Ray and Sarah look forward to welcoming you to This Ancient Boro’ Alehouse & Tapas Bar.

This Ancient Boro’ was formally known as the Honeymoon Chinese Restaurant and prior to that Loong Sing Chinese Restaurant dating back to 1968. But prior to closing it’s doors in 1968 the site had for many years been a Public House and had been owned by Whitbread and known as This Ancient Boro’,  prior to that it had been managed by a Obadieh Edwards (the family are still affiliated with the town) owned by The Tenterden Brewery and called The New Inn. Therefore, having acquired the site in May 2018, it seemed only right and fitting that it should return to it’s former name. There are still many people in the area that can still remember it as a pub, indeed it was the local of Ray’s (co-owner) father (although he maintains he’s too young to have gone in there himself!!!)

The new incarnation of the site is a mixture of the old pub itself and the relatively new idea of a Micro-pub. It has all the appeal of the Micro-pub idea, which is, NO LIVE MUSIC, NO GAMING MACHINES AND NO PROLONGED TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS. (Our ethos is if you wish to hold a long telephone conversation, by all means use our seated area outside).  The main variation from the original idea of a Micro pub (which is the Butchers Arms at Herne in Kent) is that we will be doing food in the form of Tapas, which we feel we feel will be as  sociable as a micro-pub is intended to be. There will of course be a wide range of Ales and Ciders, with the intention of making available, styles of beer (such as Porters, Stout’s and Mild’s along with various Bitter’s) and Cider’s from around the country. Keg products such as Lagers Guinness and gassed Cider, will not be available, however, there will be some bottled Lager. We will also be featuring a wide range of Gin’s, with Anno from Marden in Kent supplying our House Gin and House Vodka.

Our Wine List includes a lovely selection of Spanish Wines to complement the various Home Cooked Tapas. We have also included some more sought after wines including some from Gusbourne Vineyard based in Appledore, Kent.


Albondigas con Salsa de tomate - £6.25
Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce

Tortilla Espanola - £4.25
Spanish Omelette - V

Rinones al Jerez -£6.25
Kidneys in a sherry & Madeira sauce

Gambas a pil pil - £6.50
King prawns in chilli, garlic & white wine

Sardinas a la plancha con Lima y Chille - £5.95
Sardines cooked on the griddle in Lime & Chilli

Patatas Bravas - £4.25
Potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce - V

Rosado con Limon Aioli - £5.95
A meaty white fish deep fried, served with Lemon & Garlic Mayonnaise

Frituras de Cougette con Salsa - £4.25
Courgette Fritters with a spicy sauce - V

Pinchos Morunos - £5.50
Spanish Pork Skewers

Espadin - £5.25

Estofado de Pollo con Chorizo - £5.95
Chicken & Chorizo Stew

Calamar a la plancha - £5.95
Mediterranean Calamari cooked on the griddle

Pisto - £4.95
Vegetables in a tomato sauce - Vegan

Champinones Al Ajillo - £4.95
Garlic Mushrooms in Vegan Butter - Vegan

A choice of Spanish Cheese - Picos (Cow & Goat’s cheese), Manchego (Sheep’s cheese), Macebo Alvino (Goat’s cheese), or Mahon (Cows cheese) served with Serrano Ham - £6.95

All Tapas are served with either Sourdough or Rustic Bread
Please let staff know if you have dietary requirements




Saturday       12am – 11pm
Sunday          12am – 10:30pm
Monday         12am – 11pm
Tuesday         12am – 11pm
Wednesday  12am – 11pm
Thursday      12am – 11pm
Friday            12am – 11pm


Saturday       12am – 9pm
Sunday          12am – 9pm
Monday         12am – 9pm
Tuesday         12am – 9pm
Wednesday  12am – 9pm
Thursday      12am – 9pm
Friday            12am – 9pm


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