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If you fancy exploring historic Maidstone and the wider Kent countryside, there’s plenty to see and do within easy reach of The Boathouse. As Yalding pubs go, The Boathouse is perfectly located for its guests to stop by, have a bite to eat, and set off an adventure across the Kent countryside.
So, fuel up with some of the delicious food and drink from our menu, use this page to plan your sight-seeing stop-offs, and get exploring!
Nestled in the beautiful Wealden countryside, Yalding is a quaint village, six miles south-west of historic Maidstone. Yalding village centre is situated approximately half a mile from The Boathouse, to the east. Yalding Railway Station, which serves the Medway Valley Line on the Southeastern network for trains to Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, and Strood/Medway, is situated half a mile to the north of the pub.
The Boathouse country pub is next to Twyford Bridge, one of the finest medieval bridges in the south of England. Popular with kayakers and other river users, it crosses the point where the River Teise meets the River Medway.
The Hop Farm Family Park is free to enter and offers a range of entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The park’s attractions include the Hop Story Museum, Yesterday's World, Hoppers Animal World and the Birds of Prey Zone.
Owned by the National Trust, Ightham Mote is a medieval moated manor house that dates back to the 14th century. There’s few finer ways to pass an afternoon in this part of the world than to visit the stunning house and enjoy a walk in the lush green grounds.
We've teamed up with Paddle Cabin, who offer exciting paddle boarding lessons, coaching & experiences where you can paddle from East Peckham right up to our venue for a refreshing drink & bite to eat.