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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“game pie” (11 reviews)
“tapas” (14 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:30All hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

superb lunch,in a very nice place,very oldy worldy. service is good with just the right amount of attention that is genuine not the one scripted question of many other places.the only hiccup was the price list that we were told was out of date[tut tut...More

Thank jgaccounts
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is lovely, a hidden gem. Found it by chance on a google search, and can safely say the food and service is very good here. Suitable for business and family meals.

Thank 80Rhino
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here 3 times with various friends and family eating a variety of items from the menu and all have enjoyed the restaurant and found the food to be delicious. I would like to offer some honest feedback regarding the vegetarian option of...More

Thank coletteconboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started a walk here yesterday and ended up coming back for a steak sandwich and a pint after walking 4 miles on the Downs. Sandwich was fab, the lady serving us was really nice and friendly and a cute little country pub atmosphere. We also...More

Thank hannahlouisep
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub was at the start of our walk and we popped in for a light bite and a pint before setting off. Well, what a lovely place! To a person the staff were delightful, including the painters who were decorating the outside. I had...More

Thank jm36522
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the evening here having a meal as with couples. We loved the ambience and the food! The attention to detail in both the decoration of the whole place (including the garden) and the taste and presentation of the food itself was just perfect....More

Thank mandybkent
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Dirty Habit, but it certainly will not be our last. We were invited by friends to celebrate their engagement and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. There is plenty of choice on the menu and our meals were very...More

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch after a morning at Leeds Castle. Was so pleased we did. Great service and food. Just great. Highly recommend it.

Thank Flyinmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a birthday meal with friends. It is a lovely pub with a small outside seating area, though I was surprised that smoking was allowed in the wooden gazebo outside the back door. The starters and tapas were very nice, particularly the air...More

1  Thank SurreyGirl27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling back to Surrey after visiting friends, we came across The Dirty Habit. Lovely from the outside, with a compact car park taking you in through the back of the pub. It has a few tables outside and some comfy chairs & sofas under a...More

Thank Piproons
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3 January 2017|
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Response from PJT91065 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, options on the menu. Also let the team know when you telephone and book. They are only too happy to help and make suggestions.
Peterer R
10 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 880880
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There���s nothing taboo about good food, so The Dirty Habit pub restaurant in Hollingbourne near Maidstone is perhaps misleadingly named. Of course the name actually refers to the origins of this historic building on the famed Pilgrims Way, close to the North Downs and dating back to the 11th century, The Dirty Habit started life as a brewery owned and run by monks who also allowed weary travellers to rest here as they made their way to Canterbury. Gloriously characterful, The Dirty Habit maintains features from throughout the intervening years, including cosy fireplaces and ovens, gnarly old beams and a long Georgian oak bar too. From the comfy Monks Corner to the beautifully refurbished terrace, there���s a space to suit your occasion. While the bar serves a wide range of beers, ales and spirits, as well as a good wine list, the food menu caters for all tastes and budgets, The Dirty Habit���s award winning chef using locally sourced produce in dishes ranging from traditional British pub grub to more exotic offerings.
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