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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Rye Fine Wines

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Attractions and Activities

Rye Town Hall

Built in 1742, the elegant Georgian Town Hall in Rye is an ideal venue for your special day. A unique and historic setting in the heart of Rye, the Town Hall is within walking distance, over the cobbled streets, of … more

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is approximately 1.4 miles south east of Rye, signposted off the A259. There is a free car park at Rye Harbour. There is a network of foot paths that allow the reserve to be visited … more

Rye Sports Centre

Modern facilities, friendly staff and great value … all at Freedom Leisure Rye! Situated just behind the railway station, parking is free to Centre users. Please collect a parking ticket from reception

Accommodation

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II listed Georgian country house with an award-winning restaurant, a bar and spa facilities. The hotel’s spa features various treatment rooms. … more

Mermaid Cottage

Mermaid Cottage is a cosy, 18th century cottage situated on the historic cobbled Mermaid Street in Rye, perfect for a relaxing break. Situated at the top of Mermaid Street, you are centrally based in the Citadel for exploring Rye and … more

The Highlands

This large secluded Victorian house sleeps 11 and has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside towards Rye. Inside the rooms are light and airy. The property has undergone a total restoration and refurbishment. Period features have been lovingly restored and … more

Restaurants

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

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

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

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