About Us

We are a small family run restaurant with rooms situated in the village of Stansted in Kent near Brands Hatch motor racing circuit . We are close to the motorway networks, providing easy access to various places of interest nearby, you will however need your own transport.

It is hard to define our true character. Some would say we are a restaurant with rooms, others a private club. Whatever we are to you we can assure you of a friendly welcome. We provide clean and comfortable accommodation with charming surroundings offering an interesting mix of eclectic decor.

We are an ideal base for those on a short stay, visiting or working in the area. Those who are hosting or guests invited to an occasion being celebrated “in house” at the Hilltop will find us the perfect venue.

History

The Hilltop was originally a homestead known as “Brattles” or “Brattle place”. This can be traced as far back as 1800. The building has had many uses and has been altered considerably over the years. In more recent times the Hilltop has attracted a loyal following in the form of a club and restaurant, guests have visited from the famous to the infamous and all those in between! Many characters have dined, or even stayed, within these four walls. 

We were hosts to the motorbike racing legends of Brands Hatch in the 60’s and 70’s, being an ideal base due to our close proximity to the world famous circuit. As time moved on a  “nightspot” developed, attracting personalities from London and beyond, all leaving their stamp on this country venue. In more recent times we have increased our restaurant and celebrations business with a personal hospitality service.

Today the Hilltop is the perfect setting for a celebration. From Restaurant bookings, Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Private Dining, Accommodation, or Conference Facilities we can provide all you need ‘under one roof’.

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