About The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit in Maidstone is a country pub & dining oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.
A little pub history
Built in 1797 as a reaction to the threat of Napoleon, the White Rabbit occupies what used to be the officer's quarters of the Invicta Barracks. By 1813, the barracks along the Sandling Road were used to train the cavalry's young horses and twenty years later they became the Army Riding School.
Charming local accommodation
Our 12 bedroom Innkeeper's Lodge opened in 2005, and since then we have attracted locals and travellers visiting Kent's capital town as well as diners and drinkers from Maidstone and nearby Tovil, Weavering and Bearstead. We regularly welcome business and leisure travellers who enjoy some of the best accommodation in Kent.
Make a day of it
Dating from 1796, our colonial-style pub was bought from the National Trust and is a copy of the old American White House. Today our guests find our large, attractive gardens part of its appeal.