I have often thought that High Halden should win the ‘Most Improved Village’ award if there is such a thing. It has a great village shop and the pub is now really popular.
Recorded in the Doomsday Book, the popular village of High Halden can be traced back in history with parts of a Norman Manor that can still be seen at the local Tiffenden Farm.
The village is conveniently situated between the towns of Ashford and Tenterden and is stocked with all the local facilities you’d expect from a village.
The fine village church dates back to 10th-14th century and is believed to have taken 50 tons of oak to construct the unusual tower and spire.
The Chequers on the Green is the village pub and restaurant which has been used a popular watering hole since circa 1620, however, it’s location was used as an Inn prior to this from 1442 at which point it was popular with smugglers!
There is a well-stocked local village store which doubles up as a newsagent and a Post Office and is open daily.
Like most villages, High Halden offers its residents a selection of social groups and sporting activities such as the local football club, a cricket club, short mat bowls and a youth club. Many of these groups meet regularly at the large village hall which caters for many meetings and events.
High Halden Directory
High Halden Walking Group
Originally started by a circle of friends with a shared passion for walking who gathered once a month to explore the area in and around High Halden. This group of friends took turns creating interesting […]Find out more
High Halden Short Mat Bowls Club
Why not come along and try your hand at short mat bowling? Experience is not necessary. All the bowls are provided and all you need is flat, smooth soled footwear and the desire to bowl! […]Find out more
High Halden Horticultural Society
The society is proud of its history and want to ensure that the society continues to thrive and grow for many more years to come. As a society, the group enjoy attending as well as […]Find out more
The High Halden Craft Club
With around 20 regular club members ranging in age from 10 to 75+, this group of ‘crafters’ meet regularly every Monday from 10.30am to 1pm (except on bank holidays). The club operates structured and fun […]Find out more
The Chequers on the Green pub
Located in the lovely old village of High Halden, which is recorded in the Domesday Book, the Chequers on the Green (formerly known as “The Chequers”) is a Grade II listed building, with some parts […]Find out more
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