Sarre Tourist Guide

Sarre is a quaint village just 8 miles from Canterbury.

Sarre is a village in Thanet District in Kent. The village is a part of St. Nicholas-at-Wade ecclesiastical parish, after having lost the local church of St. Giles in Elizabethan times; the ecclesiastical parishes were subsequently combined. In its own right Sarre is an Ancient Parish. It has a population of approximately 130.

Sarre is situated at the place where the old 'Island Road' from Margate to Canterbury crossed the Wantsum Channel originally by a ferry and from the late Middle Ages by a bridge. The course of this bridge is followed by a short section of the modern A28 and is indicated on several maps as Sarre Wall.

The village has one public house, The Crown Inn – this being known locally as the 'Cherry Brandy House'. An individual recipe of Cherry Brandy can be bought  from behind the bar.

The village has a attractive working windmill which still produces stone-ground flour from local wheat crops. The shop has a small cafe providing afternoon teas and souvenirs for sale.

Nearest Stations: Birchington and Sturry from which regular buses operating on the Margate/Ramsgate to Canterbury route can be caught.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015