Woodchurch

A picturesque village situated within easy reach of the historic market town of Ashford and the Cinque Port of Tenterden.

At the centre of Woodchurch is a picture-perfect green, village hall, primary school and a couple of welcoming pubs. It's a very popular and sociable village.


The village sits delightfully on the edge of the Weald of Kent and proudly accommodates an old Kentish Smock Windmill which overlooks the village from the north. Originally one of a pair of windmills on this site, they were collectively known by locals as ‘The Twins’. The stand alone mill is a visitor attraction and opens its doors to visitors throughout the summer months.

As a country village, Woodchurch could not be better stocked with amenities for its residents. There is a butchers shop, a post office, a general store and a newsagents to name just a few. The village also boasts a primary school, a doctor’s surgery, a dedicated museum, a Grade 1 Listed 13th century church, village hall and a beautiful village green.

Like many Kentish villages, Woodchurch has its own Morris dancing side known as the Woodchurch Morris Men, who started dancing together in 1990 to perpetuate the ancient tradition and have many stands throughout the year.

If Morris dancing is not your thing, there are two popular pubs situated in the village, The Bonny Cravat and Six Bells both located opposite the church in the main village. The Bonny Cravat is a managed Shepherd Neame pub and The Six Bells is a free house.

As a large, social community, there is plenty going on. There are many societies held regularly including a local history society, a pantomime society, an art group, a gardening society, the WI, Scouting and Guides Associations and a film society.

For those who enjoy playing sport, there are plenty of active clubs including a football, badminton, bowls, tennis and a netball club.

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Carley Family Butchers Farm Shop

Carley Family Butchers Farm Shop

Woodchurch is lucky to have its own traditional butchers and farm shop. Owned by Mark Carley who also runs a small livestock farm in Woodchurch the meat is traditionally farmed, hung and displayed. The shop also […]

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The Bonny Cravat

The Bonny Cravat

A warm welcome awaits at the Bonny Cravat – a traditional, family-friendly pub in the village of Woodchurch, near Ashford. With three cosy fireplaces, two large bars, a separate dining area, a spacious garden and […]

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The Old Post Office Coffee Shop - Woodchurch

The Old Post Office Coffee Shop - Woodchurch

The Post Office Coffee Shop is located in what used to be the old village Post Office and has had an extensive make over to turn it into a modern-industrial space, creating a feast for […]

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The Rare Breeds Centre

The Rare Breeds Centre

At the Rare Breeds Centre it’s all about the animals! Whether you’re young or old, you can enjoy getting up close with a collection of creepy crawlies, marvel at the many birds of prey and […]

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Woodchurch Facebook Photos Group

Woodchurch Facebook Photos Group

A growing collection of over photos of Woodchurch from 300 members curated by Roger Lightfoot. Here’s a link to the Facebook group – www.facebook.com/groups/WoodchurchVillageKent

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Woodchurch Morris Men

Woodchurch Morris Men

Woodchurch Morris Men are a Cotswold Morris Dancing side formed by a group of villagers in 1990. They are are always looking out for experienced or beginner dancers, and practices take place every Wednesday from […]

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Woodchurch Players

Woodchurch Players

Woodchurch Players’ reputation for colourful and memorable pantomimes is well established – so much so that they received an award for ‘Treasure Island’ (2015) from the National Operatic and Dramatic Society. The Players are equally […]

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Woodchurch Tennis Club

Woodchurch Tennis Club

Woodchurch Tennis Club is a friendly village tennis club. There are two good courts tucked away near the village green (and not far from the 6 Bells pub!) in the heart of the village. There […]

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Woodchurch Village Life Museum

Woodchurch Village Life Museum

Woodchurch museum is housed in an 18th-century oak-framed barn and 17th-century cart shed on a rural site not far from the village centre. The displays range from wagons to tiny coins, from the Stone Age […]

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Woodchurch Vineyard

Woodchurch Vineyard

The vineyard is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Woodchurch in Kent – known as The Garden of England. Its well thought out position on the hills looking south over the ancient […]

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Woodchurch Windmill

Woodchurch Windmill

Woodchurch Windmill is perched above the village with extensive views over the Walland marshes towards the English Channel coast. It is a fine example of a Kentish smock mill and was originally one of a […]

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