Dog and Bear Lenham

Welcome to the Dog & Bear Lenham

Historic hospitality abounds at The Dog & Bear - a beautiful 17th century hotel in Lenham. WE ARE OPEN - if you can, book in advance for food. Walk-ins also welcome subject to availability.

Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


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  • Dog & Bear Lenham - Rooms

    Stay with us

    Offering beautiful accommodation near Leeds Castle and The North Downs, The Dog and Bear boasts 24 immaculate en-suite bedrooms.

  • Food

    Dine with us

    Book a table at The Dog and Bear to enjoy great traditional pub dishes, freshly prepared using the finest seasonal, local produce.


For 10pm closing times, last orders will be at 9:30pm

Opening times today

12:00 - 22:00

Serving food today

12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 20:00

Please note guest breakfast is served daily 7:00 - 10:00 (8:00 - 10:00 at weekends)

How to find us

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Dog & Bear Hotel

The Square,
Lenham, Kent
ME17 2PG

+44(0) 1622 858 219

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Mon - Thu - 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00

    Fri - Sun - 12:00 - 22:00

Food serving times

  • Mon - Fri - 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 20:00

    Sat & Sun - 12:00 - 20:00

Welcome to the Dog & Bear

Overlooking the picturesque village square, The Dog and Bear Hotel in Lenham combines the friendly atmosphere of a local pub with all the comforts of a stylish hotel and restaurant.

Rooms and facilities here have all been recently refurbished to the highest standards, but a sense of history pervades the place too. Originally built in 1602, the hotel was visited by Queen Anne in 1704 - and her coat of arms is still displayed above the door today.

It’s only right then that visitors here get a royally warm welcome, and indeed, whether you’re popping in for a quick pint or checking in for a weekend break, you can expect the same friendly service.

Of course, there’s majestic food and drink, too. First-class ales, world wines and traditional, freshly prepared pub dishes make The Dog and Bear one of Lenham’s favourite destinations for dinner and drinks - with a courtyard garden the crowning glory in summer.

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Enjoy Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, plus a tour of Britain’s Oldest Brewer for just £125 per couple

  • Two course dinner
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Morning or afternoon brewery tour
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • £125 for two people!

Looking for a bit of luxury?  Ask about upgrading to a superior room for just £25

TO BOOK - call us on 01622 858219

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