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The Dirty Habit Restaurant

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The PILGRIMS Way Upper Street, Hollingbourne ME17 1UW, England
+44 1622 880880
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here serveral times at not once been dissapointed. they change the menu often to ensure a variety of foods. Would recommend to everyone..... Parking a bit of a problem though.

Thank baxta2014
Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a good meal with our family - 5 adults - with an excellent selection of dishes. We also enjoyed the selection of beers... except that all the draft beers on offer were very "hoppy, IPA style" and bitter, and not to everybody's taste. the only other beers offered were lager style, and not what we wanted. Where have... More 

Thank GMW1960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the most enjoyable meal at the Dirty Habit. Food was fresh and delicious, generous portions and reasonably priced. Staff were attentive and friendly and were happy to swap food options on the menu. We left feeling very satisfied and cannot wait to return soon!

Thank Hazel C
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had our annual Family Christmas lunch on Saturday. Food was good, beer very good. Lovely old pub with great atmosphere. Service was attentive. Highly recommended.

Thank Jerry B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Dirty Habit for the first time for our annual family Christmas get together. Although very busy, the service was excellent and the food exceptional. They were very accommodating in arranging for a cake to be brought out for my fiancé's birthday too. The only reason it didn't get 5* is because our custard with the apple crumble... More 

Thank Emily L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite places! Great for amazing food and a great local pint. Good for the walkers, the hungry and the thirsty. Another great pub from a great little group of pubs!

Thank Matt B
London england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meal with family on a Sunday, Roast Dinner was very good. The kids were given a great fun pack, which kept them entertained for ages. We had a great time and will definitely be going back soon.

Thank nabrls
Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well deserved 5stars, lovely quiet area for lunch time - staff are all on point and I cant fault the food.

Thank Zoe S
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you eat outside or inside, the staff are always really friendly and the food is consistently good. The sharing platters are always a hit. Ample free parking too.

Thank Chris N
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went twice recently with different friends and the food and service was very good. The tables are well spaced out so it does not feel crowded even when full. A really warm country pub atmosphere. As a fairly frequent visitor, we purchased an annual "Peachy friend" discount card for £25; this gives you 20 per cent discount on all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?