The Cock Horse Tonbridge

Welcome to The Cock Horse. Tonbridge

A warm welcome and a taste of history

Built in 1502, The Cock Horse is a former coaching inn which takes its name from the heavy horse which used to help drag stagecoaches up a steep hill to the next village.

Inside, you'll find a bar and with an inglenook fireplace, which gives the room a snug feel. We also have a restaurant area, offering a range of dishes such as sea bass, rib-eye steak and lamb shanks. Outside, there's a garden with a lawn and two decked areas. 

We cater for parties and other events, and we warmly welcome walkers and well-behaved dogs. History buffs can study a list tracing the former landlords back to 1511, and ghost-hunters can try to catch a glimpse of the spirit which some say still haunts the pub, so come over and see us soon!

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.


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,
TN11 8NH

Get directions

From the A21, head towards Hildenborough, then take the B245 just before you reach the village. The pub is on your right.

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