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 daily - Sunday lunches require prior booking. On certain evenings of the week a set menu is available, again by prior booking. Check out the menus at

  • 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.