Windy lanes overhung by the ancient Tudor houses are a quaint sight to behold.
Due to the age of these unique buildings, the walls are awry and the roofs are crooked, not dissimilar to a nursery rhyme fantasy!
1848 is the date that a new Gladiolus species was produced in Brenchley by a Mr Hooker.
He created a scarlet gladiolus and it was named Gladiolus x Brenchleyensis in honour of Mr Hooker’s home. He was well known long before for his country roses. This area is not called the Garden of England for nothing!
All Saints’ Church was built in approximately 1233 hence its squat features. It is Grade 1 listed and surveys the main route through the village – the High Street.
An avenue of 400 year old yew trees guards the entrance to the church porch.
The beautiful stained glass windows are designed by one of the foremost Arts & Crafts artists, Robert Anning Bell.
Gray’s Tearooms won the 2014 Love Where We Live Ethical Business Award and is an unpretentious local favourite.
Other local shops, pubs and restaurants in Brenchley may be small but they all offer a sincere welcome to visitors.
The Halfway House is a traditional real ale pub with nooks, crannies and country garden on the way to Horsmonden and scores highly on Trip Advisor and with the Campaign for Real Ale.