pub itself will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as bar snacks and afternoon tea.

Outside will be The Pizza & BBQ Shack, which will launch this summer, and serve freshly made pizza and barbecue dishes that can be enjoyed in the garden or to take away.

The gardens have been re-landscaped, and a bespoke children’s play area is being built.

The pub was taken over by estate owners Richard and Leslie Balfour-Lynn in 2013 as part of their project to set up a group of boutique hotels and pubs across London and Kent with high standards of design, service, and food, while also showcasing Hush Heath Estate wines and ciders.



BALFOUR-LYNN Richard & Leslie 2013+


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