Ideally situated at the centre of Tenterden’s tree-lined high street, this former 16th century coaching inn has been lovingly refurbished with designs by Concorde BGW, and now boasts 14 boutique-style bedrooms, alongside an inviting pub and dining room.
Providing the perfect bolt hole for visitors to Camber Sand’s famous beaches or to the rolling vineyards of Chapel Down and Biddenden, The White Lion exudes quintessential English character in bucketloads.
As the seventh venture for premium pub operator, the Revere Pub Company, the pub offers guests a combination of the very latest luxury products and furnishings, with all the idiosyncratic charm of this historical venue and its environs.
Concorde BGW has achieved an artful continuity between the blend of eating, drinking and sleeping facilities. Within the 14 beautifully-appointed en-suite bedrooms, plush textured fabrics and chunky timber furniture abound, while playful touches such as quirky suspended bedside tables and comical artwork add characterful finishing touches.
With all the amenities expected of a boutique hotel, the bedrooms boast Egyptian cotton bed linen, flat screen TVs, fluffy bathrobes, luxury toiletries and a homemade welcome hamper.
Maintaining that all-important link with the pub’s locale, each of the rooms pays homage to the historical nature of Tenterden, and are named after local landmarks and neighbouring towns.
The main pub and dining area is equally inviting, a roaring fire and cosy nooks in hidden corners evoking a soothing rural feel. Add to that the stylish mismatched furniture, complete with an original working mangle table, animated artwork and bird nest lamps.
Alongside flavoursome British comfort food, The White Lion offers a range of homemade signature pizzas, stretched and cooked fresh to order from the authentic Italian wood-fired oven.