About Us and Lenham
Your hosts are Matt and Nicole
The village of Lenham dates back to Medieval times.
Lenham market goes back to 1088 when the village was an important crossroad settlement. written in the book of Domesday, Lerham and Lertham, no doubt corruptly for Leanham, by which name it is called in most of the ancient charters and deeds, as well before as since that time. It takes its name from the stream which rises in it, and ham, which signifies a town or village.Technically the fact that Lenham is allowed a market, makes it a town but the community have always desired to maintain its village status.
In the centre of the village is 'The Square' enclosed by many buildings dating back to these times and maintaining the charm of the area. A number of small shops and businesses are located at the heart of the village.
At one corner is the Red Lion, a 14th century frame house with many of it's original characteristics retained. Low heavily beamed ceilings, large open fireplace with a real log fire great you as you enter the door. A busy coaching inn before the arrival of the railway it has always been a key part if vuillage activities. Nicole and Matt, the current landlords, are keen to maintain this atmosphere, whilst delivering services and food to a high standard for todays visitors.