A Journey Around West Malling...
was once a market town.
The market is no longer here, but West 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
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!).
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 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:
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. The craft centre, pictured right, has several outlets including jewellery and artwork. There is 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 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
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