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Biddenden Kent

Biddenden is set in the heart of the Weald of Kent and is a picture postcard of a quaint English village. Its small High Street is lined with latticed windowed Flemish weavers cottages, flanked on both sides by fossilized stone (Bethersden marble).

The village owes some of its tradition from the story of The Biddenden Maids -twin sisters born in 1100, joined at the shoulders and hips (and who are represented on the Biddenden sign). Once a year bread and cheese are given to local widows and pensioners at the Old Workhouse,and Biddenden Biscuits are distributed among the spectators as souvenirs, which bear an effigy of the conjoined twins.

For a small village it boasts some excellent places to eat and drink – in particular the Michelin-starred The West House (booking essential) and The Three Chimneys pub. For days out, Biddenden Vineyards is a must and the village is also in a great location to visit nearby Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells.

The village also has a conservation area known as the Millennium Field - a great spot for a picnic - which consists of a wooded area (the Rookery) with a stream and foot bridges, ponds, fields, a sun dial and statues carved by a local craftsman.

Biddenden Kent
Things to see & do in and around Biddenden

Biddenden Vineyards - Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard
Charts Hill Golf Club - award-winning golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo
Kent & East Sussex Railway - the country's finest example of a rural light railway
Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens - beautiful gardens and an Elizabethan manor house

Also see things to do in Tenterden.

Recommended places to eat and drink in Biddenden

Gram Spice - Bangladeshi & Indian Restaurant & Take-Away
Raja of Kent, Tenterden - amazing Indian just outside of the village
The Three Chimneys - excellent pub with an outstanding reputation for food & drink
The West House - Michelin-starred dining in a 15th century weaver’s cottage
Ye Maydes Restaurant - cosy & intimate dining using local Kent produce

Where to stay in Biddenden

The Bakehouse (B&B)
Barclay Farmhouse (B&B)
Bishopsdale Oast (B&B)
Tudor Cottage (B&B)


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