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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
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1 - 10 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Partner booked a meal for us on a recent evening for 18.30 - we arrived on time but were told to ‘go to the bar and wait for a table ‘ - then stood in the bar for about 20 minutes - eventually the manager...More

2  Thank Etherealace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was tasty and mulled wine was superb! Parking in back of bldg. Nav in rental car took us 2 miles up the Rd

Thank scoochy12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends, decided to have the fresh lobster at £40 per couple comprising of 1 whole lobster each with chips and salad. Service was top notch, ambience and drinks was also great, will definitely return, thankyou to all the staff at the dirty...More

Thank twonker1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dirty habit is a comfort zone that always ends up positive.. lovely evening again at the last minute and very accommodating. Will always rate this venue very highly.. good for the soul..

Thank Tedanddoug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch. Service provided by a group of young staff who set a good standard. Unfortunately the food was less good. Both starters were fine - 1 cheese dish and 1 fish cake. The main course and the desserts were not...More

1  Thank Bill1357
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Table booked for 8pm on a Saturday night, the pub had a lovely atmosphere as we walked in and the Christmas decorations made it very cosy. All the staff were lovely and service was great. We had a very generous portion of freshly baked bread...More

Thank ellieeat10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant last night for a birthday celebration with family. The service was very slow & the food was awful. Ordered fillet steak which looked like 2 black conkers so sent it back & ended up not eating anything!!!! Awful & quite pricey...More

1  Thank missnaughtyKent
Aline K, events at The Dirty Habit Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear missnaughtyKent, I am sorry to read the feedback on your meal with us at the Dirty Habit, and hope you will accept further apologies. I understand the fillet was overcooked and was sent back. As a gesture of goodwill, the steak was taken off...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

The staff were excellent and attentive. Had the fish cakes for starter which was o.k. The mains was duck breast that was sadly well overcooked it was very hard and tough. I'm sure with more careful cooking it could have remained tender. Ask diners how...More

Thank dizybird777
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wonderful location. Thriving country gastro pub. Excellent range of beers behind the bar, and very friendly staff. Taken to table on time, but OMG it was right next to young children who obviously were not enjoying the experience much! Noise unbearable, ruined starter, which from...More

1  Thank 431robert
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

That was my second visit in this place. First time we came for mid week lunch which was nice, so decided to go for Sunday Roast. Before I booked a table I made a call to check if there is option to have my food...More

1  Thank Ewelina83
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3 January 2017|
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Response from PJT91065 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, options on the menu. Also let the team know when you telephone and book. They are only too happy to help and make suggestions.
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10 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hollingbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 880880
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There���s nothing taboo about good food, so The Dirty Habit pub restaurant in Hollingbourne near Maidstone is perhaps misleadingly named. Of course the name actually refers to the origins of this historic building on the famed Pilgrims Way, close to the North Downs and dating back to the 11th century, The Dirty Habit started life as a brewery owned and run by monks who also allowed weary travellers to rest here as they made their way to Canterbury. Gloriously characterful, The Dirty Habit maintains features from throughout the intervening years, including cosy fireplaces and ovens, gnarly old beams and a long Georgian oak bar too. From the comfy Monks Corner to the beautifully refurbished terrace, there���s a space to suit your occasion. While the bar serves a wide range of beers, ales and spirits, as well as a good wine list, the food menu caters for all tastes and budgets, The Dirty Habit���s award winning chef using locally sourced produce in dishes ranging from traditional British pub grub to more exotic offerings.
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