Welcome to Newenden

Newenden is the smallest village in Kent, and also the first village in Kent, as you travel across the 18th-century bridge over River Rother. It rests on memories of grander days, when its port, market and sixteen inns were an important part of the regional economy. Today it is just a small, friendly village, but the tradition of enterprise remains strong.

The village lies entirely within the High Weald AONB and the central, oldest part of the village is a conservation area in its own right. Around us we have some of the most beautiful rural landscape in the South-East, so why not come and visit? Explore the village through our website, and then in person - you are always very welcome to Newenden!

White Hart temporarily closed

Unfortunately, a water main in the road burst and flooded the pub. But don't panic! - everyone is working as hard as they possibly can to get The White Hart reopened asap.

We will post updates as we get them; in the meantime, the village sends its very best wishes to the whole team at the pub.

New page: New Village Hall

Progress reports on the plans for a new Village Hall: http://newenden.org/new_village_hall.php

Ashford Local Plan

Ashford Borough has produced a draft Local Plan for the period up to 2030. The comments from Newenden PC have been submitted.

What's on

1 Mar

BBC2 at 8pm: The House That £100k Built, featuring Heart House in Newenden!

11 Mar

The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral, in St Peter’s Church at 7 pm. Details via the Friends of St Peter's.

28 Mar

Annual Parish meeting, 7 for 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

30 Mar

Township meeting to present and discuss plans for new Village Hall, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

9 May

Parish Council meeting, 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Newenden Facebook group

A group for Newenden and Newenders has been set up on FB - click here to join.

More news

Any Newenden news items for the website? Drop us a line (address below) and we'll put it on the website and twitter feed!