The village of Bishopsbourne lies in the Elham Valley, a beautiful area offering numerous walks and cycle tracks through the Kentish rural countryside. Many of these can be directly accessed from the village and we can recommend suitable routes for all abilities.


Our local pub, The Mermaid, is renowned for its hospitality and excellent local beer from Shepherd Neame. Its talented chef serves lunches and evening meals daily, fish dishes being a speciality - Sunday lunches require prior booking. Check out the menus at

We have an excellent cafe in the village, The Tadpole, again the chef is very creative and people travel for the fantastic breakfasts served here. Lunches and cakes are also available. Our farmshop Gally's sources from local producers and will take orders for bread or veg boxes.

  • Mermaid Inn
  • Within a short drive or stroll, the neighbouring villages of Bridge, Pett Bottom, Barham and Kingston offer alternative choices of good dining.

    The cultural city of Canterbury has something for everyone. From the magnificent cathedral to ghost and river tours, chic restaurants to street cafes, theatre to cinema, the city caters for all tastes.

    A short drive brings you to the coastal and historical towns of Whitstable, Dover and Sandwich, as well as many National Trust and English Heritage properties and locations.