Appledore

Appledore in Kent Village Guide

About Appledore in Kent

Appledore is situated between Tenterden and New Romney on the B2080. There are several theories as to how its name came about, but the most likely explanation is that this is the Saxon word for appletree. It is an attractive village with medieval houses and a 14th century church St Peter and St Paul. The village has a Post Office, village store, three pubs, and antique shops. The railway station lies two miles away on the Ashford to Hastings line.

Appledore is a small village and has an eventful history that goes back to Roman times. It was once a port and has played its part in events of national importance. The Danes arrived at Appledore in AD 892 in order to launch an invasion of England. In 1380 the French also landed, burning the village and church. In 1381 villagers took part in the Peasants’ revolt, led in Kent by Wat Tyler … much later in 1450 villagers joined Jack Cade’s attempts to reform the government of Henry VI. . The village was considered to be on the front line of defence against the threatened Napoleonic invasion, hence the Royal Military Canal passes close by. Today the canal offers excellent walks and fishing (day tickets are available). The long distance footpath which follows the old Saxon Shoreline passes through the village.

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Landgate Cottage
Landgate Cottage

15th century Landgate cottage is opposite the medieval Landgate arch, in Rye’s pretty centre. Refurbished recently, retaining period features, with … more

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Helen Downing-Waite

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Neve / Witcomb

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Attractions and Activities

St Mary’s Church Tower

Climb the Church Tower for amazing views of Rye and the surrounding countryside! View the mechanism of the oldest working church turret clock in the UK. Gift Aiding your donation gives you free access for one year as many times … more

St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and sits near the summit of the plateau in which much of the parish of Playden is found. The Friends of Playden Church is a registered charity dedicated to helping to maintain … more

Yoga with JoJo

Move | Breathe | Restore Join JoJo, founder of Yoga Creative, for classes that nourish and transform body mind and soul. Move, breathe and restore an inner sense of wellbeing this Autumn. See website for full class schedule in Rye, … more

Accommodation

The Regent, Rye

Family run business since opening in 1984. Located in Town Centre. 2 mins from Train/Bus station. All rooms have en-suite newly refurbished shower rooms, tea/coffee trays, freeview televisions, hairdryers & Dressing gown’s. Limited parking on a first in basis or … more

The Ship Inn

In the centre of the small, charming town of Rye, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English inn – a cosy pub, rich in original character, with simple, comfortable en suite rooms above. Originally built in 1592, … more

Rye Treat

Located in Rye in the East Sussex region, 95 Udimore Road has a terrace.

Restaurants

Big Guys French Fries

We’re an independent small restaurant located steps from the centre of town. We’re proud to be the favourite for locals to meet friends for a beer or call for a fresh “big guy burger”. We serve juicy big burgers and … more

The Gallivant

The Gallivant Restaurant With Rooms is across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California. It is a a relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of … more

The Mermaid Inn

One of England’s oldest and loveliest inns, with Norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition and charm in abundance. A jewel in the crown of Rye, the inn has a wide range of accommodation including … more

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