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The White Horse hotel, bar and restaurant is a hidden gem nestled in the tranquil village of Boughton-under-Blean. You don’t need to travel far to be surrounded by the beautiful Kent countryside, the coastal town of Whitstable or the historic city of Canterbury.

Formerly a 16th century coaching inn, Natalie and Andrew Hennessy have lovingly renovated this charming building. Inside you’ll find rooms flooded with natural light, traditional open fireplaces and original beams, complimented by tasteful décor and carefully selected furniture. Whatever the reason for your visit, you’ll find a warm welcome, exquisite food and a perfect night’s sleep in one of our elegant guest rooms.

Originally growing up in Whitstable and training as a chef in Kent, Natalie found early culinary success at The Dorchester in London before moving to Australia and opening her own bistro. In 2018 Natalie and Andrew decided to move back to Kent and begin a new culinary adventure. With their flair and passion, they transformed The East Kent Pub in Whitstable into a thriving pub at the heart of the community, with a reputation for great food and excellent service.

Dreaming of expanding and offering a different type of guest experience to The East Kent, it seemed like fate when the opportunity arose to renovate The White Horse. Natalie has fond childhood memories of Sunday Lunch at The White Horse, with her family having deep connections to the area going back four generations to her great grandfather. Her grandfather and father worked in the hop fields for Shepherd Neame, whose beer can still be found served on tap here today.

The White Horse’s innovative menu is inspired by Natalie’s classic French training and extensive travels, combining culinary flavours from across the world.

Our food is cooked with passion, skill and attention to detail, served in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Whether you’re joining us for lunch with friends, celebrating a special occasion or simply want a delicious meal, we endeavour to provide a warm welcome and attentive service to make any occasion feel special.

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246 The Street, Boughton-under-Blean,
Faversham, Kent ME13 9AL

01227 752046

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