A quintessentially English village, small in size yet within easy reach of Ashford and Tenterden.
Be aware that you will spend more than you mean to if you go to Marchants Butcher & Deli. The rest of the village is pretty good too; a village shop, pubs, tennis club and a cricket club at which I made my debut last season (scored 2!).
Bethersden is a thriving village, boasting two popular pubs, The Bull at one end and The George in the centre of the village, the perfect retreats for locals or for visitors passing through.
The church of St Margaret’s with its 15th century tower proudly dominates the western side of the village where many services and events are held including an annual flower festival.
Although Bethersden is small, it has a busting and friendly community and surprisingly, offers its residents a wide range of amenities and leisure facilities.
Within this well stocked village you will find a friendly post office with shop, welcoming pubs serving food to their guests and rather uniquely, an ironcraft centre where you can buy anything from candlesticks to gates for your driveway!
For those who enjoy spending their time outdoors, the village has its own recreation ground providing the perfect location for sports such as football, tennis, cricket and basketball. For those with children, there is also a playing field with swings etc.
Once a year the village hosts the popular and enjoyable Garden Fete event in the village along with many other events throughout the year.
Bethersden Art Club
Why not join the Bethersden Art Group on an introductory course to art held in the Village Hall every Thursday evening from 7.30 to 9.30pm. The club currently has around 18 enthusiastic members with beginners […]Find out more
Bethersden Cricket Club
Bethersden Cricket Club have an adult team available for friendly matches and a strong junior section who play Kwik Kricket and who regularly train with a professional coach on Thursday nights from 6.30-8.30pm on the […]Find out more
Bethersden Gardeners' Society
The Bethersden Gardeners’ Society used to hold its Summer Flower Show on Bull Green but this has now become the home of the Bethersden Cricket Club. Shows held by the Bethersden Gardeners’ Society are now […]Find out more
Bethersden Netball Club
Bethersden Netball Club is lively group consisting of women of all ages, who come together once a week to enjoy a game of netball and connect with fellow villagers. The club meet every Tuesday evening […]Find out more
Bethersden Over 60's Club
The Bethersden Over 60’s Club are a group of around 40 members who meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 2.00pm in Bethersden Village Hall. To join, simply come along to […]Find out more
Bethersden Short Mat Bowls Club
Why not come along and try your hand at short mat bowling? Experience in not necessary. All the bowls are provided and all you need is flat, smooth soled footwear. Come and join the Bethersden […]Find out more
Bethersden Tennis Club
Bethersden tennis club is located adjacent to the village playing field on Mill Road, Bethersden, TN26 3DA. Established in 1977, the club is L.T.A affiliated and tennis mark accredited. The club has two well maintained […]Find out more
Bethersden Women's Institute
The monthly meetings usually involve a talk by a guest speaker, followed by refreshments and an opportunity for the ladies to socialise and learn new skills. The monthly WI meeting is held on the first […]Find out more
Swift Cookery School
Based in the Weald of Kent, Swift House Cookery School offers a range of inspirational and imaginative cookery courses for those who wish to enhance their culinary skills. All the cookery classes are run in […]Find out more
The Bull Inn
Packed with history, the building and its stables were once used as a prison and the local home guard used it for training during the Second World War. Conveniently situated on the A28 between Ashford […]Find out more
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