Cock Horse, Hildenborough

Welcome to The Cock Horse. Tonbridge

A great traditional British pub in Hildenborough

Built in 1502 during the reign of Henry VIII, The Cock Horse pub in Hildenborough serves up fine food and drink in historic, homely surroundings.

A former coaching inn, the pub takes its name from the heavy horse which used to help drag local stagecoaches up the hill to the next village. The Cock Horse is the perfect place to relax with a pint, with a crackling real fire lending a snug, cosy feel to the traditional bar.

There’s a charming restaurant area, and the place has carved out a reputation as one of the best places to eat for miles around. Ideal for celebrating special occasions, the pub can also cater for private parties.

Walkers (and their well-behaved dogs) exploring the local area are more than welcome to pop in for refreshment, and The Cock Horse has a lovely lawn and two decking areas providing the perfect setting for summer drinks.

Dining at The Cock Horse

Run by a former master butcher, The Cock Horse prides itself on excellent food crafted from first-class ingredients. 

Here you can enjoy choice cuts like lamb shanks and rib-eye steaks, while there’s also fish dishes and a host of other pub classics - all to be enjoyed in a comfortable, characterful dining area.

At the bar, meanwhile, there’s a super selection of ales and lagers from Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, as well as wines, spirits and soft drinks to satisfy every taste.

What our customers have said on TripAdvisor

Hadn't been in the vicinity of this pub since the 1970s but found ourselves passing today, and wanting a drink and lunch, thought we would stop. Staff very welcoming and helpful. We had a drink and my husband had a chilli, which he thought was very good, and I just had a bar snack...all very acceptable. We plan to return for Sunday lunch and bring friends.

VulcanLondon

Our local pub which always serves lovely home made food of sensible sized portions and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and all ways made to feel welcome.

Simon T

Stopped for both lunch and dinner and the standard of food was excellent and the quality of service matched. Good local ales and the atmosphere is always convivial and welcoming. Well done to the Jones family.

Clive T

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Opening times

  • Mon - Sun

    11:00 - 23:00

How to find us

Cock Horse

London Road,
Hildenborough,
Tonbridge, Kent
TN11 8NH

01732 833232

Get directions

The Cock Horse pub in Hildenborough is located just off the A21, near Tonbridge. Leave the A21 for Hildenborough, then take the B245 just before you reach the village. You’ll soon see the pub on your right hand side, along with plenty of parking for up to 25 cars.

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