The Star & Eagle History

Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Kentish Weald - the Garden of England, the Star and Eagle Hotel is located in the village of Goudhurst. Standing over 400ft above sea level, there are outstanding views of the surrounding orchards and hop gardens for which the area is renowned.

Dating back to the 14th century, the Star and Eagle has played a significant role in the local history, and was once reputed to have been an ancient monastery. Relics of the vaulted stonework of the period are still visible in some parts of the building.

During the 18th century the Inn became the headquarters of the "Hawkhurst Gang", who robbed and terrorised the surrounding district, and planned smuggling raids. Today, behind its attractive timbered gables, the Star and Eagle offers all the comfort and facilities of a 20th century hotel with the charm and atmosphere of a bygone era.

Open throughout the year, the Star and Eagle is less than three miles off the main A21 road with easy access to Tunbridge wells and Hastings. It is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend break, and a refreshing alternative for the business visitor seeking a quieter more peaceful ambience.
The Star & Eagle Hotel - History
 
Saint Mary's Church, Goudhurst