Brenchley is a picturesque, award winning Kent Village of the Year has developed around a magnificent Church and ancient central Oak Tree, set high on the Weald of Kent. The Village has a renowned local Butcher, a Post Office/Newsagent, a Blacksmith and Olive Stores, a delightful new shop providing a licensed Café with indoor and al-fresco seating areas. They have a delicatessen area serving freshly baked breads and milk as well as a range of exciting local produce, including honey, jams, preserves, sauces, juices, sweets, oils & vinegars. The Bull Village Pub – just a 2 minute walk away - has just been completely refurbished, creating a welcoming bar and restaurant and also benefitting from luxurious En-Suite Letting Bedrooms. The very popular Halfway House has a large Garden with a Playground, plus a pitch for playing French Petanque. Cask Marque accredited, this pub has won numerous awards, including recently being voted the best CAMRA Pub in Kent. It also holds three beer festivals a year, has its own restaurant as well as serving bar food and, has two En-Suite Letting Rooms. The Brenchley Village Club provides many leisure facilities including: Bar Billiards, Quiz Nights, Darts, a Bowling Green, Football and Cricket pitches, Squash, four floodlit Tennis Courts, Snooker and Pool and a professional Meeting Room that seats up to 12 people and is fitted with a Plasma screen and a projector. The village has an excellent new Medical Centre with three Doctors in attendance. A new National Health Dentist has recently opened and the feedback is very positive. Marle Place Gardens are a delight and they have an Art Gallery and Tea Rooms.
The nearest Mainline Railway Station is at Paddock Wood providing fast and frequent services to London Bridge, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Gatwick, Heathrow and Ashford International - with its excellent services to Europe. The line continues down to the South Coast at Dover. Paddock Wood has a Waitrose, a local Tesco’s, a Department Store and a wide variety of other retailers, banks, restaurants and leisure facilities. The nearby A21 provides a convenient link to the M25 Motorway Network going north and the Coast travelling south. There is also a nearby 24 hour BP Garage, providing not only fuel, but also a Marks & Spencer Simply Food and a Wild Bean Café.
Kent is renowned for the quality, choice and commitment to excellence of its educational system in both the public and private sector. Brenchley has a local Primary School and further schools in the area include: Beechwood Sacred Heart, Benenden, Bennett Memorial, Bethany, Dulwich Preparatory School, Kent College, Marlborough House, Mascalls, St Ronan’s, the three Schools at Somerhill and West Kent College. Plus, the renowned Grammar Schools of Judd, Skinners, Tonbridge Grammar, Tunbridge Wells Grammar for Girls and Tunbridge Wells Grammar for Boys.