Things To Do

Go fishing

The Rother provides coarse angling for members of The Rother Fishery Association, but day tickets are also available.

Go to church

Saint Peter's Church in Newenden is an early 14th-c. church, well worth a visit even if you are not attending a service. But there are (C. of E.) services at 9.15 every Sunday morning (other times at major holidays).

See separate page for more details.

Go walkies

There are plenty of public footpaths through Newenden and beyond, offering views, nature, exercise and relaxation. Why not take a stroll out to Castle Toll and see if you can work out its mysteries? Or take the four-pint walk to Bodiam Castle and back - first pint at Castle Inn, Bodiam, then up the hill to Ewhurst Green and The White Dog. Cross the fields via Dixter and have your third pint at the Rother Valley Inn, just above Northiam station. Now you have fortunately not got so far to go for your fourth at our own White Hart.

Play on the swings

There is a playground for the under-12s along Lossenham Lane. But adults can come and watch, or have a picnic under the big old oak...

Unusual transport

Take the Bodiam Ferry up the river and visit Bodiam Castle, or rent a boat and row yourself...

Or take the Kent & East Sussex Railway to Bodiam, or perhaps to Tenterden for shopping and sightseeing.

Watch the cricket

The King's Wardrobe paid for the Prince of Wales to play creag at Newenden in 1301 - and according to Wisden, this is the first mention of the game of cricket anywhere. If it was good enough for a king-to-be, it's good enough for you! Newenden Cricket Club plays at home many Sundays in the season - see their website for a list of fixtures.

Wining and dining

Our own 16th-century inn, The White Hart is ready to welcome you with excellent home cooked food and fine cask ales.

It is not far to some of England's best vineyards. Chapel Down is in Smallhythe, near Tenterden, and Sandhurst Vineyards are almost next door, at Hoads Farm in Sandhurst. Just a little further is Carr Taylor in Westfield and in the other direction, Biddenden Vineyards.