54-56 The Street, Cobham, Gravesend, DA12 3BZ

About Us

Welcome to The Leather Bottle Cobham, a warm relaxing half timbered traditional pub serving modern English cuisine, prepared fresh on site, real ales and fine wines. The Leather Bottle is known to many as Charles Dickens' Favourite Ale House in Cobham, Kent. The great man himself not only used the inn and often stayed in Rooms 2 & 6, but he also featured it in The Pickwick Papers, for it was here that the lovelorn Mr Tracy Tupman fled after being jilted by his sweetheart Rachel Wardle, where he drowned his sorrows in Mr Pickwick's company.

We serve all fresh dishes prepared on site, local where possible, using carefully sourced suppliers. We have our own in house Ale brewed by Shepherd Neame exclusively for us and proudly named Charles Dickens Ale. 

Big changes have happened throughout and our garden is to die for in the summer months, so come down with the family to Mr Bumbles' Bar and enjoy a jug of Pimms to share. 

General information:

Quaint Tea Room offering Various Teas from around the world along with The Famous Leather Bottle Cream Tea For 2

GLUTEN FREE menu Now Avialable offering home cooked dishes for you to enjoy 

Large Gardens with outside bar patio and bbq every weekend throughout the summer months

Open every day 11am-11pm Food served 12pm-9pm Mon-Sat 12-7pm Sunday and bank holiday Mondays
Dogs AllowedDogs allowed insideWater bowl providedWe have a pub dogDog walks nearby
Real AleCocktailsBeerWineCider
Live MusicDJComedy
Child FriendlyBaby Friendly
RestaurantTraditional Sunday RoastTraditionalEuropeanGastroAll DayFine DiningBreakfast
Function Hire Available
Open Fire
WiFi (free)

Charles Dickens favourite Inn ,the great man himself wrote and also featured the inn in The Pickwick Papers (1837)