The Queen’s Inn

Hawkshurst, Kent
+44 (0)1580 754233

Local food and a friendly vibe. Great local beers, handpicked wines or pots of tea and coffee, comfy seats by big fires, smartly done rooms


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

Sharon and Sally-Anne took on the run-down Queen’s Inn in early 2014 having run a successful catering company for many years. Rather than deliver food to different venues across Kent, it was time to provide the venue to showcase Sally Ann’s cooking and this rambling old village inn fitted the bill perfectly. Revived with panache, the wisteria-festooned Georgian façade hides a cosy, beamed 16th-century interior: a bar with wooden floor and huge fireplace, and upstairs, wonky corridors leading to quirky, hugely individual rooms. Expect a retro feel throughout with chunky dial phones, old-style radios, painted furniture and jazzy fabrics and lamps, plus goose down duvets, coffee and homemade brownies. Bathrooms are smart; room five boasts a free-standing tub in the room. Downstairs, rustic and modern combine in the dining room, with its ancient plank floor, brick fireplace and contemporary print wallpaper. In the bar, relax with a pint of Hophead or tuck into Moroccan spiced rack of lamb, sea bass with samphire, crab and chive sauce, Park Farm sausages and mash, baked vanilla cheesecake. National Trust treasures (Sissinghurst & Bodiam) and Pashley Manor Gardens are close.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £5. Mains from £12.50


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £85.
1 Family room for 4
From £135
5 Doubles
From £95



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sharon Retmanski

  • Visit Bodiam Castle only an 8 min drive away. Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments
  • Within a 10 min drive is Sissinghurst Castle, the backdrop for a diverse history; from the astonishing time as a prison in the 1700s, to being a home to the women’s land army. It was also a family home to some fascinating people who lived & visited here.
  • Visit nearby Hastings. This cosmopolitan town is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community.
  • Just a drive away visitors never forget their first breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens. A great day out for everyone.
  • 20 minute drive away you will come to one of the best preserved medieval towns in England, Rye is home to the enchanting cobbled Mermaid Street, the impressive Norman church of St Mary’s, a rich selection of specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet.
  • Within minutes visit Scotney Castle gardens with the glorious backdrop of the fairytale castle. Venture into the wonderful woodland and parkland with over 770 acres to explore. Discover the delights of the Victorian country mansion with its secrets to tell