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A Journey Around West Malling...

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West Malling  was once a market town.  The market is no longer here, but  West Malling High Street circa 2001West Malling is now a small lively town with many excellent inns and a diverse selection of restaurants to suit all tastes.  West Malling is only a few minutes drive from the M20 and M25 and the main line railway station has services to London (Victoria), Ashford (Eurostar), and Folkstone (Le Shuttle).

West Malling High Street circa 1910

The train journey time to London is about 55 minutes and outside of peak times trains run 3 times an hour.  The Eurostar terminal at Ashford is some 30 minutes by road or rail.  Le Shuttle is about 40 minutes by road.  The ferry terminals at Dover are a little further on and take around 45-50 minutes.  Remember however that it is advisable to arrive at least half an hour before your departure time.

Gatwick Airport is about 35 minutes and Heathrow an hour (assuming the M25 traffic is not being unkind!).

LobsterPot.JPG (108706 bytes)West Malling High Street is a picturesque and interesting place with many varied shops and other establishments.  An hour or so can easily slip by as you stroll around the town perhaps taking a drink in one of the pleasant hostelries on route.  The Lobster Pot pictured left is in Swan Street and star.jpg (131464 bytes)is renowned for its wide selection of fine ales.  There is also a small restaurant separate from the bar with a reasonably priced menu.  The Five Pointed Star in the High Street is also very popular and has an excellent bar menu available all day and evening.  In total there are 6 inns on or just off the high street.

The town is well known for its many and varied restaurants and these include:

Pad Thai                Thai Cuisine                       ( 01732 870000)padthai.jpg (122696 bytes)
bakery.jpg (145085 bytes)Cafe Belge                 Continental                     ( 01732 843247)
MacKenzies.JPG (160437 bytes)Mackenzie's                 Pizza and Cafe Bar        ( 01732 847100)            
ghandi.jpg (141550 bytes)The Ghandi                 Indian Cuisine               ( 01732 840209)
Sylvesters.JPG (125958 bytes)The Farm House          Continental                    (01732 843267)       
imperial.jpg (118001 bytes)Imperial Dynasty        Cantonese  Cuisine        ( 01732 840402)    
The Swan                      Nouveau Cuisine           ( 01732 521910) 
Bombay Brasserie       Indian Cuisine                     ( 01732 871266) 

If you plan to eat in West Malling on a Friday or Saturday evening it is usually necessary to pre-book.

We have several antique and gift shops together with a craft centre.  TheCraftCentre.JPG (139234 bytes) craft centre, pictured right, has several outlets including jewellery and artwork.  There is abbey.jpg (149179 bytes)a National Westminster Bank with a cash dispenser in Swan Street and  St Mary's Abbey, pictured left, is almost opposite. 



                                   All the places highlighted on this page are all within a FredinLane.jpg (163908 bytes)minute or so walk from Anven.


 Reggie, the family labrador is often seen keeping a look out for visitors in the  Close! 

We look forward to being able to welcome you to Anven.
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