The Walnut Tree is a delightful family run pub; it is in the village of Eccles, which is part of the parish of Aylesford Kent. It is the site of a Roman villa estate and pottery kiln excavated between 1962 and 1976. It replaced an Iron Age settlement and was occupied until the end of Roman rule. The name â€œEcclesâ€ comes from the Latin word â€œEcclesiaâ€ meaning church, and suggests that a post Roman Christian community existed in the village beyond Roman withdrawal and into Saxon period. Apart from all this history the Walnut Tree is a friendly, relaxing pub with a fantastic atmosphere with Sky Sports, Setanta Sports, Premier Plus and Pay Per View all available to watch throughout the pub on the big screen or on the plasmas throughout the bar, for all customers not looking to watch the big game there is a juke box, pool table and dart bored available. With disabled access and a car park on the premises the pub is accessible to all, live music, karaoke and quiz nights are held on various nights throughout the week. For all customers wishing to book a function for any party there is a function room available they can cater for all occasions also provide food upon request. There is also a large beer garden available for the family a place to relax with a refreshing drink during the summer months; this is also a great place to accommodate all customers that smoke. Donâ€™t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the pubs restaurant to be completed, which will then bring a more family welcoming experience in the Walnut Tree.