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The Dirty Habit

1132 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Cosy (88)
  • Special Occasions (75)
  • Good for Birthdays (74)

The Dirty Habit is a beautiful 13th Century pub situated in the picturesque Kentish village of Hollingbourne. Set on The Pilgrims Way in a designated area of natural beauty, with many walks and bike rides from the pub, it has been used by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury for centuries. It is reputed that King James II stayed at the inn whilst on his way to France via Canterbury and Dover. We offer a varied selection of freshly prepared food all day every day, both traditional English as well as continental specialties using local suppliers whenever possible to support the local farming community. For those special occasions we can offer a private dining service in a beautiful period room 'The Monks Corner' with oak beams to the apex and an inglenook fireplace to set it all off.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, French
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Hours of Operation

Mon –Thursday
12.00pm – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 9.45pm

Friday-Saturday 12.00pm –9.45pm,
Sunday 12.00pm –9.00pm
Pub opening times: Mon –Friday 11.30am – 11.00pm, Saturday 11.30am -
11.30pm, Sunday 11.30am – 10.30pm
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Phone number
01622 880880
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
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Private Party Facilities
For all Private Dining and Wedding enquiries, please contact our events coordinator, Aline Koehler-Price, Tel: 07889 885366 Email:
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Private Party Contact
Aline Koehler-Price: 07889 885366
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Special Events & Promotions
Valid from the 3rd January until the 30th March

Winter warmer set menu
2 courses for £15.50, 3 courses for £19.50,
Valid Monday to Friday, Lunch & dinner

Steak Night - Every Tuesday
35 day aged steak & a carafe of wine on us, £36 per couple or upgrade to our special fillet steak for £5pp extra, from 5.30pm

Thursday is our Prosecco Day
£15 per bottle, all day

Friday Fizz – 3pm – 7pm
25% off all sparkling bottles of wines and champagnes

Lobster & Chips – every Friday
2 whole lobsters & chips for £40 per couple, from 5.30pm
Add a bottle of Prosecco for an extra £15

*** Bottomless drinks***
£18 per person, unlimited Prosecco, Bloody Mary, Bellini or El Zafiro wine,
in addition to any 2 courses from our a la carte menu

Thursday to Saturday, 12pm until 5pm
2 hours of unlimited booze

Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Wine

Special Offers

20% off food when ordering a minimum of 2 courses

Discount does not include Scallops, Rib-eye & Fillet steaks and Lobster.
Not in conjunction with any other offers. Tables allocated for 2 hours only. Offer can only be used up to a maximum of 8 diners. Multiple table bookings cannot be joined together to extend discount to larger than 8 people

Terms and Conditions: Includes Vat, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 January 2018

Ends: 29 March 2018

Availability: Sun 17:00-21:00
Mon-Tue 12:00-14:00 17:30-18:45
Wed 12:00-14:00 17:30-19:30
Thu-Fri 12:00-14:00 17:30-18:45
Sat 14:00-18:45 21:00-21:45

What 1132 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineD (Kent)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Our favourite restaurant always busy but you are never rushed. A relaxed atmosphre with attentive but not intrusive staff nothing is to much trouble. Tasty food with a varied menu providing for different palates. A very pleasant ambience.

Maggie (London)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had lunch here last week after a walk on the North Downs, and were not disappointed. We had the set lunch menu, which was very good value for money and the food was absolutely delicious. We both had chicken, I couldn't resist the sticky toffee pudding and my husband had the apple and rhubarb crumble. The service was great too, the girls were very friendly and efficient. I'd highly recommend this pub, it's worth the drive out from London.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

A favourite with us and our friends we had the usual nice greeting and quick service at the bar .
Unfortunately they had run out of ingredients for my wife’s favourite cocktail so she had to choose another .
Food was good value from the set menu as was the white Rioja !!
Looking forward to returning soon !

5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

The food was delicious and the menu varied. The staff were welcoming and patient. We loved it here so much we stayed about 3 hours in the end and the staff rejigged their bookings and allowed us to stay in our spot by the fire.
Incredibly good value!!!!

NaomiH (Kent)
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Only issue we had was being sat in a corner which my husband didn't want but the waitress moved us nearer to the open fire. Food was amazing really enjoyed our evening. Will definitely be going back. Loved the cocktails although abit expensive

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

Good food, portion size reasonable. Service was good considering how busy it was.

WillP (Kent)
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Excellent food, very well balanced menu with a choice for everyone, would recommend

peterp (Kent)
5.0  Dined on 6 February 2018

All round fantastic experience! Fantastic food! Fantastic staff!
We'll be back! Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Really lovely gastro pub with excellent menu and service.

murpho (London)
5.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

Great food, helpful and lovely staff, excellent draft options, fab healthy options as well as delicious desserts / naughty options. Roaring fire, great decor, authentic pub feel but mixed with modern twist. Highly recommend.