In the heart of the Kent countryside, just eight miles from Maidstone, you’ll discover a delightful tavern. The pub is Grade II listed and dates back to 1762, and is so named because it lies in the part of Marden known as the West End. Inside there are exposed beams, low ceilings and an inglenook fi replace, making it a real haven. The West End Tavern is the epitome of the great British pub: warm hospitality, a choice of well-kept ales and good value, traditional fare. In summer, the garden is filled with diners and drinkers making the most of the sunshine. The menu is seasonal, concise and carefully considered. The specials board changes every day, but on it you could fi nd the likes of pan-fried duck with cashew sauce. Sunday lunch at this pub is a treat. Gather your family and dig into bowls of fresh veg, crispy roasties and cover your chosen meat with gravy from the jug; it’s all laid out on the table to share, just as you would at home.