West Malling is a small market town situated in Kent. West Malling is great for pubs, long dog walks and small independent businesses.
Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do in West Malling, Kent.
1. The Farm House Pub & Cow Shed
Situated right on the High Street of West Malling, The Farm House is a cosy, welcoming gastropub serving delicious food and cocktails. Plus, there are bedrooms you can stay in with a warm scandi vibe just metres away from the pub!
If you’re looking for somewhere you can have a cocktail and a boogie, The Cow Shed is the place for you. A cocktail bar located at the back of The Farm House is the perfect place to celebrate an occasion with friends or just let your hair down and have a good dance.
2. Manor Park Country Park
Manor Park is a great place to take the kids or the dog for a lovely walk. There is a beautiful lake with crystal clear water and plenty of wildlife as well as meadows, a large children’s playground and even a café serving hot drinks and snacks!
3. St Leonard’s Tower
St Leonard’s Tower is a probable Norman keep in West Malling and is thought to have been built by Gundulf, the Bishop of Rochester, between 1077 and 1108. It was a three-storey building, constructed of local stone, and would have stood at least 22 metres high. Although you’re not able to go inside the tower, you can walk around it.
4. West Malling Farmer’s Market
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the 4th Sunday of the month, you’ll be greeted by the infamous West Malling Farmer’s Market. From cheese to bread to fresh local sausages to plants the Farmer’s Market is the best place to support local while getting the best, fresh produce!
5. St Mary’s Church
If churches are your things, St Mary’s is a lovely little church situated in the heart of West Malling. Hosting weddings, funerals and services – it’s a quaint little church to explore. The tower and the western part of the chancel remain from the original Norman church that was built by Bishop Gundulph nearly 1,000 years ago.