The AA Pub Guide for 2020 has just been published and lists the Dirty Habit in Upper Street as one of the best 16 in the County. The new edition of the Guide is the 21st and lists 500 across the country.
Today Kent Online is reporting the following the names of the Kent pubs in the Guide with the following information about the Dirty Habit:
The Dirty Habit
Upper St, Hollingbourne, Maidstone
The Dirty Habit was a monk’s ale house in the 11th century, with pilgrims passing on their way to Canterbury to refresh themselves and rest.
An outdoor heated area homes two leather sofas to sink into while enjoying a fruity cider on a summer evening.
A long Georgian oak bar and panelling and restored Victorian furniture retains the pub’s period charm.
But the owners also embrace modern technology, offering two electric car charging ports in the car park.
Cider from Aspall and Harvey’s ale of Lewes can be sipped alongside a spring country platter of pickled quail eggs, smoked mackerel rillettes, garlic and pepper squid and more.
The website for the Dirty Habit, which is part of Hollingbourne resident Martial Chaussy’s Elite Pubs Group, is https://elitepubs.com/the-dirty-habit/
Hollingbourne is fortunate to have two other pubs in the village which are the Sugar Loaves and the Windmill which is listed in the Michelin Guide. Also nearby are the Park Gate Inn on the A20 and the Hook and Hatchet in Hucking which has a campsite.