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The Dog & Bear Hotel



The Square, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2PG

Tel: +44 01622 858219

The Dog & Bear Hotel


Situated in the Kentish town of Lenham. The Dog and Bear offers charming accommodation with modern facilities, an old traditional coaching inn built in 1602. A pub with rooms.

Queen Anne stayed here in 1704 and her Royal Coat of Arms is proudly displayed above the front door.

This is an ideal location for touring the Kent countryside, close to the county town of Maidstone with its historical past. Lenham is in an ideal situation for all travellers and is enjoyed every year by overseas visitors. Coaches are welcome either as a resting point for tea and scones or overnight stays. Within easy reach of London, Canterbury, Maidstone or Leeds Castle.

Accommodation consists of 24 en suite rooms all with telephone, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. The 4-poster bedroom, which overlooks the village square, is an ideal way to end a perfect day.

Customers or residents can enjoy a meal in the oak-beamed restaurant with seating for up to 50 people. A la carte menu and a choice of wines. Bar snacks are also available in the comfort of the main bar, which is especially cosy in the wintertime with a blazing log fire.

The private function room can be hired for weddings, parties or business meetings. The room has its own fully stocked bar. Staff will be happy to arrange anything you need to make your special occasion a day to remember.



  • Additional Meal Details - Vegan, Low fat
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions - Small function room.
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Pets accepted
  • Public Telephone
  • Real log/coal fires

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Inn
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From A20
Between Maidstone and Ashford. Close to Leeds Castle off M20, jct 8.

Public Transport Directions

From Lenham - 10 minutes walk
Walk towards village centre, turn right in village square.

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