Jayne welcomes you to the Padwell, our homely, rustic and all round lovely free house, situated in the quiet, rural hamlet of Stone Street and only a stone’s throw away from the market town of Sevenoaks. We are also a short commute from London.
On a warm summers day you can enjoy the south-west facing views of the serene countryside from our alfresco dinning terrace. Alongside this, we offer a cosy bar and snug warmed by an authentic log fire during the colder months. No matter the season you can guarantee a relaxing ambience combined with beautiful surroundings. We really are a traditional country pub. As a free house we pride ourselves on the extensive selection of Kentish and ever changing guest ales alongside a well balanced wine menu to complement our generously portioned country fare.
In the summer and autumn people from far and wide and nearby Sevenoaks are invited to our Beer Festival. Not to be confused with the Sevenoaks Beer Festival, our Beer Festival is at The Padwell in Seal near Sevenoaks and we offer a selection of ales, and real food. When the season is right our Ale choices at the Beer Festival will include Green Hop Ale.
Children are very welcome at the Padwell, they can enjoy a game of darts or express their creative side with the colouring and drawings books. Equally embraced are well behaved dogs, who would relish the surrounding walks. There is the Seal Chart wood to the rear of the pub as well as public bridal paths leading through the fields opposite. We are located in a fantastic rambling area, ideal for walking groups, cyclists and horse riders. There is also wheelchair access direct from our car park which caters for around 30 cars.
Beer and Ales:
The Padwell offers a great selection of Kentish real ales. Larkins Brewery Limited provide our house ale ‘Larkins traditional’ ( OG 1035, BV 3.4%) a full-tasting hoppy ale tawny in colour with plenty of character and strength. A unique point of this brewery is all the brews now include hops grown on Larkins Farm itself. Below is a list of other ales we may stock from the Larkins Brewery:
Grumpy Git best bitter ( ABV 4.3 % ) Brewed by Larkins only for us at the Padwell Arms.
Chiddingstone (OG 1040, ABV 4%)
Named after the village where the brewery is based, Chiddngstone is a mid-strength, hoppy fruity ale with long, bittersweet aftertaste.
Best (OG 1045, ABV 4.4%)
Full-bodied, slightly fruity and unusually bitter for its gravity.
Porter (OG 1052, ABV 5.2 %)
Each taste and smell of this potent black winter beer ( Nov- Apr) reveals another facet of its character. An explosion of roasted malt, bitter and fruity flavours leaves a bittersweat aftertaste.
Platinum Blone (OG 1037, ABV 3.6%)
Light in colour a moreish summer ale with a refreshing hoppy zing.
The Tonbridge brewery was established by Paul Bournazian in March 2010 with a 4 BBL plant operating from a converted garage in Tudeley. In April 2013, Paul was joined by Mark Gardner and Tonbridge brewery Limited was established, operating with a 12 BBL plant from new premises in East Peckham. They aim to produce a distinctive, high quality ales at competitive prices and provide a great service to their customers. Their ales are brewed predominantly with Kent grown hops and a strain of live yeast that originated from the Barclay Perkins brewery in Southwark; which they believe adds individual character and great condition to the ales. Below is a list and description of the ales offered at the Padwell, please note they operate on a rotation basis.
BLONDE AMBITION 4.2%
• Crisp, refreshing blonde ale; fully flavoured with spicy and
citrus notes from Kent grown Challenger and First Gold
hops. An extra aroma punch is provided by Styrian hops
added during fermentation (Spring & Summer)
EBONY MOON 4.2%
• Porter with a pronounced rich maltiness, balanced with a
mild bitterness. Kent grown Bramling Cross hops
enhance the richness whilst Golding hops give a delicate
English aroma (Autumn & Winter )
• Deep bronze coloured, rich tasting country ale. Lightly
hopped with the scarce, Kent grown Epic variety giving a
delicate spicy taste and aroma. A few Fuggles hops from
the Alsace region of France round off the flavour nicely.
• Fairly dry ale with a light maltiness and medium bitterness.
A robust fruity flavour is provided by Kent grown Golding
and Challenger hops, and some Fuggles from the Alsace
GOLDEN BRAUN 3.2%
• Based on traditional ale recipes from the Rhine region.
An ale with a surprisingly full flavour, and a subtle spicy
finish provided by German grown Spalter Select hops
• Easy drinking and refreshing ale with a light fruity taste and
aroma from Kent grown Golding and Challenger hops.