Video: The Smugglers Headquarters

Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer and in this short clip he visits the Oak and Ivy pub in Hawkhurst in Kent.Back in the 1740’s it was the den of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang, a large and violent bunch of smugglers who arranged and oversaw the illicit bringing in of contraband on the Romney Marshes and the transportation of the luxury goods to London.

You crossed the gang at your peril as they were known for murder and brutality among other things.

The pub is now a family friendly venue with some great beer, super food and a very friendly landlord. Check it out at http://www.theoakandivy.co.uk