Today Hawkhurst is proud to have the first digital cinema in the UK, Kino, where you can relax with a drink and watch a film in the historic Victoria Hall.
Tea, coffee, cakes and other local delights are also served in the café-bar, with a veranda no less!
The quaint shopping area is housed in a colonnaded parade creating a pretty olde worlde feel, not surprising given it is almost 200 years old!
Housing gift, furniture, and craft shops; plenty of classy English country pubs with gardens, food and rooms as well as one of the coolest barbers around, Hawkhurst is an eclectic wonder to wander around.
The Moor is a large triangular green surrounded by the 13th century St Laurence church, historic houses and cottages, and the road to Bodiam Castle and Hastings.
You may be tempted to stop, have a picnic and soak up the bygone villagey feel.
Nearby is Hawkhurst Fish Farm and Waterside Café, a 16th century inn complete with low beamed doorways and log fires, Slap ‘n’ Dash ceramics (DIY creativity) and Pashley Manor Gardens.
With a range of accommodation, your visit to Hawkhurst in Wealden Kent can suit the freedom lover in you.