Book your table

The Riverside Restaurant is extremely popular throughout the week so we recommend reserving your table to avoid disappointment.

To book please call
01322 862299
or click the link below




The Fighting Cocks is a friendly, independent, multi award winning family pub and restaurant situated in the beautiful village of Horton Kirby in Kent. We have a large beer garden where you can enjoy your food and drink by the river, and also a play area, where your children can play in safety. Chris, Vanessa, Steve and the team at the Fighting Cocks family pub and restaurant in Horton Kirby, look forward to welcoming you.


The Fighting Cocks offers a wide range of tasty meals and pub snacks and our fully licensed conservatory restaurant with stunning views of our garden & river, serves a seasonal menu.

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At the heart of The Fighting Cocks is the Riverside Restaurant, which can be hired exclusively for your event, as can our garden gazebo. Our four in-house chefs can also tailor a bespoke buffet or sit down menu to cater your event.

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Opening times

The Fighting Cocks Pub

Monday 11.30am - 8.30pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11.30am - 11.00pm
Friday 11.30am - 11.30pm
Saturday 11.30am - 11.30pm
Sunday 12.00 - 8.30pm

Riverside Restaurant

Monday 12.00 - 3.00pm (closed evening)
Tuesday 12.00 - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Wednesday 12.00 - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Thursday 12.00 - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Friday 12.00 - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Saturday 12.00 - 4.00pm and 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Sunday 12.00 - 5.00pm (closed evening)
  • Ample parking
  • Wifi
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Vegan meals
  • Gluten free meals
  • Baby changing
  • Children's playground
  • Pub garden


Keep an eye on our Events and Offers page to catch all of our one-off special events and activities, plus you can find out more about all of our weekly food and drink promotions.

Great food - we'll be back!
We visited the Fighting Cocks for a Christmas party and had a great night. To be honest, I am always wary of meals on Christmas party nights as they are usually mass catered and the food is usually average. Well how wrong was I?! The food was AMAZING and the service was great too. The service was quick but that was only to allow time to eat and clear away before the disco started. I would really recommend this restaurant and will be back with my family this time - Thank you! 5 Stars

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Trip AdvisorNo1 rated restaurant in the Dartford area
Great British Pub Awards4 time winner at The Great British Pub Awards & voted one of the top 6 pub gardens in the UK at The Great British Pub awards 2017
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The Fighting Cocks Pub & Riverside Restaurant

The Street
Horton Kirby

01322 862299

In order to maintain a pleasant enviroment for all of our patrons during the summer months we ask that you respect our dress code; we do not allow Gentleman in sleeveless or vest tops in our pub or garden. Thank you.

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