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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Indie Movie Theatre
“Great little local cinema in an old church. Very popular. Sells delicious cakes to take in with you. Or you can buy a beer or a glass of wine or a proper coffee. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the best restaurants around - excellent menu, great atmosphere and cool bar for afterwards. Book your table in advance as they tend to book up at the weekends.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“right on the lake and friendly service and the cakes. Good for lunches, outside seating over the lakes”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Great place to buy local produce, local wines and enjoy a coffee and cake while you are there”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A good selection of food for a convenience store. Larger Waitrose at Tenterden”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“Very special setting! Cafe serving seasonal healthy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea. A must for vegetarians or vegans. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Relaxed atmosphere, cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food overlooking fields (recommend for vegetarians). Also has a farm shop that sells a huge array of dairy, meat , fruit & veg plus house wares.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Home Goods Store
“Wander round a superbly laid out garden and make notes of the plants you want to buy back at the shop. Great tea house, we love Merriments!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Lovely pub with either an A la Carte restaurant or a special Pizza restaurant. Booking recommended for dinner”
  • 2 locals recommend
Parking
“A perfect day out for all the family. Nature trails, family cycle paths or single track mountain bike paths for those who are more adventurous. Playgrounds for children. A cafe on site with an extensive menu to suit all tastes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pills, potions and prescriptions can all be bought from Hawkhurst pharmacy, just 3 miles from Merryweathers.”
  • 1 local recommends
Clothing Store
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“Hawkhurst is known for a butchers, bakers, candle-stick makers.... a great village where you will find most things you need.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“One of the best restaurants around - excellent menu, great atmosphere and cool bar for afterwards. Book your table in advance as they tend to book up at the weekends.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“You won't get a more friendly service! Family run roadside diner with an AMERICAN twist. Think relaxed, juke box, pool table... the biggest all day breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. Very reasonable.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends

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