Dirty Habit

The Dirty Habit

Wines, Real Ale, Good Food


The Dirty Habit is a beautiful 11th Century pub situated in the picturesque Kentish village of Hollingbourne.

Set on The Pilgrims Way in a designated area of natural beauty, with many walks and bike rides from the pub, it has been used by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury for centuries. It is reputed that King James II stayed at the inn whilst on his way to France via Canterbury and Dover.

Full of period charm and character we have undertaken a complete restoration of the building, keeping the unique period features intact.

We offer a varied selection of freshly prepared food all day every day, both traditional English as well as continental specialties using local suppliers whenever possible to support the local farming community.

For those special occasions we can offer a private dining service in a beautiful period room 'The Monks Corner' with oak beams to the apex and an inglenook fireplace to set it all off.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Menus

Try our delicious new spring menus that will certainly whet your appetite.

And don't forget a 25p donation on certain dishes goes towards raising funds for Hollingbourne Primary School

Sunday Afternoon of Live music

Sunday 20th September

Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather

Game Gourmet Evening

Tuesday 10th November

£50 for a delicious 4 course meal with a glass of wine with each course



Come and enjoy a mouth watering 10oz Ribeye steak dish each and a half litre carafe of Red/White Wine.  £40 per couple.


celebrating 10 years

Contact Us

The Pilgrims Way,
Upper Street, Hollingbourne,
Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1UW.

01622 880 880

Pub Opening Times

Monday to Friday
11.30am to 11.00pm

11.30am to 11.00pm

11.30am to 11.00pm


Monday to Friday
12pm to 3.00pm &
6.00pm to 9.45pm.

12pm to 9.45pm.

12pm to 9.30pm.