The Moat | Friendly village pub in Wrotham, Seven Oaks

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A village pub for all occasions in Wrotham

Originally located on the Pilgrims’ Way (the path to Canterbury from Hampshire), the Moat is a perfect example of a classic, traditional English country pub. At its heart is a 14th Century converted barn with its own private bar area, perfect for celebrations.

When Hall & Woodhouse originally refurbished the pub the new oak floorboards were continually warping. Further investigation found that the pub was built over an underground stream and the floorboards were subsequently replaced with flagstones, which may have been the source of the pub name.

A great place to stop off on your way to the coast, we’re dog friendly, as well as every great pub should be, with a large garden, children’s play area and plenty of parking, ideal for those long summer days. And during the darker and colder winter months our roaring log fires, flagstone floors and oak beams really do come into their own.

Following the Government’s instruction on the 20th March 2020, we have temporarily closed our doors to protect our guests and our team from the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We are now focussing on the immediate future and how we can continue to make people’s day during the temporary closure of our pubs. We will also ensure that we are well prepared to re-open when it is right to do so.


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“It seemed a place where heroes could fitly feast after victory, where weary harvesters could line up in scores along the table and keep their Harvest Home with mirth and song, or where two or three friends of simple tastes could sit about as they pleased and eat and drink and talk in comfort and contentment.”

Colourful Coffee

Our delicious ‘Rocket Espresso’ comes from our friends at Extract Coffee Roasters and is the perfect combination of great coffee and good ethics. The special blend comprises 100% Arabica coffee beans from a single farm in Colombia and a co-operative project in Peru, which works to directly benefit the families and communities involved. The result of this is a naturally sweet and full-bodied coffee with notes of chocolate and caramel to finish.

Try Our New Seasonal Beer

Introducing From the Forager – the first release from our brand new range of seasonal ales. This herbal, zesty tipple with punchy notes of lemongrass is the perfect tipple for Spring.

Available at our bar now.

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Old Mout Cider

Old Mout was dreamed up 65 years ago by New Zealander Wanda, who, on a cycling trip to England, took a liking to the local scrumpy. On her return to Nelson, she decided to set up a cidery in her shed! 60 years later, cider pioneers Justin and Scottie, inspired by amazing island fruits, developed a range of award-winning flavours in New Zealand.

Check out our drinks page for our range of Old Mout Ciders.

 

Our Drinks

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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Following the Government’s instruction on the 20th March 2020, we have temporarily closed our doors to protect our guests and our team from the risk of spreading COVID-19.

We are now focussing on the immediate future and how we can continue to make people’s day during the temporary closure of our pubs. We will also ensure that we are well prepared to re-open when it is right to do so.

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