Tenterden Folk Sessions

The regular song and music sessions in Tenterden have been running since 1992 and now take place on the second Tuesday of every month at The William Caxton. 

The Caxton is situated at the West Cross end of Tenterden High Street and offers a warm welcome and a fine range of Shepherd Neame ales.  The charming, traditional pub is perfect for the folk club.  The Grade II listed building, named after the 15th century merchant who introduced the printing press to England and was reputedly born in Tenterden, benefits from a log burning fire and beams, all adding to the image of a traditional English pub.  A range of Shepherd Neame ales and a good selection of wine complement the welcoming atmosphere.  There is also a walled garden at the rear, ideal for the summer months, and the pub has some parking at the front, on street parking near by with several town centre car parks just a short way away.  There are also three rooms for bed and breakfast if you want to stay over.

The William Caxton, West Cross, The High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6JR

Telephone: 01580 766766


A typical folk evening sees between 10 and twenty folk singers and musicians from Kent and Sussex gathering in the bar from around 8.00 p.m. and the music starts at about 8.30 and continues to 11.00.  All folk singers, musicians, storytellers and poets are welcome to come along and join in, or you can just come and listen to the music.  The music is mainly traditional English but also includes contemporary, blues, Irish, Scottish, European music, music hall and acapella: in fact most good acoustic music with a smattering of stories and poems.

The Caxton is also an important venue during the annual Tenterden Folk Festival

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Page last updated 1st November 2018

                         Tenterden Folk Festival: promoting folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions: Charity No. 1038663                

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